Here’s a handheld detail shot I took from the side of one of the trains in the yard. It was just hanging down on one of the end carriages, and I assume it was used to hook two cars together, perhaps to ease the stress between them so that the constant start and stop motions didn’t work the brake cords too heavily.
Though initially in colour I feel these shots often work better in a more black and white style, unless there’s a lot of gloriously coloured crusty rust on the item.
Again, I love the move away from a HDR titled photoblog as this allows me to grab a shot such as this and post it without resorting to HDR, something that I don’t think would have added a great deal to this image.
It’s a simple image, but I like it.