Nature and the Old Caboose.

This old wooden body Delaware & Hudson caboose is on display at West Barnstable, Massachusetts.

The decaying wood, peeling paint, combined with encroaching foliage and low evening sun made for some fascinating studies.

Now relics of an earlier era, cabooses were once standard equipment at the back of North American freight trains.

FujiFilm XT1 with a 18-135mm Fujinon. Exposed for light areas at the end of the caboose.
FujiFilm XT1 with a 18-135mm lens.
FujiFilm XT1 with 18-135mm lens.
FujiFilm XT1 with a Zeiss 12mm Touit lens.
FujiFilm XT1 with a Zeiss 12mm Touit lens. Aperture set at f22 (minimum opening) to give the sun a ‘star burst’ effect. File adjusted in post processing to lighten shadow areas.

I exposed these photos using my FujiFilm XT1, using a Zeiss 12mm Touit and 18-135mm lenses. (Details in captions).

While the decay is what attracted me, I wonder if you think if this same caboose would make for more interesting photos if it was completely restored?

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One comment on “Nature and the Old Caboose.

  1. Don Briggs on said:

    The decay makes for a much more interesting photo but if they don’t do something soon they are going to loose it.