I absolutely love an 'empty road' shot, there is wonder in an empty road, a mystery to be solved, a journey to be chosen or declined. I find a kind of beauty in an empty road that I do not find elsewhere, it's an invitation to a place known or unknown, to a new horizon or familiar ground, a new adventure or old friends.
It's not about the visible, it's about the invisible and how the image makes you want to see beyond the disappearing highway. It makes you want to travel into the image, it's not just the obvious leading lines, it's something more for me, it's a feeling that makes me want to get into my vehicle and drive.
It may be caused by me being born and raised in England where empty roads are scarce at any time of day. It may be that they invoke memories of my great american road trips. Personally I think it is the offer of adventure that I see along an empty highway, it's a voyage of discovery just waiting for momentum. I have a number of road shots and perhaps it's time I made a series of them for the site.
For now I thought I'd share a recent shot from Death Valley California, taken last week just after sunrise on Beatty Road facing south toward Badwater Basin.
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