Perfect interpretation of this prompt!! (It's only been 19 days!! You'll make it!!)
that is a wicked cool pic...i love the railroad.....grew up w tracks by the house...walked them a few miles in my day too....
Now you have me singing "Hobo's Lullaby"! A great way to start the morning, Cheryl!
So I went out yesterday and took a gazillion photos of the train tracks thinking I would use them today....instead....I picked up a half dozen railway spikes and took them home....looked at my photos...and decided not to use them....but I am so glad you did...I love the rustic look.....it is great.
wonderful photo - I like your perspective!
That's a gorgeous shot. I can't imagine those tracks have been used for quite some time.
That is really a lovely shot! Are those tracks just for foot traffic or are they used?
Thanks LM. Definitely not for foot traffic since they are still in use. They'd be rusty if they were out of commission.
Thanks Danielle. These are up north in the mountains where there are still so many trees everything looks rustic. You'd have loved the covered bridges!
They're still in use and have been around for a very long time. I love that they run in valleys between the mountains up a bit further north of here.
Wow. That's a cool shot! Are those tracks wobbly?
This photo makes me want to put on my walking shoes and head into the mystery that lies just around the bend in the rails. This is one of the best photos you've posted so far in this challenge, in my opinion, and it's one I think many, many people would love to have hanging on their wall. It's very evocative.
I really love everything about this photo. The color, perspective...fabulous. Hope you continue to have the will to live and share more with us. ;-)
I am sofa king in love with this picture. It reminds me of two movies: Fried Green Tomatoes and Stand By Me.
Great shot! Makes you want to find out where the tracks lead.
*snicker* just noticed the 3 billion *another snicker*
Those tracks look almost as long as this photo challenge. Almost. The challenge is way longer.Great photo too! Love the mountains peeking up over the trees in the foreground.
Oh, I want to be there! I want to know where the tracks lead.. Great photo, Cheryl!
nice find. are the tracks still in use? they look well-kept.
Nice one, Cheryl! =)
Holy Stinkin' Cow... that's one cool photo! I love railroad tracks and these have a spectacular nostalgia about them.
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Thanks for the encouragement!
Glad you enjoyed them, Paula. Now I have to go find that song!
Thanks PK. It wasn't an easy shot since I couldn't get far enough back to get the shot I wanted. These cross a heavily traveled road & drivers weren't appreciative of my crossing the road in the first place.
Thanks. Nope, solid as steel. They're still in use and will probably stay in use for a very long time. I'm not sure how much commercial traffic they get, but I'm fairly certain these are the track the historic steam train uses to take tourists on a trip around the area.
Thanks Michael. I wanted to take a stroll too.
Thanks Lisa. I'll finish simply because I'm not a quitter.
Thanks Meleah. I rarely ask RM to stop so I can take a photo. This time I did. It was so beautiful. To make it work, I had to crop it down but lost the mountains in the process. Some things are just too big to capture with a camera.
I'm not sure but my guess is they wind through the valley between the mountains.
Thanks Mike. Glad you notices the distant mountains.This challenge is endless. The prompts are killing me. Weren't they easier last time? Or is that just a romantic memory?
Thanks Ziva. They lead into the "neutral" territory. (Can you tell I'm struggling with that crazy prompt? It looked so sane compared to some of the others and yet it has me totally baffled.)
It's a Woody Guthrie song... very sweet. The line, "can't you hear the steel rail humming...," is what came to me as soon as I saw this.
Thanks Val. Yes they are. I'm not sure how much commercial rail traffic they get, but there's a steam train that takes tourists around the area using these. They're likely to be in use for a very long time since this is up in major touron land.
Thanks Jamie. I live so close to so many amazingly beautiful things. This is less than a 2 hour drive away ~ when the tourons aren't around.
Thanks Theresa. Me too. So much beauty a couple of hours north of here. Actually so much beauty pretty much everywhere in my little state.
I love Woody Guthrie. It'll be easier to find know the artist. (Some of my favorite folk musicians have written or covered some really great railway songs: Tom Rush, Gordon Lightfoot, the Guthries, etc.)
Haha, I know! It seems so friendly and unassuming when you look at the list, but I have NOTHING.
At least I'm not alone. Cold comfort but it's better than nothing at this point.
Some things really ARE too big to capture with the camera.
Oh this reminds me of Stand By Me! SHIVERS!
Really? I know I saw it when it came out but I don't remember it being particularly gruesome. I don't watch horror movies & even thought SBM was Stephen King, I thought it was a great movie. Hmmmm. (My memory sucks so I could be talking out of the wrong orifice.)
I love this photo!(I also love your new title for the challenge.)
Thanks for all your kind remarks about these endless photos. This particular 30 days feels like 150. Springtime is a much better time of year for me. As the days get longer and the colors become brighter I feel myself becoming reborn. Fall is a time when I have trouble staying awake once the sun goes down. I broke the bulb on my SAD lamp and it's taking forever to get a replacement. I'm definitely not getting enough light in my life. GAH!
It IS a great movie and the tracks reminded me of it too. (I might have shivered, had it been a bridge!)
I remember how you feel about Winter and the drawing in of the days. I'm working extra hours through til Easter and I can't say I'm looking forward to the cold starts and dark returns. You definitely need that new bulb! Does it help to surround yourself with bright colours?
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