Week 7

Mother nature was temperamental again this week, not really surprising considering it is February and still in the thick of winter. But I was still able to get out and create images I’m really happy with. I mostly kept to the nature v industry theme, but one evening the sunset had such amazing colors I changed gears a little.

There is an area just off of Downtown Olympia at Capitol Lake where a train track comes through, but is used rarely and only by freight cars. Parked on a side spur is a caboose that, judging from the welded up windows, is a surplus unit that may have been left to rot. I got a couple of images of it that I really liked. One is directly below, the others are in the gallery at the bottom of the page. I love the combination of the rust, graffiti, and sky become a gritty scene when combined.

Caboose
Caboose

The next image is a recreation of one I did several years ago of the train tracks crossing the lake. My wife has a print of the original in her office that has received a lot of positive comments and is another that I really like.

Trestle
Trestle

I decided to further explore the nature v industry theme with this trestle and create an image of a small portion that really shows how nature tells us, as humans, “do what you want, we will prevail no matter what!”

Trestle 2
Trestle 2

I’ll close out the week with a sunset shot near where we live. We moved here in 1999 and didn’t realize that my father-in-law’s relatives homesteaded in the area. In this image, on the far right, is a grouping of almost rainbow colored lights reflecting in the lake that is very near where the homestead was. And to think we decided to buy a home only a couple of miles away without knowing the history. Amazing.

Black Lake Sunset
Black Lake Sunset

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