Another Day, Another Traffic Cone 19

Copyright 2009 Jens Haas -

When was the last time you “shot” something for the first time? A probing question for sure, especially if it is not about ducks, but photographs.

A few days ago, I took a chance and made my first photo of a Midtown traffic cone indoors, underground even. The Midtown cones are a very different tribe, mostly because they have to handle a lot more traffic. And the air is very bad there, which makes your complexion sooty. What many people don’t know is that traffic cones can become quite sensitive to traffic, especially when they get older. That’s why almost all Midtown traffic cones try to rotate out to different sections of the city, which is difficult (a supply and demand thing, so you got to know someone who knows someone). This one withdrew into a parking lot and looks quite happy.