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Normally this isn't my realm of 'art'. But this particular piece of work captivated my attention. I took the time to look for it and gi...


I don't propose to be an artist of any kind. But I am an appreciator of well done art. Since this cropped up in my notifications, I dec...


With a picture this big, when brought up to full size, it loses sharpness in detail. The grass and road become more blurred and not as ...

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You Just Can't Catch A Break.

With the trains running differently now, there are more coal cars than anything else. So when you see some really good rolling art come through, NOW we are dealing with smoke blowing in from all over Wyoming, Montana, Ten Buck Two, who knows? Wherever. Now, there seems to be a permanent haze everywhere.

So, when there is some good art work to snap, now you have to try and get the best shot you can KNOWING that smoke, haze, whatever is going to interfere with the shot AND there is nothing you can do about it. NOTHING.

Shots 293 - 298 were taken at 7:00am and not only was the smoke there, but the sun is at just the exact right angle to get in the picture. PLUS! for added entertainment and excitement, BNSF is running up and down the tracks to see who's up on the tracks doing something that they don't approve of.

I was actually told by a neighbor, that a few years ago they were made to take down a wedding picture off of social media because there was a train in the background. That BNSF said it is against the law to photograph TRAINS!!!! Hello? Is this National Security? Graffiti? State Secrets?

I guess next we will be hearing that it is against the law to look at a train. Whatever dude.
Isn't it nice when an unexpected blessing appears in your life? Of course it is. That's what happened to me this morning.

I woke up early today. Couldn't sleep anymore. It's 6:00am. I am leisurely eating my breakfast when I hear a train outside. Normally of late I don't bother looking anymore because most all of the trains coming through now are all what I like to call "Roscoe P Coal Trains", a little spin on Dukes of Hazzard. So I get up and wander over to the window and look out. And BEHOLD!!!! What do I see? Rolling art work. Wow. What to do? So I think, it won't be here that long, maybe a driver change or something like that. So I finish my breakfast and go through my regular morning ritual. When I am finished I look out the window again and the train is still there. Hmmm, what to do?

So I get dressed, grab the camera and head out.

I work one end of the track and then the other. What I am noticing is that my HP camera is starting to take blurry pictures. I am having to snap more shots of the same thing to try and get a clear, crisp shot. Never mind that it has rained all night and I am wading through the muck and the mud and some shots I am taking with my phone (unfortunately).

When all is said and done, I have been out for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. I am soaked through to be sure, but have taken 255 pics. Now to begin the processing.

When I get back to the room and get comfortable, I start wading through all these pics. What do I find to my utter horror? A lot of the better shots that I really, really wanted were blurred. No matter what I did. So now what?

The train is still parked. Unusual these days for that to be the case. But I took advantage of it.

I grabbed my new backup that was given to me not long ago. A Nikon Coolpix S4000. I know, I know, not what the pros use, but it's what I have available to me NOW.

So, out I go again and start snapping away at the pics that I didn't get before. Another 50 or so shots. These turned out much, much better as you will see.

So enjoy the new shots. There are plenty of them.

Like I said, a blessing.

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:iconchiandra4u:
ChIandra4U Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago   General Artist
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IAmSimCarstairs Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You are quite welcome!!
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TheDarkestNight51 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for adding me to your Watch list. :D
Thank you for adding my work to your Favourites. :)
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IAmSimCarstairs Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
Thank you! Your work is impressive.
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TheDarkestNight51 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY~!
Aww, why thank you so much for your nice words. :) But your work is much more impressive and fantastic. :)
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IAmSimCarstairs Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017
I wish I could feel that good about it. I always see where I could do better. But thank you for the acknowledgement, it is greatly appreciated!
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MoonKey19 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
Thank you very much for the favs and the watch! I appreciate it! :) (Smile)
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IAmSimCarstairs Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
You are quite welcome!
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haloeffect1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
Thank you!
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IAmSimCarstairs Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
You are quite welcome!
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