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Road to Nowhere
Lens: DA* 16-50 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Darwell ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F13.5 
Posted By: daacon, 08-16-2011, 07:46 AM

Alberta while it has some of the most beautiful mountainous areas in the world (Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise to name a few of the more well-known ones) , it is a prairie province. Inland and central have miles and miles and miles of open land, relatively flat. My dad lives about 125km from a major city and here is one of the back roads to get to his place.

Processed in Lightroom III I am getting to like the supplied presets they have.





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Nice rendering of the clouds, and some good textures in the foreground.
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I like it! Nice processing too!
Mrs Rupert says I have spent a lifetime on that road....maybe she is right, but it sure has been fun!
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This photo has great color and feel to it and a great title too. Bob

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Nice rendering of the clouds, and some good textures in the foreground.
Thansk baro-nite appreciate the comments.

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I like it! Nice processing too!
Mrs Rupert says I have spent a lifetime on that road....maybe she is right, but it sure has been fun!
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Thanks Rupert ha! A few us have travelled that road the trick is to get off it

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This photo has great color and feel to it and a great title too. Bob
Thanks Bob glad you iked it.
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You definitely captured the depth and openness of the area - very nice!
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As if the road does go forever,even when you stare at the distant there is a faint ripple to match the road TFS


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You definitely captured the depth and openness of the area - very nice!
Thanks Stan apperciate you stopping by and commenting.

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As if the road does go forever,even when you stare at the distant there is a faint ripple to match the road TFS
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Thanks Ivan - yeah there are a lot of roads like this here - not so intimidating in a car, but walking or taking a bike it can be a little overwhelming.

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to infinity and beyond........excellent composition... dave m
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Beautiful image. It reminds me of my childhood, and time spent on back roads between here and there. Love the processing.
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Hey Dave - this is one damn fine photo. A perfect picture of rural North America - and a great feeling of isolation. Super job, my friend.

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to infinity and beyond........excellent composition... dave m
Thanks Buzz appreciate the comments

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Beautiful image. It reminds me of my childhood, and time spent on back roads between here and there. Love the processing.
Thanks Jason - glad to bring back some memories.

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Hey Dave - this is one damn fine photo. A perfect picture of rural North America - and a great feeling of isolation. Super job, my friend.
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Thanks Jer - the one thing we have plenty of in Canada is Land
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Nice Dave! I think I see Bob in his RV way on that last rise.
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Nice Dave! I think I see Bob in his RV way on that last rise.
Tom, you must of been following us years back. This is the same type of road we accidentally got onto after pulling into a BLM campsite late one night outside of Winterhaven CA. In the am, we left and I took the wrong dirt road and immediately knew we were on the wrong road and it was turning directly southward towards Mexico. Our rig with the jeep behind is about 60 foot and there was no way to turn around. So we kept going, just like the road Dave's photo shows, except we were in the Sonora Desert. Now while traveling along this remote road, my wife kept telling me she knew it was the wrong road and what are we going to do and other things that I tried to ignore. We finally got to the huge wall that separates Mexico and the US, so we turned left and headed east, creating a dust storm behind the MH and covering the Jeep with dirt. Same type of one way road, but we were now traveling adjacent to the wall for miles until we got to the Coachella Water Canal and went back north then until we finally ran into a paved road that goes down to Algodones Mexico. Long day "Lost in America" for us again and we went the opposite way where we finally got onto Interstate 8 and headed onward to Casa Grande AZ. Yes this road looks very familiar to me. Bob
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Nice Dave! I think I see Bob in his RV way on that last rise.
Thans Tom - and Bob has already given us one story I am sure he has plently. Me I have never taken a wrong road or run out of gass at 04:00 am with my wife and some friends in the car either ,....
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