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Tom Robbins
December 18th, 2009, 04:15 PM
Just a couple typical compositions of abandoned infrastructure, but I hope the choice of wavelength might make them worth sharing. The first is converted to b&w while the second is more or less out-of-the-box tobacco brown. Comments are appreciated, as always.

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Iowa Interstate Railroad in Bureau County, Illinois

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Hennepin Canal in Bureau County, Illinois

The canal was obsolete shortly after it was completed, but methods of construction originally established here were used later in the building the Panama Canal. The railway was later built along the south edge of the canal. The rails are now rusty, and the poles no longer carry wire.

Ruben Alfu
December 18th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Hello Tom, sorry I cannot comment on the technical side, but I find these two photos very interesting. The first one is so harmonious, and the sinuous railway gives a strong sense of movement. The second one is of special interest for me because the Panama Canal history is a subject that fascinates me, thanks for sharing this important fact.

Asher Kelman
August 31st, 2010, 01:36 AM
I am gathering UV, IR and other less used spectral imaging. This comes from an interesting thread here (http://www.openphotographyforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=102580).

We're hoping to encourage exploration with other parts of the spectrum beyond what the naked eye can appreciate!