Seeing Things, Saying Things

Musings About Writing, Photography and Teaching

Watching a Sunrise in Pennsylvania

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Railroad tracks form what photographers describe as a leading line. The term refers a linear structure that leads the viewer into an image, often the photograph’s focal point.

In the case of this image, the railroad tracks to the right side of the image lead toward the rising sun near North East, Pennsylvania.

Although not obvious, the view is looking toward Interstate 90 and the New York border is a short distance from my location atop an old one-lane wood bridge over another set of railroad tracks that  you can’t see.

I didn’t intend to make images here of the sun rising. It just worked out that way because by happenstance I arrived here before the sun rose. Some of the better images you make have that back story to them.

I wasn’t going to allow a photographic opportunity go to waste.


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