Who knew road construction could be exciting? This is Part 4 of 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. If you missed Part 1 click here. For Part 2 click here. Part 3 click here.
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!
We continued our trek southbound on 35E (Interstate 35) near Walnut Hill, Manana Drive and Loop 12.
I enjoy taking photos of debris. Someone has to. 😉
Still more construction debris.
Southbound toward Loop 12.
The sun was setting—it created a nice effect on even the most mundane of items—like a sign.
We were lucky we were at this spot when the sun was setting. I really like the colors.
One of my last shots for the day of construction materials.
I’m usually driving by myself – this was a rare occasion I could take photos as a passenger. This is turning from 35E onto 635 West.
The sunset marked the end of a great photo shoot expedition.
Here’s a somewhat a failed shot or perhaps it’s ‘artistic.’ It’s a shot of the driver’s side rear view mirror using my telephoto lens on the Canon Mark II.
Here’s a similar shot with a bit more focus.
Hope you enjoyed the series. I might add more photos as road construction progresses.
Tips: Instead of complaining about something you cannot control (like a daily commute through road construction), find a creative way to use it to your advantage.
Camera used: Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
Date: Octobeer 2013