Leaving Memphis, Looking West

Leaving Memphis, Looking West

Three train trestles cross the Mississippi River heading west into Arkansas. There is awe in seeing man’s ingenuity cross nature’s wonder.


Railroad tracks always spur the imagination. Thoughts of wanderlust or adventure. Of romance or loneliness. Running toward or fleeing from?


Hear that lonesome whippoorwill?

He sounds too blue to fly.

The midnight train is whining low,

I’m so lonesome I could cry.

___Hank Williams

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. “There is awe in seeing man’s…” …talents with the camera… Fantastic images, and there is no ‘luck’ involved with your shots.. it’s the maestro in his element!

    1. You’re too kind, Lisa. Thank you so much.

  2. You know I love these images Ron. Welcome aboard!

    1. I thought of you guys when I did this.Will we be seeing you before long?

  3. Bridges are perfect subjects for black and white photos. These are fabulous, and I love the Hank Williams lyrics too. 🙂

    1. Aren’t they, though. I especially like the old steel bridges. So much more character. Thank you, Cathy

      1. I don’t know if you saw my recent post on the New River Bridge. You might like it, though of course the photos aren’t as fabulous as yours. 🙂

        1. I couldn’t find it but would love to see it. Send the link?

            1. I’ve been wanting to visit WV. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. I love this. I believe I know those rail crossings and it’s true how they inspire one’s heart to travel

    1. They do evoke the urge to wander, don’t they. Thanks.

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