single rail to the past

Single rail to the past, Goshen Utah


34 responses

  1. Wonderful golden colours. And beautiful composition. But I am sorry for the rail.. 😉

    May 2, 2013 at 9:43 am

    • Thank you for the nice words, Bente…and yes, the rail has seen busier days….

      May 9, 2013 at 8:10 pm

  2. kai

    That looks like such a romantic photo somehow! Can hear the trains on a once used track echoing in the distance!

    May 2, 2013 at 9:46 am

    • Thank you, Kai…seems like it might have been pretty loud back then…right next to the old ore processing mill.

      May 9, 2013 at 8:12 pm

  3. Beautiful image, just draws you in! I agree with Kal, something very romantic about train tracks.

    May 2, 2013 at 11:57 am

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Susan…thank you.

      May 9, 2013 at 8:12 pm

  4. I took me a minute, but I know where the other rail is. A train hasn’t run that track for a while, I’d guess.

    May 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    • Nope…that other rail couldn’t be too far away…and yes, I’d gather that it’s been quite a while. This is part of the line that brought the ore from Eureka to the old Tintic Standard Reduction Mill…the old place with all of the graffiti on it from a few posts back.

      May 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm

  5. So very lovely… you’re reminding me how wonderful even that desert can be. Beautiful composition with the abandoned rail leading you right in.

    May 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    • Thank you, Gunta…just down the road a bit from your old stomping grounds…just outside of Goshen…..

      May 9, 2013 at 8:15 pm

  6. Yes, the past, it’s rather nostalgic. : )

    May 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    • It certainly can be, Karen. 🙂

      May 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm

  7. What happened to the other side? For me, being not American, images of railways really signify to me the old west and my image of it. Great shot, love the colours in it Scott.

    May 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    • Oh, the other rail didn’t go very far away, Leanne…you can still see a spot of it in a little clearing of the brush toward the left side of the image. We’ve got rail-lines all over the country, too…but I can understand the thinking that they are/were prominent in the typical West. Thank you for the nice words, Leanne….

      May 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm

  8. Wonderful picture Scott! Great atmosphere!

    May 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    • Thank you, Adrian…it felt right, somehow. 🙂

      May 9, 2013 at 8:47 pm

  9. Great detail in the foliage and with nice rich colour and tones, leading to a soft light on the hills, giving the scene depth……all beautifully rendered.
    You have a very good lens on that camera of yours……….and a fine eye for a good photograph.

    May 2, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    • Thank you for the technical feedback, dear John…and your kind words…most appreciated.

      May 9, 2013 at 8:48 pm

  10. So . . . why can’t it be a single rail to the future?

    Looking at it, we’re already half way there; just build the other half, and we are good to go.

    May 2, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    • Well…in this instance, I think I’ll try to appeal to your engineer’s mind and mention the integrity of the rails in their current state…. You do “stress” work, right? The outer edges of the rail have become brittle with the natural decomposition of being out there in the elements for almost 100 years…. While someone might get a good start out into the future, I would imagine that a certain amount of peril would come their way soon enough…but hey, I could very easily be wrong….. 🙂

      May 9, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      • Few things worth doing are ever easy, or free from peril . . . and yes, I do stress work . . . ask anyone who has to deal with me.

        May 9, 2013 at 8:56 pm

        • Well yes, if you put it that way…but I don’t think we’d launch out into the future on rails in this condition…unless we had no options…like in “Back to the Future” maybe…?

          I like your “stress work.” 😉

          May 9, 2013 at 8:59 pm

  11. Wow, so wonderful! This really stirs my imagination. I love the rich, warm tones. The composition couldn’t be more perfect!

    May 2, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    • Thank you very much, Melanie…what a beautiful comment. 🙂

      May 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm

  12. I really love the colors and the perspective is very interesting, great work.

    May 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    • Thank you, Charlie…very much.

      May 9, 2013 at 8:56 pm

  13. victoriaaphotography

    Great composition and capture of the colours. Very nice indeed.

    May 3, 2013 at 12:47 am

    • Thank you, Victoria…another one of those settings just waiting for a camera to come along…. 🙂

      May 9, 2013 at 8:57 pm

  14. Haunting.

    May 3, 2013 at 3:44 am

    • I like that, too, Jean…thank you.

      May 9, 2013 at 9:02 pm

  15. Liana

    I didn’t think I could like rails better than your Apr 10 post…I’m stumbling over these old planks trying to find the right words…something stronger than WOW, something longer than their history…

    May 3, 2013 at 8:10 am

    • I appreciate your effort, Liana…and am thanking you…thanking you. 🙂

      May 9, 2013 at 9:00 pm

  16. I love this image Scott! Fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend! Robyn

    May 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    • Thank you so much, Robyn G…hope you had a wonderful weekend, too. 🙂

      May 9, 2013 at 9:01 pm

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