Thursday, June 12, 2008

Deserted Train Yard

Finally retrieved my prints from the gallery at Blue Star--I only got a chance to look at them during the show, and it's been over a month since then.
After that I took a few minutes to shoot the nearby industrial train yard, but it's never a great night subject since there's almost no artificial light and the sun had only just set so the sky wasn't in any kind of balance with the ground.
Still, there's a certain mood captured.

To me, there's always something sad and yet hopeful about trains that are just sitting there in the dark.
In my mind I picture tramps sitting in the doorway of a boxcar, hoping their chosen ride is going to be the next one rolling into the night towards an uncertain tomorrow.

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