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Pulling Empties

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 13 February 2013 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Having grown up in A Railroad Town, having worked for the railroad for a few years, having two brothers who worked for the railroad for a combined 60+ years (!), it's hard to get the love of
trains out of your system. I do love trains and everything about them.

Here, we see a "CSX / Norfolk Southern" pair of engines, pulling about 60 empty auto carriers as they head eastward towards the Port of New Jersey / New York to likely pick up more automobiles. I edited this a bit in Nik Snapseed to bring out some detail....I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/250 second F/4.5 ISO 100 114 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

OLYMPUS E-510
1/250 second
F/4.5
ISO 100
114 mm

pulling
empties