Benching Freight Graffiti at Santa Fe Depot San Bernardino 9-12-2020
Road Trip! Went out and benched freight graffiti at the San Bernardino - Santa Fe Depot today. Weather was fine, air was filled with smoke from all of the California fires all around us. You couldn't see the mountains that are normally all around San Bernardino. Just this light grey haze.
This yard is very friendly to people who are there to take photos. I talked to security a few times over the course of like 5 hours. Obviously you aren't going to be allowed down on the tracks, but photos and video were fine. Just check YouTube for all of the other people's videos from here.
The platform is so close to the actual tracks I had issues. I had to back up far enough, almost on to the incoming MetroLink rails to even be able to get 45 deg. shot of the freight cars. Normally, if you've seen my work I like to show whole cars. I'll have to invest in a wider lens if I'm going to continue travelling out to the Santa Fe Depot for freight graffiti.
Met Pasadena Sub Colin out there and he was actually filming. I only shoot photos, but if you want to see some great video check out his channel, and subscribe. He's all over SoCal filming trains. www.youtube.com/channel/UC5ALSPWMjJdBDdnVD0inmgQ
Santa Fe Depot: Shade, Benches, Security guards, and no rattle snakes. All of the things I DON'T have when I go hiking out into the desert to photograph freight graffiti. But,.... I still love the solitude of being out in the desert all by myself.