Mini Challenge #118 – One More For the Road

KevXmanKevXman Always grinning!Registered Users Posts: 945 Major grins
edited April 10, 2011 in The Dgrin Challenges
Well, hello everyone. I didn't expect to be back in this position so soon. Hopefully I can live up to the honor again. After thinking about it today I decided on One More For The Road as a theme. What I'm looking for are images where a roadway (paved or dirt) is integral to the composition. Take away the roadway and the photo no longer has the same impact.

This Mini will run until 7:00 pm (East Coast USA) Sunday April 10, 2011.

Here are a few examples of what I'm looking for.

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But, the most important part as usual is just to have fun with it everyone. So give me One More For The Road, or two, or three. :D

— Kevin

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  • rteest42rteest42 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 540 Major grins
    edited March 27, 2011
    Badlands....
    Here's my entry! Taken at Badlands National Park in Aug 2010

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  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Registered Users Posts: 571 Major grins
    edited March 27, 2011
    Very Nice Kevin! I like it. I have one that fits and two which are a bit of a stretch, but I'll include them for now.....

    This ones a stretch as it's a rail'road'...
    1. Tehachapi
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    Another stretch, but without the road there would be no sign......(he said, grasping for the straws....... :o) )
    2. ZZyzyx
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    3. Valley of Fire
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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Registered Users Posts: 3,116 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    1)

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    2)

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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    Kevin... Kudos on your win last round. Good call on the theme for #118 - should be some fun stuff!

    1. Daley Ranch, Escondido, CA
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    2. Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV
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    3. Near Ocotillo, CA
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    Bill Banning

    Check out billseye photos on SmugMug
  • silversx80silversx80 I like noise Registered Users Posts: 604 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    1. NC Snow
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    2. ROY-G-BIV
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    3. The Market
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    - Joe
    http://silversx80.smugmug.com/
    Olympus E-M5, 12-50mm, 45mm f/1.8
    Some legacy OM lenses and an OM-10
  • CookieSCookieS Major grins Registered Users Posts: 854 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,718 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    My husband wanted a picture of this sign as he was navigating the twisting road down Mount Evans in Colorado. Taken from a moving car but tells the story.

    1. On a Treacherous Mountain Road (Mt. Evans, Colorado)
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    2. Intersecting (in Vancouver, BC)
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    3. Can We Get There from Here? (Denali)
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  • SimpsonBrothersSimpsonBrothers Hobbyist Registered Users Posts: 1,079 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    1. Open Country
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    2. Sunrise Commute
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    3. Own the Road
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  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    Wonderful entries already!
    Simpson brothers---Sunrise commute is just "wow".

    1. "Hard Road"
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    2.High Road or Low Road
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    3. "The Road Home"
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    Liz A.
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  • SimpsonBrothersSimpsonBrothers Hobbyist Registered Users Posts: 1,079 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    Wonderful entries already!
    Simpson brothers---Sunrise commute is just "wow".
    Funny, I was just about to say the same thing about Hard Road. :D
  • CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light Seeker Registered Users Posts: 400 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
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    Jeromy
    http://snaptx.smugmug.com/
    Light is everything in life and photography.
  • BirdyBirdy Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 1 Beginner grinner
    edited March 28, 2011
    Hello! I'm new here and completely awed by the photographs already posted, but thought I'd throw my hat in the ring anyway. This is a photo of our vehicle's tracks on 90 mile beach in New Zealand, which is sometimes used as an alternative route for highway 1. I think the railroad photos are less of a stretch, but I guess it really depends on the definition of "road". Taken with a Canon Powershot G9. Criticism would be most welcome!

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  • bf2015bf2015 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 523 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    Fairytale Rush Hour

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  • piolet_rampepiolet_rampe Big grins SeattleRegistered Users Posts: 94 Big grins
    edited March 28, 2011
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    The main highway between Thailand and Cambodia
  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Registered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    1. Roll Your Own Part One
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    2. Roll Your Own Part Two
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    3. Roll Your Own Part Three
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    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
    ackdoc.com
  • YaflyyadieYaflyyadie Major grins Registered Users Posts: 558 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    Zion National Park.
    Nikon Coolpix 4300
    Auto exposure, tweaked to make it look better (I think).!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • YaflyyadieYaflyyadie Major grins Registered Users Posts: 558 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    Same as above, just playing with B/W.
    Same picture, just experimenting (Exploring) with B/W, also cropped the speed sign, it looked intrusive to me. (Was I wrong ?).......... I GOT MY DOUBTS NOW.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PS. I forgot all about the sign shadow.
  • feelin' rubyfeelin' ruby Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
    edited March 28, 2011
    Drive by shoots
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  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Registered Users Posts: 1,991 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    Sutter County CA
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    Long Exposure
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    The ET Highway Nevada
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    Chris K. NANPA Member
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  • zoomnzoomn Major grins Registered Users Posts: 142 Major grins
    edited March 29, 2011
    Great stuff here!!!

