By the tracks (2)

Another picture I took of Joan walking along the tracks under M14.  She stopped to see where I was.  I had slowed my pace to take pictures of scenes and images as they presented themselves.  Here, I saw Joan standing at the side of the tracks looking back for me along the curve.

January 1, 2017          Plymouth, MI          Nikon D90

Parallels

Parallels

Same view as “View across the tracks” with a focus now on the tracks.  Strong iron rails that team with the wooden beams of the former station, the pavement between them, and the gravel under the tracks all making a series of parallels.  I carried over the black and white effect , but brought back the warm rusty tones of the second set of rails as they cut across the scene.

February 7, 2016          Plymouth, MI          Nikon D90

 

View across the tracks

View across the tracks

Across from what looks like a former train station, now converted to business offices, I like how the line in the pavement points directly to the center of the building.  I used a shorter focal length in my zoom lens to keep the width of the building in the shot, and it seems to lend itself nicely to black and white.  There are many parallel lines in the scene that the centered pavement line strongly points out.

February 7, 2016          Plymouth, MI          Nikon D90

Looking through

Looking through

On the wildflower train between Clinton and Tecumseh (Michigan) during a brief stop in Tecumseh before making the return trip back to Clinton, I had a vantage point from the open car I was in where I could see straight through the adjoining passenger car and the window on its far end.  I found a nice composition, almost abstract as I used the out of focus color bands of a nearer wall with thinner bands and stripes on the right side, countered by the horizontal lines seen in the far window.  All of this framing the rectangular window with the off-centered circle.

June 13, 2015     Tecumseh, MI     Nikon D90

Old connections

Old connections

An old and small train engine, possibly a switch engine, sits in the tall grass and wild flowers on a track at the Clinton (Michigan) train station. Freshly painted a baby blue, some rusty areas have started eating through the paint. The doors that cover the engine compartment are unlocked so I opened one to see the inner workings. Lots of valves, tubes, and connections like these with rust and patinas from age made for fun photo shooting with the macro lens. I like the geometry and symmetry crossed by the angling tubes.

June 13, 2015. Clinton, MI Nikon D90