Road Construction Series: LBJ Freeway Part 1.


Who knew road construction could be exciting?    This is a multi-part series I hope you enjoy and maybe it will inspire you to look at the world around you with a new perspective.  

First a note of thanks to the following individuals who had a hand in making this series possible:

1.  Tore Bellis:  My photography buddy on this expedition – he also drove and made sure I didn’t stray or trespass…
2.  Sam Solomon:  My friend who encouraged me to document the history of the LBJ Freeway.
3.  Fernando De Los Santos:  My friend who also encouraged me to document the history of LBJ Freeway.  He also suggested a photography buddy would be a good idea for safety.  Plus he’s given me great website links and books to learn more about photography – and I’m excited to report the material is sinking in!

Let’s begin the series!
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October 26, 2013
During the commute to work last week I decided it would be fun to document the road construction on LBJ Freeway.  I asked a couple friends what they thought about the idea and they agreed on the ‘historical value’ of my project.

Next I had to find someone to help make this photography expedition possible.  I wouldn’t know where to park to get the photos I want plus it’s best to have a buddy when going on these adventures for safety reasons.

My friend Tore and I got in the car and started westbound on LBJ Freeway (also known as 635) from Central Expressway.

He was familiar with the area so we stopped at White Rock Creek Trail North—I had been on some White Rock trails but not at this location.

Here are some highlights.

Playground at White Rock Creek Trail North.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Here’s an underpass along the trail.  The old LBJ Freeway sign is still attached.

Big Bertha's Adventures

More scenes from the underpass.

Big Bertha's Adventures

This is one of my favorite shots.

Big Bertha's Adventures

Debris.

Big Bertha's Adventures

I took this photo to give perspective on where we were at during the expedition.  At this point I was pretty happy with my shots.  They get progressively better…

Big Bertha's Adventures

Stay tuned for the next blog post.  We’ll continue our journey westbound on 635 toward Interstate 35.

Interesting link on the road construction plus videos and more:  LBJ Express Project

Camera used: Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
Date:  October 2013

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