Saturday, December 13, 2008

Boxcar in the woods


ESCANABA & LAKE SUPERIOR RAILROAD, ONTONAGON, MICHIGAN, AUGUST 11, 2008

Pentax *ist DS
SMC Pentax-DA 50-200 at 125mm
1/350 sec. f11
ISO 400

This may look like a freight car rusting on a forgotten siding, and there are plenty of those in Upper Michigan -- but this one was moving, part of the E&LS "Ontonagon Job" that delivers empty cars to a paper mill and picks up loaded ones. I increased the saturation of both green and orange in Photoshop Elements to give the picture more pop.

5 comments:

Robyn said...

Is this going to be scene in your next novel?

Henry Kisor said...

Maybe . . . slide back the door and get a whiff of stiff! Actually this was a train emerging from the paper mill about a mile west. I thought the boxcar a magnificent derelict.

Mike P. said...

The law of unintended consequences may strike.... If you keep being a one man travel bureau for the western part of the UP, I may have to give up my regular travels to the east, and sample the western area. Between your books, posting on the other blog, and the photos, you make it a very attractive place to vist.

Henry Kisor said...

Rusty old boxcars tickle your fancy, Mike? Well, everyone has secrets!

Mike P. said...

No, really, it was the surroundings! And the lovely senic picture before that, and... and...