Concrete Barrier, DGC, Monochrome

55mm, f/4, 0.8 sec
El Dorado Hills, CA

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.


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