May 19, 2010

Potomac Creek Bridge

In revising the presentation I prepared for the Prorail group in order to deliver it to the Northern Virginia Model Railroad club, it occurred to me that I did not have any shots showing the Potomac Creek Bridge in it's nearly completed state.

So here are two shots. Which one do you like better? Vote in the comments below.

The scene is about 80-90 percent done. The river needs to be finished and the vegetation and remanants of the trestle need to be added.

These photos are single exposures using my Canon 5D at f32. Later, when the scene is closer to completion I would like to try some other shots with Helicon Focus.


  1. AnonymousMay 20, 2010

    The top photo at the lower angle looks more realistic. reminicent on the actual photo's posted earlier in your blog. Nice work, enjoy the site.

  2. AnonymousMay 20, 2010

    They're both great. I think the top looks like a track side shot that emphasizes the bridge while the 2nd higher view seems to focus on the train as the main event.

    Bob Harris

  3. They're both good, but I think the top image shows off the bridge and the train to the best effect.


  4. A little late, but I like the 2nd one (lowest).

  5. Richard RulkeMay 26, 2010

    I like the upper one. Really grwat photo!

  6. First shot, definitely! I like the lower angle, makes it look more impressive.

  7. I have just recently acquired my first Civil War styled "O" gauge train and I love the bridge shown in the photo. It is the best I have seen yet. Are models available for purchase?

    1. Thanks. None of these are for sale except as custom ordered work. If you want more info send me a email at