I pass this stretch of highway every time I need to go somewhere; it’s the only road running north out of my neighborhood. I’ve been wanting to photograph these light poles for a while now. While driving, they appear coming out of a bend in the highway, and the parallaxing as I approach made me think there could be an interesting composition there.
I had originally planned to shoot on a clear, cloudless day (my friend Pat calls them “paint bucket skies,” because you could recreate them in Photoshop with one click of the paint bucket tool). However, on this day in particular the overcast sky was appealing, and created those lovely Rothko bands as a background.