Hot Freight

by Chuck Staruch January. 23, 2021 315 views
Double Stack Freight Shipping Containers

Double Stack Freight Shipping Containers

Yesterday was one of those day's I just had to get out with the camera. I had errands to run in town so I left the house in great anticipation of capturing some current images for my photo blogging.

Just a quick ten mile drive brings me into downtown Benson, traffic is heavy for this small town.

Recreational vehicles are on the move and tourist traffic is flowing in and out of town at a brisk pace.

My first priority, get a cup of ice coffee from my favorite mom and pop local coffee shop.

As I depart the parking lot with my coffee in hand, I see something that catches my eye.

Union Pacific Railroad had a work crew replacing track and railroad ties on one of the main east west rail lines.

Work Crew Replacing Railroad Ties

Work Crew Replacing Railroad Ties

Storage Containers

Storage Containers

As they were working, a very long line of freight cars passed, so I took advantage of the moment.

The top photo caught my eye as I saw the pink shipping container off in the distance, so I waited for it to pass in front of me.

You will also see the graffiti that is on about ninety nine percent of the box cars.

Some of the graffiti designs are pretty amazing, and could be a future blog in the making.

I was a good hundred yards parked directly across the main road in a dirt parking.

These are some of the images I captured and decided to convert them except the pink container into black and white photos.

They were edited with Silver Efex Pro

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Gethin Thomas 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I am glad they put the pink one on top or it wouldn't have been as good. A container loader with an artistic eye.

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Chuck Staruch Replied to Gethin Thomas 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Art is everywhere, one just has to see it. Thank you Gethin for commenting.smile

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Piotr Buraczewski 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Wow! I find the first picture really fun. The pink container (what an unusual colour for a thing like this) seems to be levitating. 

Colours, textures, flying sea containers... what a craze and contradiction in a very harmonious composition. I like it very much!

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Chuck Staruch Replied to Piotr Buraczewski 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you Piotr,
It was fun, I saw that one container from a distance and had to quickly get myself and my camera in position.
I was pretty lucky, and was quite pleased with the photo.smile

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 7 months, 3 weeks ago

I too have noticed some amazing graffiti work on the freight train that go through our city, unfortunately they don't stick around long enough for me to capture them. #1 is definitely an eye catcher. smile

7 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
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