I learned two things on today’s first leg back home: I apparently have an obsession with trains and I was wrong when I thought I’d just see the same stuff as before.
First, the trains. I was fascinated with every train I saw. Part of it is the romance of this tried and true form of transportation. Part of it is amazement that it’s still used so much. Living in Columbia, Mo., the only train I see is the COLT train that carries coal to the city’s power plant. Today I must have seen 25 freight trains, each pulling cars stacked two-high with trailers.
I didn’t need the mental entertainment on today’s trip, but I kept seeing pictures that I wanted to take. Cacti. Clouds. Rocks. The mountains. Today, I felt that I wanted to shoot images because I wanted to save these moments. I shot many more frames each time I picked up the camera and was able to get more tight shots than before.
Oh, and another thing: chimping at 75mph is totally out of the question! (Chimping is when you review the photos on the LCD. That definitely takes your eyes off the road for too long.)
Ok, I’m totally confused about how I got the slideshow into this post, but I’m going to leave it in!