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Durango Train



1800's vintage steam locomotive

1800's vintage steam locomotive
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Contest Finalist in Trains And Railroads Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Moving Subjects Photo Contest
Winner in Tilt Shift Lens Landscapes Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Smoke Trails Photo Contest
People's Choice in Tilt Shift Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Trains Boats And Planes Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in TiltShift Photo Contest
Runner Up in Tilt Shift Photo Contest
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64 Comments | Report
blairwacha PRO+
 
blairwacha February 12, 2013
This is the Durango Silverton line in south western Colorado. It's very well kept and a popular summertime ride. It's used on weekends during the winter. I was actually hoping the bokeh effect would make it look like a toy, so thanks!
JHPhotos PRO+
 
JHPhotos February 18, 2013
Very nice. Great capture. voted
limar1974
 
limar1974 February 18, 2013
good work!voted
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter February 18, 2013
Beautiful work. Voted. - Jake
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD February 20, 2013
STUNNING!! great potential here, hope it wins!!awarded/fav/voted
charlottetherese
 
charlottetherese February 21, 2013
nice
cevert
 
cevert February 21, 2013
Terrific work!! congrats :)
jleiweke
 
jleiweke February 22, 2013
Congrats!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions February 22, 2013
congrats
blairwacha PRO+
 
blairwacha February 26, 2013
Thank you all! I really appreciate your support.
photosue50 Premium
 
photosue50 March 06, 2013
Very cool hot
LaurieS PRO+
 
LaurieS March 19, 2013
wow I love it, and I love trains so much. This is beautifully done.
breezemarch18
 
breezemarch18 March 24, 2013
oh my! this is lovely.
Inmar
 
Inmar April 05, 2013
Stunning!!
DigitalDawn
 
DigitalDawn April 22, 2013
Lovely Tilt Shift work! Love the scene, the trees are amazing! Great work!
arambecker
 
arambecker April 24, 2013
Congrats! Well deserved, it is an awesdome shot!
Palominolady PRO+
 
Palominolady July 23, 2013
Superior skill, it does look like a toy! Awesome capture!
iBurn
 
iBurn July 23, 2013
Great shot and congrats on the award.
hwishnick PRO+
 
hwishnick July 30, 2013
Great shot but I can't make up my mind whether I like the tilt-shift effect or not.
valzart
 
valzart July 30, 2013
Exquisite shot & a 5 ***** fave ;~} Valz
bszaboerzsebet
 
bszaboerzsebet September 15, 2013
Nice! Congrats!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo October 15, 2013
Excellent! Congrats on being a Finalist in Tilt Shift and for Editor's Choice Award!
tissa7
 
tissa7 October 15, 2013
perfect little chop-choo train!!!
arjun
 
arjun October 15, 2013
Congrats
Jewel
 
Jewel October 15, 2013
Awesome job! Congratulations on your Editor's Choice Award!
gwynethfranklin
 
gwynethfranklin October 15, 2013
Brilliant photo!
davidnorris
 
davidnorris October 15, 2013
Its awesome, I love it and I did think that it was a toy as well.
ArtQ
 
ArtQ October 15, 2013
Congrats on your finalist award in Tilt Shift Contest.
blairwacha PRO+
 
blairwacha October 15, 2013
I'm so humbled by all the kind thoughts I've received for this photo. I really appreciate your time and the support from all of you! I'm humbled. Thank you all!
Blair
DigitalDawn
 
DigitalDawn October 15, 2013
Big congrats on the Editors Choice award which is well deserved, congrats also on your placement as a finalist in the Tilt Shift Contest, no doubt a fantastic entry deserving of a win! Good Luck!
mailsmc PRO+
 
mailsmc October 16, 2013
Great use of the tilt shift affect, making it look like a toy train, and the smoke is awesome!!!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon October 16, 2013
Superb photograph, the blur adds to the drama, well deserving of the Editors Choice and also the finalist status in Tilt Shift contest.
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen October 19, 2013
Congrats.
Rosemaryswan
 
Rosemaryswan October 22, 2013
awesome pic! Congrats
tlotter
 
tlotter October 22, 2013
Great work,well done
PhilipCarnevale
 
PhilipCarnevale October 22, 2013
Beautiful!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta October 22, 2013
Fabulous shot which, for me, was the winner. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen October 22, 2013
Congrats again.
elfiedwards Premium
 
elfiedwards October 22, 2013
fantastic image! congratulations!!!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ October 23, 2013
Congrats!
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr October 24, 2013
Congratulations!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita October 26, 2013
Blair....this is superb! Congrats on the awards....sonja xoxoxo
hello7671
 
hello7671 October 26, 2013
Outstanding shot! Perfect focus and DOF!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset October 29, 2013
Wow, great shot. It does look like a toy. Bravo Blair!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions November 02, 2013
congrats again
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel February 08, 2015
"I hear that train a-comin'." Classic words for a classic shot.
senka
 
senka February 13, 2015
fantastic shot... great gallery
Billyboy
 
Billyboy March 11, 2015
Yes, could have easily been seen as a model even if the smoke gives it away...
I`ve seen the effect used many times, but have yet to see it nailed down so well as you`ve done here.
Great piece !!
naomiwomack
 
naomiwomack March 27, 2015
This is beautiful. Very very creative.
Excellent photograph
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter June 09, 2015
Great image. Nice work. - Jake
EyesofDavid
 
EyesofDavid June 10, 2015
Adorable
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita June 29, 2015
still superb....voted!
tammyswarek
 
tammyswarek July 01, 2015
Beautiful work!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 27, 2015
you did it again!!! Yay. Congrats. I think it's my favourite.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 28, 2015
Congratulations Blair on your Finalist Win in Trains and Boats and Planes, great result.
charzing PRO+
 
charzing December 03, 2015
This is a fantastic image. Congrats on all your awards.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 24, 2016
Congratulations on your award. It is pretty!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 February 26, 2016
Congratulations on your award!
beeoxierrod
 
beeoxierrod August 10, 2016
OUTSTANDING! Somewhat nostalgic! I LOVE IT!
ChasingShadows PRO+
 
ChasingShadows August 12, 2016
Excellent shot!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon February 25, 2017
Great job ... you have done it again with your Finalist Win in Trains and railroads ... congratulations
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 April 17, 2017
Very nice Congratulations on your award!
NaturallyMitchRothman PRO+
 
NaturallyMitchRothman February 27, 2018
Awesome!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo October 26, 2018
Absolutely love this shot - Congrats, again!

Behind The Lens

Location
Near Durango, Colorado
Time
This was shot mid-morning. Although I really appreciate being out in the field before sunrise, photographing trains depends entirely on their schedule, so I had the chance to sleep late this particular winter morning.
Lighting
Shot with natural light. Fortunately there was some cloud cover.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon T4i, which is now my backup camera to a Canon 6D. I used a Canon 100-400 mm lens, as this was shot at a distance.
Inspiration
I love old anything! Trains, trucks and wooden barns and cabins are my favorite. With proper care, they'll last forever. Unfortunately, proper care isn't given because of the cost of maintenance, so who knows when they'll be gone forever???
Editing
I shot this too long ago. I don't remember, other than some specific blurring.
In my camera bag
Canon 6D and wide range of Canon lenses from 17mm to 400mm.
Feedback
Research, research, research. I travel long distances for most of the photos I take. Although things like weather is out of our control, knowing schedules and routes of something like trains are important. If you plan on more than one shot, know not only the train's schedule, but make some trial runs to determine how long it takes for you to move and be set up for the next location. Getting there just after the train passes does you no good.

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