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Too hot?

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This is one of the lonely access roads into the Death Valley, California.
It felt like the perfect subject for the longest lens in my bag :)

In his comment on 15 July 2014, Raymond (monminou) shared an interesting story
concerning this place:

"Been there and I asked someone in a gas station why on earth the road was
like that and he had a very logical reason ... there are often flash floods
in that part of the world and should that happen, you get your car on a high point
and be safe ... well, that's the answer I got and it made sense to me!"

The picture is now geotagged (click above on 'view map') for those
interested where it is exactly :)

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Julie Queybronac (Bryline)23-Jan-2019 16:55
Fabulous picture !
Bob Reynolds13-Oct-2017 14:23
Been on this road several times. You captured it magnificently!
Nick Paoni12-Jun-2017 14:15
Wonderful shot of this ribbon of highway.
Mike Dunbar24-Nov-2016 16:22
The compressed perspective really works for this shot.
Yiannis Pavlis10-Nov-2016 02:11
Excellent simplicity ,depth light and mood.
Carol How20-Apr-2016 20:38
Wow, what a road, and back story! Great capture too!
cits_4_pets26-Mar-2016 17:23
Reminds me when I bicycled across Highway 50 across Nevada with 3 friends back in the 90s. Good use of a tele to make the road look more undulating.
Carol How23-Dec-2015 21:57
Ha, ha, looks like its just plain melted from the heat and in a flash flood would create a lovely waterfall. Super capture! V
hamery21-Nov-2015 16:43
Great composition and capture; Dramatic mood and beautiful ! V
Irena Jurecic26-Aug-2015 08:29
Great work! V
clickA SF09-Aug-2015 20:20
My second visit... Love this shot more and more... BV+++
Ted :)
Sam Rua26-Jun-2015 15:32
Nicely captured. Funny, I drove on that stretch about a year and a have ago and don't remember it being that severe. Super POV.
Gilles Navet04-Apr-2015 09:55
De très loin au téléobjectif.....
Une route qui se plisse sous la chaleur!
V Gilles
Guest 27-Feb-2015 00:19
Looks like Penndot at work again. LOL
Ann Pettigrew07-Nov-2014 13:55
Really cool shot! This is a place I have wanted to visit since I was a kid and still haven't gotten there. One of these days.....
Dave Petersen Photography31-Oct-2014 17:04
As a retired public school educator I can relate well to this image. I have had many days that seemed to go like this road. Voted
Peterfree28-Oct-2014 20:53
Exzcellent shot! I like the story. Thanks for sharing. V
Karen Moen19-Oct-2014 17:50
Now I know why they call it a ribbon of highway! Voted.
Paul Guttenberg13-Oct-2014 12:50
Really enjoyed this shot!
Dek Grant08-Oct-2014 18:24
Its all been said already, but fantastic shot !
Saskia 08-Oct-2014 16:03
Very interesting and great photo. Thank you for your very kind comments!
Shmuel Halevi29-Sep-2014 14:15
Very nicely composed.
I want to drive this one and see how fast I could go. I agree with the kids - Get some air -
Raymond15-Jul-2014 18:11
The long telephoto lens does a superb job here compacting the image. Been there and I asked someone in a gas station why on earth the road was like that and he had a very logical reason ... there are often flash floods in that part of the world and should that happen, you get your car on a high point and be safe ... well, that's the answer I got and it made sense to me! Love your photo, superb.
Alexander Kazakov15-Jul-2014 17:57
Superb! V
Patrick Goossens08-Jul-2014 08:05
you probably get seasick driving this road.
Kasia Guess22-Jun-2014 23:28
Fantastic image, looks like sprayed on the sand, v.
MarcViskens02-May-2014 19:57
very very pretty shot
well done
XiaoBernard9904-Nov-2013 09:58
Great capture.
clickA SF20-Oct-2013 21:41
