the past and passing

abandoned rail-line, Tintic Standard Reduction Mill, Goshen, Utah

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32 responses

  1. Scott, You have taken some photos of the Watsatch Mtn. Range. I’m doing some research on a small oil…and trying to locate where it may have been painted. May I email you some info/details. Will understand if you’d rather not….thank you. Raye

    April 10, 2013 at 6:58 am

    • Good morning, Raye…and yes, you may send me what you have and I’ll help however I can.

      April 10, 2013 at 8:08 am

  2. Liana

    this might be the most evocative rail shot I’ve ever seen…I’m working my way up to speechless

    April 10, 2013 at 7:06 am

    • Very nice words, Liana…thank you very much. 🙂

      April 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

  3. Love this image Scott.

    April 10, 2013 at 9:04 am

    • Thank you, Mike…I appreciate you saying so. 🙂

      April 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

  4. Great capture. I like how the rails and railbed fade off into the distance under the cover of weeds. Very nice.

    April 10, 2013 at 9:21 am

    • Thank you, Dan…just kind of stumbled across it…waiting for me to take its photo.

      April 10, 2013 at 9:41 am

  5. Lovely Scott. Great use of leading lines. Love the composition! Blessings, Robyn

    April 10, 2013 at 9:47 am

    • Thank you very much, Robyn

      April 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

  6. Wonderfully atmospheric – love the teasels. Reminds me of a scene from the movie: Stand by Me.

    April 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    • My wife and kids were just asking about that movie the other day…and I do remember those railroad tracks. Thank you, Meanderer.

      April 11, 2013 at 8:16 am

  7. Love all the varied colors and textures in this one. Perfectly lovely. Who would think you’d find all that out in the desert? 😉

    April 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    • Hmm…yes, Gunta…out in the desert. It’s a lovely world we live in…lovely bit of square miles within sight of the Wasatch. Thanks for the nice words. 🙂

      April 11, 2013 at 8:17 am

  8. Oh Scott, I love this – these are some of my very favorite places. I’ve wandered many an old railroad track, picking flowers and running into who-knows-what. Great photo! To get all that detail in the foreground and the clouds – that’s just what it feels like.

    April 10, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    • Wow…thank you, Lynn…and how nice that these are some of your favorite places…I rather enjoy them, too. 🙂

      April 11, 2013 at 8:18 am

  9. Love this image Scott. Lead in lines, the teasels, the mountains in the distance – smashing photograph!

    April 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    • Thank you for all of that, Adrian…I thought it was a very full image.

      April 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

  10. Railroad tracks ran close to the house I grew up in and i grew up walking them, so I always like seeing them.

    April 10, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    • Glad you enjoyed the image, Allen…there’s something about railroad tracks from our childhood, isn’t there?

      April 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

  11. victoriaaphotography

    Great composition Scott.
    Looks very dry over there. Is this an old photo or recent one?

    April 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    • Hi, Victoria…hasn’t been dry exactly…everything has been preserved through the winter, somehow…and raining and sprinkling while I was out there….this past Sunday. Glad you liked it…thank you.

      April 11, 2013 at 8:21 am

  12. So beautiful Scott. I love old rails like this!

    April 10, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    • Thank you very much, Susan…me too. 🙂

      April 11, 2013 at 8:21 am

  13. That was an incredible find!

    April 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    • Yes, it was, Terry…had to go back and snag some photos of it…too good to pass by.

      April 11, 2013 at 8:22 am

  14. This is really beautiful, Scott. Nature reclaiming what it can.

    April 14, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    • Thank you, Karen…I enjoy seeing that happen.

      April 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      • Me too!
        (I’m trying to catch up on things here, it’s always inspiring to see your world)

        April 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

        • Well it is certainly a pleasure to be able to share it with you. 🙂

          April 14, 2013 at 1:03 pm

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