Thursday, August 21, 2014

Westbound Train

Somewhere near Cabazon, CA.
This was one of those long, desert trains I saw coming from quite a distance. I waited for it to turn the corner to frame this shot.

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35 comments:

  1. Classic shot!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  2. "Long Train Running " the Dooby Brothers comes to mind http://youtu.be/J9URZfqYf2o

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  3. Wow, gorgeous capture..And the timing was perfect.. Lovely sky, have a happy weekend!

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  4. Beautiful shot and good point of view here.

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  5. Beautiful shots. I used to work for an oil and gas subsidiary of Union Pacific Railroad eons ago. I ended up with seven shares of stock. The best thing is that they send all shareholders a calendar of railroad images every year.

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  6. That's a beauty (she can say since she's not stuck at a RR crossing for-freaking-EVER waiting for one of our own interminably BNSF trains to go by!) :-) I love the angle you took this from - it adds such a nice touch of drama and a lot more of that gorgeous sky. Your special effects are impressive as well! I agree with John's comment above that it looks like a painting, and definitely belongs on a train-themed calendar!

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  7. Your timing and patience paid off. Wonderful shot!! Great dramatic sky.

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  8. Love the angle of this shot. Great timing and patience on your part. ☺

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  9. wonderful capture. beautiful sky.

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  10. That's a great shot - we get some long trains out here too.

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  11. Terrific! Wonderfully captured!
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  12. When I was small, I had this picture-book on Trains & there was a similar pic there :)
    Nice click!

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  13. Great timing and framing to get that picture. Great everything really - remarkable picture.

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  14. A great picture with an crazy angle. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  15. Perfect! I love the train and the big cloud.

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  16. That's a good one.. the good ol' UP...

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  17. Beautiful capture! I like the symetry between the clouds and the train.

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  18. "Train train, comin' 'round the bend
    Well it took my baby, but it never will again"

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  19. Terrific shot - you can feel the peacefulness and the power in it.

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  20. Great photo! Love the way composed it.

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  21. Love, love, love this; it's so vintage looking!

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  22. I used to drive out there to watch a train or two, but when gas prices were so high, I quit. I was last out there last spring. However, the trains run parallel to Interstate 10, which I drive every day. There just aren't good places and mountains as a beautiful backdrop....oh, well...maybe when I retire I can do this!
    Cheryl Ann

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