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I took this picture on highway 50. Life magazine named highway 50 the 'loneliest road' in the US. Because of the publicity, it is no longer the loneliest road. There were cars coming every 5 minutes so I had to time this shot between them.
There is a kind of peace to be derived from driving so-called 'lonely' roads. I, for one, appreciate the ABSENCE of traffic, and just enjoy the vastness of the surroundings. Amer, your image has captured that feeling perfectly. I would love to know how you got the rayed effect on the sun. Did you use some special sort of filter? Was it caused by the elements of your lens? If so, what kind of lens did you use? Or, if this was a PS filter, which one?? Enquiring minds want to know! :-)
Friday, August 15, 2008 4:42:16 PM
Monday, January 22, 2007 11:18:41 PM
very nice photo, great perspective, my eye just wants to follow that road, a pretty sky here too.
Monday, March 19, 2007 10:55:11 AM
There is always something about these roads to noway or somewhere.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007 1:03:28 PM
very nice true vanishing point.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:21:29 AM
great shot - I especially like the sun in the blue sky with just a few clouds - nice!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:10:17 AM
fabulous shot! Such great detail, it really does look like a lonely road :)
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 12:20:19 AM
As seen in "L" Game...Great perspective!
Sunday, June 15, 2008 10:26:19 PM
Doesnt look like it would ever end..Perfect kind of road to start an adventure on..
Saturday, January 19, 2008 7:53:40 AM
Fantastic perspective...I think it is quite peaceful looking. All I can think of when I look at this, is, A Highway to Heaven." Beautiful!!!
Friday, August 15, 2008 10:11:06 PM
marvelous road to nowhere; and thanks for your story too
Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:48:25 PM
excellent capture, very well done
Saturday, June 09, 2007 1:47:31 AM
the way that never ends :) great shot, I like the idea of it and the realization is wonderful. I also like those sun rays - wonderful again.
Friday, July 20, 2007 4:49:40 PM
Fabulous example of converging lines, beautiful landscape.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 2:24:06 PM
Beautiful perspective, wonderful shot! :o)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 10:49:21 AM
THIS ROAD SEEMS TO GO FOREVER & EVER!!! ALREADY R/C, WILL PUT INTO MY FAVS!!!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 10:25:36 AM
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 8:33:05 AM
Great perspective, excellent shot
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 8:11:43 AM
You have some beautiful photography, this is wonderful. Nice job with the timing! I love the starburst from the sun. Beautiful sky.
Thursday, March 15, 2007 12:17:37 PM
Well it looks like a lonely road. The capture is fantastic !
Friday, August 15, 2008 4:06:35 PM
Brilliant capture :-)
Monday, January 15, 2007 11:20:29 PM
great dof...looks like the road is going on into infinity. I like the star look of the sun ...light clarity is very good
Monday, January 15, 2007 11:22:40 PM
lOOKS LIKE HWY 111 HERE..LONG, LONELY..BEAUTIMOUS..:)
Monday, January 15, 2007 11:49:36 PM
very lonly looking indeed, I like the detail despite shooting in the direction of the sun
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 12:58:23 AM
great capture..reminds me of close encounters....superb.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 2:33:29 AM
Very cool! Great detail Love the effect from the sun!!!
Thursday, May 10, 2007 10:14:35 PM
This is a beautiful shot , right into horizon and Clarity all the way .
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 2:55:34 AM
Really cool "Twilight Zone" 'Follow The Light' kind of shot...wonderful capture! A+
Thursday, March 22, 2007 3:00:42 PM
Sunday, June 03, 2007 9:20:31 PM
I love this shot. It reminds me of one kinda like I did of my son running away on his bike.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 10:11:32 PM
wow, I love those vanishing points, this is extremely beautiful!! 10
Monday, July 16, 2007 1:41:54 AM
Beautiful composition and depth of field. Superb shot.
