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#062 Business Trip

#062 Business Trip

I had to drive from Edinburgh to Newcastle today
on business. I always find it incredible that the Scottish capital
has no motorway link to England, but today I was actually thankful
as I got to drive through mile after mile of incredible snowy scenery.

This photo doesnt do it justice, its just a snap from behind the wheel.

It was quite frustrating not having time to stop and do
some "proper" photos. I must have driven past 1000 great opportunities !

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
1/2500s f/4.0 at 39.0mm iso400 full exif

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Guest 05-Mar-2005 20:38
brilliant scene, great picture, must have been tempting to stop and miss the meeting
Ian Clowes04-Mar-2005 22:23
Wow! If I remember right this road is littered with those yellow boxes - no problem on this trip though!
Guest 04-Mar-2005 20:50
I hope your tyres had plenty of grip! Looks wonderful, I've never really experienced anything like that myself.
Bill Miller04-Mar-2005 15:54
Great, I am really looking forward to getting home from Tucson on Sunday........
northstar3704-Mar-2005 10:47
the speed cameras won't spot you in this either, not that you could go that fast!
Stu04-Mar-2005 09:55
It's even more amazing that there is no continuous motorway connecting Scotland's two major cities!
cindyd04-Mar-2005 04:13
Hey - get back on the right side of the road! . . . oh yeah - you guys are lefties ;)
This image does convey the feeling of the day regardless of the time you spent shooting it. Looks lonely - which is good in conditions like this - too many people on the road and there's bound to be trouble. Cindy
Linda Willets04-Mar-2005 03:44
very beautiful.. must be so cold..
Guest 04-Mar-2005 01:19
Do indeed know the feeling of all those shots not taken due to lack of time!
Cindy04-Mar-2005 00:57
Oh how I know that feeling John, probably safer not to stop in this stuff, looks mighty slick to me. This is pretty good actually, love the perspective.
Lee Kindness03-Mar-2005 23:42
Could have taken the A1!
Coleen Perilloux Landry03-Mar-2005 23:29
This is amazing--as though you are in the twilight zone. Beautiful!!!
laine8203-Mar-2005 23:17
This is lovely John. I prefer the lesser roads to motorways, you see things as good as this.
Dougie Robertson03-Mar-2005 23:05
The east coast of England seems to have been hit quite hard with the snow.
Wei -----03-Mar-2005 22:41
very nice shot!
Gayle P. Clement03-Mar-2005 22:29
So very beautiful. I'm sorry you couldn't stop but this one is great.
Gail Davison03-Mar-2005 22:17
Beautiful image anyway.
Simon03-Mar-2005 22:00
Beautiful image.
I wish we would get a bit of 'real' snow.
Tine Verheyden03-Mar-2005 21:51
This is such a beautiful picture.
Ian Stickland03-Mar-2005 21:49
All the snowiness... I've just about resigned myself to no snow for another year! The road leading into the distance really makes the shot!
Antonis Sarantos03-Mar-2005 21:35
Very, very beautiful. I like traveling!
Rannoch Moor03-Mar-2005 21:06
I can understand what you felt !
I love those winter sceneries as much as driving on such roads (not kidding !)
Linda Zhang03-Mar-2005 20:35
Well done! I like the perspective and composition, and it definitely gives one a feel for the type of day it was.
Autumn Sky03-Mar-2005 20:34
I love the fading landscape going to infinity. I don't envey your weather.
Sheena Woodhead03-Mar-2005 20:32
John, this may have been taken from behind the wheel but it's not 'just a snap'. The perspective of the road leading into the distance is excellent and you've captured the snowy conditions very well.