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Sumpter Railroad

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 16 November 2009 in Transportation and Portfolio.

As mentioned at the beginning of this series, the main reason we were in Sumpter was for the photographer's tour on the Sumpter Railroad (narrow gauge). I mentioned the Heisler engine (No. 3) in the first photograph of the series. No. 19 is a steam engine that carried freight cars. They would take us a ways; dump us out, and then run the trains back and forth. This must have happened at least 20 times during the day. The crew of mostly volunteers who are train fanatics was incredible in the work they did for us.

NIKON D700 1/80 second F/7.1 ISO 200 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

Levi from West Vancouver, Canada

what a great photo. i love it!

16 Nov 2009 5:02am

@Levi: Thank you.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

5 stars this is truly beautiful I love it

16 Nov 2009 5:40am

@jamesy: Thanks, Debbie.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful shot, beautiful light

16 Nov 2009 5:52am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

The light is spectacular, beautiful!

16 Nov 2009 6:15am

@Yvonne Simons: Merci.

Irene from L C, France

What a beautiful locomotive! I love the tones and the light.

16 Nov 2009 6:50am

@Irene: Merci.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Fantastic work Jack!!! The colour is just wonderful and superb for this shot!

16 Nov 2009 6:50am

@Linerberry: Many thanks.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This photo and the colors you have used are remarkable. It must have been an unforgettable trip. Glad you are sharing it with us !!

16 Nov 2009 7:01am

@Dulcie: Thanks. Great trip.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Love the warm tones here. And the smoke adds great feel to the image.

16 Nov 2009 7:09am

@Nicholas: Thank you.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Brilliant colours..a nice bit of steam to get the train up...looking good!

16 Nov 2009 8:06am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Fantastic shot! Great tones and light. Thanks for the info. 5 stars from me

16 Nov 2009 8:06am

@Anina: Thank you.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice shot. I like this "closeup" in the middle of all that steam. The tones are great

16 Nov 2009 8:57am

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

I love the tones and light in this.

16 Nov 2009 9:14am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

A picture surreal and timeless! beautiful tone! smoke adds more photo film! Superb!

16 Nov 2009 9:28am

@Mathilde Collot: Merci.

lydia from Paris, France

Really a superb picture Jack !

16 Nov 2009 9:47am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5 stars

16 Nov 2009 9:55am

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Golden steam! Never seen! Well done!

16 Nov 2009 10:11am

Veronelle from Lens, France

yes it is a golden smock

16 Nov 2009 11:20am

@Veronelle: Merci.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I was impressed by the brave figuer of the steam engine. Great shot !

16 Nov 2009 11:23am

@Hiro: Thank you.

Mhélène from Paris, France

great framing and fabulous colors !

16 Nov 2009 11:42am

@Mhélène: Merci.

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

wow ! I love it ! And now, it's time to travel... I'm ready ! It's beautiful Jack !

16 Nov 2009 11:55am

@Peggy M.: Come to Oregon. I promise you a great time.

Audrey from Paris/Valenciennes, France

A back in time.
Love the colors and lights.

16 Nov 2009 12:00pm

@Audrey: Merci. I wish that you were on Am3.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is wonderful and is justifiably drawing attention! I love how you captured so much steam.

16 Nov 2009 12:26pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

terrific capture and nice lighting...

16 Nov 2009 1:08pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a super shot. i love the colors!

16 Nov 2009 2:41pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great shot and tones. Is that antlers on top??

16 Nov 2009 2:54pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks. Yep, antlers.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice angle from which you have captured this engine. The color reflected in the steam gives this a "sepia" and "aged" look to it.

16 Nov 2009 3:25pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven.

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Now this is a great photo for sure. The tones and colors are beautifully done, but I really love how you captured the steam. Absolutely wonderful!

16 Nov 2009 3:33pm

@Macrobaby: Thanks.

[email protected] from Paris, France

Dynamite light & subjetc, one of my favorite image at your place, not only because I love everything related to train but due to the over cinematic mood, the steam is so gorgeous in that honey-like lighting, I would not be surprised to see Vivien Leigh or Bette Davis or Gary Cooper (and why not the whole trio ? Let's be crazy ! :) entering suddenly your splendid frame !

16 Nov 2009 3:51pm

@[email protected]: Merci, dear Karine.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... that is just amazing ! So beautiful !!! 5 stars without any hesitation :)

16 Nov 2009 4:02pm

@Tamara: Merci.

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

Brilliant shot and wonderful light.Well done.

