Photography Inspiration: Magical Trainscape

Ever have moments on your creative journey where you just don't feel like doing it? It's not that you don't enjoy it. You don't have the energy. I haven't been taking nearly as many photos as I used to. I just haven't felt inspired. I know you're not supposed to wait until you're inspired. I'm waiting for something interesting to photograph. You're not supposed to wait for that, either. You go after the interesting shots.

I was working on The Week in Links when I came across this post Photographing the Same Red Cabin Over the Years on PetaPixal. The photographer took pictures of the same subject, a red cabin, at different times over the years.

Inspiration is funny. I've read many photography posts but none of them hit me like this one.

I don't travel a lot so I often photograph the same scenes at different seasons or different times of the day.  Over the weekend, I searched all my photos and grouped them according to subjects.

Here's the first series:

I love NY but the train stations are an ordeal. Most times, I ignore all the mess and the...smells. But if you go far enough out of the city, you can find some truly beautiful stations. This one is in Brooklyn.

Doesn't look like NY, does it?

This station is outside but still underground so the trains don't shake the neighborhood every time they pass. It looks especially magical when the snow's falling.


Nature's pressed against the barrier giving the station some colorful accents during the winter and fall.


The trees seem just as interested in the station as I am.


If you look up, you get a nice, clear view down the tracks.


The little entrance looks like a cabin perched over the tracks. On the street level, it blends so well with the neighborhood you could miss it if you don't know where it is.


As I was organizing my photos, Lightroom put two images beside each other, making a cool reflection. I put them together in Photoshop.


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