Pictures from the Rail Yard

I took the time to head out to the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge a couple weeks ago. I first found out about the bridge a couple of years ago, but only now took the time to go see it for myself. And seeing as it crossed several lines of active railroad tracks, I figured it was the perfect place to take some pictures.

foot bridge

Jefferson Avenue Footbridge

frame

Using the bridge as a frame

train engine heat distortion

I love the look of heat distortion coming from the engines.

I never knew how truly loud train engines actually are until I was standing five feet above them.

middle of tracks

View from the middle of the tracks

This was the part where I was trespassing. If they didn’t want people to trespass at a place as cool as a rail yard, they would have put up a fence.

rail car with lens flare

Next to a rail car

rusted rail car

Rusted rail car of years past

A Trip to the Park

I took a trip to the park the other day. Ritter Spring Park north of Springfield, MO to be specific. I decided to take my trusty camera along to snap a few photos of what I saw while I was there. I also wanted to see how well Google My Tracks GPS tracking for Android on the T-Mobile G1 worked on a smaller scale. It worked well (see map of the path I walked below).

I know that I don’t start and end at the same point. It was a little while before I thought of starting the application. On top of that, it’s a jumbled mess when you zoom in because I did a lot of backtracking to take some shots.


So, without further ado, the pictures. To be honest, I’m not even sure I was supposed to be walking down these paths because I was first greeted with this sign:

Park Sign: No Tresspassing?

Park Sign: No Trespassing?

And then the rest:

Dead Tree

Dead Tree

Running Stream with a Fallen Tree

Running Stream with a Fallen Tree

Bird of Prey: Hawk? Falcon?

Bird of Prey: Hawk? Falcon? Does anybody know?

A Group of Purple Flower

A Group of Purple Flowers

A Group of Turtles Lying on a Fallen Tree

A Group of Turtles Lying on a Fallen Tree

A Small Waterfall at the Edge of a Pond

A Small Waterfall at the Edge of a Pond

New Pictures

I finally took the opportunity to take my camera outside to get some shots of more than just the items in my room. I don’t think anything else needs to be said, so here they are:

Barbed Wire Fence

Barbed Wire Fence

Woodchip Pile

Woodchip Pile

Hammons Tower

Hammons Tower

Softball Field

Softball Field

New Camera and Some Pictures

So, I bought a new camera a couple weeks ago, a Nikon D6o DSLR. I have to say that I love it. I told myself a while back that my next camera would be a DSLR and that day finally came as a result of the death of Circuit City. It almost had to happen this way because I bought my previous two cameras at the “Circuit.”

So without further ado, a sample of the fun I’ve had with it…

JQH Arena

JQH Arena

LEGO F-1

LEGO F-1 Racer

Bullet

AK-47 Bullet

Tonight's The Night

Tonight's The Night