16 Nov 2009 4:34pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine capture of the stream and smoke of a genuine steam engine. That must have been a wonderful experience. The train ride I had this summer with pulled with a diesel which lacks any of those old time
qualities. I thoroughly enjoyed your picture.

16 Nov 2009 4:35pm

@don: Thanks, Don. Everything was for the photographers that day.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

oh Jack, this is terrific image . Compo and light and tones are awesome ! Looks like a scene from a movie :)

16 Nov 2009 4:48pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The light is so beautiful !! The golden colors are as a treasure which the nature offers us... and this one as no price...

16 Nov 2009 5:10pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci. The light that morning was phenomenal.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful photo of those magnificent machines.

16 Nov 2009 5:27pm

Boas from Helsinki, Finland

Beatufull. Van Gogh didnt do it better Well done

16 Nov 2009 5:53pm

@Boas: Thank you.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Vraiment très beau

16 Nov 2009 6:00pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Love your angle and the lighting on this, Jack. Also like the antlers on the front of the engine.

16 Nov 2009 6:00pm

@LauraS: Thanks. I agree with you on the antlers.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Excellent shot! great tones in the steam

16 Nov 2009 7:02pm

fabrizio from rome, Italy

very nice captured with an amazing light

16 Nov 2009 7:03pm

[email protected] from Paris, France

(.... I'm discreetly back to admire again this image : one of my favorite of the day if not the first one - yes, that's it... I can hear the whistle while the steam goes out - I lived my childhood by an old train station and, sometimes, they exhibited that kind of superb great Lady and I ran like a crazy chick with joy dreaming of far away lands that train would sure join................. Thanks again for the cool ole golden yellow mellow memories :)

16 Nov 2009 7:16pm

@[email protected]: So delighted to help take you on your wonderful nostalgia trip.

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a fantastic train and of course the color is just wonderful

16 Nov 2009 8:25pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the tones and that strange yellow smoke

16 Nov 2009 9:31pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thanks. "yellow smoke" - the sun working its magic!

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

love steam engines. My best toy was one of these machines painted black. Constantly spun to the "mountain". Childhood memories!!!. Nice work jack! Adela

16 Nov 2009 9:37pm

@Adela Fonts Artús: Gracias.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A shot straight from the days of yesteryear. This is fantastic. You went on a great adventure.

16 Nov 2009 10:19pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks. And, yep, a terrific trip.

Antoine from BOURGES, France

Very nice capture. Have a good day. Antoine.

16 Nov 2009 10:53pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

me encanta la composición y el color de esta foto, buen trabajo!

16 Nov 2009 11:06pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Sounds like an incredible day to be a photographer....and a wonderful place to one in......the light in this shot is just glorious...those gold tones give a real warmth to the shot.....Great Job, and look forward to more from this shoot!!

16 Nov 2009 11:11pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan.

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Very nice and atmospheric. Love the steam billowing out of the chimney.

16 Nov 2009 11:32pm

@Mirza Ahmad: Thanks. Me, too.

Ajay from Pune, India

Dear Lord!!! Most effectively powerful composition.

17 Nov 2009 1:24am

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

Bill Brown from California, United States


17 Nov 2009 2:34am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This is fantastic light with the steam and I feel like I have stepped back in time a hundred years looking at this! Awesome work on this series!

17 Nov 2009 2:56am

Claudia from Illinois, United States

This is wonderful--I love that gold light! I'm a big fan of trains!

17 Nov 2009 3:21am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful light especially on the steam. Great atmosphere.

17 Nov 2009 3:33am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Very impressive capture on tones. There is something special about seeing these old engines in action.
Great shot, Jack.

17 Nov 2009 4:49am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Outstanding work! Superb framing and exposure

18 Nov 2009 1:19am

Cricket-TammyWarren from United States

Amazing image. I looove the smoke.

18 Nov 2009 5:42am

Sylvie49 capture image from Bords de Loire - Anjou, France

fabulous !

18 Nov 2009 6:33pm

Julia from Athens, Greece

The light in this shot is incredible!

19 Nov 2009 5:28am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Gorgeous light and steam! Beautiful work jack!
(But why putting antlers on a train???!)

19 Nov 2009 11:14am

@daniela scharnowski: Thanks. On the antlers, you asking the wrong guy; I don't have a clue.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Now...that steam did the image for you! Timely and the result is amazing! Plus the light!

20 Nov 2009 5:19am

Marie from FRESNES, Afghanistan

superbe atmosphère dans cette scène d'autrefois !

25 Nov 2009 9:52pm

@Marie: Merci.