Photographing Carmageddon II

Last weekend, all 10 lanes of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass in Los Angeles shut down for construction work for the second time in a little more than a year. This 10-mile stretch of highway is one of the nation’s busiest with an average 250,000 cars passing through it each day. So, when you shut that who highway down, worries arise about deadly traffic jams. Thus, the nickname “Carmgeddon.”

I spent the whole weekend photographing the spectacle and it thankfully didn’t live up to its name. Because nobody really cared about it this year, it was challenging trying to get unique photos of anything besides workers working on a bridge. The challenge was getting a unique angle on everything and escaping the media viewing platform area. Here is what I came up with:

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