Road to Beauty - Moab, Utah

Some compositions seem to just speak to me. I love leading lines and roads are the easiest leading line to photograph. Of course, leading lines alone do not make a good photograph. The hard part is finding one that leads the viewer's eye to something special. Another element of a good photograph is adding three dimensionality to a two dimension medium. This can sometimes be achieved by layering of subjects in the distance. When I stood on this dirt road  off on River Road in Professor Valley, I realized that this scene had it all. A colorful dirt road leading to three distinct layers: the sandstone buttes, the snow-capped peaks of the La Sal Mountains and the great blue sky with the soft clouds in the distant background. With the sun directly behind me, I knew this would be a good one.