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The Highway…

I realized that in alot of my “drive by shooting” I take alot of photographs of highways. I guess that’s because I’m ‘driving’ at the time I take the picture but something about overpasses and the open road draws me.

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I have no idea if it has to do with their architecture or design. Or the way they seem to be getting higher in the sky these days.

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The patterns and lines they form – the traffic that moves along them (sometimes agonizingly slowly).

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Not to mention the backdrop they form for sunsets sometimes.

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Ahhh yes. The highway. Traffic. The hustle and bustle of daily life. Moving along like ants in a line. Hoping I’m paying attention to traffic and not my camera settings…

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But I can’t help it. I guess I always use to think that travel and the open road was romantic. Not just the daily, get in line, go from home to work and back again kind of thing.

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Of course the roads aren’t always crowded and sometimes the ride to work is peaceful. Like when I work on a holiday…

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And alot of the time you get the spectacular view of downtown Austin. Always different somehow. I guess it’s the light but it never looks the same but always beautiful.

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And then the familiar road home in the evening. Off the highway. Away from the millions of cars all heading home. The familiar arch of trees over the road. Family time.

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Peace, Love, and White Lines,

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7 Comments

  • Sue Darby

    BEAUTIFUL photos and such unique angles for the freeways… not much on loving the city but the way you present it makes me *almost* want to go there! 😉

  • Snerdey

    Wow those photos bring back so many memories. Growing up around Austin was indeed fun times! Have you taken any photos with the camera speed slowed down along that drive by? I’m thinking it would just be a big blur 🙂

  • Glennette

    Wow, what awesome photos! These photo posts you all are doing in the challenge are really making me want to get my camera out more often! I used to take lots of photos but got out of the habit (gasp!).

    Glennette

  • Meredith

    Loved the different angles, maybe I’ll look at Cali roads differently now, I am glad you identified where they were taken because I was curious enough that I was trying to read the signs and license plates..LOL

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