Using man made elements to compliment natural elements is one of the best and trickiest ways to show the world around you. Not every man made object looks good. We all know that there are somethings we just don’t want to see in a photograph. Well unless you want to spend time in post doing this, roads are by far the most used and widely excepted man made objects to use in a landscape photo. The reason for that is they provide an obvious path through your photograph.
Every photo needs a point behind it, an underlying reason. Where the eye goes through a photo is easy to manipulate when there is a given road laid out already. What most people don’t understand is that the road has to flow and look aesthetically pleasing in the photo as well. Getting this look is as easy as changing the position of the road in the frame, your relationship to the road and biggest one removing any disturbing elements along the road. Poles, oil smears, road kills, anything that might not flow right needs to be removed. Just like with any other photo the final touches have to be put in.
In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film