View 248: Canopy Road

A stretch of Canopy Road near Tallahassee, Florida.

A stretch of Canopy Road near Tallahassee, Florida.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, f/16, ISO 400, EV 0, 116mm focal length, HDR Image.

Canopy roads have large moss-draped live oaks, sweet gums, hickory trees and pines casting protective shade over roads around Tallahassee, Florida, with limbs that meet in a canopy to provide cooling shade for the roads and very scenic drives for travelers. There are nine official canopy roads in the Tallahassee area accounting for 78 miles of highway.

Yet, the road you see here is not one of them.  I was told about this road by a fellow flickr photographer who grew up in north western Florida.  The road is not very busy as it dead ends at a lake.  Safe enough to set up to take a series of bracketed photos for HDR images like the one above and allowing for my wife to drive up and down the road to create good stock photos for my catalog.

A Dodge minivan driving down a canopy road near Tallahassee, Florida.

A Dodge minivan driving down a canopy road near Tallahassee, Florida.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/14, ISO 2500, EV 0, 135mm focal length.

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9 Responses to View 248: Canopy Road

  1. Karma says:

    I’d never heard of canopy roads before. You’ve got me thinking about a variety of senses that must be in action while driving a road like this: sight, sound and even smell must be unique here.

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  2. Maggie says:

    Gorgeous photo. The textures and colors are so crisp and clear!

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  3. Rich Turner says:

    Scott – where is this road? I’d like to go ride down in some day!

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  4. Giiid says:

    This light, the mix of sunshine and shadows which you show here, is so inviting to look at, it is a wonderful photo. Interesting to think of that the same place probably would appear completely different at a gray day, perhaps even scary. It is amazing what light can do to a photo.
    You are lucky to have a wife who are willing to help you in your hunt for good photographic shots. 🙂

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  5. Truels says:

    Fantastic photos – I would love driving along these roads!

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