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JGemplerPhotography November 30, 2015
I've been on this train ride before, great fun. You did an excellent job capturing the essence of this old steam engine. Love it!
Ranbud August 01, 2017
Thank You so much.. It is a great train ride to take
 
Flosno November 30, 2015
Beautifully composed and framed shot
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AnitaHogue December 01, 2015
Absolutely stunning capture!
 
tskwelin December 03, 2015
this is my favourite picture...well done
 
sharonmeyers December 03, 2015
Just beautiful.
 
brianvandermerwe December 03, 2015
Its looks like it fell out of a magic story. well done
 
Photobycharity December 04, 2015
My parents live in Sumpter. It is so beautiful there and the fall train ride is a photogs dream.. Beautiful shot..
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patticarol December 05, 2015
Love the contrast! Beautiful
 
busybits December 05, 2015
Very nice. I like it. Very dramatic!
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inesgardea December 05, 2015
Great foto, Looks like a painting. Love everything about this foto.
 
perrybailey December 10, 2015
Nice!
 
michaelblanchot December 12, 2015
I love, love, love this shot...great work!
 
Smueller December 15, 2015
Gorgeous image
 
jefflaidlaw December 15, 2015
Classic... great tones and colours, beautifully composed and framed .... as perfect a shot as I've seen in quite a while :)
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EddieG December 22, 2015
A stunning photograph!
 
mmilan December 22, 2015
Lepo
 
HunnyBee December 23, 2015
Great poster material this!
 
sharonmeyers December 26, 2015
Fantastic photo.
 
mioaraandritoiu December 26, 2015
Congratulations on being a finalist in Photographer of the month !
This image is making me Happy! The contrasting colors, the framing, the background... I'm there, I see it coming and I'm ready to board ! Superb !
 
mrlarrys December 26, 2015
Respect!
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oldgreybeard December 27, 2015
Great catch, we have the Heber Creeper here in Utah, It's a nice slow ride up the Provo Canyon.
 
nicofurious December 27, 2015
Wow magnificent capture, love the color tones, Bravo
 
glasvoice December 27, 2015
Beautiful shot! Would love to do this next time your club does the Sumpter train, if open to non-members.
 
wendytobiassen December 27, 2015
this is a beautiful photo, well done
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CherylPerin December 27, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the framing and composition! Will share!
 
Cdmj December 28, 2015
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Cdmj December 28, 2015
I love this photo!
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betsyarmour January 05, 2016
Beautiful! Love the composition! Colors are excellent. Framed very well.
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kgrafix January 07, 2016
Love the colors! Really old west and fall. . . .
 
mirjanakarisikhadzismajlovic January 13, 2016
Beautiful...
 
christinebrunkeinzana January 14, 2016
Amazing photo!!
 
donnadonnalley January 15, 2016
I like this alot !
 
corystierley January 15, 2016
Love the texture and the framing in this shot! Kudos!
 
spivakar January 21, 2016
Looks like a painting!
 
FancyShiningLight January 23, 2016
Absolutely stunning
 
nansanders February 18, 2016
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nansanders February 18, 2016
AMAZING SHOT! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!
 
nandicmb February 22, 2016
Congratulations on both your Contest Finalist wins!
 
RachelKey June 11, 2016
Love this Shot, makes me wish I was on that train right now!!!
 
markaament June 16, 2016
Beautiful shot!
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artcrowther June 25, 2016
Fantastic shot. We love steam.
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Treecy July 12, 2016
Beautiful !!!!
 
KARENLEIGH July 17, 2016
such a Stunning photo ..luv luv luv it
 
donaldlewis July 19, 2016
I get that hogwarts express feeling. great shot!
 
Mayank_J July 22, 2016
Down the memory lane... Fantablus shot!!!
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dcsmommy September 21, 2016
Could not be more beautiful!
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trainwoman September 30, 2016
Beautiful
 
maureenrueffer December 31, 2016
Such a beautiful shot! It looks like it could be a painting
 
claudelcuyer January 04, 2017
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claudelcuyer January 04, 2017
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trainman August 13, 2017
Fantastic atmospheric shot !
 
michaeljgreathouse January 20, 2018
you captured a perfect moment in time... the color, the sharpness catch your eye and make this photo jump off the screen. BRAVO!!!
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simonparry December 19, 2018
Wonderful capture...

Sumpter Vally Train



This train a photography club rented for a day and they will run back and forth as you take photos.
This train a photography club rented for a day and they will run back and forth as you take photos.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This Photo was taken in Sumter Oregon. This Train is available to photo groups to rent for a day and they will take up up and down the tracks and stop for photo ops. They do this the entire day and will make sure that every photographer gets the shot they want. This was my favorite out of about 100 shots. Most people waited until the train passed the trees, but I just happened to be in the perfect spot to capture it as it came around the bend and the trees framed it perfect for me.
Time
This shot was approximately 11 am
Lighting
The area is in a canyon, so most shots did not have the sun directly overhead, so a soft light was available for most of the shoot and that allowed the colors to really stand out.
Equipment
This was shot using a Sony A77 with a Sony 18-250 Zoom lens, no flash and I handheld the camera.
Inspiration
I saw these trees and I was ion a position to catch the train coming around the curve, They started blowing oil to make the smoke just as I was taking the photo.
Editing
I used Lightroom to process the photo, but there was very little color changes made, most of just contrast and making small brightness corrections.
In my camera bag
Wow, I carry a ton, Sony A77, A99. Lenses included 50-500, 18-250, 24mm Prime, 10-20, 85mm Prime, 100mm Prime, 50mm Prime, 70-300, 2 Sony Flashes, 1 Polaroid flash, Mini Tripod. Numerous SD Cards. That's my standard bag......
Feedback
The spot is used all the time, but most photographers hug the rail line to get a photo of the train near head on as the train passes through the trees. To get this shot, move away from the tracks so you can actually see the curve in the tracks and shoot portrait, not landscape.

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