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Keith Dotson | Catching Shadows

THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER KEITH DOTSON

On location: Photographing Rusty Abandoned Trains

On location: Photographing Rusty Abandoned Trains

Quick note from the field

I spent my Independence Day poking around a railyard full of abandoned rusty trains. No one else was around — just me and a bunch of wasps.

I’m eager to see if I got any good images — the light was not generally in my favor.

Below are a few iPhone photographs from the location

A detail from one of the many rusty old train cars that I explored on location
A detail from one of the many rusty old train cars that I explored on location
Textures galore: I love photographing rich textures and detailed surfaces
Textures galore: I love photographing rich textures and detailed surfaces
Bonus: I found this abandoned treasure -- a wasp nest -- laying on the tracks. It came home for further photographic exploration later.
Bonus: I found this abandoned treasure — a wasp nest — laying on the tracks. It came home for further photographic exploration later.
Rust and peeling paint on the side of one of the train cars. Eventually, the light softened enough to disburse those harsh shadows.
Rust and peeling paint on the side of one of the train cars. Eventually, the light softened enough to disburse those harsh shadows.

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~ Keith

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