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Westbound Through The Rain

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 15 March 2011 in Transportation and Portfolio.

An Amtrak Capitol Corridors train rolling into Martinez, California - en route to the San Francisco Bay Area. The last of four connecting trains that stop here between 6:19 and 6:40 PM each weekend.

Larger view:

Tomorrow: We take a look at an odd station along this route. Perhaps it is fitting that it is in Berkeley, California.

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Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

Love those lines and the fun exposure.

15 Mar 2011 5:23am

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Another nice one, I love this series.

15 Mar 2011 5:55am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The rain adds a particular atmosphere to this very beautiful composition

15 Mar 2011 8:07am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb perspective. The rain adds wonderful atmosphere to this scene.

15 Mar 2011 11:25am

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

You did it again Stephen,you made my jaw drop !!!! This is a brilliant bit of work !!

15 Mar 2011 12:04pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Great colors and composition!

15 Mar 2011 2:16pm

Ann Baldwin from Vallejo, United States

I have done several photo shoots at this location, but NEVER come up with anything so dynamic and artistic. Congratulations. Well, it's raining I could give it another try.

15 Mar 2011 3:43pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

just beautiful Stephen! Sorry, really busy this week..but I love this one ;-)

15 Mar 2011 3:57pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Do they really have such good lighting at this station? The colours and the temperatures are excellent, it doesn't look as though you've needed to do much to get these right.

15 Mar 2011 5:03pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

As much an experience as a photograph these shots . . love the way they engage the senses.

15 Mar 2011 6:20pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

very nice! great color and detail!

15 Mar 2011 8:39pm

David from Detroit, United States

These long-exposure train shots have a really cool sense of speed and motion. The light takes on a look that is somehow glossier or sharper than night light really has. It give everything a certain clarity that is hard to describe.

16 Mar 2011 2:18am

@David: Hey David - thanks so much for the kind words. Part of what creates this look you describe is the timing of the elements. It was raining; so the rails, platforms, bricks, ground, and roads were all wet. The sun had just gone down so there was still a bit of light in the sky. The station lights along the platforms had just come on. Now, all I needed was for four passenger trains to come through in a twenty minute period while all of this was happening! And this all to say - it won't happen here again anytime soon.

I was there last weekend. It was raining (again) - but we had gone to daylight savings time so it was still light out. The station lights never came on (until I was loading up the car to leave). I got some good shots and will post them soon - but with nowhere near the 'magic' of these.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

great light and color

16 Mar 2011 6:22pm