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Dunsmuir Crossing



End of a stellar road trip. I caught a moving train near Mossbrae Falls in Dunsmuir, California.

End of a stellar road trip. I caught a moving train near Mossbrae Falls in Dunsmuir, California.
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21 Comments | Report
BKerr_Photography
 
BKerr_Photography November 29, 2016
Very impressive.
FlatFeet56
 
FlatFeet56 December 21, 2016
Fantastic capture, just an excellent photograph.
adavies PRO
 
adavies December 22, 2016
Awesome image! Nicely captured! Welcome to ViewBug! Looking forward to seeing more:)
henrikpedersen33 Platinum
 
henrikpedersen33 December 25, 2016
Very nice capture!
JohnHoke PRO+
 
JohnHoke December 25, 2016
Welcome to VB! I absolutely love this shot - amazing exposure work
nickheinimann
 
nickheinimann June 05, 2017
thats truly Amazing!
Mohan_photos
 
Mohan_photos July 06, 2017
Fantastic shot!!!
StasysZakas
 
StasysZakas July 27, 2017
FANTASTIKA
artcrowther
 
artcrowther September 09, 2017
Certainly, very creative idea
Kaleidoscope_of_memories
 
Kaleidoscope_of_memories January 03, 2018
I've seen loads of long exposure shots like this, but somehow this one stands out
Kaleidoscope_of_memories
 
Kaleidoscope_of_memories January 03, 2018
I've seen loads of long exposure shots like this, but somehow this one stands out
DebbieKMiller81 Ultimate
 
DebbieKMiller81 April 03, 2018
Awesome capture. Great choice of shutter speed.
pragyamtandon
 
pragyamtandon July 22, 2018
Awesome shot
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 July 24, 2018
❤️❤️❤️
glw20109 Platinum
 
glw20109 December 04, 2018
Very nice work.
thunderlake PRO+
 
thunderlake December 05, 2018
Incredible!!
johnhenry_7630 PRO
 
johnhenry_7630 December 13, 2018
WOW!!! Incredible.....
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johnhenry_7630 December 13, 2018
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Guylaine1986
 
Guylaine1986 December 13, 2018
Awesome!
SteBil30 Platinum
 
SteBil30 December 22, 2018
love this!
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug July 07, 2021
Exceptional on every level. Well done.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at the end of a road trip in Dunsmuir, California very near Mossbrae Falls. I went to experience and shoot the waterfalls, but came away with this as a favorite from the trip.
Time
This was very near sunset, on a mostly overcast and moody Northern California day.
Lighting
I really enjoy the softer cloud covered light, especially for a long exposure image.
Equipment
I shot this with a Sony a7ii, and a very wide Sony 10-18mm f4 lens.
Inspiration
I had spent most of my time at the Mossbrae Falls shooting the beautiful waterfalls, but I've always been drawn the the leading lines of a railway. I had setup my tripod near the river crossing to capture the trestle when I heard the on-coming train. The timing was a blessing at the end of a 2 day trip.
Editing
I use Lightroom for post-processing and tried to capture the mood without over processing. I generally edit by my mood or the overall feeling that the image conveys to me. The moody clouds and wind mixed with the moving train really brought this image together.
In my camera bag
My wide angle lens is almost always in my bag. I also carry a fast prime lens 50mm, and a longer zoom to have a variety of possibilities.
Feedback
Timing is critical in capturing long exposure of moving objects. I've become quite good at a 2 second delayed timer to trip the shutter if I don't have my remote shutter handy. In this case, I only needed 8 seconds of exposure based upon the speed of the train.

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