Friday, March 14, 2014

Film Friday

My good friend Gerry has uploaded videos of rail action around Virginia, and he is starting to get some pretty nice results using non-exotic equipment. This is a favorite of mine (so far) because of the tension between the trains moving in opposing directions, the truck on the right moving in reverse complete with warning beeps, and the stoic, motionless station that bears witness to it all. Nice composition and action in a short vignette. I feel that there is a satisfying poetic expression in all this.

He's already got a quite nicely formed and consistent collection going, and I recommend that you subscribe to his YouTube channel as he adds more of these smartly framed fleeting moments of contemporary railroading.

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