Riding the Rails

The way I was positioning myself in order to get some of these shots, all that was missing was Dudley Do-Right, Snidely Whiplash, and some rope.  I was actually laying on the tracks!  Mental note to self: as part of a photographers field kit include something to lay on to prevent getting grubby and a scrunchie to keep hair out of face and lens.  DH was standing watch to make sure no other trains were coming (one had JUST passed) and that I wasn’t in a position to get struck by any errant cars that were going through the railroad crossing behind me.  I could feel the vibrations of their driving past and didn’t dare look as my view would’ve been eye to tire.

I can only imagine what the passers by were thinking – then again maybe I shouldn’t.


In this last shot you can see a bit of the sky and clouds reflected in the rail.

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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8 Responses to Riding the Rails

  1. I love photos of train tracks, there’s something so infinite about them. Such a symbol of a journey. Thank you for sharing your shots!

  2. Oh, the things we do to “get that shot”!! Wonderful images, and I love the reflections in the rails! 🙂

  3. ChgoJohn says:

    No matter how great the photo, you should know better than to play amongst the train tracks, Nell. What would your dad, Inspector Fenwick, say?

  4. dhphotosite says:

    Very cool photos!!! Love that you got down really really low and also that you got the reflections!

  5. I didn’t even notice the reflections till I uploaded the pics. I was just so in the moment.

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