Helpful Posts Helpful Posts:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 50

Thread: Driveways (or Entrances)

  1. #1
    Peter Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,971
    Real Name
    Peter

    Driveways (or Entrances)

    Driveways always fascinate me. People either spend a lot of time and money on making the entrance to their property something special or donít bother. I am sure they take on different styles and importance around the world.

    Driveways and entrances always seem to have some form of composition structure that is suited to photography.

    Here are a couple and maybe others would like to add to this thread.

    Driveways (or Entrances)

    Driveways (or Entrances)

  2. #2
    wilgk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Victoria Australia
    Posts
    2,409
    Real Name
    Kay

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    I agree Peter - there is an especially nice drive down a small side road in New Zealand that we went through every year on our way to Arrowtown (little village near Queenstown) that was lined on either side with Poplar (was I think the name) Trees. They looked magnificent in any season, but of course best in Autumn.

    This entrance to the Equestrian centre reminded me of that road. I tried to set up a shot when we had a comp' there in Autumn.
    I chose only chestnut horses/pony, but the dynamics of having them side by side down the driveway just didn't work. Apparently they just don't like to walk that close together with strangers!.
    Anyway even though it didn't turn out exactly as planned, I'm sure I'll keep learning if I experiment with compositions while I'm meant to be out shooting the sporting action.

    Driveways (or Entrances)

  3. #3
    GrimTheRipper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Mississippi/New York
    Posts
    47
    Real Name
    Alan

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    I gotta to be agree with you. The driveway sometime feel special to me, especially(sp) a driveway that is no longer on the map and never use again like I just found today near the lake in Mississippi.

    Driveways (or Entrances)
    Driveways (or Entrances)

    This is a Wolf Creek Road that had been closed for more than 20 years(?). That road used to be on the way to the national park. It's just amazing that the road is closed and the stop sign is still there and dying. The color is fading away.

  4. #4
    Peter Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,971
    Real Name
    Peter

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    Hi Alan,

    With the overgrowth and lack of use it actually looks a bit haunting. We have a meteor crater in Australia called Wolf Crater and they made this very terrifying horror movie around it so the name Wolf Creek Rd conjures up some bad feelings.

  5. #5
    Peter Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,971
    Real Name
    Peter

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    I agree Peter - there is an especially nice drive down a small side road in New Zealand that we went through every year on our way to Arrowtown (little village near Queenstown) that was lined on either side with Poplar (was I think the name) Trees. They looked magnificent in any season, but of course best in Autumn.

    This entrance to the Equestrian centre reminded me of that road. I tried to set up a shot when we had a comp' there in Autumn.
    I chose only chestnut horses/pony, but the dynamics of having them side by side down the driveway just didn't work. Apparently they just don't like to walk that close together with strangers!.
    Anyway even though it didn't turn out exactly as planned, I'm sure I'll keep learning if I experiment with compositions while I'm meant to be out shooting the sporting action.

    Driveways (or Entrances)
    Hi Kay,

    You are an equestrian fan as well. We have pleasure horses although my back is such I do not ride much anymore. My partner does adult riding club dressage but most of my riding was 5 - 7 days camping out lost in the high country

    The composition of diminishing lines on the road and the repetition of trees plus the autumn colours makes for a lovely image.

  6. #6
    Shadowman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    WNY
    Posts
    31,810
    Real Name
    John

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Ryan View Post
    Hi Alan,

    With the overgrowth and lack of use it actually looks a bit haunting. We have a meteor crater in Australia called Wolf Crater and they made this very terrifying horror movie around it so the name Wolf Creek Rd conjures up some bad feelings.
    I saw the movie and read the back ground of the incident at www.crimelibrary.com. Very chilling indeed!

  7. #7
    mastamak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Cairns, Queensland
    Posts
    305
    Real Name
    Grant

    Lavender Walk

    Driveways (or Entrances)

    This is the entrance to a magical coffee shop and restaurant - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, NZ

  8. #8
    Peter Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,971
    Real Name
    Peter

    Re: Lavender Walk

    Quote Originally Posted by mastamak View Post
    Driveways (or Entrances)

    This is the entrance to a magical coffee shop and restaurant - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, NZ
    Nicely spotted Grant, it has a very nice feel to it. I could see myself enjoying a coffee there.

