Indiana Southern Railroad 3371 loading coal at Somerville mine, Somerville, IN

January 17, 2018 – It’s a cold winter day as Indiana Southern Railroad’s 3371 and 3388 makes the turn heading back out of the coal loop at Peabody’s Somerville Central Mine in Somerville, Indiana. The train was about halfway loaded when the mine developed a problem with its belt-line and the train had to slow from a craw to a dead stop while it was repaired.

January 19, 2018 – Day 81 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Shopping

January 19, 2018 – Day 81 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Shopping – Elaina pushes the family shopping cart as her brother Damion heads down the frozen food isle. Photographs are everywhere you go and with today’s iPhones or other smart phones you’re able to shoot good quality photographs in places you never could before. If you tried doing this in a major grocery store with a digital SLR camera, there’s a good chance you’d be escorted from the store!

January 18, 2018 – Day 80 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Pouting

January 18, 2018 – Day 80 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Pouting – When photographing the kids in your life, don’t just include the funny, happy, smiling photos! Kids pout also and get mad! Record all the emotions and you’ll be happy you did down the road in life! Here, our princess Elaina was not happy with not getting her way and, so she did a bit of pouting! Lasted about 3 minutes!!!

CSX Q028-13 heads south at the new Interlocking in Nortonville, Ky

January 13, 2018 – Deer hoofprints in the snow disappear into the distance, as CSXT 3303 and 85, lead CSX intermodal Q028-13 through the new, yet to be activated, Nortonville Interlocking, as it heads north on the Henderson Subdivision on a beautiful winter afternoon.

January 15, 2018 – Day 77 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Quietness

January 15, 2018 – Day 77 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Quietness – As I stood taking the photo looking down the tracks at the crossing in front of my home, the snow dampened the sounds surrounding the scene as the tracks disappeared into infinity at dusk. Good leading lines in your pictures can help draw your viewers into your photograph! #iphone7plus

January 14, 2018 – Day 76 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Going Down

January 14, 2018 – Day 76 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Going Down – I used the burst mode on my iPhone 7 Plus to capture this shot of a snowboarder going down today at Mahr Park in Madisonville, Ky. Burst mode on your smartphone is a great feature to use when you’re photographing fast moving action!

January 13, 2018 – Day 75 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Ties and Trees

January 13, 2018 – Day 75 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Ties and Trees – This stack of railroad ties with the row of interesting trees in the background make for an interesting photograph! When out, always keep an eye out for things that make for good contrasting scenes!! I got the extra width in this photo by taking the picture while I was in video mode with the camera! That’s what that little silver button is for!!!

January 12, 2018 – Day 74 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Powder Ball!!

January 12, 2018 – Day 74 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Powder Ball!!- Damion hits me with what should have been a snowball, but ended up as a powder ball instead! It was a first snowfall of the season and it was a bit of a dry snowfall. Didn’t deter him however!!! Kids and snow always make for good pictures! Keep your iPhone handy!!

January 11, 2018 – Day 73 -iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Cookie!!!

January 11, 2018 – Day 73 -iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Cookie!!! – Journey is one of our resident Cookie Monsters!!! I caught her here with a mouth full and two waiting in the hand!! Photographing kids doing the things they love is always a good bet for a nice picture!

January 10, 2018 – Day 72 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Plane

January 10, 2018 – Day 72 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Plane – Just something about this old airplane that keeps drawing me back to photograph it. It’s in the Air Park at Ft. Campbell, Ky along with several other displays. After spending 24 years in the Air Force I’d think my infatuation with Air Planes would have waned by now, but then it’s been even longer with trains! Photograph the things you love in life!! #iphone7plus

January 9, 2018 – Day 71 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Patterns

January 9, 2018 – Day 71 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Patterns – Patterns can help make a photograph much more interesting! Be it by repeating, such as the two chairs in this shot, or by all the river gravel on the ground, producing their own interesting patterns.