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Pulling Empties

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 13 February 2013 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Having grown up in A Railroad Town, having worked for the railroad for a few years, having two brothers who worked for the railroad for a combined 60+ years (!), it's hard to get the love of
trains out of your system. I do love trains and everything about them.

Here, we see a "CSX / Norfolk Southern" pair of engines, pulling about 60 empty auto carriers as they head eastward towards the Port of New Jersey / New York to likely pick up more automobiles. I edited this a bit in Nik Snapseed to bring out some detail....I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/250 second F/4.5 ISO 100 114 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Great shot of this great looking train!

13 Feb 2013 6:28am

@ursulakatariina: Thanks very much, Ursulakatariina!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

J'aime les couleurs. Bonne journée.

13 Feb 2013 7:07am

@Aubélia: Hi Aubelia - Thank you very much :-0

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Super shot and great processing

13 Feb 2013 7:27am

@Christine: Thank you dear friedmn...all the best to you both - LOVED that Puffin today :-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image and wonderfully processed, hope you're feeling better Denny

13 Feb 2013 7:46am

@Doug: Thasnk very much DOug - I realy liked your image to day :-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Impressive machines. There is undoubtedly an American style for trucks and locomotives. At least ....

13 Feb 2013 7:53am

@Gérard Beullac: Merci Beaucoup, Gerard! Wishing you all the best!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This becomes a fine image and captures in a simple and direct presentation that feeling railroads seem to impart. They have a solid reassurance about them in some way.

13 Feb 2013 8:14am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you so very much, Ronnie2...I want you to know that I sincerely appreciate your kindness and kind words to me - sorry I have not been able to respond very much but I sincerely appreciate them.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely image Denny

13 Feb 2013 9:23am

@Nigel: Thanks so much, Nigel :-)

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Great picture and mood !

13 Feb 2013 9:29am

@Veronique: Hi Veronique! Thank you very much :-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A fantastic train shot, perfectly framed.

13 Feb 2013 11:30am

@Rick: Thank you very much, god friend -sorry i am not around that much these days...hopefully soon :-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

They're not "comin' round the mountain," but around that beautiful bend and you captured them in all their glory, Denny!

13 Feb 2013 1:40pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Hi judy - Thank you very much - hope you guys are doing well :-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully crisp image of this train Denny! My great uncle worked for the Burlington Northern for 75 years and I have heard his stories. I understand your love of the iron rail! ;-)

13 Feb 2013 2:06pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks very much, Eric - All the best :-0

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent shot and processing. I love trains.

13 Feb 2013 3:12pm

@Sarito: Hi Sarito - Thank you :-)

franz from Baden, Austria

how could we not enjoy this captivating image, denny ?!? i love everything about it ... the hues, the perspective, the full frame, the presentation ... and i share your lasting devotion to trains !!!

13 Feb 2013 3:57pm

@franz: Hi Franz - Thank you so much :-)

Phil jump from United States

Good job brother ,,I miss riding them,,!

13 Feb 2013 4:16pm

@Phil jump: Thanks Phil - I really miss them too :-)

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Having married into a family of rail nuts, and as someone who loves the sound of the Nathan P5, it was inevitable I should also shoot the occasional train ...but this is a real beauty you've captured here and nicely framed and lit.

13 Feb 2013 4:24pm

@Ted: Thank you so much, Ted - I loved those train shots of yours - thanks for sharing them :-)

christine from schoten, Belgium

Great image, the editing is excellent.

13 Feb 2013 7:39pm

@christine: Thank you very much, Christine :-)

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

FANTASTIC!!!
I absolutely love trains :)

13 Feb 2013 7:41pm

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Hi Sharon -Thank you so much :-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Awesome details and lighting in this scene ... a very attractive train and photo, Denny!

13 Feb 2013 8:56pm

@RBL: Thansk very much Ruthie :-) LOVED that image of yours today!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image of the train. I really like how you captured it on a curve. Beautiful light and color!

13 Feb 2013 9:04pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks good buddy - I was pretty happy with this one, I will have to admit...It is fun to catch them on a curve - it really helps with perspective and impact...Loved your shot today - hell, I love your shot EVERYDAY!!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific capture. outstanding graphics

14 Feb 2013 12:02am

@john4jack: Thank you jack ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a really pretty shot of the train. I like them, too.

14 Feb 2013 1:41am

@Steve Rice: Thanks alot Steve - it turned out better than I imagined, actually Thanks again :-)

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

i love train photos and this is a great one! well focused with superb shutter speed to keep everything crisp and sharp! fantastic work all around!

14 Feb 2013 1:42am

@DarkElf: Thank you Very much sir- I really appreciate your comments :-0

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the editing Denny.

14 Feb 2013 2:16am

@Ralph Jones: Thanks very much, Ralph :-) All the best to you and family sir!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I love this, the light is excellent, as is your position.

14 Feb 2013 9:08am

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly - my wife and I want to extend our hopes and prayers to you and your wife for courage and love ..we are thinking of you all.

Joyce from Montana, United States

That is, if possible, the finest portrait of a train I have ever seen. Great job!

28 Feb 2013 3:21pm

OLYMPUS E-510
1/250 second
F/4.5
ISO 100
114 mm

pulling
empties