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Road Construction Series: LBJ Freeway Part 4. Southbound Interstate 35

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.

Northbound 35E.

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Southbound 35E.

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Construction debris.

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I enjoy taking photos of debris.  Someone has to. 😉

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Still more construction debris.

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Southbound toward Loop 12.

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The sun was setting—it created a nice effect on even the most mundane of items—like a sign.

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We were lucky we were at this spot when the sun was setting.  I really like the colors.

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One of my last shots for the day of construction materials.

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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.

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The sunset marked the end of a great photo shoot expedition.

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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.

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Here’s a similar shot with a bit more focus.

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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.

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

2 thoughts on “Road Construction Series: LBJ Freeway Part 4. Southbound Interstate 35

  1. Making something beautiful out of road construction–that’s impressive! 🙂 I really like the ninth and twelfth photos. Some of your pictures remind me of Roman arches and aqueducts. Even the debris and sign photos are cool photos. I think #13 has a neat overlay effect.

    1. 🙂 Thank you Northerner! It was a fun experience and an inexpensive way to do something fun for an afternoon.

      The ninth photo is my favorite. No photo editing or touch ups– it was the sunset that created that golden effect.

      – Denise

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