A Graphic Look at Severe Traffic Dust in California, USA

by dtlange

A carport overhang in the foreground, and a apartment building in the background, created a perfect magnifying aperture for the setting sun to illuminate a cloud of ambient traffic dust in Santa Barbara, CA, in 2012. The streaks are large pieces and shards of particulate, while the whitish cloud is small and fine particles. Traffic dust is composed of things like toxic heavy metals, soot, benzene, asbestos, and tire wear. The vid begins with a couple of still photos then the live action video. That cloud that swirls left to right is a minor burst of breeze.