Bamboo Railway Engineer

Bamboo Railway Engineer. Today I went for a ride on the Bamboo Railway. This was such a fun little ride. The actual trip is only about 10 minutes long and ends in a small town, which really is just a gift shop. At least near the railway it’s gift shop. I wandered down the road a bit and there are some farms, and a small bit of a town, but not really much.

These days the railway is strictly used for tourism, at least the part I rode is. I’m not sure if other areas are still used for transport. Originally there were no motors on the rail cars. They were pushed along with poles like riverboats.

This image was shot on my Sony at 15mm focal length. Processed in Lightroom, Aurora HDR Pro, and Photoshop. The blurring of the surroundings is as shot and not created in Photoshop. I shot about 15 exposures until I got the blurring effect I wanted. Fortunately the image stabilization in the camera kept the Engineer sharp. The ride was fairly rough so I’m not sure I would have been able to keep him sharp in a non stabilized camera.

Tomorrows adventure is leaning towards going to the Bat Cave. Now that I have a scooter I can pretty much go anywhere. Unfortunately the daytime is so damn hot here that its not really much fun going anywhere. Add to that the direct overhead sunlight and it’s not too easy to find anything I feel will make a good photo.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at and writing about my experiences at