I had the privledge of leading my 2011 Fall Photography workshop this past weekend at Cass Scenic Railroad State park.
I always enjoy sharing my love of photography with others- to share the experience of a special place to me with them; was icing on the cake!
There aren’t many places like Cass anymore- it was built originally as a disposable town, to serve as a temporary camp for workers and to be discarded once the logging in the mountains of Pocahontas County WV. was through. The fact that we have been able to preserve not only the wooden company houses – but the actual logging railroad- is a phenomenal achievement in itself!
One of the highlights durning my workshops is the night photography session with a sleeping Shay Steam engine- We set up lights, catch the dusk color and create a portrait of these very large Shay Steam Engines! The only way to get this kind of access – other than coming to one of my workshops- is to actually work there- this is a rare priveledge to photograph near the trainyard at night!