Pjay wrote in post #15913634
Interesting subject, hopefully disused given the obvious lack of maintenance!
This trestle is about 120 years old and is still used by roughly 40 trains per day.
For the second photo, I was just playing around with the depth of field on my new 100mm macro. I haven't had a chance to take it out of the house yet. But I thought the shot turned out kind of interesting.
Phoenixkh wrote in post #15913839
I grew up in Montana and Wyoming.... the eastern parts, in both cases, so I am familiar with the Great Plains.
I'm only including this info because I think you've accomplished what many photographers do who have access to piers along the oceans. I have enjoyed those long views from underneath piers for a long time. I realize they are common but I still enjoy them. You captured a North Dakotan version.
We have to work with what's around us and you found a great spot to photograph.
Photo opportunities in North Dakota are pretty limited this time of year. I pretty much have dead grass, (a few) dead trees, and lots of empty wide open spaces to pick from. The lack of flowers, wildlife, forests, mountains, oceans, and decent urban areas can be a little frustrating. So at this point, I'm happy to find anything to photograph. It's definitely a case of having to work with whatever's around. Thanks for the encouragement!