B&W Railroad Levers for C&C

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  1. eric-holmes

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    I went to an old railroad bridge today. This bridge spans a river and it used to pivot in the center to let boats through. It was built in 1922 and has long since been stationary. There is a control box that sets in the center, above the bridge. This is where the worker used to sit and work the levers and controls to swing the bridge. This is my favorite picture of the day and I hope I have more to come.

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    I like the composition and dof. I always want to find a place as this to photograph but I just have to wonder....aren't most of these abandoned places fenced off from the public?
     
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    Let's just say it was difficult to get to. :)
     
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    :lol: gotcha!
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Updated with two new pics.
     
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    I like EVERYTHING about the last photo. Well done.


    (I'd kill myself climbing up there lol)
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ok, here is a picture of me on top of the bridge taken by my cell phone and the other shows the "control" box.

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    I like the 3rd one. It makes me think about the trains that go through there in addition to the coolness of the metal you're taking pictures of....it tells a story. I like it.
     
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    Eric
    That is trespassing....I love it, a man after my own heart...:mrgreen::mrgreen:
    Although your youth does make it easier to escape. ;)


    Kudos for climbing for the shot, and then having the presense of mind to be exactly centered when shooting. I like that shot more than the levers.


    Is that an active train track?
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes, frequently active. Trains don't bother me because I grew up around them. But I am always extra careful. No trains came while I was on the tracks today.
     
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    I love the 3rd one!!! Great work!!!
     
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    So, no trains were harmed during this shoot.









    Sorry, I am feeling kind of corny tonight.
     

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