Mini Challenge #208 - On the road

travelwaystravelways Candid GrinnerOttawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
edited July 8, 2015 in The Dgrin Challenges
I'd like to propose the theme "On the road" - I'm looking for roads in perspective, either curved (S curve) or strait (vanishing point), or integrated into a landscape, or something interesting about the road.

This challenge will run for 2 weeks - from today until July 7, 2015

Here are some examples of mine (oh, I have so, so many):

<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Transportation/Roads/i-P7fZFWP/A"; title="Country Road Ontario"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofCanada/Toronto-area/i-P7fZFWP/1/L/country-road-ontario-L.jpg"; title="Country Road Ontario" alt="Country Road Ontario"></a>

<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Transportation/Roads/i-qZfKvkZ/A"; title="Winter"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofCanada/Collingwood-Ontario-and-area/i-qZfKvkZ/1/L/winter-road-L.jpg"; title="Winter" alt="Winter"></a>

<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Transportation/Roads/i-V72gPnK/A"; title="Road"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Transportation/Roads/i-V72gPnK/4/L/IMG_7303-2-L.jpg"; title="Road" alt="Road"></a>

<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Transportation/Roads/i-cK2tdHd/A"; title="Newfoundland, Canada, Atlantic Canada, maritimes"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofCanada/Newfoundland-Canada/i-cK2tdHd/5/L/nfl-13a-L.jpg"; title="Newfoundland, Canada, Atlantic Canada, maritimes" alt="Newfoundland, Canada, Atlantic Canada, maritimes"></a>

<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Transportation/Roads/i-x5kV8t6/A"; title="Rainy day on Trans Labrador Highway"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofCanada/NFL-Trans-Labrador-Highway/i-x5kV8t6/2/L/IMG_1734-L.jpg"; title="Rainy day on Trans Labrador Highway" alt="Rainy day on Trans Labrador Highway"></a>

<a href="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/Thematic-Photography/Transportation/Roads/i-VqZBsV2/A"; title="- Comitan Chiapas, Mexico"><img src="http://www.travelwaysphotos.com/PicturesofMexico/Comitan/i-VqZBsV2/4/L/comitan-mexico-6-L.jpg"; title="- Comitan Chiapas, Mexico" alt="- Comitan Chiapas, Mexico"></a>

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Comments

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,645Super Moderators moderator
    edited June 23, 2015
    Thanks Tatiana for stepping into the roll! This is a pretty good theme too! I will start it off with my 'just for fun' set of images.

    1. Alaska fall
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    2. Tunnels of Madeira
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    3. Street in Morocco
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 23, 2015
    Thank you Joyce - very nice :)
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 25, 2015
    it looks like the "Road" theme doesn't bring too much enthusiasm among our photographers... rolleyes1.gif

    Should I change it to another subject? headscratch.gif
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 25, 2015
    On vacation. Will get sometime posted soon.

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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,685Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 25, 2015
    I have so many - hard to decide. Working on it now.

    I Have narrowed it down to the best 35 photos. I will do my best to winnow them down further
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,685Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 25, 2015
    To begin with, I tried to eliminate streets, and paths and pictures which were not of a road that started from where the photographer was - that is I eliminated photos taken in cities or looking down on a road from above. This one is really a street and not a road, but I included it anyway. :(


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    Winter of 1958-59 with my first 35 mm camera which my dad gave me for my 20th birthday

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    This one was taken a few years later (1964) near Denver

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    THis one this year in Cornwall.


    Just for grins - here's another one which I didn't include because it is not that good a photo and it really isn't about the road

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    This was taken in 1966 when Bob and I drove two cars from Monterey California to Key West FL. Bob was in the 1932 Plymouth and I was driving a VW bus. You can see the reflection of the steering wheel of the bus in the window.

    I also include this one which is actually a street and doesn't really fit the description because I think it is funny - taken from my scooter of a traffic jam in Cornwall. Right after I took this I tried to drive the scooter across the street, and the scooter and I fell over. Neither of us hurt

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    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 1,945Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2015
    Here are mine.

    Colorado cliff road

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    Sierra Nevada foothills - lone Oak on dirt road.

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    I am updating my entries with this one. Horse & Buggy on dirt road - Part of the annual historic trek from Yosemite to Mariposa.

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  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 26, 2015
    Here are mine:

    #1 A really bad blizzard we had no business driving through!
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    #2 Narrow Road on a Winter's Day
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    #3 Pleasant Sunday drive
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  • ThelensspotThelensspot Mentally grainy! Posts: 2,041Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 30, 2015
    Tatiana, this is a great challenge! Some really nice shots already posted!! clap.gif
    I'm looking through my pics and will post a few soon.
    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 30, 2015
    Tatiana, this is a great challenge! Some really nice shots already posted!! clap.gif
    I'm looking through my pics and will post a few soon.

    Thank you :)

    I know there are many fantastic posts here! - BIG challenge for me to choose from...headscratch.gif

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 7, 2015
    OK,... it looks like the last day of this challenge has come. Good that at least there are 3 participants to choose from rolleyes1.gif
    Now, I have to say that the quantity doesn't really matter, but it's as always about quality and I think the images posted are almost all in the top thumb.gif

    Let's see...

    1. From Grandma's posts, I think I like more the one with the train, so the 3-rd prize will go to:

    "This one was taken a few years later (1964) near Denver" clap.gif

    2. I like a lot Kate's posts (all 3), but I think I'll give her the second prize for:

    #2 Narrow Road on a Winter's Day clap.gif

    3. Beautiful images posted by Jo West as well, and I like the mood in the "Horse & Buggy on dirt road"
    However, to me the best is the first one: the narrow wavy road through the mountains - very nice perspective and framing.

    So, for this challenge the first prize will go to Jo West for the "Colorado cliff road" clap.gif

    Congratulations to all and the next turn will be Jo's :)
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  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 1,945Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 7, 2015
    Thanks for selecting the Colorado road for first place, Tatiana. Congratulations to everyone for some great photos posted for the challenge. clap.gif

    Oh-oh, now I have to think of another challenge. headscratch.gif I'll mull it overnight and post something tomorrow for the next challenge.
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 7, 2015
    Congrats Jo, a fine "wish I was there" image. thumb.gif
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  • ThelensspotThelensspot Mentally grainy! Posts: 2,041Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 7, 2015
    Congratulations to all those mentioned.
    Jo, a special congrats!!! A very nice shot chosen as the winner. clap.gif
    "Photography is partly art and partly science. Really good photography adds discipline, sacrifice and a never ending pursuit of photographic excellence"...ziggy53

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,685Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 7, 2015
    Congratulations to Jo. That looks like the Hardscrabble in the Wet Mountains.

    And thanks for the third place.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,645Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 8, 2015
    Thanks Tatiana for doing the challenge this round. Congratulations to all who participated and placed! Ok Jo, your turn. I will pop in tomorrow to pin your post.
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 8, 2015
    Nice win, Jo! That is a beautiful shot.
    Thank you, Tatiana, for 2nd place.
    Kate
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