Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Weekly Black & White Photo

Walking to South Cumberland


This photo was created using a DSLR and an 18 – 70mm lens. ISO was 200 and exposed for 1/125 sec @f/5.6.

Leaving the Western Maryland station, the tracks bearing off to the right head across the Potomac River to Ridgeley, WV. The tracks that go straight ahead, where you can see some people walking along them, head south and parallel the C&O Canal Towpath, until they meet with the CSX rail lines. From there the towpath continues on to South Cumberland and the rail lines eventually veer off and head east.

This photo was taken from just under the cross town bridge where I68 crosses Cumberland, MD.


  1. outstanding photo my friend !!! i love more and more your work. Blessings

  2. Great shot Glenn. It almost feels like you're falling into the photo. What a great effect!

  3. The lead in lines totally draws me into the image! It's as if I'm really there! Awesome pic!

  4. Great capture and composition Glenn.

  5. I have never been on the tracks down that way. What a cool perspective! It is neat because it is a view that I recognize (the houses in the distance) but also an area I do not.

    Plus, your b&w conversion is totally my cup of tea. You know I love some deep dark B&W's!

    Are those birds in the distance too???

    Great work, you're stepping it up lately, eh?


  6. Just wanted to thank all of you for your taking the time, not only to view this photo, but to leave a comment as well. It was very kind of you to have done so... much obliged.

    Mindy, yeah, that is a flock of birds that just happened to take off right before I pressed the shutter release... :-)