Nostalgic PLA Equipment Move
Part 5 - Street Running In The Square
Now to the good part - mainline
running. What better way to start off
this short trip than with some street-running through Oakland's own
Jack London Square. Wet reflective asphalt, dark background skies and
sunlight foreground subjects. Lucky timing I guess. Might have been a
little nuts with us couple dozen railfans mobbing on to Embarcadero
Street last minute, trying to not get in eachother's shots and then all
taking off again for the next photo spot. Familiar territory for me and
somewhat practiced since I do most of my shooting straight from the
inside of my truck "Pinky". This allows me a speedy jumpstart to the
next photo location.
Anyway, was a lot of fun to
see the reactions of railfans standing
streetside or actually in the street all through "Da Square". Even more
fun to see the non-reactions of regular people not caring about they
probably saw as just another normal everyday train!
On a related note, Harry
"tracktime" Wong nabbed a now famous
photo-of-the-week (posted on another nameless website
) while standing
next to me here. A big congrats to Harry!