Rows upon rows of concrete modular barriers faintly front-lit by the last remnants of light reflected of atmospherics.
(Click through the photo for the slightly enlarged 700px view)
Developed in the mid-1940’s by the Steven Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ and commonly called K-rails here in the western states and Jersey Barriers everywhere else, these concrete blocks are commonly seen lining freeways/highways in construction zones. Allegedly designed to redirect wayward vehicles back on to the road in case of contact.
I recently saw a large group of these barriers at a lay-down yard next to the freeway. Perfect for my need to occasionally photograph patterns or repetitive lines. A quick 20 minute shooting session and then a processing in Lightroom and SEP2 for this final result.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 55mm, ISO 100, 0.8 sec, f/4
Concrete Barrier, DGC, Monochrome. El Dorado Hills, California. December 10, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.