365 Photo Project - Day 26 - High Five

Day 26 - High Five

While it seems as if I really enjoy taking photos of traffic, though I do somewhat, traffic is in abundance in Dallas, so I take advantage of it, I adapt. There is an interchange between I-635 and I-75 in Dallas known as the High Five. I have been wanting to take a photo of the High Five for some time but the timing was never quite right. Today, my wonderful wife granted me her blessing to take an extra hour on my commute in order to stop and wait for the sun to set enough to capture the photo. Apparently photography is suspicious and the police department were tipped off to my shady behavior. I was questioned by two separate cops about my intentions, luckily they were nice and realized I was harmless.

After taking the photo I checked out the wikipedia page for the High Five, it's actually a fascinating read and there's a fair amount of praise and history behind this interchange. If I had my way, I would have loved to photograph this on a foggy night, and I would love even moreso to have a neutral density filter so my aperture wouldn't be so tiny creating all of the distracting starbursts on the lamp posts.

This is one of the most trafficked areas in north Dallas, and the bane of many people's existence. So what better thing to do than to turn someone's extra-long commute into art?

You can view high resolution images on my flickr.

Specs:

  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: Kit 18-55mm
  • Focal Length: 32mm
  • Aperture: f29
  • Shutter: 30 sec
  • ISO: 200