posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 01:37 AM
originally posted by: crappiekat
a reply to: gimmefootball400
OMG, what a beautiful picture. You have a good eye for great pictures gimme. I hope you archive these. Some of these places will never look the
same in the future. As you have said, they are changing.
Thanks Ms. Kat!!
As I was standing up there waiting for this thing to show up I kept noticing everyone going for the shot of the horseshoe. Then the idea hit me to get
it as its coming into the horseshoe with the five mountains, that's what Quinnimont means in French, with the river, and the fall colors. The fall
time around here is probably one of the best times to take photographs. This state is one of, if not the best, state south of Vermont to see fall
colors. I mean it's a big tourism draw around here with people coming down to take photos of just the leaves falling off the trees. Then there are
some, like me, that do this for a whole different reason. The anticipation of the fall season for us railfans even comes at a plus. It gives us more
of a backdrop to work with whether if we want a lot of color or just a little bit. Other than that, I think it turned out to be a pretty good photo
for something I had to set up for in about two minutes or so. You'd be surprised just how well some "spur of the moment" shots will turn out if you
put your mind into it.
I've archived some photos on like photobucket and such but I've just lost touch with doing that. I have put a lot of photos on my Facebook and what
not. Other than that, I don't really mess around with the bulk uploading sites. I do regret not archiving photos onto a hard disk for back up and
what not. I've lost quite a few photos due to hard drives and operating systems taking a dump on me.
As for these places changing in the future, other than the month, year, decade, or century, I really don't see much happening. Even though the people
and things will change as time marches on. The place where this was taken will stay the same and the daily operations of the railroad through here
will most certainly stay the same. It's the small things like signals installed by the Chesapeake & Ohio that are slowly disappearing in the New
River Valley. Places like Brooks, Sandstone, Meadow Creek, Hinton, etc., will still be the little places on the map to some. To us railfans in the
area, it's slowly losing its magic as one of the last hold outs for signals that we grew up with. The new replacement signals are slowly but surely
being put up and the old ones taken down.
It's as they say..........
Old things don't die..... they just fade away