Portals in Time

June 23, 2013  •  1 Comment

Old cars, trucks, locomotives, and railroad cars are great to explore and photograph. I enjoy studying each of these pieces of mechanical history and photographing them in detail and from different perspectives. I usually have a visual idea in mind of what I want the final image to look like.  And often with these things mechanical, it's black and white.

 

I wanted to present these as portals in time, with a representation of times past...forgotten machines and empty seats...

 

 

through camera technique, play of light and shadow, and post processing...

 

Their forgotten journeys...

 

 

Windows with no clues of where they are or where they've been...or where they're going

 

 

Empty railroad cars...once echoing voices...are silent

Doors with signs, doors locked, and doors unlocked...

 

Doors for exiting....maybe

 

Doors for entering...maybe not

 

 

 

A car for the journey.

 

 

 

These machines once driven....

 

 

Now standing still in time....

 

 

Are waiting...for another time to shine.

 

I tried to create a theme of portals in time through visual concepts using doors, windows, and things once driven. That was my goal with the hope that machines like these are not forgotten.

I wanted to add a comment to this post. The light does shine, thanks to the Great Plains Transportation Museum of Wichita, in the eyes of the children and adults that are allowed to climb aboard their railroad cars and locomotives, sit in the Engineer's seat, ring the bells, laugh and enjoy these mechanical pieces of history. Fortunately, a number of these machines have been restored or are in the process of being restored or are displayed as is for the public to view and enjoy for a small fee that helps to support the restorations. It's great to see that these machines aren't forgotten. While I presented select images for a theme, obviously there is a more to see and explore there. Thanks to the museum for allowing me to photograph and publish these images.

Mark

 


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2.Angela Ellis Pounds(non-registered)
Absolutely Gorgeous Images~
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