Out of Service by AuntDot

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/160s, f/4.0, ISO 200, focal length 2.4mm (35mm equivalent 38mm); AUTO setting
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This old and rusty historic locomotive, thought to be built around 1915, sits off a road in Levy County, Florida, in a small area called Wayside Park. I photographed the sign near it, which contains the historical information. (see below) I have used a filter in Topaz Adjust/Photoshop7 and changed it to black and white to show the detail under the locomotive better. Vegetation is beginning to grow around and among the wheels.

Top Ten Winner in the “From the Bottom of the Wheel” challenge in Low Angle Photography, Feb. 17, 2013
FEATURED in Before and After, Feb. 9, 2013

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Information on the locomotive:

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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  • Albert
    Albertabout 2 years ago

    A superb capture……………**

  • Thank you, Albert. You’re very kind!

    – AuntDot

  • I wasn’t too happy with the unrealistic color, so I have changed the image to black and white. Hope you still like it!

    – AuntDot

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 2 years ago

    6.2.2013 @ 10.30 am

  • Thanks Karen!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 2 years ago

    I like both versions, Dot (you know how I love rust)! Very cool old train!

  • Thanks very much, Monnie!

    – AuntDot

  • John44
    John44about 2 years ago

    Excellent, pictureTanta Dot!

  • Thank you kindly, John!

    – AuntDot

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 2 years ago

    Nice old B&W capture my friend. Well done. Hugs

  • Thank you, Tom!

    – AuntDot

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 2 years ago

    Excellent work!!!

  • Thank you, Vitta!

    – AuntDot

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 2 years ago

    So Nice

  • Thank you, Bobby!

    – AuntDot

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 2 years ago

    very complex machine. great shot ;)

  • Thanks Manon!

    – AuntDot

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 2 years ago

    This old war horse has paid it’s dues and deserves a restful retirement!!!! A terrific capture!!! Bill

  • Thanks, Bill! They ought to keep the weeds out, though!!

    – AuntDot

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77about 2 years ago

    amazing work!

  • Thanks very much, Shiva77!

    – AuntDot

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