abandoned rail-line in fall

30 responses

  1. Photos close to home

    Like the way you placed the rail in the lower left corner. I’ve never been one to avoid cropping. What works, works. This composition works.

    October 25, 2013 at 6:50 am

    • Thank you, Ben…it seemed that the bare trees and teasels were as much a part of the image as the tracks were, so they needed equal showing. I’m glad it worked. 🙂

      October 28, 2013 at 3:32 pm

  2. Lovely detail. Those old railroad grades are wonderful.

    October 25, 2013 at 6:51 am

    • They sure are, Dan….thank you.

      October 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

  3. It’s been a while since a train has rolled on those tracks, by the looks.

    October 25, 2013 at 9:39 am

    • Probably since the mid-1920s, Allen…they lead to/from the old Tintic Standard Reduction Mill that I featured a few months ago, and the mill closed in something like 1924, if I remember correctly.

      October 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

  4. Nice and unusual shot.

    October 25, 2013 at 11:37 am

    • Thank you, Meanderer.

      October 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm

  5. The colors are wonderful. Your composition around the tracks is perfection. I love this image.

    October 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    • I’m glad you do, George….thank you very much.

      November 1, 2013 at 7:08 am

  6. My favourite colours! Teasel is very photographic, isn’t it? This is beautiful.

    October 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    • Mine, as well, Karen…and yes, I do love the Teasels…. Thank you.

      November 1, 2013 at 7:09 am

  7. If only the railroad line in Shasta was this beautiful and peaceful. Such a fantastic peaceful and restful mood to this one.

    October 25, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    • Your Mt Shasta is a bit more majestic than the little mount that accompanied this pretty rail-line, Gunta…but yes, there certainly is a bit of peace with this one, isn’t there?

      November 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm

  8. Oh, what tangled shrubs we weave, when we first practice to build railroads.

    . . . I understand they got better at it.

    Great imagery, by the way.

    October 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

    • I’ve read that they did get better at it….and thank you.

      November 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm

  9. How intriguing and inviting! I’d follow those tracks for quite a while, just to see where they might lead us.

    October 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    • I can arrange a personal tour the next time you’re in town, Gary…. We’ll go exploring. 🙂

      November 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm

  10. The mystery of the past…

    October 28, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    • It is so intriguing, Terry.

      November 1, 2013 at 7:37 pm

  11. Love it.

    October 29, 2013 at 6:49 am

    • Thanks, Jayde. 🙂

      November 1, 2013 at 7:37 pm

  12. I love this, too. I think I’ve commented before on RR track photos you’ve posted, haven’t I? This sums up the atmosphere neatly.

    October 29, 2013 at 10:45 am

    • You did mention it in the past, Lynn…and I believe it was from another expanse of this same track. There is something so very compelling about these old lines that are being taken over by Nature…

      November 1, 2013 at 7:40 pm

  13. settleandchase

    I’d love to hear this as a piece of music! it’s fantastic – complex and intricate but spare and delicate too, lovely..

    October 29, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    • What a wonderful idea, Cath! I like it a lot. 🙂

      November 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm

  14. I’m trying to catch up with your wonderful work Scott and am working backwards. I love your choice of format for many of these photos. I have stolen three of them so far and with your permission will show them to fellow camera club members as excellent examples of landscape photography. The coloration is very fine. Great stuff.

    November 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    • I love your commentary, John…it’s always so encouraging. You may certainly use the photos with your club. Let me know and I can send them in larger format, as these were compressed a little for the blog. Thank you for your kind words, my friend.

      November 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm

  15. LB

    This tells a story and makes me want to follow the tracks

    November 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    • I think that’s probably a good thing. 🙂

      November 4, 2013 at 6:18 pm

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