Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/125s, f/5.0, ISO 125, focal length 26.4mm; AUTO focus; black and white in Picasa3.9

The side of an old train locomotive shows the ravages of time.

FEATURED in Black & White Macros, March 14, 2013


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Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 1 year ago


  • Grazie, Guendalyn!

    – AuntDot

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    beautiful composition! did you enter it in this group?

  • Thank you so much, Manon. Yes, it’s waiting to be accepted or rejected. What a great new group! I’m going to try to do more with black and white…not my strong suit! LOL

    – AuntDot

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 1 year ago

    I always LOVE this type of image….very well shot, my friend!

  • Thanks bunches, Pat. I’m trying to improve my black and white work.

    – AuntDot

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusover 1 year ago

    I do like this one Dot – B&W is most effective here.

  • Thanks so much, Christina!

    – AuntDot

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 1 year ago

    Love this one in B&W you really see the peeling paint and wear

  • Thank you Karen!

    – AuntDot

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Lovely work, Dot! So much to look at! Railroad yards are a photographers paradise!

  • Thanks much, Lynn!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 1 year ago

    Excellent work Dot…

  • Thank you kindly, Andrea!

    – AuntDot

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 1 year ago

    You captured it excellently Dot,,,great close-up of it.


  • Thanks very much, Rick!

    – AuntDot

  • flyrod
    flyrodover 1 year ago

  • LOL Oh wait! Let me comb my hair…I wasn’t expecting company! Thanks for the chuckle, flyrod!

    – AuntDot

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 1 year ago

    So Beautiful work

  • Thank you, Bobby. Glad you like it! :-))

    – AuntDot

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