Tuesday, December 27, 2011

GEO-tography: Paths and Trails

While we are spending a boatload of time trying to upgrade the blog to a new format, we could let you see a few more inspirational examples of offroading photography – what we call GEOtography. We call them inspirational because that is what we are attempting to do – become "inspired" with how to make our OWN photographs just a little less blurry, more in frame and possibly something that we can show to people outside our own family (who have to like our pictures).

Today we'll look at paths and trails and ways of getting somewhere in the landscape. Dorothy had her "yellow brick road" to follow, others a "road less traveled" but there probably isn't one of us off-roaders who haven't said "I wonder where that road goes?"

My guess is that I'm not the only one on the trails who, when confronted with a fork in the road, feels compelled to find out where it goes – or, at least set a waypoint so we can see where it is on Google Earth!

Photography of Paths and Trails

When looking at landscape photographs one usually looks at the "wide angle" view as opposed to the focused view of an object. These photographs have melded both aspects: an attention grabbing object in a grand view. Stairwells, pathways, roads, handholds – wet, dark, stone, paved, green, well lit – all good! And, sometimes, it's the barely noticed details which make a photograph draw you in.

Stairway to heaven? Copyright David Oliva

Blaze your own trail Copyright jenny downing

Infrared pathway Copyright Riza Nugraha

The Dock walk Copyright ankakay

Green with envy Copyright Mr. Theklan

Natural steps Copyright hapal

Peaking at the pathway Copyright Chris Lim

Cut through the field Copyright hozinja

Pathway of promise Copyright Ronald Saunders

Stairway to Bamboo Copyright Chi King

Stranded path Copyright mrehan

Glacier paths Copyright Or Hiltch

Jungle steps Copyright jam343


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