Lunchtime Photo

Today is black-and-white day! This is an early morning shot of the four-level interchange connecting the 105 and 405 freeways near LAX. It was taken in the usual way for pictures like this: I set up the camera in burst mode beforehand, and blindly held it up and started shooting as I approached my subject. Then I went home to see if any of the pictures were even in focus, let alone decently framed. It took me a couple of passes to get this one.

December 15, 2018 — Hawthorne, California

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