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Monday, June 20, 2011

Travel Photography


         Train Station Harpers Ferry, WV


Recently I had the opportunity of spending the day, with my wife, in Harpers Ferry, WV. Over the past two weeks, you’ve seen a couple of the photos that I created from that visit and this week I’m sharing another photo with you.

Before going to this historical sight I did a little research and found out that the Train Station in Harpers Ferry is an often photographed building. So, my challenge was to find a different angle, a different viewpoint, of the station with which to photograph.

After walking around the building I could not see a way of photographing it that I like, especially in a way that was different. So, I let it alone and told my wife we would visit it later on in the day and look at it in different light. The operative word here is “different”. Could I be successful?

Later on, we found ourselves in the original Armory Site down in the field known as the Lower Armory Grounds. At one point I looked up at the Amtrak passenger train that had just pulled into the station and stopped. I looked over at the station itself and I saw the angle that, for me, was different from other photgraphs that I had seen, and I knew that I had the view that I wanted to photograph.

This is the finished image that was created and I don’t think you will find too many other photographs, if any, exactly like this one. I have the photograph that I wanted of the Train Station in Harpers Ferry, WV. It’s clean, it’s simple and it’s different…