A Dry and Lonely Road

It looks like I will be heading up to Sequoia National Park to do some hiking and camping Tuesday through Thursday of this upcoming week.  It is going to be cooooold (in the teens at night), but the photo opportunities around the 4 lakes I’ll be passing on the hike will make it all worth it!

Today I have another photo from Death Valley National Park to share.  When you drive in the park, the distances can be extremely deceptive.  The general rule of thumb is to estimate a distance visually and then multiply by four.  That distance usually turns out to be more accurate.  So, when driving to different destinations in the park, it takes up a nice amount of time – Some of the hikes are over 50 miles from each other!  Fortunately, scenes like the one you see below are everywhere.  I shot this while transiting from the Furnace Creek Visitor Center, past the glorious Sand Dunes, to the mysterious and hidden Surprise Canyon.

Most of my photos don’t make it up on to this blog.  If you would like to see more of my work, you can always subscribe to my Facebook updates @ http://facebook.com/adam.allegro where I post multiple times a day!

I can’t show you a black and white image without mentioning how awesome Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro is.  Now you can save 15% on every product they offer by accessing the Nik site here!  You can even download and try it for free for a while!

Thanks for visiting!

  1. Mark says:

    That’s a cool shot, love the processing, well done Adam.

  2. Every time I see an image done with Silver Efex, I come closer to purchasing it. This is a fantastic image Adam. I love it.

  3. Edith Levy says:

    Incredible image Adam. I love the leading lines and the depth.

  4. Len Saltiel says:

    Cool view with a great leading line to the ruggedness beyond Adam

  5. Mark Neal says:

    Great image, Adam. And the selective color is perfect. Another winner with that great Nik software. And your talent of course. :-)

  6. great composition, Adam. The bumps in the road and bands of different shades in the mid-ground add a wonderful depth to the image.

  7. […] A Dry and Lonely Road – selective color techniques turn a ribbon of highway into a truly mesmerizing piece to take in and enjoy, as posted and shared here by Adam Allegro.  Adam’s perfect composition turns the highway into a magnificent vanishing point, sharing all the vast scale and context of the interesting surroundings that make up the Death Valley area. […]

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A Dry and Lonely Road