Essays taken from a weekly newspaper column published in the Washington County News, Washington, Kansas. Look for my book, "Dispatches From Kansas," available from Amazon.com, or from the author.
That's the same elevator you got ol' 844 passing, isn't it?Good gosh - I'm just jealous beyond belief. It looks like there must have been a whistle stop somewhere along the line. Wonderful photos. I especially like the shot through the car.And... I KNOW what that means, on the side of the car. There's a really good - and funny - explanation of it here.People been stealing your photos? Noticed the new watermark a few days ago. ;-)
Linda -- People have been stealing my photos. Hence the obnoxious watermark. Anyway, the elevator is different than the one behind No. 844. This was in Herkimer, the other Frankfort. I'm going to try for another shot tomorrow in Frankfort with early light hitting it, but it's supposed to be clear so the sky will be terrible. Challenger was doing around 70 MPH when it passed, so it was really moving. It docked in Marysville where I got the close-ups. Wish you could have been here.
Awesome. Love the "do not hump."
Beautiful, as usual. I was wondering about the watermark. I guess it's a compliment in a strange way.
Suzanne -- A compliment, yes. I dislike it but feel I've no other choice. Someone skilled in Photoshop can still remove it--a friend slapped her name there!--but the average user won't be able to. They could always buy a print from me--I'm inexpensive but good, as they say.
That first photo is especially cool! That's too bad someone has been stealing your photos. I wondered when I saw the watermark. But how do you even know when someone has taken a photo? Now I've got to go check out that link to see what "Do Not Hump" means!
Jenni -- It's nothing I can prove except by missed sales. People are hot for my stuff and then disappear like morning fog. It's an easy matter to crop the bottom of an image but harder to excise a big ugly watermark. For now we'll see how this goes.Thanks for the compliment. I'm off to try it again.
Beautifully timed shot at the elevator. Tom, I have never commented before but I view your photos daily with admiration.
Tom, I especially am impressed with the timing on the grain elevator photo. I have commented, but admire your work daily from Oregon.
Marcia -- Thank you, I'm touched. I feel drained and defeated right now and your words gave me a boost I greatly needed.
Love the train going past the elevators. And I love the Do Not Hump. Got to find out what that means. I hope your not feeling "drained and defeated" over your photography. It's good stuff and I'm often jealous of your wealth of subject matter. All I've got out here is landscape. Keep your head up, bro.
Reece -- Head up. Barely. You know how it is, one step at a time.
Great shot. Elevator has never looked better.
Matt -- Thanks. I liked the halo effect but the sun was a killer. Next time I want big dramatic thunderheads... If there is a next time.
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