Monday, October 27, 2008

Early Morning Traveler

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe coal train passes Turner's Station just east of Springfield. The similarity of the cars passing during this time exposure creates the eerie feeling of one solid car.


Heidi said...

This is a seriously cool photo, Mike!

Stacy said...

Thanks about the new header. I took that this weekend in West Virginia. My first time visiting there, and I felt like I was walking around looking at postcards all day long. Just beautiful. This was a little farm off of the Potomac. There was not enough time in the day!

Oh! I have to tell you, too, that we have been enjoying some trains here in Burleson. We walk every evening about the same time a train comes through. We enjoy standing on the overpass as it goes by. So fun!

John Roberts said...

I really like your creative use of shutter speed on this one. You turned just another train shot into a real eye-catcher. Well done!

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Hi Mike. Good luck with the portrait course, I am not very good at shooting people, I become all fingers and thumbs and my imagination (what little there is of it left) goes out the window!!! I am sure you will enjoy it and can't wait to see the results.

Love the rock with the moss and believe it or not I shot a very similar train photo as the one you have in this post, just last night, but I didn't have a tripod and it was also blurry where it should have been sharp so that just the train was moving!!

I missed most of the fall colors, we had tremendous winds over the last few days which I am sure you have had too and with the quick change in temps the colors weren't as nice as they usually are, one day they were there, the next they were mostly gone.

Hope you and yours are all well.


Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Mike also wanted to add that I sam so glad that you have discovered the "golden hour" in the morning and evening, it can be truly wonderful to work in, the results are superb at those times of the day.