Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Antonito Yard

Today's picture is a return to Colorado via the archives. I have been going through those pictures in anticipation of this years Camera Club competitions. Also when it is 11 degrees outside I have a tendency to stay inside.

This is a scene on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad's eastern terminus at Antonito, Colorado. When the run come in the locomotive is turned on a loop to be refueled and watered. this also puts it in the right direction to make its morning run to the west.

I hope everyone is having a good week and surviving the winter (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere).


Mark said...

This is great, and what truly makes it are the guys hanging out the side.

Classic shot.

photowannabe said...

I agree that this is a classic shot at its finest.
You could even be doing the ABC Wednesday with the title of this post..

JAM said...

An absolutely amazing shot Mike.

I love the exposure, the cropping, and especially the guys on the side of the engine. Dyn-o-mite! (To quote the great philosopher, J.J. Walker)

Anna said...

OK, so I love the pic, love the black and white and LOVE that it is OFF CENTER! :)

Cris said...

The rule of thirds... it really improves your composition when the subject is off center!

Heidi said...

This is a terrific shot... black and white really makes the best of things here... and the dramatic sky is awesome! Trains are good subjects for you!

oldmanlincoln said...

One degree here in Brookville this Friday morning at 4:00 a.m. I like your old train photo.

Kerri said...

Wow! This is FANTASTIC! LOVE the guys "hanging" on. It gives it an "old fashioned" kind of feel.
Love that sky in the background too!


PS - it was 8 degrees here today in Blacksburg....and we're supposed to be "Southern Virginia".

gaz said...

great shot. love the subject and the background. top hole old chap.