So this picture has been something I've been meaning to do all summer.
At about 9:30-10pm every night the CSX southbound train rolls through my
town. I can hear the whistle every night from my apartment. So tonight
when I heard it I jumped in my car and took off for a town about 15 mins
south of me. The town is called Grand Haven and as you roll into town
you cross a drawbridge and I took this picture from the walkway on it.
Traffic flies by at 50-60 mph and when semi's cross the entire bridge
shakes. It's pretty intense. The bridge in the picture is called a swing
bridge. If I had to guess it's been over the Grand river since the late
30's early 40's. During the day the bridge is swung out of position so
that way boats can pass. It's pretty cool to watch the bridge operator
swing it into position before the train crosses. It was a great time
rushing to get to the bridge, setup, get my exposure (28 seconds) and
wait for the train to get there. I was pretty sure I was going to miss
the train crossing but I had about 15 minutes to spare. The yellow blur
is the train crossing the bridge and in the background is a gravel yard.
I think it turned out pretty rad. It's always nice to see an idea work
out on the first try.