Challenge: Shoes II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
Date: Feb 21, 2010
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2010
[Feb. 24th, 2010 07:07:31 AM]
A day after I entered this shot, my husband told me that 3 girls were killed while they were crossing a railroad bridge. I thought about pulling the photo, because I didn't want to be insensitive, but I thought I'd wait and see if anyone commented on it's inappropriateness.
I love walking on a railroad track. I just remember doing it once or twice as a child, and it seems like such a throw-back to childhood. I wanted to tell people they should kick off their shoes every once in awhile and enjoy the simple pleasures.
This actually is my 14 year old daughter. We're at a spot in town where the trains aren't going very fast and where you can see the for a long way coming, and you hear them for an even longer period of time. This photo now has a double meaning for me--it's still the "kick back and enjoy life", but now it has become the "you don't know what's around the bend" photo.
I'm so sorry for those families. Cherish what you have, people. You never do know what's around the bend.
[Feb. 26th, 2010 02:59:18 PM]
ok, this is getting really eerie. There were two more teenagers killed on a railroad track due to visibility. I'm not liking this shot very much, anymore.
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