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You encounter a bridge along your path, do you cross or turn around and go back to the familiar?

Tonight we take a short journey down a path and as with all journeys decisions have to be made. Do you go forward and see what lies ahead? Or do we turn around and go back to the familiar? Really when you think about all of our “paths” have the same questions but choosing to go forward can be rewarding. On this journey we encounter a bridge, so the question arises do we cross or turn around? Well I like to think I’m the person that crosses to see what’s on the other side. What type of person are you?


As you can see in the snow there are tracks. But how many ventured to cross the bridge ahead?



It looks as though some ventured across but did they see the beautiful scenery from the bridge?


Lets continue on and see whats on the other side.


From the looks of the snow no one made the complete journey across the bridge to the train station. What a shame that they turned back before seeing how things turned out. The view was great the whole way across but this journey doesn’t end here. I have to, as all of the others, turn back around because my vehicle is parked on the other side.


If you never cross the bridge you will never know what is on the other side.

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Today in the blistery wind and snow, I decided to visit the Petersburg Toll House located in Addison, Pa. The toll house was built in 1835 from the native stone in the area. It was referred to as gate number one as it was the first toll house after crossing the line between Maryland and Pennsylvania. The tolls collected were used for maintenance of the road and to pay the toll collector who lived in the toll house. Toll houses were typically built about 15 miles apart on the National Road. #2eightphotography




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So today I thought we might visit another iron furnace. This one is located in Wharton Township in Fayette County, Pa. Built in 1837 and first fired in 1839 this stone structure remained in operation until 1873. The structure measures 31 feet deep, 31 feet high, and 33 feet high. #2eightphotography






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I don’t know how many of you are train photographers, but several of my friends are quite good at it and I thought I would try it myself. So yesterday during my travels I decided that I would wait near a set of tracks and get a quick shot of the next train. Well let me say that waiting is just what I did. About an hour before the train showed up and by then I was about done waiting. Just as I was getting ready to hit the starter, I heard the distinctive noise of the gates dropping to warn oncoming traffic. So I grabbed my camera jumped out of my vehicle, ran to the spot that I had picked, and turned to see the train was right in front of me. An important side note to think about is that I didn’t hear the train until the air horn went off and if you were on those tracks you wouldn’t be alive right now. So if you going to try your hand at taking train photos STAY OFF THE TRACKS. So the result is not what I intended, but it’s a train and now I have a goal of getting better train photos.