Winding Road At Morning Light

 

This week’s been a bit of a whirlwind–busy at home, busy at work–not much time to take the slow and winding road. When all is good and I’m not screaming down the freeways at mach three with my hair on fire, I’ll take this little serpentine road to work. Aside from the crazy drivers, I love winding my way through these hills. I’ve stopped countless times and taken pictures from the side of this road but I don’t think I’ve ever shared a picture of the road itself; here it is illuminated by a particularly pretty morning light.

I’ve been a bit preoccupied with roads lately. As I browsed through my recent images this evening, I noticed a good number of road shots. I enjoy shooting them for the feeling of excitement they generate. Who doesn’t remember the drowsy enthusiasm that came with piling into the family car for an early start to a summer road-trip? Even now, I find it hard to sleep the night before a big trip; I’m filled with anticipation. This evening as I looked over the nearly one hundred new images from my photographic friends around the world my first thought was: my goodness you’re a prolific bunch. My second thought though, was the same feeling of excitement I get before setting out on a new journey. It is a bit of a journey really, to visit beautiful places and see new sights through someone else’s eyes and images. Still, what I really hope is that someday my road will cross yours; perhaps we’ll share the journey for a short while and through it all, snap away.

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36 Comments

  1. Posted October 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm by fabrizio | Permalink

    oh my god Chris!!! seems to be a biblical atmosphere, a splendid use of light with an intense result….. compliments Chris and nice sunday!!!!!

  2. Posted October 2, 2011 at 4:55 am by Victoria (Sweden) | Permalink

    Wow, very nice picture!

  3. Posted October 2, 2011 at 6:09 am by Dave | Permalink

    Beautiful light, great vanishing point all in all a wonderful image Chris,

    If i ever make it to the states i’ll be knocking on your door ;)

  4. Posted October 2, 2011 at 7:03 am by Francis | Permalink

    Super nice. Love the rays.

  5. Posted October 2, 2011 at 7:59 am by Stéfan Lévesque | Permalink

    Roads do make great images – and this image is particularly magical.

  6. Posted October 2, 2011 at 9:50 am by Carlos | Permalink

    Fantastic shot.

  7. Posted October 2, 2011 at 1:44 pm by Theys Roland | Permalink

    Wow very good shot!

  8. Posted October 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm by Marcie | Permalink

    Extraordinarily beautiful!! Such a gorgeous landscape and light. I’m in awe..and a bit envious that you drive these scenic roads each and every day. WOW!

  9. Posted October 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm by Kris Koeller | Permalink

    Amazing shot. Very much like this one.

  10. Posted October 2, 2011 at 2:19 pm by Aurore | Permalink

    I’m speechless… ! Thanks for so much beauty.

  11. Posted October 2, 2011 at 5:48 pm by tamar | Permalink

    what can I say Christopher? you move me always with your writing but your post today especially as I was thinking about you (a couple of others) and how great it would be if our paths crossed, or even if our families could share an evening of scrumptious dinner, great conversation and whatever else makes a great evening. Anyway, the shot is fabulous, beautiful, and spiritual. have a great start to the week!

  12. Posted October 2, 2011 at 10:56 pm by Will | Permalink

    Hi Christopher,

    I love this sublimely calm image, the winding road through the hills and the light streaming through the clouds, it really seems like a slice of paradise. Reading through your thoughts about the journey you make to work and how you often stop to take photos makes me think you are a very lucky person, few people can make a regular journey and still find beauty. Good for you. I can just imagine a shot from the same spit with your future 100-400mm lens as well ;-)

  13. Posted October 2, 2011 at 11:01 pm by Anny | Permalink

    This would be how heaven would be like if there’s a heaven :)

    This is a WOW picture. Good work Chris. The lights from heaven is surely shining down on you.

  14. Posted October 2, 2011 at 11:52 pm by Phil Vaughn | Permalink

    What amazing terrain and light! And that winding road has adventure written on it. It makes me wonder what lies out there at that vanishing point. It’s no surprise you like to travel there.

  15. Posted October 3, 2011 at 12:44 am by Kala | Permalink

    Stunning light, perspective, and tones.

  16. Posted October 3, 2011 at 1:32 am by joshi daniel | Permalink

    this is so heavenly and breathtaking!

  17. Posted October 3, 2011 at 5:32 am by Rob | Permalink

    Ah the memories of sitting in the car heading on vacation. That was way back in the day thrilled by the vanishing point, awed how the road seemed disconnected by hills in the distance. Beautiful lighting, beautiful image, where is this location?

  18. Posted October 3, 2011 at 6:23 am by bluechameleon | Permalink

    I love how the light reflects and follows each artery of the landscape/road. Nice shot…hope to see more :)

  19. Posted October 3, 2011 at 7:10 pm by Michael | Permalink

    If we ever do cross paths, let’s take a spin down this beautiful road before we break out the bourbon! Great shot Chris. Thanks for that peek inside your world.

  20. Posted October 3, 2011 at 10:35 pm by Claus Petersen | Permalink

    A very divine light you have here.

  21. Posted October 4, 2011 at 12:16 am by Luiza | Permalink

    NICE WORK! Very good. Like it!

  22. Posted October 4, 2011 at 9:34 am by Corinna | Permalink

    I want to go to there. Gorgeous light, amazing wide, love the monochrome.

    I hope we will cross paths and snap away.

  23. Posted October 4, 2011 at 7:26 pm by faisal | Permalink

    very nice! love the rays of light.

  24. Posted October 4, 2011 at 10:28 pm by sherri | Permalink

    this is just superb.

  25. Posted October 5, 2011 at 1:57 am by k@ | Permalink

    Some God’s speaking, the skies and the subtle lights & shadows beneath are just exquisite to celebrate our beautiful planet !

  26. Posted October 5, 2011 at 5:34 am by yz | Permalink

    wow
    and again, wow

  27. Posted October 5, 2011 at 12:04 pm by Mike Blanchard | Permalink

    Wonderful light and a terrific post! Very nice.

  28. Posted October 5, 2011 at 12:54 pm by crash | Permalink

    amazing light !

  29. Posted October 6, 2011 at 4:59 pm by Krista | Permalink

    Wow! This really takes my breath away!

  30. Posted October 7, 2011 at 4:50 am by Rue Du Lavoir | Permalink

    Woww !! Une photo exceptionnelle !
    Une lumière à couper le souffle.
    Un paysage de toute beauté. Mes compliments, Christopher.

    / Ma porte est toujours grande ouverte ici en France… ;-) /

  31. Posted October 8, 2011 at 5:05 am by Klaus | Permalink

    Christopher, brilliant how the rays touches the landscape in a moody light.

  32. Posted October 9, 2011 at 8:05 am by Doug Hickok | Permalink

    Yes, that would be really cool. You have an infectious spirit (maybe not the best choice of words for a doctor :^)), and a keenly felt style of seeing the world. Winding country roads are awesome, as well as paths, and trails, for the anticipation of what might be experienced along the way. Such is the case with this enchanting view!

  33. Posted October 10, 2011 at 2:51 am by george | Permalink

    It’s a lovely photograph Christopher – it’s not surprising that it inspires your images and words. And I’ll keep my fingers crossed that our paths cross – if not in the US then in Europe.

  34. Posted October 11, 2011 at 11:46 am by andrey samolinov | Permalink

    Awesome!
    Great shot – the light and toning are just super

  35. Posted October 14, 2011 at 10:28 am by Diane - Daily Walks | Permalink

    W O W ! !

  36. Posted January 7, 2012 at 6:44 am by elmer | Permalink

    je me perds avec bonheur dans cette composition chaude et sereine.

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