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Rusted railroad steel spike on metamorphic stone in Vermilion County Illinois still life Americana Collection

Steel and Stone – Americana Collection

Rusting and pitted from weathering, this steel railroad spike rests in bed of metamorphic stone near a Norfolk Southern main line as it crosses the Indiana/Illinois state line.


camera: Nikon D3 | lens: AF-S Micro Nikkor VR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
focal length: 105mm | exposure: f/11 – 1/1000th second – ISO 500


Rusted tie anchor and metamorphic stone in Vermilion County Illinois still life Americana Collection

Steel and Stone – Americana Collection

A new tie anchor is used to hold wooden ties in place as freight trains roll across active steel rails. This rusted discard found a resting spot amid a bed of metamorphic stone in State Line City, Illinois.


camera: Nikon D3 | lens: AF-S Micro Nikkor VR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
focal length: 105mm | exposure: f/11 – 1/1000th second – ISO 500