Wood And Metal Spanning Space And Time


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lonely hound traveling
long retired tracks
soft paws and toenails echo 
click-it-a-clack

copyright ©2015 Terry Boswell

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wood and metal
softly fade 
into distance 
and receding light
enveloped soon in darkness

copyright ©2015 Terry Boswell

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This is my response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Metal and Wood.

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Nature’s April Fool’s Prank

I thought perhaps I was done with snow shots for the season, but this morning, April Fool’s Day, in spite of spring having arrived on the calendar almost two weeks ago, there was snow on the ground. It seems mother nature has a sense of humor.

I took a walk over to the railroad tracks and became fascinated by the snow that had selectively accumulated about 1/4 inch or more on certain surfaces. The tracks looked like a series of white stripes strung together by two dark ribbons.

In response to Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: Week #13. Thank you Cee, for the challenge!

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: 2015 Week 7

In response to Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge, “to capture the roads, walks, trails, and rails, we move from one place to another on,” I’m  posting these photos that I took a couple of weeks ago.

There are fully functioning railroad tracks under that foot or more of precipitation. The photos reveal a quiet time between a fresh snow and the next freight train, which usually passes by twice daily. Two views face south and the other two, north.

It amazes me how the weather can so effectively desaturate the color from the world!

To see more foggy snow scenes from that same day, click here.

Thank you Cee for the photo challenge!

Photography 101: Landscape

Landscape is the theme for day fifteen of Photography 101.

“Today, snap a picture of a landscape. Focus on the gestalt — the entire setting as a whole… rather than a specific subject or focal point within the scene. The setting itself is the star.”

Yesterday the clouds were looking pretty cool, so I headed down the railroad tracks to get a couple of shots for the day’s theme.

This first photo was the view north. When I got just past the evergreen in the center of the photo, I turned to my right and snapped the second photo.
Looking north along the tracks.

 

This was the view to the east of the tracks.
The view from the tracks looking east.

I had been up on the hill, past the white silo pictured above, a couple of weeks ago, and had taken my next photo then.  Continue reading