Ghost Ship Edits

Visiting the Ghost Ship on Sunday was such a fun outing and I got some great images.  Since photography class is this afternoon, I decided I would spend some time this morning putting together some edits of my favorite shots from the outing.  All of these are from the newer Samsung camera simply shot with auto white balance.  It was interesting to see how much trouble the camera had with the lighting conditions.  Enjoy!

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Places to Visit: Lawrenceburg Train Crash

Depending on who you believe, sometime either in the 70’s or sometime well before that, there was a train crash near Lawrenceburg IN.  Some stories indicate it was a circus train and there were fatalities, others indicate it was a simple freight train and the significant problem was a large chemical spill.  Either way you slice it, a number of the cars were left in place in the creek where they landed, either as erosion control, or because they just didn’t have the heavy lifting capability to get them out of the ravine.

Queen City Discovery has a post on them.  One of these days, I want to get over there and take a look.

Discussion in the comments on the QCD post seems to put the location of the wreck in about the area of Shale Rd in Sunman IN.  Here’s a Maps Link to the area I think it is…

GC3GPPY From Dawn to Dusk in Dodds

I stopped by the small and quiet Dodds Cemetary while I was out scouting for locations for a photoshoot yesterday mostly because I wanted to consult the map and didn’t want to try to do so while moving on the bike.

found myself thinking, “Hmmmm.  This would be a good place for a geocache!”.  Apparently someone else thought so too.  GC3GPPY From Dawn to Dust in Dodds.

As it turns out, the geocache name makes a reference to the hours visitors are allowed in the cemetary.  I found the cache without a lot of trouble, but when I got within probably 50 feet of it, I had to continue with geosense, because the GPS was all over the map!

In logging the cache, I discovered that others had reported this phenomenon as well.  In particular, there was another cache here previously, and many of those cachers reported the GPS problem too.  Ghosts perhaps?

In any case, I think it’s disrespectful to hunt for a cemetary hide and not spend some time seeing the stones and learning about the history.  Apparently there are five veterans here, although I didn’t see them all.  Dodds was also a stop on the CLN Railroad, of which I have some interest, and was the northern terminus for some time.  I know I’ll be researching this further as I look into what remains of the CLN.  Here’s my specific log for the cache.

Here’s the images I captured:

If you’re interested, you can also check out the images I captured during my location search