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Train Yard
09-DEC-2012 Karen Stuebing

Train Yard

West Virginia

Submitted for the December Holiday Scavenger Hunt.

Other entries can be seen here.

Something you DO NOT WANT for a Gift.

This is the Norfolk Southern track. You have to imagine all the coal around the tracks. I do not want a lump of coal. I could have photographed a lump of coal but I couldn't figure out how to make it look interesting. :)

Pentax K10D ,Pentax SMC K-A 35-70 f/4 Macro
1/250s f/6.7 at 70.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
John King19-Dec-2012 22:05
Superb landscape image with this foreground clarity and soft (morning?) light in the background. V
Timothy Guenther13-Dec-2012 03:23
I'll take it!! My steam engine burns "Pocahontas" soft coal from your neck of the woods. I have to drive to a place south of Buffalo to get it.
LynnH13-Dec-2012 01:55
And the black dust, everywhere... Great shot, reminds me of my home town in PA. We had a coal mine and everyone worked there. V
Cindi Smith12-Dec-2012 19:28
Pretty the perspective. Nice shot!
Norman Richard10-Dec-2012 21:22
set the lump on fire, make that a whole pile of lumps... :) V
Helen Betts10-Dec-2012 20:15
An interesting scene nicely captured and far better than a lump of coal ;-). V. (Fascinating that Patrick knows this place!)
Colin Storey10-Dec-2012 20:15
Great view of this impressive and large looking train yard, wonderful background. v
bill friedlander10-Dec-2012 18:25
A great feel for the yard given by this image, and I like the tree covered hills in the background. V
Simon Chandler10-Dec-2012 15:32
Powerful and graphic composition, just perfect! v
globalgadabout10-Dec-2012 15:12
a lively grid of lines against the misty hills and gentle sky...
Tom LeRoy10-Dec-2012 14:59
A train yard scene, so typical but interesting to see. The lump of coal can wait. V
Sheila10-Dec-2012 10:29
It is mucher nicer looking at this than a lump of coal. Thank you :-)
borisalex10-Dec-2012 07:08
This looks like a nice playground for children, if it would be a Märklin Eisenbahn, but its reality and it doesn´t look so nice. Great entry and shot, Karen! v.
Mieke WA Minkjan10-Dec-2012 06:55
a very intense capture of a rail yard, it transmits very well a cold day and emptiness
(and not e.g. the warmth of a coal fire) very well seen and captured V
Martin Lamoon10-Dec-2012 06:32
Taken from a good point, great picture. v
Bryan Murahashi10-Dec-2012 05:01
A nice capture of this quiet time at the train yard. V
larose forest photos10-Dec-2012 02:41
I think this is a great image, and we can imagine the lump of coal! V
Jean D10-Dec-2012 02:33
Beautiful image and very symmetrical throughout. ~V
Jean D10-Dec-2012 02:32
Beautiful image and very symmetrical throughout. ~V
Carl H. Johnson10-Dec-2012 01:41
Such a great image!!!~V~
sue anne10-Dec-2012 01:34
Very nice find. V
Frank Brault10-Dec-2012 01:29
A beautiful graphical image, superbly composed. Love the light and the subdued colors. V
Mairéad09-Dec-2012 23:59
A great scene. Lovely light and winter colours- looks cold. V
Gary Hebert09-Dec-2012 23:53
bring on the trains... I was a 3rd generation railroader... great pov Karen... :-))
janescottcumming09-Dec-2012 23:16
I'll bet my grandfather saw many scenes like this. He was a train engineer in West Virginia for his whole life. V
Walter O. Koenig09-Dec-2012 23:13
Great use of lines in this composition taken from a well chosen vantage point. A lump of coal would be bad enough, but a switching yard would certainly be overwhelming. "V"
Patrick F09-Dec-2012 21:47
Karen, I remember me this scene, I was many times there in Norfolk to load coal for Sidmar in Belgium, I was a seaman (engineer) with the ms Mineral Belgium (once we stayed there for 49 days at anchor waiting for our turn). V++++++
soulis09-Dec-2012 21:36
Beautiful work. V.