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Connections In The Rain

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

Nightfall at Martinez Station - California

(first in a series of three images)

I have been returning here for the past three weeks after noticing the schedule. Every Saturday and Sunday - four passenger trains stop here between 6:19 and 6:40 PM. Two in each direction. At first I thought this was really odd. But then I noticed the buses and that the full schedule included a number of connection services. Having all of the trains here at one time means that they can all share these buses. Pretty smart.

Despite the rain - it is much lighter this night than it had been just two weeks earlier. Our daylight savings time will take this completely into bright daylight until late in the autumn. So I am glad I was here and that it was raining.

My plan is to return here again this Sunday evening. If there anything worth shooting - I'll try and post the images later in the week.

Larger view:

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Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Fantastic Stephen. I like very much your images of train taking off at night. Very beautiful return of the speed

13 Mar 2011 6:26am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Excellent Stephen..wonderful long time capture, great colors!

13 Mar 2011 6:28am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fabulous composition of lights and symmetry. One of your best of trains :)

13 Mar 2011 8:16am

JPS from Le Havre, France

well..this glistening ground...

13 Mar 2011 9:57am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A cracking great image, the motion blur is fabulous.

13 Mar 2011 9:59am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice motion blur. A great shot. 5 stars

13 Mar 2011 10:47am

sim from k, Iran

great shot nice moving and reflection and the birds loved it

13 Mar 2011 12:55pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Great shot ! love it !

13 Mar 2011 5:51pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Could be an advertising shot for the town or Amtrak. Great shot.

13 Mar 2011 9:39pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

great composition, lots happening here...

14 Mar 2011 2:28am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

cool color balance

14 Mar 2011 8:34am

k@ from Paris, France

The proof colors can run !

14 Mar 2011 10:18am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

This is really beautiful!

14 Mar 2011 10:13pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

The wet platform realy makes this !!

15 Mar 2011 12:05pm

David from Detroit, United States

Perhaps it is the result of the POV you used, but this shot really shows detail in the train itself.

16 Mar 2011 2:19am

@David: A really sturdy tripod and a high "f - stop" were most important. Thanks, David - always good to hear from you.