She still stands there waiting
A whistle or smoke,
She still stands there waiting
Her lines thronged with folk.

But her tracks now are rusting
With weeds grown to choke
Off the chance to leave searching
For dreams that aren’t broke.
New Columbia, PA
Canon 40D/Canon EF-S 10-22mm (f3.5-4.5): PS4/Topaz, AlienSkin:SnapArt2, Watercolor, Custom brushes/textures (Thanks, Distressed Jewel)


pennsylvania, trains, train stations

Aging… Um…. Maturing. Still wondering what I’ll be when I grow up.

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  • Albert
    Albertover 3 years ago

    A good one :)

  • Thanks albert… Sometimes the feelings leap out of an almost-ruin, huh?

    – Ted Byrne

  • banrai
    banraiover 3 years ago

    a great one, so good

  • You know, I hope, how much I value your support. Thanks Banrai.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Ted,love the process here and the track lines

  • Well from one of my favorite fine artists… I’m always so flattered… Thanks Hans.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 3 years ago

    Stunning effect and scene Ted, love the poem too;)

  • Yeah… but can it benefit from a horse or a vixen Shanina? I know that you could have found just the right choice :-) Thanks.. thanks… thanks…

    – Ted Byrne

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks Wendi… As you undoubtedly know… there are times when the lens captures a melody, huh?

    – Ted Byrne

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 3 years ago

    Very nice work Ted!

  • I tried to show a feeling Barbara… or at least reveal mine. I reeeeely appreciate your support.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting this image to
    All In, Editing


  • Thanks Sheila… It’s my pleasure.

    – Ted Byrne

  • NJCameraman
    NJCameramanover 3 years ago

    Awesome texture work Ted!

  • Thanks JIm… Love the awesome compliment…. Luvit… luvit… luvit…

    – Ted Byrne

  • Theodore Black
    Theodore Blackover 3 years ago

    one of these days i’m going to buy u a lens that doesn’t distort things :) nice capture and workings ted really like it.

  • Yeah… Maybe one of those LensBaby thingees? Or… I hear the plastic cameras made in Rangovistan have a level of clarity that might help? Thanks Ted.

    – Ted Byrne

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 3 years ago




  • WHEEEEEE! Thanks a ton Pat… I’m totally reinforced!

    – Ted Byrne

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