Sunday, November 27, 2005

PM1225, Steam and Smoke

A few miles north of Owosso catches PM 1225 cutting across a cut corn field. I put the 300mm zoom on for this shot. Took several, but camera shake made some blurry with the low light, for it was almost sunset when I took this shot.

Pere Marquette 1225 Leaving Owosso

While heading up to North West Michigan for deer hunting, I detoured to Owosso to catch Pere Marquette 1225 all steamed up for a special Polar Express trip to Chesaning, MI. It was low light and around 430 p.m. when the shot was taken. PM 1225 was just heading north out of town on the Tuscola & Saginaw Bay RR line. I backed in to an industrial driveway for the shot.
It is an awsome machine to watch roll by.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Devils Tower in the Morning

This was taken in 2003 from a trip I took out west with the family. This was two images merged together & taken with a Nikon 4500 digital camera.

A Boy and a Train

Need I say more about this photo?

Location: GTW Tunnel Yard in Port Huron. Train is heading east into the tunnel.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Blue Heron in Flight

While working as the photographer for the 2005 Selfridge Fire Dept. Golf outing, I captured this Great Blue Heron playing hide and go seek. He would hide, then I would stalk him. Then he would fly away and land, then I would stalk him again. This was the only good shot he afforded me while eating frogs. This photo was entered in the Base Photo Contest.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Port Huron House Fire on Jay Street

I was sitting up at the Amtrak station waiting for trains with my son Joe when the Port Huron fire tones rang out on the scanner. The street was only a few over to the east from the station and I arrived just as the first pumpers got there. I put the young one on my shoulders and grabbed the Nikon D70 for some firefighting photos. The Port Huron FD made some quick work in knocking the fire down, and getting a good save on the structure. There was smoke damage, but the integrity of the house looked good, and they did not have to cut through the roof for ventilation.