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01-30-08 – One for the Road

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  • #1196
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Roads, highways, streets, alleys, etc. Note: The only acceptable instances of people in your photos would be if they’re small/incidental/unidentifiable. The focus here should be on the roads. (Thanks to corsec67 for suggesting this theme!)

    #14652
    jpatten
    Participant

    This one I like.
    With all the Highways and roads around here I know I can find something…. Hmmmm

    I know this is sort of giving away ideas, but Would the underside of an overpass be acceptable? Or would do we need to show actual roadbed…
    I think so from the title, but I can think of a few cool shots that would be from that angle.

    #14653
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    I think the underside of an overpass would be well within the theme.

    #14654
    jpatten
    Participant

    very cool. Thanks.
    I am so ready for my new camera to come in

    #14655
    U-Man
    Participant

    I spent 45 minutes last night out on the country roads in -15 degree weather because the moon was really big and low and cool. One pic might be worth submitting. That’s photography I guess.

    Still learning. And that’s good.

    #14656
    jpatten
    Participant

    yeah… i need to get on the ball on this one. i have a few.. but need more

    #14657
    XenPix
    Participant

    Are the people too consequential in this one?

    #14658
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    IMO, yes, though it’s a lovely photo.

    #14659
    Morningbreath
    Participant

    I am having a hard time with the theme this week too. The people in my photos could be considered more than incidental.

    /I actually take road photos every day for work, but absolutely none are in any way artistic, or even for the most part, interesting.

    #14660
    corsec67
    Participant

    Yeah, the people in those pictures is just too noticeable.
    I guess my idea was something that people would drive on, or used to drive on. (Old, overgrown roads definitely included there)
    My idea for this theme was a literal interpretation of “street photography”, and then to further differentiate this theme from that category of photography, I added the “no people” restriction.
    Elsinore said that a strict “no people” might be too restrictive, so people that aren’t very noticeable in cars are ok.

    Something a bit more like this:
    flickr page

    #14661
    Morningbreath
    Participant

    actual that is a service road for a light house, not a sand path. tire tracks are visible in the photo.

    #14662
    corsec67
    Participant

    actual that is a service road for a light house, not a sand path. tire tracks are visible in the photo.

    Whoops, sorry. You are correct, that would very much qualify as a “road” for this theme.

    #14663
    Morningbreath
    Participant

    road (rōd)
    n.
    (Abbr. Rd.) An open, generally public way for the passage of vehicles, people, and animals.
    The surface of a road; a roadbed.

    I went with the classic definition of road, I am not going to use anything that does not or did not handle vehicle traffic.

    #14664
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    I just didn’t want someone to catch sight of a silhouette of a person in a car and start getting upset about what might actually qualify as a person but is otherwise incidental and not crucial to the overall composition.

    Unfortunately, I’m not sure if I’ll get anything for tomorrow. Tried shooting something today, but it’s raining. Had one other idea, but I don’t know if the weather is going to cooperate, so we’ll see.

    #14665
    soosh
    Participant

    Wet highways are some of the most photogenic. There are some movies where the directors have the streets wet for the entire movie even though there’s no rain at any point.

    Hope you get some shots.

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