Outstanding shot! BV
Guest 29-Jul-2013 11:22
a beautiful picture ..
Guest 01-Jul-2013 11:13
a nice picture ..
John Amato29-Jun-2013 14:09
I almost flipped my 73 Ford Bronco here. I didn't realize how fast I was going down hill and hitting those areas where the road rises and then goes right back down got me air-born and a Bronco isn't something you want to do that in. V
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)15-Nov-2012 09:48
Wow, a really fantastic image. Great POV. Nicely seen & capture. V.
ac14-Nov-2012 18:03
Yes !!
Fatih Gumus14-Nov-2012 08:57
amazing rhythm!
Peggy W14-Sep-2012 19:59
Great composition!
Guest 08-Jul-2012 21:37
SLC_Images21-Jun-2012 06:58
Pretty nice image and info!
Alexander Kazakov17-Jun-2012 14:28
Outstanding shot! V
rozyczko16-Jun-2012 21:49
that is stunning shot! great composition
Alexander Kazakov07-Feb-2012 16:10
Superb! BV
joseantonio28-Jan-2012 12:30
Gorgeous image
Andy Rowlands16-Jan-2012 19:36
Great atmospheric shot. V
Guest 10-Jan-2012 21:18
Great and highly unusual.
John Hamers02-Dec-2011 18:31
Excellent shot of this great find !! V
Guest 08-Jul-2011 05:22
I'm a snaaake i'm a snaake :333
Rob de Heer02-Jul-2011 13:42
Great shot..
Long Bach Nguyen08-Jun-2011 08:30
zonedout18-May-2011 18:53
Do we know how to lay down a road in the US or what? V V ...z
ps Looking for more of your SW tour images, Pawel!
Lewis Hall08-May-2011 16:15
This is outstanding. V.
Guest 05-Mar-2011 10:39
What can I say , Super .
judithann01-Mar-2011 17:28
It looks like a carpet someone just laid in preparation of stapling it down! :o)) Another brilliant capture!!
meekam tam28-Feb-2011 14:19
Very interesting road beautifully captured! V
John Marshall 27-Feb-2011 01:12
Looks like a fun road. So, how long is this lens of yours?
Dan the Man13-Nov-2010 21:53
No need for speed limit on this one! Thank you for sharing!!! V
Lawrence Solum04-Nov-2010 01:21
Carl Carbone31-Oct-2010 19:17
What a 'cool' shot! V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)17-Oct-2010 17:37
Great.Nothing else...V+++
Eric Herbelin26-Aug-2010 07:17
Superb! V
Philippe GUERIN25-Aug-2010 13:10
this picture is too funny. I like it.
Guest 25-Aug-2010 07:33
Outstanding capture. Very funny title!
Fernando Peres Rodrigues05-Aug-2010 07:35
Very illustrative photo
Jim's Atavistic Visions18-Jul-2010 16:14
Execellent photography!
Guest 12-Jul-2010 10:10
that's some place to be!
Marwan Habib02-Jul-2010 14:45
Wow. I feel seasick. :-)
Charles Lasnier23-Jun-2010 05:52
Great shot!
I think the ancient Romans did better road building than this.
Mark Chambers ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE310-Jun-2010 19:05
Now that is what I call speed bumps!
Guest 17-Mar-2010 04:26
great perspective, a perfect picture! V
Enrique04-Feb-2010 04:55
That's a very cool shot - excellent perspective.
Johan Gerrits27-Nov-2009 19:56
Wow, great wavy lines, amazing and great use of lens!!!
Buba Jafarli21-Sep-2009 07:27
Fabulous capture indeed! V.
basri_eli20-Sep-2009 08:17
Gear capture!! V
Petros Labrakos13-Sep-2009 10:19
superb shot!
Steve Mockford12-Sep-2009 22:53
Great shot - not sure that I would want to drive this though.
Raymond Ma09-Sep-2009 03:24
Is it an undulating road or is it the heat waves that is distorting the vision. Splendid use of the tele. V
Guest 06-Sep-2009 07:09
Incredible road.Good picture.v
Guest 05-Sep-2009 17:17
Excellent Photo! I've driven this stretch many times and recognized it instantly! Well captured!
Bartosz Kotulski24-Aug-2009 12:24
Hi. Very nice composition and fantastic point of view. great shot
yannick Beunard01-May-2009 08:39
Very hot !! Nice work !
Jean-Gregoire Marin17-Apr-2009 18:07
Well this road is very convenient: just roll it, pack it up in the back of your car...and unroll it when necessary, don't you thin so
