Through The Lens 173 – Carland Elevator

Carland Elevator

Pere Marquette 1225 storms past Carland Elevator in Elsie, MI on a late evening run west. More to come Tuesday in Part 2 of my Steam Railroading Institute Trip Report. Check out Part One here.

Happy Friday!

Through The Lens 172 – Steam Railroading Institute Sunset

West Wilkinson Road Sunset

Pere Marquette 1225 runs past the photo line at West Wilkensen Road outside Owosso, MI on a Lerro Photography charter. I’m almost finished my photos from this trip. Look for part one of the trip report on Tuesday.

Happy Friday!

Through The Lens 171 – Corsair

FU4-5NL Corsair

The Collings Foundation’s F4U-5NL Corsair flies past the photo pit during last year’s Thunder Over Michigan airshow. While the start of this year’s airshow season has been delayed, I’m looking forward to its eventual start and the opportunity to see these magnificent aircraft take flight.

Happy Friday!

Through The Lens 168 – Raven’s Roost Milky Way

Working on my backlog of miscellaneous images. I was in Fishersville Virginia last November for the Virginia Woodturning Symposium. The weather was good so I stopped by Raven’s Roost Overlook in search of the Milky Way.

Through The Lens 167 – Mesa Arch

Hard to believe it has been 8 years since I took this photo of Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park. If you’ve heard the stories about this place, there is often dozens of photographers jockeying for position at sunrise. On this particular morning, I was the only one there. Sometimes you just get lucky.

Through The Lens 166 – Reading & Northern

Hunter Street Tunnel

More Steam and Snow from the archive. This time from a 2016 charter on the Reading and Northern. Heavy snow on Saturday turned to rain on Sunday which gave us some great atmospheric effects, including the ground fog seen outside the tunnel.

Through The Lens 159 – Happy New Year!

Early Morning in the Yard

As usual with the last post of the year, I’d like to share a few favorite images. The image above is from the Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum in Alna, ME. A place I visited for the first time this year and look forward to seeing again. Below is the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, also a first visit for me and I’m looking forward to visiting again in March to see a rare articulated logging locomotive run:

Hathaway Slough Trestle

Next is Multnomah Falls, located in the Columbia River Gorge:

Multnomah Falls Moonrise

Photographing B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc” was a happy accident and lots of fun:

The opportunity to photograph the battle from within the French Village at Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Weekend was another highlight:

As was photographing the wonderful reenactors:


Can’t forget Klotz. I had two opportunities to photograph this incredible time capsule:

And as always, I’m still working on editing photos from a few trips. Including a second trip to Klotz, Disney, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, the Strasburg Railroad and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hopefully I’ll get those posted soon.

Happy New Year!

Through The Lens 153 – Maroon Bells Twilight

Maroon Bells at twilight from my 2016 trip to Colorado.  I really like the stars that appear around the clouds in this one.

Happy Friday!