Our Photo Journey

Drawn to Shapes and Shadows

Day twenty-four of our photo journey …

It was an absolutely perfect day for scenic photos, but instead I found myself drawn to shapes and shadows all around me.

Shadows Across the Platform

Okay, I realize that my fascination with the shadows falling across the corner of this platform could probably be a case study for a local psychologist, but I just had to take this picture.

Old Railroad Equipment

I have walked by the old train station about a billion times (well, maybe only a few hundred times) but as I looked back at the platform through my viewfinder, my mind saw this scene as it might have been 100 years ago. I could literally feel the history of it.


I could have been taking some gorgeous scenic shots, but every color, every angle, and every shadow kept showing up in my lens.

Do Not Enter Sign

I knew I was off the deep end though when even the contrast of the Do Not Enter sign caught my attention, so I decided I might as well take the picture and figure it all out later.

Wood and Chain

Maybe it is all the days of 100+ temperatures that has done something to my brain. Or, maybe I need to take a geometry class to get past this obsession with shapes.

Track Signal Clamp and Bolt

When I caught myself taking a picture of the clamps and bolts at the bottom of the old train station signal though, I knew it was time to call it a day. Either that or I was in serious need of some coffee. 🙂

Maybe next time I will even take a picture of the caboose. Well, if I don’t get hung up looking at the old tracks that is.

Cricket Walker

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  • Reply Pam August 9, 2007 at 12:40 am

    Shapes are fun. Life would be really boring without shapes to break up the monotony. And good photos of shapes are just as interesting to look at. It’s even fun to try and figure out what some pics are of.

  • Reply Merle August 9, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    Now this explains my obsession with photographing rusted, abandoned mining machinery in the Australian bush. Must find the CD with them on and look at it again.

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