By rail, car, sea or air
I love to travel and discovering beautiful countries via rail, car, sea and by air offering distinct advantages and enjoyment from each mode of transportation. When you travel with each transport method you get a different way of viewing a particular place. Sometimes it may be very brief because of the speed of your transportation. Other times, you may get more time, flexibility and opportunity to capture something unique and inspiring from your observations and creativity.
I’m entering a photo contest called Travel Your Way, being sponsored by RhinoCarHire, showing your best photographs representing travel by rail, car, sea and air. Below are some of my favorite shots from using these different modes of transport in various places around the world. ( I’m looking forward to what you think of these images by making a comment below)
By rail is one of my favorite ways to travel. It’s so nice to be able to have the freedom of walking around the cabins, use the restrooms or even have an impromptu picnic. I love the compartments that let you open the windows low enough so you can actually take pictures without the glass. Above is a shot of Mt. Fuji while riding on the Shinkasen bullet train from Tokyo to Nagoya, Japan. Considering the dirty glass, the image still turned out okay don’t you think?
Traveling by car
Traveling by car is so flexible especially inaccessible areas that have little or sporadic public service to smaller towns or sites make it attractive to use a car to go to these remote or less accessible areas. I also love having the flexibility of taking more time and stopping anywhere you choose along the route, you get to choose where and when you want to stop and take more time or go when you have seen it all. Above is a shot of the tree tunnels along the Puna coastline in East Hawaii island.
Travelling by sea is a nice way to see the landscape and coastline from the water. You can a different view from the ocean and understand the relationship from water to coastline into the interior areas. Above is an image taken from the island of Miyajima accessible by regular ferries services less that an hour ride outside of Hiroshima proper. Itsukushima Shrine is the main floating shrine that is accessible by walkways at high tide, the main floating tori gate is accessible at low tide which people flock to and take pictures while playing in the tides and enjoying the day.
Traveling by air brings you to so many far flung countries. I usually don’t try to take photographs in an airplane due the strange angles and small windows which make it difficult to take a photography. But having an opportunity to be up in a helicopter, I was able to take this magnificent shot of San Francisco.
So what is your favorite way to travel? Tell us in the comment section below or send an email!
This is our entry into the contest, Travel Your Way, being sponsored by RhinoCarHire. (click that link if you’d like to enter the contest yourself!) I’m inviting my travel blogger friends below to also join and tell us how they like to travel on their journeys.
Marcia Mayne – Inside Journeys
Mary Wong – Calculated Traveller
Amy Scot Lee – Club Narwhal
Suzanne Fluhr –Boomeresque
Billie Frank – Santa Fe Travellers
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