Curvy road heading towards the narrow Gap of Dunloe, Ireland © 2012 . All rights reserved.

Long Winding Roads

This post appeared initially at Light Travelers and it’s the first of a series of posts called guilty pleasures, dedicated to all the small or not so small things I tend to shoot.over and over again.  Within my broader interests in travel and photography lie several others, smaller and more specific. Subjects that draw my attention while traveling, little things like enjoying markets (more on that someday) or having the local beers instead of getting the imported ones always have to please the tourists. One of those subjects are roads, to me roads are alluring, hypnotic, you never know where they’ll take you even when you actually know it, like Iceland’s Ring Road that eventually will bring you back to where you’re standing. Probably that’s why I love road trips and that’s why to incorporate roads in my photos so often, using its curvy lines to guide the eyes to throughout the photo or adding human scale to my compositions.


DSC 6547 Modified in GIMP Image Editor Long Winding Roads Iceland’s Ring Road at Hvalfjörður


201104211753  D302445 Long Winding Roads NIKON D300S (29mm, f/5, 1/250 sec, ISO200)
Curvy road heading towards the narrow Gap of Dunloe, Ireland


D30 8609 Long Winding Roads NIKON D300S (20mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO100)
Two roads in one photo: the Douro River and the conventional road that goes along its shore.


P1100152 Long Winding Roads DMC-LX3 (12.800000190735mm, f/2.8, 1/1300 sec, ISO80)
Those signs were one of the few remains of an unmaintained, old English road still in use in Burma


DSC 8957 Long Winding Roads NIKON D70 (25mm, f/10, 1/2000 sec, ISO200)
Mountain pass at the snow covered Atlas Mountains


DSC 7765 Long Winding Roads NIKON D70 (70mm, f/16, 1/160 sec, ISO0)
Road along cliff near the Todra Gorge, Morocco


DSC 3054 Long Winding Roads NIKON D70 (50mm, f/5, 1/1000 sec, ISO200)
Rusty road sign at Cat Ba Island, Vietnam


D30 7627 Long Winding Roads NIKON D300S (12mm, f/11, 1/320 sec, ISO200)
Mountain road at Spain’s Castilla y León province


D30 5907 Long Winding Roads NIKON D300S (10mm, f/7.1, 1/1000 sec, ISO100)
Mid-day light and a burned forest


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