I decided not to insert images in my manuscript, as I develop it. You might select a small number of images later on, but for now I want to deal with text only.
Yet images matter a lot – that is, they add a lot. So I want to include links. You could insert raw links, but I do not want to do that. Thus link image to a title or a caption. Titles would generally be shorter than captions. Let’s forget about the distinction. Simply link image to whatever text seems appropriate.
Here are some samples:
An eastbound crosses the Hi-Line bridge in Valley City, ND. It was built between 1906-08 to cross the Sheyenne River and bypass the line that headed down hill and into the town of Valley City. The 3860 feet long and 162 feet high trestle is designated a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
About thirty minutes later we have an eastbound crossing the Hi-Line Bridge at Valley City. The bridge was built by the Northern Pacific Railway between 1906 and 1908. It’s 3,860 feet long and soars 162 feet above the Sheyenne River.
A long trestle crosses the Sheyenne River at Valley City. It’s worth spending some time here. First up is an eastbound coal train with yet another ATSF SD75 leader.
The original plan was to take a shot from the east bluff, but that would entail four trips to the car to carry about 150 pounds of camera gear out, and then back in the dark. While thinking it over, the wind died and the water on the Sheyenne River became as smooth as a woman’s behind. That’s pretty unusual in the Dakotas! So, I went for the reflection shot. The trestle is 150 ft. high and about 225 yards away so there were some challenges to overcome. And about 10,000 mosquitoes! Flash: x3 White Lightning X3200 with long throw reflectors. I believe this is the first time this big trestle has been flash photographed at night, at least about 500 feet of it. F. J. Haynes would have loved this!
flikr contains a lot of great pictures of the Hi-Line Bridge, with trains on it.