You may have noticed by now that I have an interest a weird fascination with railroad tracks. Most of the tracks that once made up the old New Haven line that I explored as a kid are now overgrown or gone. And much of what remains will soon disappear.

I managed to dig up some old photographs of the line. And when I was back East this Spring, I went on a photo adventure with my dad. We tried to recreate some of these photographs before the last remnants of the line fade away. Unfortunately my camera battery died about ten minutes into our journey… But I still managed to snag some shots with my phone.
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When I was in high school our classrooms were overcrowded. Our textbooks were decades old. But somehow I was able to get access to an old darkroom and some 35mm film. The darkroom intrigued me. And photo assignments gave me an excuse to get outside and sneak a smoke. So, I found my dad’s old Canon AT-1 in the basement and started shooting.

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Everyone has a father. But not everyone has a dad. I am lucky enough to have a dad. More than that, I am lucky to have a great one. We’ve had disagreements. We’ve argued. But through it all, he’s taught me a lot… So, in the spirit of Father’s Day, here are a few of the lessons that I’ve picked up from my old man.
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