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Thought for Today

Branches from window
Copyright 2008 by R.O. & R.A. Robbins

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all.” —– Stanley Horowitz 

We don’t usually talk about how our photos were taken, but if you are wondering, yes this is a photo.  It was taken from the window of a moving train.  The only editing done to this photo was cropping out some of the black background from inside the train and resizing it for the internet.  While it may not be a perfect photo in the technical sense, we like the effect.

Autumn from a Train

Autumn from a train 2.
Copyright 2008 by R.O. Robbins

Several years ago Bob and I drove to Iowa to take a scenic ride on a train to celebrate our anniversary.  Autumn in the Midwest can be spectacular and that year Mother Nature outdid herself.  Some of the shots of fall leaves you have been enjoying and will continue to enjoy for at least a few weeks to come are from that trip.  Bob took some excellent shots of fall foliage on this trip.   Some of these photos have “special effects” courtesy of shooting out the window of a moving train.  So take a few minutes to sit back, relax and enjoy autumn from a train.

Thought for Today

Fall leaves from a train
Fall leaves from a train.
Copyright 2008 by R.O. Robbins

“Summer is already better, but the best is autumn.
It is mature, reasonable and serious, it glows
moderately and not frivolously … It cools down,
clears up, makes you reasonable …”Valentin