Saturday, October 24, 2009

Inspiration Avenue: Travel

Train Tracks, October 2005 - Sony Cybershot


A thousand things occur to me when someone says the word travel, but the first one is always trains. I love trains and all things train-related. It's genetic; I get it from my father. It's not technically new material, as I took it on a trip to Chattanooga four years ago, but I processed it today. You think that counts?


14 comments:

luthien said...

OMG!!! simple yet powerful portrayal of "travel"!! i'm really loving this image :) it's mysterious and romantic at the same time :))

Chris said...

Thank you! I wanted that disappearing perspective so I stood right on the tracks to get the shot.

Mana Moon Studios said...

I think that definitely counts!! ;-)
This is fabulous Chris and I'm with you, trains are SO cool!! Ahhh, if only those tracks could talk, what stories they could share!

Chris said...

Sharon: I know, right? Something romantic about riding trains.

artangel said...

Lovely image - great composition! Very romantic :)

WrightStuff said...

Reminds me of the Glen Miller song. When my sister was little, she was under the impression that the lyrics were "Paddy, me boy, is that the train to chatanoogoo." Funny how these little things stay in your mind. She's 35 now!

Catherine said...

It definitely counts!! It's wonderful!! I love how the track rounds off into the distance leaving you wondering where it's going to.

Chris said...

Thanks, you guys! The whole time we were there we kept saying "Chattanooga Choo Choo". Because we are dorks.

Magpie said...

Such a beautiful photograph! Something about train tracks, it just makes you think of possibilities, like they are never-ending. Perfect for the travel theme!
Maggie :)

Coastal Sisters said...

Hi Chris~

Thank you so much for popping by my Blog and commenting on my Travel submission. I love your train track submission...I have never ridden a train but would love to one day :)

LuLu~*

patk860 said...

when i was a kid, a freight train ran right in front of my house. i used to dream about jumping on & almost did once but chickened out. this photo did just what photos are supposed to do...bring an image to mind!

Shelinwa said...

LOVE THIS picture it should be on the cover of a book or travel mag

Chris said...

Thank you, ladies!

Maggie: You're right! Train tracks are so symbolic of possibilities.

Lulu: Trains are the coolest way to travel. Feels like going back in time.

patk860: Good! I love when my work makes people think, or remember.

Shelinwa: Thank you! To be on the cover of a magazine would be a dream come true.

Mana Moon Studios said...

Just stopping by again to let you know I've left an award for you on my blog.