Sunday, October 24, 2010

Player With Railroads

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Railroad Bridges

Midwestern poet Carl Sandberg called Chicago the player with railroads (as well as hog butcher to the world, which is not so romantic). It could have been us. The main transcontinental railroads ended up going through Chicago rather than St. Louis. We were left in the caboose.

Nevertheless, we, too, were molded by the geometry of railroad lines. I was poking around these trestles south of the Arch yesterday, playing with lenses. I have 50 and 85 mm prime glass that I hardly ever use. They are supposed to be exceptionally clear. Check. This is with the 85 mm at f 8.

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I'm no fan of technicalities but I really like the graphic lines here. I'm wondering what if it would be any good in b&w.

lewi14 said...

What an amazing shot. It looks very surreal. Well photographed.

Virginia said...

Nice shot. I think it would be fun to poke around with you B and shoot some stuff! I sure wouldn't go this area alone.
V

Jack said...

Interesting geometry here.

Sharon said...

Excellent shot! I love all the lines and angles.

Wayne said...

Great shot Bob.

Y. Ikeda said...

I like the composition and lighting of this image.

T. Becque said...

I LOVE this! Fabulous lines!