I have a project coming up where I need to shoot scenic roads. I'll be shooting background plates of empty roads that we will be adding a CG car to later on. I am piggy-backing this shoot onto another one that is in Redding California. So I'd love any suggestions on spots in the Redding area. I'm trying to get a variety of looks: mountain, suburb, open field, coastline, urban.
Well, it's quite a ways South of Redding, but Coleman Valley road, outside of Occidental in Sonoma County is quite lovely. On a non-foggy day (check first), you're treated to massive panorama views of the Pacific. Coleman Valley Rd. is like a trip back to old-California -- it meets the Pacific close to Bodega Bay.
Many years ago, I shot a product rollout for Indian Motorcycles. We had two pro riders and a CHP escort. We shot at Coleman Valley Road.