On the rails…


I stopped on the way home 5 years ago to shoot this photo. It had been a particularly bad day and I was feeling pretty down when I came up on this scene.

Behind the camera is a cross road with a fair amount of traffic and to get the photo I had to park on the side of the road. I put on my emergency flashers and got out with my camera.

I walked out onto the road way, framed the image and exposed multiple images rapidly. As I turned to walk back to the car a police car was sitting behind me with his window down. My immediate thought was the officer was about to lecture me or even write me a citation.

Instead, he said, “That’s a beautiful sight, I hope your pictures turn out. Have a nice evening.”  He then smiled, nodded his head and drove off.

And I did have a good evening.


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I began my photography career in high school, 39 years later it's still what defines me more than anything else. I've had other jobs and many hobbies but just never was able to stay away from behind the lens.

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