Day 40 - Railroad Crossing

I cross over these railroad tracks all the time and as I drove around trying to find something to photograph today I decided this would be my subject of choice. It's actually no longer used for trains but instead for trolleys which definitely makes for a much shorter wait when you get stuck waiting at one.

25 comments:

The Clip Cafe said...

We are near one too I really want some track shots when i get a spare minute to go down there :-) This is great.

Tracy said...

This is very neat! I need to find some railroad tracks! We don't seem to have very many around us.

Carrie said...

I grew up right by a train track! I used to curse them when they made me late for school. Great shot.

BobbieCoughlin said...

Excellent exposure and focus. I like the white background--it's all about the signal itself.

Clara said...

Very good perspective. I really love the processing that you did on this one, also.

Cheryl's Photo 2011 Photo Journey said...

Nice shot, Misty! Great focus & DOF.

Kimberly said...

Great shot! I've been thinking about photographing a local RR crossing lately also. The weather hasn't been cooperative lately though. Either raining or snowing when I've gone through.

Kara said...

Love it! Perfect lighting and I love whatever you did to it to soften it.

Monica said...

This is a great shot! :)

grandmabish said...

I like this. They are a familar sight around here.

Amy said...

I love this! Really like the processing too.

tchesney said...

I love the plain background, it really makes the sign pop! Right on w/ the exposure, nice natural colors!

Alice said...

i keep thinking about doing a 365 but just haven't ever gotten around to it. i'm going to enjoy following yours!

whippetmom said...

Great shot- I wish I could find some that aren't ridiculously busy! Love your processing!!

Jennifer Officer said...

Wouldn't that be lovely with the scripture from Proverbs about "training a child"? I can see it enlarged or on a standout in a little boy's room! I may totally steal this idea for my nephew who loves trains!

Chelsea said...

Misty, this is SUCH a great shot! I just absolutely love the colors and the DOF!

gerberbaby1 said...

Great shot! Processing is perfect for it also.

S. Etole said...

The red in this is so beckoning.

TOLIVER FAMILY said...

very cool shot.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

I grow up with tracks behind our home. It seemed like we got stopped by a train crossing everytime I was running late for school.

Nice choice for the day.

Meg Martin said...

Hi there! I'm "martintreehouse" on xanga... Our baby girls are right around the same age. I am so happy to have found your photography blog... I LOVE it!!!

Kristin said...

Another outstanding shot. I'd love it if you'd share some of your PPing tricks with us. I've been loving some of the effects on your recent photos.

Ky said...

Ooo, I likey!

Kristy Johnson said...

Excellent clarity in this shot! You've made a simple, functional item BEAUTIFUL!

longneys said...

Great shot. I like the processing as well.