What’s on your bucket list? It’s not too difficult to tour cultural icons that have shaped history, but what if you want to discover unique landscape locations that aren’t well known?
It’s hard to find a great spot that isn’t already immortalized on everyone’s Instagram account. Sadly, many of these locations are swamped with hundreds of other tourists. The world is still full of remote, isolated vistas waiting to be photographed, but often, you don’t have to go too far from well-known regions to find lonely beauty.
So, how do you find these nearby vistas? It’s a bit of a chicken or the egg dilemma: easy-to-find destinations are likely to be overrun, but a quick Google search won’t yield unique locations that aren’t already well known in the first place.
That’s where the Terrain View in Google Maps comes in. If you love mountainscape and coastal photography, a diverse topography is a strong indication of the region’s natural beauty and potential through a lens.
It may go without saying, but if you aren’t planning to rent a car, don’t expect to find many unique locations. If you can reach a point of interest with public transit, so can all the other tourists. Plan to rent a car; it’s cheaper (and easier) than you might think.
How do you find unique landscape photography spots? Share a technique and location you discovered in the comments!