Friday, September 26, 2008

Thinking of the Seasons

Summer passed into fall this week. It has me thinking of the colors of autumn and the changing of the seasons.

I was also looking through some images and came across this one that I had not posted before. Wisconsin on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi.

The cold of winter is not many folks idea of fun but during a long hot Texas August it actually sounds refreshing.

So call it the end of summer and try to to let it get you "too" cold.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Low Trestle

At the location I often photograph the train trestles is a spot where the floodplain of the Trinity River is rather broad. As such the rail lines have extended low bridges that run across the floodplain. Here you can see two. Different styles from probably different eras of rail development.

From a photograph perspective it was a great place for the view camera. With the rail line running away from me I was able to use a small swing movement to put the whole trestle in focus instead of just the part close to me.

That selective focus is a neat feature. I can use it to pus everything in focus or I could use to put only a sliver of the image in focus. A simple yet powerful tool. Good reason to keep one of these cameras around.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Green Banks of the Trinity

The green banks of the trinity River near downtown Fort Worth.

I wish I could be out west everyday, but on weeks when I cannot, I find locations around the area that I can make a decent image. This is in the aptly named Trinity Park that runs along the river near downtown.

I like the greens of late spring and the slow flow of the river.

I also like to photograph the city because of all the change. We seem to be a constant stage of growth and one day I'll look back and think how quaint it was back in 2008.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Trestles on the Trinity

A series of railroad trestles across the Trinity where three lines converge on the downtown area.

The railroads turned Fort Worth from a place the cattle passed through to the place the cattle went to. Several lines come into town and many of the trestles are of the classic steel and concrete style from the early part of the 20th century.

On a clear summer morning I took the camera out to photograph these three at first light. The steel, the weathered look, the reflections-it has alot of the elements to keep my interest and I make several images.

Having locations like this in my town are a nice perk to life here in Cowtown.