CFFC Photo Challenge – Trains and Railroads

CFFC Photo Challenge: Anything to do with trains and railroads

Here is a little collection of pictures I’ve taken from a train- or at a Train Station.

I’ve noticed that on most of these challenges people list what kind of equipment they used, so I guess I should too.

I use my phone and in a few cases my point and click camera impressive right? LOL.

I keep meaning to take photography more seriously, but to be honest I know I don’t have the eye for it and that my composition blows.

But I enjoy the process so much I just keep snapping- or wait, clicking (?) away.

amm

 

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Taken from a train- Luis and I were somewhere along the Mississippi when I snapped this. May 2019

 

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This shirt has been hanging on the fence along the tracks that run by my warehouse since February 2020. I guess it’s here to stay. Also, I think it looks like a ghost.

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Anubis at the King Street Train Station, Seattle WA 2012. The statue was 26 feet tall!

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Fox Lake, Wisconsin 2018

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You know I’ve heard it said that snow makes everthing look pretty.

This picture proves that it does not.

Railroad tracks, Seattle WA 2010

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Pioneer Square, Seattle Washington Railroad Quotes and Symbols in Granite (?).

Last Photo Challenge

Bushboys Photo Challenge: Last Photo ( June 2020 )

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The last picture I took was from a train I was riding on that had struck a person and that person died.

As we sat waiting for the various agencies involved to finish their work and clear us to go, people who lived in that area got as close as they could to us and started to take pictures of the person’s remains.

They ran around with their cameras, they looked through the bushes and you could see them wave their arms around in excitement when they saw something.

This picture is of one of the lookie loos who stood on a log with his food in one hand and directed people to body parts with the other.

I’m kind of surprised this is the last picture I have taken for awhile but maybe that’s because I’m really not in humans right now.

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On The Nose

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Smelling

 

Monsters.

Their sense of smell is unsurpassed

in the animal kingdom.

Good thing they aren’t for real-right?

So let’s be real quiet and sneak by these guys ( they are real and they live in the dark and I’m guessing they do have a great sense of smell )and I’ll give you some examples of monsters with an uncanny sense of smell.

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The Werewolf:

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Zombies!

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From New Orleans  Voodoo Museum– these guys:

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And there you have it…I hope you enjoyed this post because I did have a lot of fun taking these pictures.

amm

Is Nowhere Somewhere?

All of these signs have something to say.

They offer us guidance or they serve as a blank canvass  for some impromptu self expression.

Most of the time I think they get in the way and that they talk too much.

Just like people.

amm

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Step Away From The Camera

Sometimes when I take a picture it’s because I see a story and want to preserve the moment.

Sometimes my dog grabs my phone and I save those pictures because my dog took them and I love him…duh.

And other times the pictures aren’t just plain wrong, but I like them anyway…for example:

Last Monday  the sky was full of smoke and the Sun looked ill so I took a picture of it because I lack empathy for nature.

I toss non recyclables into the recycle bin a lot of the time- that’s how bad I am to Nature.

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I liked this picture better upside down.

Actually, it was a bad shot but I liked the colors and textures so I wanted to make it work.

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I’m not sure who hung this picture of a cat( or maybe it ‘s a rabbit)  in the tree to save it from the sidewalk which was wet from rain but if they cared enough to do that I figured I should do my part to save it too.

So I took a picture of it.

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My brother is a talented photographer, my nieces are gifted too. Me. I just sort of try to take good pictures and most of the time I fail.

But damn, they ARE interesting failures.

So in my own pathetic little way, I guess I’m not half bad

Just A Peek

This weeks photo Challenge at WordPress is called “Peek”

These pictures are a little peek at the stories I’m working on.

I think they’re a bit haunting, which is a good thing if you’re me.

amm

 

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B/W Photo Challenge Day #5

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Yesterday was Halloween, today is the Day of The Dead.

If I have taken anything away from Halloween, The Day of the Dead and All Souls Day it’s this- no matter how abandoned a house may look, how lifeless deadfall may look, how dried and on the road to full decay the leaves that are being pushed along the ground by the chilliest of winds is-

you are not seeing these things alone-

something is looking back at you, something is walking along side you, something is trying to whisper into your ear.

Today my B/W Photo Challenge Response was an attempt to express that feeling.

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I’ve titled these pictures:

” I’m Still Here”