Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rail Long Shots

Shadow Shot Sunday 2
April 1, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is a fun weekly display of shadowy brilliance from all over the world. You can check it out and see it come alive HERE

A painted barrier rail at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Building circa 1978. The building has since been torn down.

These photos were taken over a span of 35 years. The first, above, was a black painted rail at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve building in 1976. The second and third, below, are of the top rail of a barrier along a US Highway 2 parking area in Ashland, WI,. and a Railroad track along the Rio Grande in Southern New Mexico last year.

Along US Highway 2, Ashland, WI

Railroad track rail, near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Hope you enjoy these shots. I'm still wondering why I am drawn to photograph them.

Peace to all


Jeannie said...

I like the obvious vanishing point - the fake geometry of it.


LV said...

Enjoyed your blog and a little shadow of history.

Sylvia K said...

I always enjoy your blog, Spadoman, and I really like the vanishing point, too! Great shadow shots and history for the day!


robin. said...

we like what we like spadoman...that's what we shoot. thanks for sharing!!!!

Margaret Gosden said...

Perhaps because of the perspective, the vanishing point, which is an unusual take on a railroad track, it looking like a road following the previous photo.
The last photo is a nice clean shot, aesthetically!

Kelly said...

What an interesting subject to photograph! I can understand the appeal, though. Back in my "design" days, I always preferred one-point perspective.

Anonymous said...

Interesting! Yes, we wonder at times what draws us to certain things.
Have a great week ahead!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Joe ! How are you ? I hope you are feeling better and brighter !
I know it is a long eventful journey to get in better shape from such dramatic events ..
I hope you feel more yourself now.
I think you are drawn to these scenarios because you want to see the future and what it holds .. looking way down that line seems to me that you are searching for answers ? .. most of us are, but you are physically drawn to taking pictures like these.
Just my tiny interpetation all done without spell check ! eekk!
Joy : )

Full-On-Forward said...

Joe--simply da bomb my friend--I love that effect that makes the vanishing point--which was also a cool movie!!!

Thanks Buddy!


SkippyMom said...

Because obviously you have a talent for it. They are GREAT pics' Spado. I love anything trains so I just love the last pic'. That's neat!

Thx for sharing.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, you do like those LOOOOOOOOONG shots!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Perhaps you are drawn to them because they seem to go off into infinity?

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such interesting photos of rails! The shadow seems to melt into shapes!
And love your introductory comment on SSS2!

Apologies for being so late! I have had a rough week of flu, so blog visiting has been limited to small journeys!