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.
Iceland’s Ring Road at Hvalfjörður
Curvy road heading towards the narrow Gap of Dunloe, Ireland
Two roads in one photo: the Douro River and the conventional road that goes along its shore.
Those signs were one of the few remains of an unmaintained, old English road still in use in Burma
Mountain pass at the snow covered Atlas Mountains
Road along cliff near the Todra Gorge, Morocco
Rusty road sign at Cat Ba Island, Vietnam
Mountain road at Spain’s Castilla y León province
Mid-day light and a burned forest
Browse more Long Winding Roads photos in the Photo Archive