Dispatches: Working On The Highway

I take a couple of different routes to work. My morning drive is usually a 24 mile skate up the New Jersey Turnpike, from roughly Exit 7A to Exit 9.

The New Jersey Turnpike is a work of transportation art. Perhaps ugly art…but, well, art is art. Running from way up North to way down South, it’s so much a part of New Jersey culture that people frequently identify where they live by their exit number. “Hi, nice to meet you, where do you live? “Exit 4.” “Ahhh…”

For the past few months years now, right around my drop-in point of Exit 7A, the turnpike has been undergoing construction. A widening effort (Yay! More cars!) has been underway. No matter the weather, these guys and gals (I can’t say that I’ve seen any, but I’m sure they are on the crews) are out there.

So, I decided to start recording it. Setting up my camera in my truck, remote shutter release. It’s a bit of “spray and pray” but, hey, that’s a bit of the fun.

And I like what I’m getting.

These images seem to work well in B&W. I’m using Nik Silver>Holga filter to finish them.

© Mark V. Krajnak 2012 | JerseyStyle Photography | All rights Reserved

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