;-)! and (V)
Photo.Keely29-Mar-2009 18:27
Great image! V.
Chris Morton27-Mar-2009 17:01
looks beautiful even to a tarmac hater
Guest 27-Mar-2009 16:40
You got a great picture, very well composed! V!
MarcWildPassion17-Mar-2009 21:06
This is very nice; V
Boris15-Mar-2009 23:46
Great shot. V.
JB15-Mar-2009 01:54
I think I had too much to drink. Maybe you should drive.
Ulla Kruys07-Mar-2009 16:47
A great capture! :-)
Meggi Raeder06-Mar-2009 06:24
buckle up!!
Great image,
Guest 05-Mar-2009 22:57
Great work or great production? In a way or another it's a fantastic image.
Gil Azouri23-Feb-2009 20:33
Excellent use of tele lens, outstanding shot! V
Alain Boussac04-Feb-2009 15:51
A fantastic find and a great picture ! BV.
Guest 02-Feb-2009 19:07
good shot..V
Pete Hemington02-Feb-2009 18:57
It gives the impression of buckling in the heat, good shot
virginiacoastline02-Feb-2009 18:48
WOW! What a ride THAT must be!
thanks for tagging it =)
Robyco26-Jan-2009 12:22
Outstanding !! (V)
Guest 25-Jan-2009 18:12
Cool Shot! GMV
Marco Valk25-Jan-2009 17:50
awesome; what a great find. voted
Ali Majdfar23-Jan-2009 19:12
Outstanding capture, ~V
Andre Fontaine23-Jan-2009 17:23
wow magnifique pose ! v
Francisco Figueras23-Jan-2009 12:24
excellent find!
Pawel27-Dec-2008 20:58
za szybko sie tedy nie pojedzie :) v
Kilkenny Photographic Society18-Dec-2008 18:39
Dan the Man18-Dec-2008 13:46
Must be a beautiful ride on motorcycle!
kd17-Dec-2008 21:40
I was there a few years ago. great capture.
LynnH13-Dec-2008 14:42
What a wonderful find! You captured it at a great angle.
Kees Terberg12-Dec-2008 20:31
Hehehe, I guess that this is one heck of a bumpy road... A stunning capture.
Roland12-Dec-2008 14:33
A unique image and a funny title. Nice job.
Guest 12-Dec-2008 12:26
Fantastic photo!
Big vote!
Gilles Navet12-Dec-2008 11:07
Belle composition serré
Je n'aimerai pas être une voiture....
jacob kedzierski11-Dec-2008 09:19
awesome road shot!
Yves Rubin09-Dec-2008 17:44
What a stunner! Superb eye and choice of composition. BV!
Sam Bashir09-Dec-2008 17:38
What a great shot! Great choice in using the long lens. Nice compression of the waves and troughs.
Mattias Backström09-Dec-2008 17:32
Fantastic find. And thanks for sharing the exact location. I'll take my private jet and be there within 24 hours from now ;-) It looks unreal, but your photos never lie. V
Bob Reynolds09-Dec-2008 16:03
Fantastic! What a wild ride this be
Nick Powell09-Dec-2008 07:32
Superb undulating road, well spotted and captured.
Monte Dodge09-Dec-2008 03:49
Nice,,, vote
Aat Bender08-Dec-2008 21:33
Fantastic image!
Guest 08-Dec-2008 15:35
It almost appears like an illusion. -v-
Zoltán Balogh08-Dec-2008 09:08
Wow Pawel, that is awesome! Very well seen and composed! Thanks for sharing, big vote!:)
Lee G07-Dec-2008 21:41
The kids in the back seat yelling for dad to drive faster and get some air off of these jumps! Great shot. v
Bill Ewart Jr07-Dec-2008 20:37
Speed bumps ahead.... awesome pic!~
rocky05-Dec-2008 16:32
Must be a *wild* ride. =V=
Robert Charity05-Dec-2008 01:37
rollercoaster of a ride, v
Jesse Henslee04-Dec-2008 23:27
Looks like a BMX track. very cool composition
Kasia Guess04-Dec-2008 22:21
looks like sprayed sand :-)
Rick Bricker04-Dec-2008 18:03
Great shot Pawel.Looks like they just poured pavement on the mounds.I just finished posting a fence that would go along well with this road....if you like,take a peek
Photo Club Pavillonnais03-Dec-2008 09:29
very fun !!!
rousselziak -V-
BleuEvanescence02-Dec-2008 05:14
Is this a free ride?
This is almost hilarious...but what a fantastic image!
Dave Hein01-Dec-2008 08:45
Speed control. :)
Dave Wyman01-Dec-2008 07:43
What a terrific photograph. Where is this, and I think I might need an air sickness bag.
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