Many cyclists have an idea place to ride in their head. I know many people enjoy wide open spaces with limited traffic, but I personally find this type of riding a little bit boring. Unless I'm climbing a crazy hill out in the country somewhere, I'm going to be pretty bored on a long flat road.
I do love scenic riding that has something interesting to look at. Whether it be a beach, or a view of a city scape, or a ride along a river. Riding out in the open corn fields, not thanks!
That all being said, wide open empty road riding is probably the most photogenic, just look at that picture!