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Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Rwy (photos)

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Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Rwy (photos)
Posted by mfmalk on Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:55 PM

Follow the link below to a selection of my images captured last month at the WW&F Railway Museum in Maine during the Lerro Photography charter. Experimenting with a different technique of photo taking, I attempted to create with a more carefree and playful feeling. Recently I have been curiously studying the work of Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama; his distinct style was loosely mimicked in my approach to the event. Ignoring our western society’s photographic quote unquote ‘rules’; in some cases opting for sloppy composition, unprecise exposure, dark overtones, lack of clarity, purposely missing the decisive moment. Non-beautiful photos. The desire to accept imperfection. Prime examples are frames #3, 5, 8, 19, and especially 30. I feel the unfavorable weather played into my hand, hopefully the mystical draw I was trying to achieve conveys to the viewer. This is not a new direction I’m taking, rather a brief exploration outside the comfort zone. Let me know your opinion.

https://www.losttracksoftime.com/p47324941

The last photo is not from Maine, but rather near home a week later. The lantern was purchased during the trip, my first blue globed light.

Enjoy,
Matthew

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Posted by northeaster on Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:54 PM

Thanks for the great photos, I really like this approach. I am a member of this great little line but am not active in its operation. It is a little gem and you captured its spirit.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:13 PM

   Beautiful work, as always.  Thank You.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:00 PM

Great job Matthew, another home run!

The shot of that greybearded ol' railroader with the lantern is absolutely classic!

By the way, if the blue globe in that lantern you purchased isn't a replacement then that's one scare article you've got!  Blue globe lanterns, used only for marking equipment at night that was being worked on and NOT to be moved, are the hardest to find of all the railroad lanterns, excepting presentation pieces.

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Posted by mfmalk on Friday, February 12, 2021 9:12 AM

Thank you! I too am a proud member of the WW&F, living a good distance away I wish I could visit more often. It's so amazing what continues to take place there.

 

Matthew

 

northeaster

Thanks for the great photos, I really like this approach. I am a member of this great little line but am not active in its operation. It is a little gem and you captured its spirit.

 

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Posted by mfmalk on Friday, February 12, 2021 9:13 AM

Thank you Paul, and you are most welcome.

 

Matthew

 

 

Paul of Covington

   Beautiful work, as always.  Thank You.

 

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Posted by mfmalk on Friday, February 12, 2021 9:16 AM

The blue globe is original and in great shape, no scratches or chips. Unfortunately its not etched.

 

I am now on the lookout for a green globe lantern, as well as a frosted white. I have seen pictures of both, but not in person.

 

Matthew

 


Flintlock76

Great job Matthew, another home run!

The shot of that greybearded ol' railroader with the lantern is absolutely classic!

By the way, if the blue globe in that lantern you purchased isn't a replacement then that's one scare article you've got!  Blue globe lanterns, used only for marking equipment at night that was being worked on and NOT to be moved, are the hardest to find of all the railroad lanterns, excepting presentation pieces.

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, February 12, 2021 4:29 PM

mfmalk
I am now on the lookout for a green globe lantern,

Ooooh, you know what that  means...

"By brightest day, by blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight!

"Let those who worship evils might, beware my lantern!

"GREEN LANTERNS LIGHT!"  

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:54 AM

Beautiful photography

 

Thanks

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Posted by pennytrains on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:46 PM

They're all great!  But I see what you mean about the style choice.  Very interresting experiment!

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Monday, March 15, 2021 11:28 PM

Matthew, your work is awesome. Truly excellent. Thumbs UpThumbs Up

Thanks for sharing.

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