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Carquinez Sunset / the train

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 13 February 2011 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Carquinez Strait - California

If these sunset images looked like they were from somewhere familiar - you now know why. I was walking along the tracks again - and here comes a train - on the track right next to mine. Will I stand my ground?

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Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Fabulous composition with the lines, light and lovely color Stephen...great shot!

13 Feb 2011 5:22am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Yes I love these lines too, hope you had fast feet.

13 Feb 2011 9:50am

Florindo from Sintra, Portugal


13 Feb 2011 11:13am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like these rails of steel taking off in the sun. The light is very beautiful

13 Feb 2011 4:57pm

@Marie LC: Hi Marie - the sun had been set for a good half hour by this point - that light is an oncoming passenger train.

alex centrella from California, United States

nice capture ...

13 Feb 2011 5:03pm

@alex centrella: I want to meet with you at Cafe 41 !

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

what a super idea, lovely

13 Feb 2011 6:09pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

love the light flare from the train... great ballsy shot to stand there and take it :)

13 Feb 2011 6:20pm

@Ainsley: ...just wait until you see tomorrow's post. Cheers.

Marcie from United States

Exquisitely beautiful light in this one. Stunning!

13 Feb 2011 6:48pm

Veronique from Angers, France

impressionnant .... et graphique

13 Feb 2011 7:12pm

pete from Australia

i some how don't think that you would win if you stood ur ground, very nice image...

14 Feb 2011 1:48am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great capture.

14 Feb 2011 2:17am

David from Detroit, United States

Good shot! Is this the line for the Coast Starlight?

14 Feb 2011 3:12am

@David: Hi David - The Coast Starlight does go by here. Should you ever plan to ride it, I suggest going in June - when you have the longest days. The southbound train rolls out of San Luis Obispo in the mid-afternoon and then climbs over the grounds of Vandenberg Air Force Base before dropping down to the coast. At that point - you are above the beach. Looking out the right side windows finds you gazing straight down to the the sand and surf - talk about a sunset! It would be ashame to have this happen after dark.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

very effective feeling with that light coming

14 Feb 2011 3:30am