February 16, 2018 – Day 109 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Shutterbug Jayden

February 16, 2018 – Day 109 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Shutterbug Jayden – Today after I picked my 5-year-old nephew up from school he asked if we could go out and shoot some pictures and of course I said yes! I grabbed this shot of him shooting a picture of me in our old courthouse. He’s one of my “Shutterbugs.” I have 12 (currently) great-great nieces and nephews under the age of 7 and when they each turn 4 (and live in driving distance for the most part) we start going out on photo adventures together. Right now, we have 6 of the kids that are officially “Shutterbugs.” If you’d like to follow Jayden you’ll find him and the others at http://www.shutterbugkids.org . There’s links there to his and the others Facebook and Instagram accounts that are managed by me.

February 15, 2018 – Day 108 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Flower Children

February 15, 2018 – Day 108 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Flower Children – When Journey and Elaina got here after school they came running into my office, excited to show me the flowers their Grandma got them! They were so excited and pleased with the flowers that I asked them if I could take a picture of them and of course they said yes and stuck them out for the camera! Then as fast as they did it they both noticed my two cats and then the moment disappeared! When photographing little ones, you have to be fast!!

CN Fulton Yard, Fulton, KY

February 14, 2018 – During today’s visit to the Fulton, Ky area I caught CN 2465, IC 1024, GTW 79197 Caboose and CN 5416 tied down in the Canadian National Railway yard at Fulton, on a gloomy, overcast, rainy Valentines day. Hardest thing about photographing in bad weather is getting out the door! Bringing along a large golf umbrella helps a lot as well! LOL –

Daily iPhone 7 Plus Challenge Update

Well, I’m five days behind posting my daily challenge photos so here they all are together in one post!

February 10, 2018 – Day 103 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Birthday Girls – Today I caught this wonderful moment between my great-great niece Journey who’s 4th birthday is today and her aunt (my great niece) Ashley, who celebrates her birthday tomorrow! Sometimes pictures are right next to you! You just have to notice them!!
February 14, 2018 – Day 107 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Tracks – Seems like some days I have a one-track mind, or maybe two! LOL Good, strong leading lines can help make your photo strong!
February 13, 2018 – Day 106 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Peek-a-boo – My niece Journey plays a bit of peek-a-boo as I snap photos of her during lunch today. You don’t always have to include the whole face when photographing kids.
February 12, 2018 – Day 105 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Light and Patterns – I snagged this shot as I was waiting in line to pickup my nephew Damion at school today. I like the patterns of the bricks and the light and dark sides of the wall. Combining light and patterns can help make for a dynamic photograph. Keep your eyes open to what’s around you!
February 11, 2018 – Day 104 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Super Kid – Sometimes a picture doesn’t have to be the highest quality to be a great photograph! Today I caught this photo of my youngest nephew Jeremiah with his cape on and while the light was really low, and he was moving a mile a minute, I think it all adds to the photograph! Don’t not take a picture because you don’t think it’ll turn out! Sometimes you’ll be surprised!

February 7, 2018 – Norfolk Southern 8100, the Nickel Plate unit …

February 7, 2018 – Norfolk Southern 8100, the Nickel Plate unit, pulls a empty coal train around the loop at Alliance Coal past a loaded CSX train at Princeton, Indiana in preparation to pickup a load of coal.

February 9, 2018 – Day 102 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – A “Tired” Snowman

February 9, 2018 – Day 102 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – A “Tired” Snowman – Mamaw was getting new tires put on today at one of our local tire shops and I stopped by to pick up Elaina and take her to lunch with me when we spotted this “Tired” snowman! She said, “Picture!” Of course, I said yes!!

February 8, 2018 – Day 101 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Waiting

February 8, 2018 – Day 101 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Waiting – Elaina and I ham it up for the camera while we wait for her brother Damion to get out of school! Always be willing to take fun pictures with the kids in your life! They only get to be young once!!!

Norfolk Southern 8100, the Nickel Plate unit, pulls an empty coal train…

February 7, 2018 – Norfolk Southern 8100, the Nickel Plate unit, pulls an empty coal train east at the MP 157 defect detector at Wright, just past Consolidated Grain & Barge at Princeton, Indiana as it heads for Alliance Coal to pickup a load of coal.

February 7, 2018 – Day 100 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – The Barn

February 7, 2018 – Day 100 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – The Barn – Today’s photo comes from Princeton, Indiana where I went to photograph trains. I’ve passed this spot on numerous occasions, but never stopped as there’s not really anyplace to pull over. When I saw the two horses in the sun I pretty much stopped in the middle of the road and shot the photo. Fortunately, I could see in either direction for a long way. Sometimes you must do “Whatever it takes” to get the shot you want. Still, always be safe!!

October 1, 2015 – Norfolk Southern’s 9571 heads up the American Association of Private Railway Car Owners passenger train special…

October 1, 2015 – Norfolk Southern’s 9571 heads up the American Association of Private Railway Car Owners passenger train special with AMTRAK engines 156 and 154, as it heads west through Hatfield Junction just east of Oakland City, Indiana. The train left Louisville on the former Southern Railway’s St. Louis line and crossed the Ohio River, traveling through scenic southern Indiana and Illinois arriving at their convention destination in St. Louis, Missouri. – Tech Info: 1/400sec | f/5 | ISO 320 | Lens: Sigma 24-70 @ 32mm with a Nikon D800 shot and processed in RAW.

CSX W003-31 Northbound at Hanson, Ky

January 31, 2018 – CSX Geometry Train set W003 passes through the crossing in downtown Hanson, Ky as it heads south to CSX’s Atkinson Yard in Madisonville, Ky on the Henderson Subdivision. The consist was, CSXT 2237, CSXT 6466, The Hocking Valley Car and Track Geometry Car TGC3.

February 6, 2018 – Day 99 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Two Thumbs Up

February 6, 2018 – Day 99 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Two Thumbs Up – My nephew Damion gives my new recliner two thumbs up as he tries it out for the first time! When he got here and saw the new chair I knew I was going to get a reaction, so I pulled out my iPhone even before he got into the chair to try it out. Being prepared for what you feel will be a good photo opportunity will go a long way in getting a good photo.

February 5, 2018 – Day 98 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Lamp post

February 5, 2018 – Day 98 – iPhone 7 Plus Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Lamp post – I’ve always enjoyed the lamp posts here in my home town, especially this one with the brick wall as a background! Interesting pictures and compositions are all around us, you just have to pay attention!