In pictures: 29 beautiful photos of roads and highways

    | Inspire | 10/05/2012 07:00am

    Roads and highways often make irresistible subject matter for photographers. Whether they are long, straight and bleak or winding and tree-lined, images of roads can be among the most evocative of images.

    Good composition is key to making or breaking great photos of roads; the image should convey depth and guide the viewer’s eye from one area of the frame to another. If the road is long and straight, try to ensure that it tapers to a tip toward the centre of the image. If you are photographing a winding road, it’s a good idea to compose the shot so that the road goes from one corner to either the middle of the image or to the other corner. But of course breaking the rules can also yield equally great results…

    The below demonstrate some fantastic examples of highway and road photography.

    Long Desert Highway © Glenn Nagel

    Winter Roads © Sorin Petcu

    Ruta 60 © Igor Alecsander

    Roads © Antonia Atansova

    Wilderness light trails © Ian Egner

    Western Road © Todd Klassy

    Ferie © Jon Packer

    Highway 40 Tribute © Vincent Piotrowski

    All roads lead to… © Chris Owen

    Rain and Fog on the Highway © Joel Koop

    Going to Death Valley © David Bouchat

    Light Painting © Eric Rousset

    Traffic on the Karakorum Highway © Reggy de With

    Ease on Down the Road © Scott Denny

    Roads © Murat Mutlu

    Racing Nature © Ryan Wright

    Highway to Hell © Jorge Escobedo

    Kinked © Dale Keiger

    Elephant Highway © Mario Moreno

    Death Valley Roads © Carlos Julian Martin Carrizosa

    Alright, Hold Tight I’m a Highway Star © Coolbiere. A.

    Gravel Road © Stas Kulesh

    Snowed in © Todd Klassy

    Light Strands © Benjeev Rednhava

    The Long Unwinding Road © Trevor Rogers

    Sunset on the Superstitions © Mike Oblinski

    September Morning Light © Sam Knight

    Maybe One of the Most Beautiful Roads in Europe © Cristi T

    Fire Ahead © Mike Olinski


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    Posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 7:00 am under Inspire.


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