Southbound Toll Plaza on 95 in Baltimore MD

I’m trying to do a little more drawing. This summer (and on and on, for who knows how long, I guess until I get some new idea) I’m drawing recents sights from my daily life.

Here is a view of a toll plaza in Baltimore MD from a trip to Washington DC we made in May 2021. Pen and ink and the notebook is about 8″ x 6″ or so.

4 thoughts on “Southbound Toll Plaza on 95 in Baltimore MD

  1. mim4mail

    Wow! So good. I remember when we used to drive up 95 to NYC to see our kids. Then we started taking the train. Miss these sights and sites.

  2. Laura (PA Pict)

    I think the composition is really strong with the top of the toll booth signs creating a horizon in the middle with the calm clouds above and the busy humans and machines below. I also like the way you have emphasized the way the lanes fan out from the centre point of the composition.

  3. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I don’t enjoy 95 at all, I emerge from a trip down it feeling wrung out, so I try to find scene along the way and take photos or whatever, to distract myself! This was one of them in our last trip.

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    I took this photo for that fanning-out reason – I saw it and clicked the camera fast to catch it. I loved the way this scene looked. Almost like a portal to another world, maybe…?

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