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Highway to Heaven by Santi Banon
Thursday, 19th March 2009

Highway to Heaven

by Santi Banon

Winter fogs are sometimes heavy at Pamplona (Spain). This time the fog took a little rest (just a few seconds!) to show a small part of the highway of the "Pillgrims way to Santiago". It looked like a highway to heaven.
Equipment: Sny Dsc H9
Santi Banon

Highway to Heaven by Santi Banon was photo of the day on Thursday, 19th March 2009. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


19th March 2009 at 1:47 am

Now thats a good place to use the word “AWESOM” and that doesnt even seem like a powerful enough word. WOW I could look at that for hours.

19th March 2009 at 2:05 am

Great story to go with this image. It certainly does look like it leads right to heaven. Great, unique shot. Congratulations.

19th March 2009 at 5:03 am

I am not sure I would take any heaven you can get to with a gasoline engine… But what a stunning image – full of engaging contrasts. Remarkable. One of my favorites.

Katherine Lee Strassburg

19th March 2009 at 5:27 am

Lovely ethereal photo………I always enjoy seeing textures played one against another, and you’ve surely succeeded in that. I’d prefer a heaven sans motor vehicles as well………


19th March 2009 at 6:52 am

Very unusual and original shot. The composition is excellent!


19th March 2009 at 8:36 am

A very different shot, well done, could also be titled, Road to nowhere!

19th March 2009 at 9:01 am

Great shot. Perfect composition. Well done.


19th March 2009 at 9:12 am

Before I even read your story, I thought “the road to heaven” a truely lovely shot

19th March 2009 at 9:15 am

cool shot indeed. it is very moody and the low fog looks very clear even though far away.


19th March 2009 at 9:39 am

Winter fogs are from hell, for sure! A nice idea and a simple moment transformed in a great composition.


19th March 2009 at 10:43 am

Fascinating shot and different; which makes it stand out above the crowd. It has an almost ‘Other Worlds’ atmosphere to it as we see the road disappear heavenwards through the mist and cloud. And drivers of their cars are unaware of the scene that is playing out before them as they enter into that secret land which lies beyond the mist and our imagination.


19th March 2009 at 10:45 am

Unusual choice of subject, but exactly for this reason, great choice. Not many photographer would notice that beauty can also be found in a highway!
This is real originality and creativity.

19th March 2009 at 10:54 am

Kirk Jordon’s response (above)gave me a good chuckle, and I agree………..but what an AWESOME shot, and I LOVE THE CAPTION! The hill at the top just showing above the fog just tops it off. Well-seen and well-taken!

planet lover

19th March 2009 at 1:15 pm

Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is done on foot. I hope this isn’t a part of it! The picture is fantastic, though!


19th March 2009 at 2:36 pm

Excellent is right! What a incredible shot, its one to put on a wall and look at all day! Well done!


19th March 2009 at 2:41 pm

Amazing, like that saying, “road leading to heavens”.

19th March 2009 at 5:03 pm

The highway looks almost suspended in air, which suits your title perfectly.

19th March 2009 at 6:55 pm

Great concept and well composed.


19th March 2009 at 10:25 pm

What a striking composition! I love the sepia tones, the mysterious beauty, and the figurative title. The highway could also lead unsuspecting travelers into…
… “The Twilight Zone.”


19th March 2009 at 10:41 pm

I like this pic, because it really looks like the way to heaven


19th March 2009 at 11:52 pm

I don’t think there’ll be a shot quite like this for a long time.

erin buntrock

20th March 2009 at 12:32 am

It looks like a city in the clouds, its beautiful!

Mandy Kilpatrick

20th March 2009 at 1:25 am

This photo reminds me of a dream I had when I was very young, except the highway was deserted and there were no warm tones. This is much more pleasing to the eye, but still ethereal – magical.
Thank you for sharing this with us!!

Sue Gagnon

21st April 2009 at 2:47 pm

This is such a wonderful shot. VERY impressive.

18th September 2009 at 8:34 am

Not sure if this goes into the context but wanted to know the address of a Volkswagon dealer in East London if any?

19th March 2010 at 1:48 pm

Lovely shot!


19th March 2010 at 2:21 pm

really like this shot still!! nice one!

19th March 2010 at 2:40 pm

It is absolutely very very nice shot. Thanks for sharing this.

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