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Houston Highways Under Construction

I would like to do a group project to document the ongoing construction of Houston highways. I open to any thoughts or comments. I have been thinking of letting folks pick their own time to go out on shoots- they could form small groups if they wanted- or go at it alone. I want to stress safety on the endeavor- we do not want anyone hurt trying to get it done. Please keep this in mind at all times and be very careful whatever you do. If I get a few folks interested we can start a discussion or schedule a meeting- group's choice. I live near 610 & 290 - I see stuff everyday that might make interesting photographs. I think it could be a pretty cool project to document all the work going on. We might be able to make an exhibit or something in a local gallery. For now comments, suggestions, etc can be made on this page. We can change that later as we see fit. (Any input from Mark on this is surely welcome) Good chance Noe will be working with me on this one- we have discussed a bit already - but I will be contacting him to make sure before I include him as an organizer.

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  • Gary S.

    Lots of work going on right now near 610 @ 290- TC Jester Bridge is cut out in the middle and you can look up at the workers as you go under bridge. Lots of towers up for future bridges too. I live in area and go out periodically to take a few shots. If anyone interested post a comment here & we can plan a shoot.

    August 5, 2013

  • Gary S.

    THinking of doing a North Loop shoot in near future. They are working on the bridges in 290 area and have lots of the towers standing already- and one or two bridges are almost complete. Anyone interested?

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like a new informal shoot if anyone can go out this weekend? I might bike heights trail. If I go to Huntsville to hike, they always have construction up there on I45 near the Woodlands

    November 16, 2012

  • Gary S.

    We have an informal photo shoot on Sun Oct 28 at 5pm at the N. Loop West near TC Jester. Will meet at WHATABURGER - 610 N Loop @ 18th St. Right now Alex and I are in for sure- any other members of this HHUC group are welcome to join us. We may head to another nearby location such as I -10 @ Sheperd or TC Jester too. This will be the only announcement since it is on such short notice. We can plan another with a formal announcement real soon too if folks are game.
    If you have any ideas or comments feel free to drop me a private message or post.

    October 25, 2012

    • Gary S.

      Just let us know by a reply here if you want to join us. Or make a similar announcement for a shoot with your own comment. This page can be used to post some of the photos.

      October 25, 2012

  • Gary S.

    Was thinking of maybe a Sunday meetup on Nov 4 or 11th- Maybe start around noon- or 3 or 4pm. We could shoot around by the N loop at TC Jester- they are usually not working on Sundays. And also have a little meet n greet. Let me know if this sounds good- if so I will propose it and it will allow time for a few more to get involved. If not we could shoot for a weeknight if we start with a bit of daylight.

    October 24, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be in NOLA with another group Nov. 9-11, but my feelings won't be hurt!

      October 24, 2012

  • Gary S.

    So this ongoing project has officially STARTED- we have a few photos to look at already and a place to post some more soon. I will call for a meet n greet soon- with a photo shoot too if we can make it work. For now this will be HHUC Central for all info and exchange of ideas. Nobody has missed anything at all. Contact me by pvt msg if you have any questions. Enough action here for a day. Very excited we have a lot of interest on the project. Let's make it happen.

    October 24, 2012

  • Gary S.

    I have a few photos I took recently- just hopped out of the car for a few on a rainly day just to be able to show a little taste of what is there. Will post shortly. I set the meeting at 5pm today to allow posting of photos. We will discuss some way to archive some of the files in a more permanent manner later on. We can also discuss a meetup in very near future. Any independent shoots can be posted too. We are all responsible to make this a safe & sensible shoot. Don't take any chances- a totally positive event is our goal.

    October 24, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd like to go, but can't make it now. This theme highly interests me, and I'm definately interested in going on my own or in group to such locations to shoot.

      October 24, 2012

    • Gary S.

      Only reason I scheduled for NOW is so that I can post the photos I already took for the rest of us to see. Dont have the option till meeting happens I believe. Basically testing the system- I have to adjust to it somewhat. What I have in mind is an open and ongoing project- not just one meetup. Not sure how this 'system' works till I give it a test run. LEt me see if I can post now. Then will see how to go from there. Nobody missed anything. Yet anyway (<:

      October 24, 2012

  • Gary S.

    Let's start with a general rule here- This is to be an open and positive experience for all to enjoy. Let's keep things positive and encouraging. If there are a few things heavier to discuss- private email is best option. This is a public place- like we are live on the radio. Let's surely keep it upbeat and interesting at same time.

    October 24, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Agreed.

      October 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds interesting....would the construction of the new Metro routes qualify?

    October 24, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I suggest establish some base criteria with a view that these images may go on display somewhere...encouraging a somewhat unified body of work(at the same time being independent/creative). Day/Night/Dawn/Dusk/Peop­le/Workers/Machines/Dust­/the list goes on.....

      1 · October 24, 2012

    • Gary S.

      Sounds great to me. I have one particular place in mind already as a possibility- very relevant to subject matter too.

      October 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    290 just near 610 seems to have plenty of highway construction. Depending on the date, I'm open to do this. We just need to have one, post photos for that event, then more people will sign on as tiem goes on.

    October 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, around I10 and studemont as well as 59 and Heights Trail. If we took the Heights Trail, by bike, we could hit those and stop whenever we see fit.

    October 23, 2012

  • Gary S.

    Scouted location 610 @ TC Jester/Ella Blvd- spent about 25 minutes - have about 18 photos. I need 2 people to join me so I can show the few I got so far. Give it a shot and RSVP- if you dont want to be involved in the end you can change the RSVP- maybe a few more will sign up. We can get a few together and do a shoot - or you can shoot independently - your choice.

    October 1, 2012

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