British Columbia Railway
Diesel with studs
BC-21 (siding detail)
Some beautiful rust. Nice bright color.
Looking up at an engine control cabin from ground level.
Rusty stairs on an unrestored engine. This is one of my favorite photos from the set.
Rusty locomotive detail
I just found the colors, scratches and rust patterns on the side of this rail car interesting.
Peeling paint on the end of a caboose.
Texture of the inside of the engine access panels of G.N. 182.
It's hard to see at this reduced resolution, but the metal of the step is slightly out of focus. The stones behind are in focus, and really pop through the holes
Interesting texture formed by the cracks in the paint on this table.
Duck feet look scaly. Are you sure you're not still a reptile?
Sandhill Crane featuers
I thought the texture of this leaf was interesting.
I gather this is a condition called Maple Bladder Gall, and it's caused by tiny mites feeding on the leaves. Supposedly not harmful to the tree, but it looks pretty disgusting.
Nested cylinders of iron with holes. I have no idea what this was for, but it's a great photo subject.
Creative perspective shot of a rusty sheet of metal with holes in it.
I'm always impressed with the skill of metalworkers. The iron sheets making up this boiler almost look like stitched pieces of fabric.
Core Memory #2
A more dramatic view of the core sample storage sheds. Each of those trays holds a meter or so of 1-inch diameter core samples.
Bizarre weathering on the paint of an old earthmoving machine.
Peeling paint on a mine locomotive.
A strange paint weathering pattern on old earthmoving equipment. I think they probably put too much paint down and it shriveled up as a result of being wet too often.
Flaking coats of paint on old earthmoving equipment.
Decaying rubber hoses on an ancient mining train locomotive.
Close-up of the reflective surface of a traffic sign.
The radiator of an ancient Caterpillar bulldozer.
Water flinging itself from the top of the Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver.
Ice on Deer Lake at the begginning of a spring thaw. Note the way the ice reflects the sun.
English Bay on an exceptionally foggy day.
Vines versus corrugated metal.
Perhaps a bit of a departure from the texture theme, but note the field has a raked texture following the seeding rows of the wheat, and the sky and the picture overall has a nice pastel feel to it.
Frost crystals on a car window.
The smooth and shiny texture: an extended hydraulic ram on a backhoe.
Water shooting off the bottom of the Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver.
Hand print in a concrete sculpture.
A painful-looking texture on a plant at Stanley Park. I don't know the name of this species.