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Crockett Crossing

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 8 July 2008 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Southbound train roars through Crockett, California. Amtrak-California service from Sacramento to Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose.

>>Photographer's Notebook: I should have noted yesterday that I'll be traveling over the next few days. I'll have my laptop - but with a busy schedule - please forgive any lapses in responding to your comments here.

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Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

This is a great photo. It has a good composition, there's lots to look at and the colours are wonderful from the low evening sun.

8 Jul 2008 6:11am

@Mike: Thank you, Mike.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

boy Stephen, you certainly do get around the bay area! :) and half the places i have never even been! :) love these caltrain shots! very glamorous -- you should speak to them and see if they will purchase any of these pics from you! marvelous!

8 Jul 2008 6:44am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks, DJ. A small correction - this is a California Amtrak train - not a Caltrain as you suggested. I am thinking about approaching them about selling note cards on the trains. I'm developing a pretty large collection of images towards this end. Some of these may be viewed by going to:

eddy from tehran, Iran

very good

8 Jul 2008 9:00am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Cracking shot,lovely colours.

8 Jul 2008 9:41am

@Anthony Lambert: Thanks, Anthony.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Very impressive, Stephen! Excellent composition! Well done.

8 Jul 2008 9:46am

Shun from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

What a great wideangle shot. Which lens was used here? Well done!

8 Jul 2008 10:10am

@Shun: Mirko. Thanks. This was taken with the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 - a stellar lens - mounted to the 5D which gives it full frame.

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

great shot!

8 Jul 2008 10:11am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

I love this. Such motion and from the angle the lights are reflecting in an interesting distorted fashion. There's one track you don't wanna stand on:-)

8 Jul 2008 1:21pm

@sherri: Hey Sherri, thanks. I will never post another train photo without thinking of you. Tread the tracks carefully. Listen. And walk in joyous light.

Thomas Griffioen from Bocas del Toro, Panama

Wow! Fantastic, very powerful image!

8 Jul 2008 3:24pm

@Thomas Griffioen: Thanks, Thomas

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Absolutely brilliant shot. The rush of the train and klanging bells is easily imagined here.

8 Jul 2008 11:25pm