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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Hobo Trail


Tindall, Missouri, 2012

Whenever I see train tracks in the country I always think of the life of a hobo.

Pictures like these I never can decide to show in color or black and white.
  So I'll do both.




12 comments:

  1. Beautifull, greeting from Belgium
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  2. Seeing the smooth and not rusty upside of the tracks its still in use. Lucky for you that it looks not very busy. I decide for the color one. Nice depth in it.

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  3. Got to be the black & white for that one

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  4. Did you lay your ear on the tracks? I think I go for the coloured one.

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  5. Great perspective. The color shot is my favorite. I think of my grandpa when around trains and tracks, they make me feel peaceful. Enjoy your day!

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  6. hard to decide, but i think i'd choose b&w on this one.

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  7. Hard to imagine that kind of life, right?

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  8. Before I was born, .. back in the depression era, my Dad "rode the rails" as they referred to it ... back and forth across Canada several times. They looked for work where they could find it ..often just doing any little odd jobs to get some food. He managed better than a lot of them and his brag was that he had better personal hygiene. He said he tried to always find a bit of soap to carry with him... and he always had his razor...washed and bathed in the streams, rivers or melted snow whenever he could... never had lice.. and always was polite, especially to the ladies, who he said were almost afraid to open doors to bums, hobos and the like.....being clean and shaved always made the difference according to him.

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  9. I like them both. Makes me want to travel again.

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  10. When I see train tracks, I remember childhood. I walked the railroad to get to and from school...in elementary and then walked it to catch the bus for high school. Always love train track shots.

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