As I was moving and archiving files this morning, I came across a series of short videos I shot on my iPhone while waiting for a train. I was actually at the station a little early that day! I had actually forgotten that I took these. I was always a little leery about “cell phone video”, but I’ve since learned (evolved?).
It’s kind of funny to say that you took these videos on your phone – at least to those of us of a certain age who remember the first mobile phones were the size of a shoe box!
And to others, it’s as normal as a sunrise.
And, who would have thought you could share things with the world in a matter of mouse clicks and minutes?
These are all short video clips of normal things if you travel by train on the Northeast Corridor. For those who don’t, this is a glimpse into the life of some commuters’ daily routine between Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.
The Amtrak locomotives you see – the AEM-7’s – are nearing the end of their service lives, and within a year or two, catching them on video won’t be possible. That’s what led me to post these. They’re not the greatest quality videos – I get that. But now, they’re memories. And soon, they’ll be history.
These were all hand-held. Yes, I know, I’m not using a tripod – but you can’t easily carry a tripod on a multi-city business trip.
You can check the videos out on the Laughing Frog Images YouTube Channel.