Friday, May 28, 2010

On the Right Track

We went out to dinner with friends to celebrate our Anniversaries.  We have been doing this for more than 15 years.  Three years ago we found a wonderful place for our tradition--we share dinner at a fabulous local restaurant, where one must park some distance away, then walk across the railroad tracks.  That evening, to my husband's joy (he loves trains) a train was coming.

I was totally fascinated by the light gleaming from the rails. It reminded me of part of an old song which I barely remember--something about starlight on the rails.

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20 comments:

Sunny said...

What a great picture, the light's reflection on the tracks is really cool.
Have a lovely weekend.
☼ Sunny

Cezar and Léia said...

wow Beautiful shot!I'm always enchanted by trains as well, thanks for sharing and glad to know you had a beautiful night and dinner!
Enjoy your Weekend!
Hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh yes...what a great moment to be crossing the tracks WITH a camera! Wow! I hope you moved off VERY quickly! Happy Anniversary to all of you!

Grannie Annie said...

Let me give you a piece of good advice...MOVE. A train is nothing to mess with I know because my sisiter was hit by one in her car. She has never been the same. But enough drab and drang. Have a happy day and a lovely weekend. Love you.

Sylvia K said...

Awesome capture! Love the way the light's reflection on the tracks make them look like gold!! Glad you got out of the way in time!!! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

Very cool, Beth! This is special!

Lois said...

The tracks looks like they are heated up and glowing! Beautiful shot!

Leora said...

That is a great effect - all that starry-ness on the rails. Watch for the train!

Malyss said...

The tracks seem to be in fire! great capture!

Nefertiti said...

il a fallut de la rapiditee pour prendre cette photo,bravo ;O)

bon w end

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Prospero said...

I really like the angle in the shot, Beth. Plus I have this thing about trains!

Woman in a Window said...

This is your picture? I love the composition on this one. Trains speak to me too. Every night around 10 one passes and now that the windows are open it is as though it goes directly through our house. I love it.

xo
erin

sheri... said...

this was wonderful! i have always loved trains and i'll have to tell you that my dream came true...i'm living about 100 feet from them! the noise from the trains kept me awake for about two or three days after we moved her but i don't even notice it anymore, weird, huh? it's great raising grandkids here...when a train is approaching we ALL run towards it and wave like mad, me included!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My goodness girl, it looks like you were standing on that track. I hope not. And it IS a beautiful picture. We are fascinated with trains also. We grew up in one of the few counties in the country that has NO train tracks at all (tiny Asotin County in SE Washington State). so even after all these years living and traveling elsewhere, they still seem exotic to us!

Tx for sharing!

ρομπερτ said...

What a wonderful moment. Brilliant reflection. Please have a nice weekend.

daily athens

Catherine said...

Have never seen the light on the rails like that. Beautiful!!

Clytie said...

Absolutely amazing, sissie! It's like the ethereal train is riding the tracks of molten gold!!!

willow said...

Hello Beth! Thanks for making your way to the manor through our good friend, Abe. I'll be back for sure. Is this your main blog?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Light does make things different looking. Did you know, without light, everything vanishes?

Ebie said...

Happy Anniversary to all of you!

I am always fascinated by trains and tracks. The lights gave a golden reflection on the rails!