Thursday, March 13, 2008 3:54:30 PM
wow, excellent perspective. I don't know why this reminded me Chris Rhea's song "Road To Hell"
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 1:52:03 PM
very impressive shot with a good symmetry, in particular wirh the sun!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 1:11:32 AM
seen on the L game of the game group...
IMHO a pure piece of art...
exposure, lightning control (tricky here) and DOF are excellent...
my best, francis.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 1:53:19 AM
I am impressed with the ability to shot th sun straight on with out spots or glare. Great Job.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:55:42 AM
this is great. i enjoyed the story as well. but the way the sun looks is just amazing. I really like the way the big vast sky goes with all the detail in the road
Monday, April 21, 2008 1:52:02 AM
are you driving while taking this photo down the road again and keep on going
Friday, January 19, 2007 8:48:31 PM
Friday, May 18, 2007 9:38:43 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2007 11:53:52 AM
Serbia and Montenegro
Hope i'll never walk on that road again.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:43:42 AM
gorgeous shot! america has some pretty nice landscapes..!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 7:56:52 AM
gorgeous shot! america has some pretty nice landscapes..!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 7:57:51 AM
What a nice shot! Can you imagine the stories this road could tell??
Monday, May 19, 2008 2:39:08 PM
Already reviewed, added to faves.
Monday, May 19, 2008 1:47:57 PM
Amazing view and capture!!
Sunday, May 20, 2007 2:10:09 AM
Did you stand in the middle of the road for this one?
I like how the road seems to vanish...the sun is cool too not too blinding..
perhaps try it from a lower point?
to give it yet another perspective..
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 10:14:44 PM
WOW !!! A great shot !!!!
Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:36:16 PM
road to heaven
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 2:10:23 AM
This is the best shot I've seen of a road... great work!
Friday, June 01, 2007 11:50:25 AM
Wednesday, June 06, 2007 7:19:09 PM
Una de tus grandes virtudes, saber dar una gran profundidad a tus fotos,
En esta es una clara demostracion
Monday, March 09, 2009 7:55:56 PM
Great shot! Even though its no longer the loneliest road, you captured it very well.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 2:20:41 PM
nice photo. a lonely road yet the sun reveal hope.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 12:57:23 AM
NEAT SHOT !
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 11:33:24 PM
Fantastic Detail in this - and the light seems to fall in the right places – very nice work R10
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 9:06:35 PM
im positive it was a good road trip despite the increased traffic volume =) good use of shooting up against the sun
Tuesday, May 29, 2007 7:36:12 AM
An awesome shot! Excellent work! 10r!
Saturday, June 02, 2007 2:37:10 PM
great aginst-the-sun shot! very well controlled and executed!
Monday, January 28, 2008 4:19:40 AM
Very good capture where the centre composition fits the image perfectly
Friday, May 23, 2008 2:33:31 PM
It really has a lonely feeling. Makes me want to go on a road trip. Should be in a magazine.
Saturday, August 09, 2008 6:32:50 PM
Fantastic photograph, perfect angel on this shot...mel
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 3:22:28 AM
I think it's a GREAT shot! Marvellous FEELING of lonliness (even if not true!lol) and the lighting effect is superb! R10 :)
Wednesday, May 09, 2007 3:24:01 AM
Great shot!! Love that it was taken into the sun...great sun rays!!
Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:20:10 PM
beautiful sky and clouds. the sun warms me standing there on the hot pavement looking up the long road I have yet to walk.
Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:32:41 AM
this is great. i love the detail in the road, the highlights and shooting against the sun like that gives it a 3d feel to it. wicked :)
Tuesday, February 05, 2008 10:36:17 PM
Thursday, March 15, 2007 5:19:36 PM
going on forever...i love the vastness!
Saturday, March 24, 2007 4:51:17 PM
Superb road.Great shot.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 6:09:03 PM
fantastic angle.. very natural.. I like it a lot!
Thursday, May 17, 2007 4:50:05 PM
Very nice, the endless road
Sunday, May 20, 2007 5:01:05 PM