When my then fiancée, now wife visited Austin for the first time, her first impressions were the flatness of the land and the convolutedness of the highway overpasses. Indeed, since moving to Austin we have dubbed one nearby highway exchange the Bermuda Triangle.
The concrete highway overpass is an undeniable and ever-present aspect of many Texas cities. One is left with two choices: consider it an eyesore, a symbol of man’s unquenchable thirst for growth and expansion. Or, appreciate the simple beauty, a minimal, graceful line cutting through the big Texas sky.
This particular image was my second attempt at capturing this particular overpass. A strange kind of optical illusion occurs; the overpass is actually rising up, but from down below is appears to be sloping down.