Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I love macro.
I heard a train and went to take a picture of it as it came by me.  I had to pass it and go a few miles ahead.  It was only doing 15 or 20 mph when I passed it, but I think it sped up.  I had found my spot and was walking down the tracks on one side and decided to cross the tracks for a better picture when I heard it coming around the bend.  Now, if it had been going at the leisurely pace I had last seen it going, I would have been fine.  As it was I crossed the 15 or 20 feet to the other side at a slower pace than I would have if I had realized just exactly how fast he was going.  It did explain his horn a blaring.  I turned the camera on before I had even turned and brought it up in time for this photo...so much for composition.  I think he was doing 45 or 50mph when he went by me.    
I had time for this one...about a second later.
It was a long train, though, so i took a few of these.  it was about 8 to 10 feet away.
and there it goes.
On the other side of the tracks was this...pretty, huh?

It wasn't a bad way to spend the time between me getting off work and Cora getting off work...I enjoyed it.


Cora said...

great pictures, wish we could afford to get you a better camera maybe there will be a someday after the adoption that we can spend money again

ccd said...

Glad you made it out of the way and didn't wind up like a certain uncle...

Pictures looks cool. Keep up the picture taking and the dodging.

Grandma L said...

I like your new blog design and the pictures of the train. You live too dangerously. Knock it off.