It has been quite some time since I have posted a new image. Been very involved with numerous creative projects and will try to catch up. Have returned to Steamtown National Historic Site to take a few photos with a new camera.
I have had the opportunity to photograph the Martinsburg Roundhouse twice recently. It is a unique early railroad structure, one of the few totally covered turntables still in existence and the ONLY roundhouse of its type in the world with a cast iron structural frame. Trying to convey the feel of the structure is difficult and the perspective with super wide lenses is interesting – actually two photos merged together. I also have enhanced the color a bit to show off the interesting geometric pattern inside the roof. Oh, I was lying down when a took this series of photos and those are my feet at the bottom of the frame. The Roundhouse is open to the public on a limited basis and more information can be found at Martinsburg Roundhouse.
Steamtown is a treasure chest of railroad equipment and for a photographer an almost unlimited opportunity to take great photographs of restored and unrestored equipment. I have decided to do studies of individual pieces of equipment just for the fun of it! The first series is of Old No. 1.
Here is another railroad photograph from Hagerstown, MD, circa 1972. This is of the old Western Maryland Railroad Roundhouse.
I am working on some photographs for another one of my sites and wanted to post a couple of them here. To see more in a week or so, go to:
I continue to fall behind with too many projects…
Continuing to work with Muse to develop new web pages. This link will take you temporarily to the new pages I am working on for railroad photograph.com:
I have again fallen behind in my postings. Been working on a new project, learning Adobe Muse, design software for websites. It is different than Adobe Dreamweaver, no code, simpler interface, and appears to be a lot of fun! I am going to soon, hopefully, redo a small site I registered last year, railroad photograph.com. Stay tuned, but in the interim, will post periodically a few old railroad photographs. This photograph was taken around 1970 of the Bay Head, NJ, loop, where passenger trains were turned around for their return to journey to North Jersey and New York City.
I took a series of photos with my iPhone after I had also taken a series with a film camera. It is fun!
Another series that I want to work on some more.
This is one of my favorite old series of railroad photographs, taken at the Bay Head, NJ railroad loop. To see more of this series, go to Railroad Photographs By John Van Horn.