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Jupiter, Moon & a Northbound Train

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 3 October 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Amtrak California - Capitol Corridors service en route to Sacramento. Here, passing along the shore of San Pablo Bay through the small town of Pinole.

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Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

The lines of the lights create a wonderful atmosphere, very good.

3 Oct 2009 6:04am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you, Francisco. Much appreciated.

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

No matter how many times I see a crossing shot I'm still fascinated with them. The red glow is exemplary. best...jerry

3 Oct 2009 6:53am

@ordinaryimages: Thank you, Jerry - I am drawn to them as well (I guess that's obvious).

jpdm from Pignans, France

wonderful light game, i would have loved to read exif of that pic

3 Oct 2009 9:12am

@jpdm: Thank you very much - and always happy to provide the exif data (my work-flow employs Adobe's 'save for web and devices' which strips the data from the file):

Canon 5D w/ Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens: ISO 50 - at 16mm - f/5.6 - 30.0 seconds

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Wonderful, Stephen. The gates' lights make this image for me. Amazing.

3 Oct 2009 9:45am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks, Mirko - I love doing these. The train was running about 20 minutes late. A very long freight came by - proving again that these are far better with the reflections off the passenger trains which are stainless steel.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

really cool effect

3 Oct 2009 9:50am

@yz: Thanks, yz.

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ein gutes Foto. Auch die anderen in dem Portfolio sind sehr gut.

3 Oct 2009 10:33am

@Heinz: Vielen Dank, Heinz - für den Besuch und den Kommentar.

Marcie from Newton, United States

WOW! Absolutely fantastic!! Love the lines of color and light.

3 Oct 2009 11:27am

@Marcie: Thank you, Marcie - I had fun with this.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Super - a light and motion show today.

3 Oct 2009 11:44am

@Viewfinder: Thanks, Glenn. Train's gotta roll!

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, cracking image

3 Oct 2009 1:16pm

@Alun: Hey Alun - thanks.

susan from United States

very cool shot....love that you caught the lights of the railroad crossing bars moving!!! and looks like the train was passing by also!! what a superb catch!!! Kudos!!!

3 Oct 2009 1:53pm

@susan: Thank you, Susan - that passenger train was passing - almost twenty minutes late - but I didn't mind - it was a beautiful night.

David from Detroit, United States

The crossing gates are a great touch! Great overall color, too.

3 Oct 2009 2:12pm

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

I like the play of light trails in various directions. Nicely seen.

3 Oct 2009 2:36pm

@Yonatan: Thanks for the visit.

Chris from South Jersey, United States

this is very cool - all the lights look like a scene from a sci-fi movie......and the colors are great....

3 Oct 2009 4:02pm

@Chris: Thanks Chris - yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the first airing of Rod Serling's, "The Twilight Zone."

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Fantastic play with lights!

3 Oct 2009 6:27pm

Tracey from Maryland, United States

What an interesting collection of light and movement. There is so much going on here, it forces the eye to travel the whole scene.

3 Oct 2009 6:58pm

Max from Laveno, Italy

Fantastic shot :)

3 Oct 2009 8:06pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Isn't this spectacular!!! Love it!

4 Oct 2009 3:57am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this long exposure shot a lot. The result is beautiful

4 Oct 2009 7:01am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

This is a fantastic shot..

5 Oct 2009 1:57pm

@Sarito: Thank you, Sarito.

grant from kansas city, United States

there's magic in this one.

5 Oct 2009 4:40pm

Nathan Laing from San Jose, United States

Beautiful shot, Steve! How long was the exposure?

12 Oct 2009 8:07pm