It’s Not Thomas The Train

This week BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY‘s challenge is AFTER AND BEFORE Y1-04
On Sundays I normally publish a photo challenge in black and white that I call Black & White Sunday. I usually come up with a fresh theme for it, but once a month I publish a recurrent (monthly) theme: after and before where you are supposed to show the same photo, regardless of the subject, in both monochrome and colour.

This is a way of encouraging you not only to set your camera to black and white setting, but to shoot in colour and to convert it into black and white in post processing. Hopefully you will enjoy this exercise in seeing and editing. After all it is all about fun. Have a beautiful day!

It’s The Thomas Viaduct

So again I headed back through some of my older photos, to an even older subject, The Thomas Viaduct It was commissioned by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O); built between July 4, 1833, and July 4, 1835; and named for Philip E. Thomas, the company’s first president. For more information on the bridge read this. It still stands today and carries one of the main lines of the CSX between Baltimore, Md. and Washington, D.C. It is in a small community of Relay, Md. a community that gets its name from its location as the site where relays of horses were changed on route to Ellicott City, Md. The first terminus of the B&O. In all the bridge has 8 Arches and spans more than 500 feet across the Potapsco River valley.

As the camera first saw it

And in Monochrome

It was a sunny but cold day in march a few years ago, with a little snow left on the ground.

About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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2 Responses to It’s Not Thomas The Train

  1. Paula says:

    … It’s a fascinating structure, Mike and the angle and perspective is excellent. Thank you for converting it into black and white. I hope you liked the result as much as I do. Removing the colour from the green containers puts more focus on the viaduct.

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