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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #500 on: June 20, 2019, 08:52:52 PM »

US 281 at I-410 when coming in for a landing at San Antonio:

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #501 on: July 13, 2019, 10:15:58 PM »

Finally bought a tripod this weekend and tried some long exposure photos around Dover.  This is my favorite (Bay Road near DelDOT):

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #502 on: July 18, 2019, 01:10:54 AM »

So, I’ve started going through my grandpa’s road trip pictures (there Is a LOT of organizing to be done!), but so far, these are my favorite ones from his early 1970’s trip across the country...





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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #503 on: July 30, 2019, 04:42:01 PM »

So, I’ve started going through my grandpa’s road trip pictures (there Is a LOT of organizing to be done!), but so far, these are my favorite ones from his early 1970’s trip across the country...







I'd love to see more!
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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #504 on: September 01, 2019, 10:04:21 PM »

I took a trip down Corridor H (US-48) in West Virginia from Wardensville to Blackwater Falls yesterday, and got this photo from the scenic overlook near East Moorefield:



Also this photo of the Cumberland Thruway (I-68) in Maryland at dusk last night:

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #505 on: September 16, 2019, 11:07:26 PM »


Vantage Bridge carrying I-90 across the Columbia River in Eastern Washington.
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« Reply #506 on: September 17, 2019, 08:11:16 AM »

One of my all-time favorite road pictures, taken southbound on UT 167:

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« Reply #507 on: October 13, 2019, 07:41:49 PM »

Another one I took yesterday. I especially like it because it's sort of a "typical Utah" photo: a CFI in the middle of suburban hell with big mountains in the background.

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #508 on: December 02, 2019, 07:26:13 PM »

I-10 in Phoenix near Sky Harbor - perfect shot with the aircraft about to land:



I just wish the polarizer didn't cause so much vignetting in one corner...
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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #509 on: December 03, 2019, 06:28:56 PM »

I-10 in Phoenix near Sky Harbor - perfect shot with the aircraft about to land:



I just wish the polarizer didn't cause so much vignetting in one corner...

Usually the vignetting happens when the darker shades of blue are present depending on which way you turned the polarizer filter. If you turn it one way, it would deepen the greens and blues and tack off some of the annoying glare, which works well on reflective surfaces, so, the vignetting is essentially noticeable because of the angle of your polarizer and where you were aiming to shoot the picture. In some cases the vignetting looks cool, but, I guess in your case, you weren't expecting the vignetting to occur. You'd just have to turn the filter the other direction to lighten up the corner before you shoot again. In post-photo, I'd look for some filters to brighten up that corner that was caused by the filter being turned. Which, evidently, you deepened the green and the shadows of the light brackets and removed the glare.
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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #510 on: December 03, 2019, 08:55:12 PM »

I-10 in Phoenix near Sky Harbor - perfect shot with the aircraft about to land:



I just wish the polarizer didn't cause so much vignetting in one corner...

Usually the vignetting happens when the darker shades of blue are present depending on which way you turned the polarizer filter. If you turn it one way, it would deepen the greens and blues and tack off some of the annoying glare, which works well on reflective surfaces, so, the vignetting is essentially noticeable because of the angle of your polarizer and where you were aiming to shoot the picture. In some cases the vignetting looks cool, but, I guess in your case, you weren't expecting the vignetting to occur. You'd just have to turn the filter the other direction to lighten up the corner before you shoot again. In post-photo, I'd look for some filters to brighten up that corner that was caused by the filter being turned. Which, evidently, you deepened the green and the shadows of the light brackets and removed the glare.

The latest lens and polarizer I bought tends to cause a vignette more than any other set I've ever had - I suspect the screw mount polarizer is a bit closer to the lens surface than the others. 
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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #511 on: January 08, 2020, 12:37:48 AM »

Old US 101/Salinas Road on the concrete San Juan Grade as seen from Old Stage Road.  The San Juan Grade replaced Old Stage Road in 1915 and is one of the few vintage concrete roadways from the early US Route era left intact.  US 101 as shifted off the San Juan Grade onto the Prunedale Cut-Off by summer of 1932:

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #512 on: January 24, 2020, 10:53:27 PM »

Gloria Road high in the Gabilan Range in Monterey County:

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #513 on: February 08, 2020, 07:18:44 PM »

Not quite a "road" photo, but this is the Conowingo Dam Bridge (which carries US-1 over the Susquehanna River in Maryland), as seen from the southwest at Fishermans Park.

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #514 on: March 15, 2020, 06:27:56 PM »

Sky view at Skyview on I-435:

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« Reply #515 on: April 07, 2020, 04:09:46 PM »

Considering all the rain we had in Iceland, I think this one turned out pretty good. This is on Route 35 near Route 36 by Kerið Crater (taken in August 2019):

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« Reply #516 on: April 07, 2020, 04:33:39 PM »

I've been showing off this photo I took of I-280 in San Francisco as an example that these recent ghost freeway photos might not be as legit as reported.  This was taken on a normal Sunday morning in February last year:

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« Reply #517 on: April 08, 2020, 09:14:48 AM »

I suppose this picture isn't necessarily of the road per se, but it's funny enough that I wanted to post it here under the theory it's something you see while on the road. My brother took this yesterday on his afternoon bike ride. He lives in New Orleans. Corner of Perrier and Webster in that city.

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« Reply #518 on: April 08, 2020, 10:00:39 AM »

Not taken from the road itself, but this is Utah SR 150 as seen from Bald Mountain (elevation 11948 feet):

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #519 on: April 08, 2020, 11:25:07 PM »

Not taken from the road itself, but this is Utah SR 150 as seen from Bald Mountain (elevation 11948 feet):

That is absolutely breathtaking and phenomenal. Did you hike up there or drive up?
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« Reply #520 on: April 09, 2020, 12:06:57 AM »

Not taken from the road itself, but this is Utah SR 150 as seen from Bald Mountain (elevation 11948 feet):

That is absolutely breathtaking and phenomenal. Did you hike up there or drive up?

There's a reason 150 is a state scenic byway. I drove as far as I could - to the trailhead at Bald Mountain Pass, which is more or less where the road disappears behind the mountains on the right. Incidentally, that pass is the highest point on the Utah state highway system at 10715 feet.

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Re: Best of Road Pictures
« Reply #521 on: April 09, 2020, 01:39:40 PM »

Took a photo of a street in Tacoma a few weeks ago that I really like. The way the road (N Carr St) drops off and just ends at the water looks pretty cool IMO.

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« Reply #522 on: April 09, 2020, 01:46:28 PM »

Here's a shot of VA 311 wrapping around North Mtn., taken from the Appalachian Trail on Cove Mtn., northwest of Roanoke.
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« Reply #523 on: May 15, 2020, 10:51:14 PM »

Million Dollar Road today facing towards Stevenson Creek Falls:

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« Reply #524 on: May 30, 2020, 08:39:15 PM »

CA 168 descending from Pineridge to Auberry:

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McKinley Grove Road over Wishon Dam:

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Courtright Dam Road:

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