feliciamireles
feliciamireles

Sunset railway



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27 Comments | Report
danielmartin
 
danielmartin April 16, 2014
Excellent composition! Bravo!!!
John9981
 
John9981 July 18, 2014
Excellent symmetry and great DOF
iceman2
 
iceman2 July 18, 2014
Beautiful POV in this wonderful capture.Congrats!
OUTTHERE
 
OUTTHERE July 18, 2014
i love train track photos. this one is excellent
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 July 18, 2014
Love this .. Congrats! ")
feliciamireles
 
feliciamireles July 18, 2014
Thank you everyone:)!
louisloizidesmitsu
 
louisloizidesmitsu July 18, 2014
Congrats!!!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan July 18, 2014
Leading track lines, nicely lit and nicely seen..... into the infinity.....great capture. Congrats on the feature.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 18, 2014
Nice shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi July 18, 2014
awesome shot !
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud July 18, 2014
Excellent!! Congrats on your Feature.
catini
 
catini July 18, 2014
Beautiful, congrats on your feature!
tlotter
 
tlotter July 18, 2014
Congratulations on your feature
annthomas62
 
annthomas62 July 20, 2014
Beautiful.
sofiadeleon
 
sofiadeleon July 21, 2014
fantastic
zimnochpictures
 
zimnochpictures July 22, 2014
lovely!
gregflynn
 
gregflynn July 22, 2014
Everything has been said
I just love it
Skcharlie
 
Skcharlie August 02, 2014
Wonderful image
MegashotsPhotography
 
MegashotsPhotography August 04, 2014
Never ending
rico27511
 
rico27511 August 08, 2014
Lots of emotion in this photo. Well done.
mcmiljo
 
mcmiljo August 15, 2014
Great composition
roccochiara
 
roccochiara September 01, 2014
intenso scatto
geopapa
 
geopapa November 10, 2014
Great POV!
chrismidgley
 
chrismidgley December 11, 2014
Amazing shot, love the reflection of the sky on the rails
mohamed-elsawi
 
mohamed-elsawi January 24, 2015
excellent shot !!
jorgemanuel
 
jorgemanuel May 22, 2015
Isn't it amazing how a simple shot can be so great? Loved it!!!
Sparta1
 
Sparta1 August 22, 2015
Amazing photo

Behind The Lens

Location
I grew up in a small town in Arapahoe, CO. One of my fondest memories was flattening pennies on the railroad tracks. These are those tracks. I returned to this small town back in 2008.
Time
The one thing I remember about these tracks is how they would glow during sunset. It looked like fire across the plains. This was taken sometime in the autumn months of 2013 just as the sun was setting. This only happens during a certain time of year, and the weather hopefully cooperates as well. Ever since then I've been on the look out to capture another, but have been unsuccessful.
Lighting
This may seem like just an ordinary set of railroad tracks, and indeed they are, but the one thing about these is those tracks don't always glow every sunset. This only happens during a certain time of year. In the early autumn months, and cloud cover is a huge factor of course. The sun has to have a perfect angle, there is only a small window to capture this glow. Yes, these are ordinary railroad tracks, but their glow is something more!
Equipment
I used a Nikon D7100 with an 18-105mm lens for this shot. The lens is my go to for versatility.
Inspiration
I was coming home one evening and as I reached the top of the hill just outside my hometown I noticed the railroad tracks were burning like the sun. I don't think I'd ever noticed it before, come to find out it doesn't happen that often. So as soon as I got home I grabbed my camera.
Editing
Yes, in order to really capture the dynamics of the glow, I had to set my aperture fairly small, but it ended up blacking all the rocks, so I had to lighten my shadow a bit. I did tweet the sky a bit to add a more dramatic appearance, and finally I added a blur to the surroundings so that the lit tracks were my main focus all the way to the vanishing point.
In my camera bag
I carry two cameras in my bag. Nikon D7100 and a Nikon D5100 with five versatile lenses. A Tameron 70-300mm, Nikkor 18-55mm, Nikkor 18-105mm, Nikkor 55-200, and a neat just for fun lens, an Opera 500-1000mm full manual lens. I have a number of extras in my bag, but these are the basics
Feedback
You don't have to get the picture perfect, you just got to get the main subject the best you can, and not always is the best images unedited, sometimes it takes some tweeking, which is okay, so get out there and take some pictures!

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