For me, the lure of a road trip is often extremely hard to resist. The notion of heading off into the wild, free to explore, has a far greater attraction than my to-do list, although it often never wins. In today’s collection, we’re diving into this very theme.
I’ve put together a collection of photographs of some of the world’s best roads, which may not quite as nice as a real road trip, but hopefully will help you escape just for a few minutes to that place of adventure and excitement: the open road.
To capture you’re own stunning road shots, the first thing you need to do is find your breathtaking location. This is much easier said than done. Think about places you’ve visited in the past that might be suitable and ask friends, family or neighbors about holiday destinations or journeys that might have involved some amazing scenery visible from the roadside.
Once you’ve found your spot, there are two things to take into consideration. First, think about your vantage point. Think like a landscape photographer.
Consider the depth within your shot. Is there foreground interest as well as the main focal point? Where are the lines within your image? Do they cut across the scene and divide it into thirds or are they leading the eye into the shot?
Secondly, you also need to get your timing right. The light within your image has the potential to transform it from a good shot to a great shot. Think about the time of day that you want to visit. Maybe the golden hours around sunrise and sunset could work well. As in any time of scenic photography, it’s important to be patient, wait for the light to change and keep shooting!