    1. Williamsburg, VA

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    2. Country Road

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  • MarkRMarkR Accused Shill. Registered Users Posts: 2,099 Major grins
    edited March 30, 2011
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    Keep on truckin'!

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    Five O'Clock Rush

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    Banzai!
  • jpope42jpope42 Dazed & Confused Registered Users Posts: 150 Major grins
    edited March 30, 2011
    What I great challenge. Roads are one of my favorite subjects, so here goes:

    "Foot Traffic" a road in Hong Kong
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    "30 mph" Central Florida. This was my first shot with a Holga. Some have said it should have been my last shot!
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    "I Don't Need to Fight" Central Texas - There's a complicated explanation to for the title, so never mind.
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    Comment/ critiques are welcomed.
  • lizzard_nyclizzard_nyc Zygote Grinner Registered Users Posts: 4,056 Major grins
    edited March 30, 2011
    "I Don't Need to Fight" Central Texas - There's a complicated explanation to for the title, so never mind.

    Comment/ critiques are welcomed.

    lol! well now I have to know about the title.

    Your holga shot is a hoot. Those little beasts are not easy to master.
    Liz A.
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  • jpope42jpope42 Dazed & Confused Registered Users Posts: 150 Major grins
    edited March 30, 2011
    Wellll, the short answer is it's from The Who song Baba O'Reilly (most people call it teenage wasteland). I grew up near where this was taken an we had a propensity to start fights on this road (a Texas '60's teenage boy thing I guess) and it gets uglier AND stupider from there, so....

    I LOVE my Holga, when the pictures come out they're like little surprises, kinda like opening birthday presents. It's too bad they're so damn trendy!
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,265 Major grins
    edited March 31, 2011
    #1
    Silver White Winter
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    #2
    Road to Oamaru
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    #3
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    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • sweetharmonysweetharmony Major grins Registered Users Posts: 405 Major grins
    edited March 31, 2011
    I want to play too! This is my first mini and it sure is a treat seeing so many great images.......
    1.
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    2.
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  • konomaniackonomaniac Major grins Registered Users Posts: 335 Major grins
    edited March 31, 2011
    Another great topic - here are my entries

    1) Late Night Snow
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    2) One for the (rail)road??
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    3) There's a road here somewhere
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    --- Kono ---
    Pentax K-x and assorted lenses
  • jbrown4849jbrown4849 jbrown4849 Registered Users Posts: 26 Big grins
    edited April 1, 2011
    asphalt and gravel
    Jumping into a min-challenge with such amazing photos makes me a little more than nervous to post but here I go with a few of my "one more for the road" shots.

    1. Waiting to cross the border
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    2. Eastern Montana

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    #3 Eastern Montana Backroad

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  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 151 Major grins
    edited April 1, 2011
    Here are my entries.

    Fall dirt road

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    Forrested road

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    Snow fog

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    http://www.adamclarkmedia.com

    "If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?" - Anonymous
  • JustRamblingJustRambling Big grins Registered Users Posts: 26 Big grins
    edited April 2, 2011
    Ok, I'm a MAJOR newbie both to this forum as well as to photography, sometimes I think I get some pretty good shots. I recently got a Canon SX30 IS and want to learn so much more. I thought challenges would give me something to "shoot" for (pun intended :D). I believe most of these pictures were taken with my older camera though, which is a Canon A710 IS. The last two were taken with the new camera. Sorry for the size, I was trying to figure out how to drag the corners to make them smaller, but it didn't seem to want to work.

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    This is a walking path/bike trail on the Airline series in Moosup, CT
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    This is another path on the Airline series, in Putnam, CT
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    Another local state park, called Cat Hollow in Dayville, CT
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    I know it was supposed to be paved or dirt, but...since we had a record amount of snow here in CT this year, I thought a snow path might be appropriate too. Thanks for looking. thumb.gif
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    JustRambling AKA: Diana
    Currently a Newbie
    Camera: Nikon D3300
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