Down in the ditch

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5th Generation Texian
UP is still working on their tracks around here so Rosenberg is once again my lunch spot altho it usually means I'm limited to less than 30 minutes trackside. Usually...;).

Anyway, Rosenberg is where BNSF and UP cross so even if UP is on hold BNSF will normally provide some shots. And if I can catch a southbound I can get some fair light to boot considering it is noon. Today it worked along with a great clear blue sky and very little haze thanx to a mild cool front that passed thru yesterday.

I decided to go back to my low angle shots today. I developed that style in order to block all those pesky wires in the background and decided I kinda liked it over the years. But with an SLR it means I have to get fairly low as well, no twisty-body Coolpix anymore. The downside is the foreground weeds can be an issue. Depending on the sun's angle it can also really punch up the sky even without a polarizer.

Like this:
Low angle

I like the low angle shot Ken. As far as the weeds go this time of year they aren't really obnoxious. Thanks for posting that shot. And the sky is so blue! A rare commodity up here on the frozen tundra.


Texas Railfan
One thing constant about Rosenberg, trains and vegetation. The guys in the western part of the country have it made, little to no vegetation and hills & mountains. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to