A stroll with a buddy today brought me to the site of some bridge construction I’ve been trying to ignore. It’s resulted in a fair bit of traffic past my quiet country home, along with the threat of more traffic to come.
Of course, once this bridge is rebuilt – having been washed away during Hurricaine Irene, those drivers that follow their GPS down this now dead-end road and then out again will be able to complete the promoted course. Ultimately I estimate there will be less traffic rather than more.
I’ve taken quite a few photographs along this road, including some of the old bridge before its demise. But as often as I walk it, I rarely bring a camera along – or there would be many more photos.
Did however bring the camera today, and found that once I started looking a few things did catch the photographer’s eye.
We’ll file these under ‘texture’ or ‘construction,’ for lack of a better idea.
I’ve long been interested in construction – big and small. It’s what prompted me to buy the fixer-upper we call home, and what keeps me tuned in to remodeling and renovation shows on the tube. I always notice construction cranes along the road, in the distance or in the city, where they’re hardest to capture in pictures (no helicopter).
I’m know I played with toy trucks when I was a wee one, but this didn’t carry over into an adult desire to run ‘em.
So while I still have this fascination with construction vehicles, I think it’s born of something other than a boyish love of big trucks.
Where does all of this lead me? I’m not sure, but I wanted to share these few photos from today. Perhaps this will motivate me to share the photos I completed about a month ago at a bigger construction site in nearby Cairo, NY.