In pictures: 29 beautiful photos of roads and highways

Ruta 60, Igor Alecsander

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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