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5 hours Late
20-DEC-2008

5 hours Late

Oh.. and the wrong direction! Shot I wanted was it coming the other way and blasting the snow though the bridge. But that's what shooting trains is like.
I waited 5 hours for this shot (and that bridge/road is closed, so I wasn't sitting in the truck waiting either, outside the whole time).

This image placed tied for 3rd in Pbase's 140th Show and Tell Competition: Frame within a Frame

Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
1/2000s f/4.5 at 70.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Yiannis Pavlis22-Mar-2011 03:19
This is a fantastic photographic opportunity and you have captured it beautifully.
John Cooper14-Jan-2011 14:33
You are lucky the trains run.
In England this much snow brings the railway system to a halt.
Gill Kopy11-Dec-2009 03:12
The wait paid off - what a great shot - would be a lot more comfy being a photographer in Mexico ! V
Peter Stubley01-Dec-2009 15:19
Nice shot indeed -- definitely caught the decisive moment there. I think my shooting finger would have been numb after 5 hours!
Bill Warren01-Dec-2009 14:08
Congratulations this shot tied for 3rd place in the 140th Show & Tell Competition: Frame within a frame.
GP Merfeld23-Nov-2009 20:31
Fantastic shot! Glad you braved the elements for this fine piece of work...
Jeff B.24-Feb-2009 02:26
Beautiful, beautiful capture. Top quality!! V
Stan Wojick29-Jan-2009 02:01
Woo Hoo Indeed! Great shot - V.
maki27-Jan-2009 22:32
Cool!
Walter O. Koenig18-Jan-2009 20:59
Worth the wait. Awesome action shot. Great timing. "V"
Fran Breznicky17-Jan-2009 20:46
Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!!
Well worth the wait!
René Knoop15-Jan-2009 23:51
Excellent. Cover shot!
Andre Fontaine15-Jan-2009 23:51
tres belle action . v
Steve Mockford15-Jan-2009 10:58
The wait was worth it though - this is a terrific shot! Well done.
Sandi Whitteker22-Dec-2008 07:35
Bravo Brad! Way to hang in there for what's still a great shot. The train is so beautiful throwing up the snow! Beautiful capture Brad!
vatorman22-Dec-2008 02:07
Nice one (five hours!)
[My family's farm was 200 yards from this bridge.]
Hank Vander Velde21-Dec-2008 20:24
A very nice action shot Brad. Well worth the wait.
B. Shortall - BCS Photography21-Dec-2008 20:21
Well done! Hockey stick in hand waiting outside, Good for you! Mike has and Idea there.. Next time - 12mm up top??!! Wait, scratch that.. that'll be my shot!
Mike Stobbs21-Dec-2008 18:19
Wow this sooooo coool...how would look from overhead would be cool too....well seen and way to hang in there Brad...braVo....Mike
LynnH21-Dec-2008 18:17
This is a fantastic shot and well worth the trouble. I totally understand your narrative, as I spent many, many hours at the tracks with my dad... a big railfan. You wait and wait and finally you have about 30 seconds to get a good shot. You did a great job. Vote.
Arjayphotography21-Dec-2008 18:14
Still, outstanding shot....so dedicated to sit out there for so long
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