Saturday, May 9, 2009

Railroad Tracks

 
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The railroad tracks at Myers Park Drive near downtown Tallahassee. There was no train coming, but I still was not going to stand on the tracks to take this picture!

16 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Lois!
I liked so much this picture! The red light is a fabulous detail and the angle is perfect!
Kind Regards
Léia

( by the way...the comment that Gracie left yesterday was sooo adorable!We were imagining the scenery with Gracie hiding under the bed, so cute!Thanks!)

Darla said...

We still here trains from time to time out where we live. I would not stand on the tracks either!!

JM said...

The composition is great, Lois! No need to stand on the tracks.

Corker2 said...

I'm sure that you'd have enough time to get out of the way. A nice picture, Lois.

Lois said...

I would probably have time to get out of the way, but I always think about that scene in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" where the guy got his foot caught in the tracks with a train coming!

Beth Niquette said...

What a GORGEOUS photo! My husband, the train buff, would adore it, too.

Did you know today is National Train Day??? I've never heard of it before, but apparently that's the holiday which lands on this day. lol

Jacob said...

Excellent composition! I like the way the tracks lead one into the distance...were those red lights on or is that a reflection of the sun?

Re: fires - last I heard there were 27 fires burning in Central Florida! We do need rain badly!

Lois said...

Beth--I've never heard of National Train Day! I guess my picture is appropriate for today then.
Jacob--the red lights were not on, so it was a reflection. I can't believe there are that many fires. I'm not sure if there are any up here yet, but if we don't get any rain, it's only a matter of time.

Clytie said...

Happy National Train Day! Great photo! Chugga Chugga Whoooo Whoooo!

Paul said...

Very wise Lois, that said there is a photo I want and the only way is going to be on the line.
I saw a steam train today, but was walking down to the platform and just saw it steam past.
Paul Leeds Photo Daily

That is the chicken said...

I love shots of railway tracks because I love rail journeys. I always think they are more like dreaming than travelling! Your shot is very evocative.
I have a photo of a railline on Vancouver island on my none CDP blog.

http://clearlyflew.blogspot.com/2009/03/railroads-to-nowhere.html

Fio said...

What a risky shot!
:)

Lisa Wilson said...

Great picture even if you didn't get on the tracks! I think it's kind of strange that so many teens want their senior pictures taken on railroad tracks nowadays.

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice shot.

Our son is still here so I have not been able to get around and visit like I had been. He leaves on Sunday.

magiceye said...

an excellent perspective!

and of course discretion is the better part of valor!

MaCoBra said...

Atmospheric photo! I guess the train wagons are not in use.