Ever get tired of hearing about all those annoying resolutions about getting fit, working out, eating less, and being a better person? Do something about it - take up weekly training!
Grin from ear-to-ear as your cohorts drop like flies from exhaustion at the gym, falling off the resolves they set; while you continue your weekly trek to the trains, snapping happily away the minutes while exceeding your lofty goals of training each and every week of the year.
If you're not quite ready to take up the challenge, maybe this book will help motivate you. In over two hundred individual frames, I cover all fifty-two weeks of my year in full-color, railroad photography.
Covering the nooks and crannies around Vancouver, Washington up through the Columbia River Gorge, spending various weeks in Eastern Washington and the Connell area, including spots about Southwest Washington, even a somewhat less-than-fulfilling trip down through California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, you can travel with me throughout the year in railway pictures.
"Long - Long - Short . Long -" with that wonderful rumble of an approaching train captured for your visual enjoyment on every page. Grab a copy, hold onto your butt, and let's get out to do some training together.
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About the Author
The short of it: over-educated, unemployed, and annoying with a camera. Quite possibly a dangerous combination. The long of it: I've been snapping pictures for over a quarter-of-a-century on equipment ranging from a Pentax k1000 to Canon SX700hs - but nothing fancier. In fact, after they retired my Kodachrome 64 film, I hung up the 'real cameras' and settled for "digital pocket snappers." It seems ninety percent of the challenge to taking pictures is to remember your camera (would seem obvious, wouldn't it? But look around at the folks with large, fancy cameras - no wonder they claim the phone-based lens will be the death of real photography). So I do my part and pack it almost everywhere. I was a latecomer to photography, though, so I had time to grow up in many different parts of the country with my formative stage in the South, but junior high and onward in the Pacific Northwest. The last set of initials after my name tacked on by the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine - making the 'highest degree attained' line of the survey read Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. I still live in the state of Washington with my lovely wife of over two decades who continues to be an invaluable accomplice. For any hazard I manage to avoid, our son does his best to ensure we'll see an early grave. Having spent a little time teaching, I've grown to miss a captive audience to inflict my photography upon, so thank you Smashwords for providing me a forum for dispersing my imagery pain to be loosed upon the world.