Did the Train Miss Me?

August 04, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

"I didn't hear it, but look at those lights!" my beautiful daughter says to me.  I turn around and sure enough, they're down there...a little ways.

I shot a senior at these tracks awhile back and we've been after this since, especially after another girl from her gymnastics team had some images made on some tracks not long ago.

So first, grab the farthest light, turn look.  Train is still down 1/4 mile from the bridge that is 300 yards behind us.  I got the lights down the side and standing stable when I look up and see camera bags just a little to close to the tracks.  Got to do it, so I jump back up there, and both bags are unzipped.  Train is easily at the bridge, 300 yards to go and we'll practically kiss.  I smash the bags together and bound down the siding in two steps.  When I turn and look up:

"WOOOOO WOOOOO!!!" as the big twin CRX diesels heading East to San Antonio go whizzing by at an easy 60 m.p.h.!!  Well folks, that's how things with Dads and Daughters go.  Exciting....exhilarating really, and just the two of us with our pulse rates kicked right up there in the 170s. 

The Quince formal this morning was so much easier, and less life threatening.  But this is what we do, when we want this shot.  Stay tuned!


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