This shot is looking down a set of abandoned railroad tracks leading to a trestle over Cedar Bayou in Baytown, TX. On the left of the shot is an old maintenance and operations building that was used to support trestle operations back in the day. I think it's been close to a decade now since a train last crossed here and the trestle is slated for demolition to make room for an additional bridge crossing as part of the Hwy 99 Grand Parkway project that will circle Houston.
I took this shot a couple of week ago while driving through the Baytown Nature Center with Dianne and Kale. It was my second shot entered in the "BOKEH" assignment for the BAPC Honors Night program and the judges awarded it a silver award.
Here's a shot of my grandson Kale taken a couple of months ago at an Astros game at NRG field. This was another candidate I was considering for Thursday night's Honor's Night program under the assignment of "Bokeh." In a couple of days I'll have a better idea about whether my choices were good ones!
Our November photo assignment for the Bay Area Photo Club of Clear Lake Honor's Night program is Bokeh, which roughly refers to the quality of the out of focus background in an image. I had my choice narrowed down to five shots and, while I like this shot, it is one that I will not be using on Thursday night. You never know how the images you chose will be received by the judging panel so the best way to approach your selections is go with your gut!
I work in the industrial distribution sector as a salesman for a master distributor of valves and fittings in Houston, TX. I am a member of the Bay Area Photo Club which meets at the Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake in Clear Lake Texas on Tuesday nights. I shoot with an Olympus E-3 and my favorite lens in my Zuiko 12-60.