I found that my perspective of distance was skewed on the Dalton Highway. I would look ahead and think, that spot is just over the next hill. I would go over that hill only to see.....
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Porteplume (3458) 2003-08-16 11:58
Impressive scenery Ned!
Thank you for sharing this view with us. It looks just the way I imagined that country...
I think it would be interesting to crop out the very first part of the foreground.
btouret (59) 2003-08-16 13:35
excellent picture... very good composition.
technogran (1339) 2003-08-16 14:11
I think this is a great example of showing us a certain part of the world. I had no idea that an Alaskan highway would look like that. Somehow I thought maybe there would be a lot of mountainous terrain. I read the discussion and would like to say that without the pipeline it would be just a long and straight road. The pipeline forms an interesting part of the photo to me. I also like the moody and threatening sky.
BobTrips (1857) 2003-08-16 14:28
Interesting shot. I assume that the jog in the pipeline is to slow down the flow?
Try cropping the bottom to where the road touches the side of the frame. (What Porteplume suggest, I think.)
richtersl (3546) 2003-08-16 19:52
I like it uncropped. I think this adds to the depth of the picture. Good catch with that rainstorm. Very nice composition!
evilren (1395) 2003-08-17 3:33
the definition of open space..reminds me of OZ but greener:)
I don't like the pipeline it interfears with the idea of the picture (but I guess trying a different angle won't help in this situation
the formation and atmosphere created by the sky is terrific!
Ohio (260) 2003-08-17 13:50
I have never seen a photo of Alaska that showed this scenery well. I like the horizon right in the center because I like the sky, the green and the texture of the road. It all is there and works together.
For me this is one of the better long road to the horizon shots I've seen.
zorro (530) 2003-08-19 5:47
very interesting shot! maybe you can change this in "the long and winding road"...bravo!!!!!!!!
dominique (11414) 2003-08-31 6:54
Impressive photograph, that it is vast and the storm with the end it is well made.
DuFrank (150) 2004-10-01 8:58
What a great view of such an empty place. Got great depth. The clouds and their shadows on the ground make this picture even more exciting. Nice job, Ned!
danyy (0) 2005-04-30 10:44
Un superbe ciel bien menaçant, il semble qu'il va tomber sur cette route qui n'en finit pas.
Roussillon (192) 2005-09-09 5:12
This is a great posting of a place I find very intriguing! The contrast of the shadows from the clouds and the bright patches of sun is excellent. The foreground works well, I think, because it establishes a near/far relationship that effectively captures the immensity of open space and the distance you mentioned in your note.
Were you headed north or south here? What section of the highway were you on? This highway is definitely on my list of travel adventures! Thanks for posting!
sarju (5324) 2005-10-10 3:53
I am happy that I dug out some of your old photos .... this one is INCREDIBLE
Road and the pipeline as far as the eye can see .... great piece of work
tfs .... sarju
rajhema (1873) 2006-07-07 14:42
spectacular presentation Ned. I just been back from a vacation and a drive in Dalton Highway and only when we visit we can appreciate how much this picture means. it exactly presents the situation in the highway. Great one. I used a tour bus and did not get the same chance to take such picture.
- Copyright: Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) (2301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-07-10
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-85 MM f/2.8-4D IF AF Zoom, RAW @ ISO 200, Circular Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Exploring Alaska Highways*PART III*
- Theme(s): Infinite roads, others favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-08-16 10:23
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