  9. #9
    Peter Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,971
    Real Name
    Peter

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    This is a shot of our driveway in the winter.

    Driveways (or Entrances)

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    17,662
    Real Name
    Have a guess :)

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    Hi Peter,

    Must be lots of fog this time of year?

  11. #11
    Shadowman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    WNY
    Posts
    31,810
    Real Name
    John

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    I agree Peter - there is an especially nice drive down a small side road in New Zealand that we went through every year on our way to Arrowtown (little village near Queenstown) that was lined on either side with Poplar (was I think the name) Trees. They looked magnificent in any season, but of course best in Autumn.

    This entrance to the Equestrian centre reminded me of that road. I tried to set up a shot when we had a comp' there in Autumn.
    I chose only chestnut horses/pony, but the dynamics of having them side by side down the driveway just didn't work. Apparently they just don't like to walk that close together with strangers!.
    Anyway even though it didn't turn out exactly as planned, I'm sure I'll keep learning if I experiment with compositions while I'm meant to be out shooting the sporting action.

    Driveways (or Entrances)
    At a quick glance, such a sharp, crisp image filled with a proud cheerfulness.

  12. #12
    Peter Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,971
    Real Name
    Peter

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Hi Peter,

    Must be lots of fog this time of year?
    Kyneton gets those fogs that can hang around all day, like this one. The one advantage is that as the sun rises the fog acts like a big diffuser and is quiet bright. In the mornings the sun is not as strong and passes through much more fog given its angle and can be much greyer.

  13. #13
    Shauna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Phx Arizona
    Posts
    31
    Real Name
    Shauna Seymore

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    Driveways (or Entrances)

  14. #14
    Peter Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,971
    Real Name
    Peter

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    Quote Originally Posted by Shauna View Post
    Driveways (or Entrances)
    Definitely 4 wheel drive country. Where does it lead to?

  15. #15
    Shauna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Phx Arizona
    Posts
    31
    Real Name
    Shauna Seymore

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Ryan View Post
    Definitely 4 wheel drive country. Where does it lead to?
    I guess its the entrance to our campsite..not techically a driveway or entrance..i just love the way the trees lined the road..its a fourwheeler or ranger road only..there is not a compact car on the road that could fit to drive it some parts are super tight..

  16. #16
    Moderator Dave Humphries's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Windsor, Berks, UK
    Posts
    16,393
    Real Name
    Dave Humphries :)

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    Quote Originally Posted by Shauna View Post
    ..its a fourwheeler or ranger road only..there is not a compact car on the road that could fit to drive it some parts are super tight..
    Hah,

    I guess US compacts still have some 'catching up' to do with Europe.

    Most 4WD vehicles are way bigger than the average car on the road in UK, although those same 'compacts' have low ground clearance, so you still wouldn't take it down there

    (unless I am mis-understanding 'tight' - in UK, I'd take that to mean sharp corners a long or wide car couldn't get around)

    Cheers,

  17. #17
    Peter Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,971
    Real Name
    Peter

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    HI Dave,

    Us Aussies understand 'tight', must be a convict thing, squeezing into small ships for long voyages - you are correct in your thoughts.

  18. #18

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    3,090
    Real Name
    Wendy

    Productive Entranceway

    Collecting Sap for Maple Syrup on a farm laneway

    Driveways (or Entrances)

  19. #19
    Peter Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,971
    Real Name
    Peter

    Re: Productive Entranceway

    Hi Wendy,

    Well that is something I haven't seen before. How long do they leave the buckets son the trees and do they do any other processing of the syrup?

  20. #20
    Peter Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,971
    Real Name
    Peter

    Re: Driveways (or Entrances)

    Here are a couple from around our area. The first is from an older solid brick home that has been in the area for many years. The drive is right on top of a very steep hill and not used much any more as it is now in a blind spot for drivers as they approach the crest of the hill.

    Driveways (or Entrances)

    The second is a more modern driveway from a working farm showing the drought conditions we have had for nearly 8 years now.

    Driveways (or Entrances)

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •