Santa Barbara Train Tracks

train tracks

I should bring my camera to every place I go because I never know where something beautiful will be. When I look at places or even people, I should be looking for my next shot.Β  That shot that catches my eye.
I think that people miss a lot of beautiful things because they have a set idea of what beauty is. Through a camera, I realize, beauty can be around every corner and in every person. I believe that the true meaning behind me taking pictures is finding beauty in the small things that people take for granted.
I want to show people that train tracks can be as beautiful as a forest path, that city streets can be the great outdoors, that abandoned fields can be mansions, and, maybe one day, show that every person can be a model.

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21 thoughts on “Santa Barbara Train Tracks

  1. You my dear are a genius! For the longest time that’s exactly what I did, go out with a set idea, a shot list if you will, of what I wanted to photograph. I found that photographing with these blinders on often lead to disappointment if I wasn’t able to capture what I set out to capture. Even though I still go out with goals in mind a lot of the time, such as a sunset from the top of a mountain in the winter for example, I no longer got with a set shot list.

    And now on the your photo.

    Very nice. I really like the POV, (have I ever mentioned knee pads?) and if you’ve spent any time at all on my blog, and I know you have πŸ˜‰ You know I’m a sucker for vertical comps!

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    1. I think you enjoy making me blush…

      I humbly thank you for these compliments. Glad you like my POV I do take these kinds of shots more often than not. πŸ™‚

      Knee pads??? lol I’ll add those to the list… πŸ™‚

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      1. Yup, knee pads. Your basic home improvement store variety. Unless there’s snow on the ground, I have my knee pads either on or in my camera bag. Trust me, your knees and pants will thank you!

        Even when I’m photographing waterfalls. I’ll walk right into the middle of the stream below the falls and kneel down for a more unique POV.

        Of course knee pads won’t help if you’re lying on the ground, which I do a lot! Then you just have to accept you’re going to get dirty or very cold. You haven’t lived until you’ve been laying on an ice shelf over the edge of a river for 15 minutes on a 15Β° day trying to get a photo. Luckily for me I came away with one of my most asked about photos for the effort.

        Low, wet and dirty, it’s the only way to go!

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        1. “You haven’t lived until you’ve been laying on an ice shelf over the edge of a river for 15 minutes on a 15Β° day trying to get a photo.”
          I am going to take your word for it. Not that I see myself taking that kind of photo anytime soon. πŸ˜‰

          I will say that this girl doesn’t mind getting dirty. πŸ™‚
          Now as far as the cold goes……..

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    1. Naw, I don’t need a remote, not into taking selfies. πŸ™‚
      If I was to go that route, I would have to have someone else to take my picture — IF. πŸ˜€

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  2. I love the near-field focus as well, on the rocks and dirt. Gives it all a very gritty feel. It’s not shiny and new, it’s dirty and functional and strong.

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