The days are short.
I practice some night photography.
I really should try my portable spotlight, there's rarely a streetlight where I need it.
So there's 3 big locomotives sitting in Wisconsin Rapids in the early evening.
And I'm fiddling with a tripod and camera settings and focusing in the dark,
I grab what I can and still botch it. It's not the same scene. In seconds, the best one is rolling away into the distance.
Or I could re-create it by taking some views on other nights, and stitch them into a panoramic.
If I could match the zoom setting. And the light snow that gave some glow to the sky.
I just need the engine that got away on the left. That happens occasionally on that side,
it's a convenient parking spot for a crew to get to the yard office.
What was rare was 3 spread out so nicely.
Back in Plover on another night.
I could make believe the brick building is a depot, but it's just a bank.
We now have about 12 inches of snow accumulated in some areas.
The last snow was fluffy and came straight down, 5 inches deep.
The Christmas trees have a big coating and the lights look bigger than they are.
It's the end of another year, but not the end of the world (Mayan calendar)
I offer a big thank you to all the poeple
who post pictures and news on the internet.
It's been interesting when a few people emailed me about some historical questions,
and people on the Yahoo groups have been very helpful to gather information to get answers.
I don't travel as much as I used to,
and enjoy seeing railroad action from around the world.
Especially Utah, and Chile. Those places are so remote that it looks like another planet.
Link back to my index page, Bruce's RailRoad Pictures
my best index page is on the TrainWeb site, as of January 2011.
This page was wrote in December, 2012.