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Registered: December 2009
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Somewhere out on that horizon
Faraway from the neon sky
I know there must be somethin' better.
In the City, Joe Walsh

I remember standing in the middle of the Highway 140 shooting towards the west and just feeling so good about being out on what I like to call the highways and byways of America in the middle of November and having the highway basically to myself all the way from the Highway 95 turnoff to Denio Junction, Nevada. A beautiful drive in November with nothing but the mountains and that incredible sky for company, on the Winnemucca-to-the Sea Highway (which runs from Winnemucca, Nevada to Crescent City, California - 305 miles as the crow flies while the highway distance would be considerably further) .

In PS cropped, used auto levels and faded same to .6 . This image used to work really good in the old days of slides and projectors shooting onto a white wall and then just sitting in chair beside the picture imaging that I was once again driving the long and winding road.
· Date: Sun January 17, 2010 · Views: 1,039 ·
Keywords: road, highway, nevada
Camera Make / Model: Canon EOS 650
Lens Make / Focal Length: Canon 50mm
Filter /Type Used: none
Flash / Type Used: n/a
Event e.g. Grand prix, Birthday,Sunrise: holidays
State / County / Area Image Taken: Nevada
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United States of America
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Registered: December 2008
Posts: 3
Sun January 17, 2010 4:41am

hello, I have travelled that long winding road in Nevada myself a time or two.
Great perspective and light on the snowy mountains. A good one for the theme. Joni

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,833
Sun January 17, 2010 7:39am

Excellent Jan, roads such as this I have travelled on in Australia, minus the snow though. Good colour and fine detail in an image that fits the theme,
Jan Holland

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 11
Sun January 17, 2010 10:18am

Hello Jan.
A road to ride. Wish we had such a empthy roads in Holland too.!
Our roads are now nearly blocked 10 hours a day. The morning jam goes over in the eveing jam.
Wednesday we have to travel to Dusseldorf Airport, Germany, 220 km. Hope to do that in 4 hours., sniff...
Very wel captured with the mountains at horizon
Have a nice sunday.
Just find a wonderful song on DVD and have it on now.
"The Road Ahead" (Miles of the Unknown)from the Dutch group, City to City.
Lovely slow sound song. Perfect for switching on while driving such a road.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 860
Sun January 17, 2010 5:27pm

Marevelous for the Theme. A Great vista - with clarity and colors and wonderful notes.

Very Nicely Done

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Sun January 17, 2010 9:10pm

Not much winding but certainly very long. A boring drive except for those distant mountains which would be enough to draw me onwards.

Registered: September 2009
Tue January 19, 2010 12:09am

You have really captured for me the wide-open expansive nature of that part of the world. And the light on the mountains is espcially beautiful. Well done and great notes.

Registered: October 2009
Tue January 19, 2010 6:39pm

The road leads us right through this lovely image. My favorite part of the country.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Thu January 21, 2010 2:31pm

This capture has a strong compelling effect on me - draws me right in. We are planning another trip to the American Southwest this year and I can't wait. The magical perspective with those beautiful mountains in the distance is candy to my eyes.

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 175
Thu January 21, 2010 8:06pm

I think I may have seen this before on another site but it is still one of my favourites Jan ,the lovely open road with the snow covered mountain vista at the rear .. super work

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 1
Sun March 7, 2010 11:11am

Great image, reminds me of "On the Road Again" (Willie Nelson) Wink
Makes me wish I could travel/break out a whole lot more than I do/can.
New places, new faces, new vistas that make for those crystallized memories one can cherish..
Well done Smile

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 74
Mon March 29, 2010 10:15pm

This is what it looks like where I live in the Mojave desert :-) Nothing like the wide open spaces and a big sky to make you feel alive! You captured that feeling perfectly!

Registered: March 2009
Sat April 24, 2010 3:39pm

Hi Jan, this is a great shot looking west. I have been there. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my 'Glade Creek Mill' photo. I appreciate it.
The program I used to give the picture that painterly look is plug-in for photoshop called 'Buzz Simplifier'. I like to use it on shots like the mill, and it works well on old barns and buildings. Have a great day, Bill

Registered: June 2011
Sat July 30, 2011 10:31pm

This image gives the viewer the perspectave of the actual distance because of the long never ending road and the mountains in the background makes the road seem even more distant, good composition.

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