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Comin' Round the Bend

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 18 November 2009 in Transportation and Portfolio.

NIKON D300 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 330 mm (35mm equiv.)

Cricket-TammyWarren from United States

Of course, I have to share this song!

A stunning image! Look at these colors. You were standing there ready for this one!!!!

18 Nov 2009 5:26am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

whooo jack! chugga chugga clack clack. what a great, fun photo.

18 Nov 2009 5:39am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful shot and post processing

18 Nov 2009 5:41am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

This is really a topfoto, great shot!

18 Nov 2009 6:14am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Excellent capture!

18 Nov 2009 6:17am

Irene from L C, France

Very charming. I'd like to travel in this locomotive :)

18 Nov 2009 6:33am

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

Oh wonderful shot!! Those colours are just amazing!!! Beautifully composed:-)

18 Nov 2009 6:41am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

What a wonderful composition. It's as if we were in the movie...

18 Nov 2009 6:41am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Just lying in wait, ready for the hold-up !!!

18 Nov 2009 6:41am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

You know that feeling when you see a great shot? I am feeling that right now.

18 Nov 2009 7:06am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!! This is very beautiful! Great tons, detail, lighting, composition, framing, etc. I simply like everything about this image. PERFECTION!! 5+ stars from me :)

18 Nov 2009 7:30am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

I recall a similar shot presented in monochrome... This one is even better! Love the colours and the composition is superb! Bravo!

18 Nov 2009 7:35am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Wonderful framing and colors !

18 Nov 2009 7:47am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

What a great place to capture a steam train, it goes well within its surroundings and framed by the rock sides, great

18 Nov 2009 7:53am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

I like the way you have framed the train and the way it climbs out of the terrain.

18 Nov 2009 8:21am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is an exceptional photo.

18 Nov 2009 9:22am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastica foto, encuadre, perpectiva, paisaje.....10

18 Nov 2009 9:40am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Stunning image, although I'm a sucker for steam!

18 Nov 2009 10:26am

Le Photoneur from Belgium

What a stunning image ! It is really a magnificent photo
Best regards

18 Nov 2009 10:28am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Absolutely excellent. It's just perfect.

18 Nov 2009 10:38am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Brilliant shot.. amazing..!! Well done!

18 Nov 2009 10:40am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

You were obviously poised and ready for the perfect moment to shoot and you captured her wonderfully!
This is truly a winning shot, Jack. *****

18 Nov 2009 12:17pm

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

A perfect vision. The frame is incredible. The light, color and texture excellent. I stay with the movement of heavy machinery in the curve. Ephemeral steam smoke but very beautiful. Perfect!
Good morning sir photographer! Good teacher! Thanks very much... Adela

18 Nov 2009 12:28pm

[email protected] from Paris, France

This red is gorgeous, wets the earth itself, and the apparition of the train through this vegetal window : stupendous Westerns movie-like mood. We have a great time with this new serie here, JacK*

18 Nov 2009 1:19pm

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Wow, there he is! Beautifull train in a magnificant landscape!

18 Nov 2009 1:22pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice composition and well capture...

18 Nov 2009 1:24pm

fabrizio from rome, Italy

exelent shot fantastic detail and amazing colors

18 Nov 2009 1:56pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

great perspective and colors

18 Nov 2009 2:05pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Superb composition!. The light is sublime, i love steam smoke!

18 Nov 2009 2:23pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Stunning image. For me everithing is perfect.

18 Nov 2009 2:30pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such wonderful soft light, colors, detail and compressed visual in this fine image Jack! Love the plumes of smoke!!

18 Nov 2009 2:32pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Fantastic . Love this the best from this series ! Or maybe the first one :))

18 Nov 2009 2:32pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

Perfection. I love the natural 'frame' in the foreground, the steam blurring out the trees behind and the colors are wonderful. 5*'s :)

18 Nov 2009 3:28pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicago, United States

I can smell the pine and the smoke.

18 Nov 2009 3:34pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fabulous, Jack, what an outstanding photo, the compo is sensational and that smoke...Storybook charm :)

18 Nov 2009 3:39pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine shot of the coming train. I'm impressed with the wobbly condition of the tracks. The steam from the engine makes the shot very impressive.

18 Nov 2009 3:45pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars

18 Nov 2009 4:10pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

just gorgeous countryside -- an excellent frame between pine needle branches... love that steam!!

18 Nov 2009 4:14pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A fabulous scene !!. Lovely light and colors.

18 Nov 2009 4:58pm

Ken from United States

Jack! Wow! great color and capture!

18 Nov 2009 5:03pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

This is stunning. The steam streaming up through the trees, and the colors. Just fabulous!!

18 Nov 2009 5:15pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Joliiiiiiiii un peu comme dans un western

18 Nov 2009 5:16pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A fantastic shot in the right moment, congratulates !

18 Nov 2009 5:46pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Bords de Loire - Anjou, France

As in a film ! Very beautiful photo

18 Nov 2009 6:32pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

very very nice capture - one can hear the "choo choo" :-)

18 Nov 2009 6:36pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

absolutely beautiful I LOVE this series

18 Nov 2009 7:15pm

@jamesy: Thanks, Debbie. I'm glad; there certainly is more coming.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Bravo Jack...this is fantastic!

18 Nov 2009 9:37pm

@bluechameleon: Many thanks, Sharon.

Deena from Manassas, United States

Beautiful! so crystal clear!

18 Nov 2009 9:39pm

Rémi Côté from Saguenay, Canada


18 Nov 2009 9:58pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

GReat caught it from the perfect spot!!! and processing just makes it superb!!

18 Nov 2009 11:04pm

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Jack, what a lovely shot. Luck of the draw or hard work paying off?

18 Nov 2009 11:28pm

@Mirza Ahmad: I have 12-15 shots; from when it was just hitting the curve until it was right on top of me. This seemed to me the best of the lot.

Momo from Montpellier, France

"...and I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when..."

great train image...reminds of JC...your can feel it, hear, I miss his music, presence...he was the colors in this image of yours...

18 Nov 2009 11:30pm

@Momo: Music and photography - they are mystically bound to each other.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Excellent framing and picture. I love it.

19 Nov 2009 12:40am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Get out of the way of the train's path! Beautiful backdrop of autumnal color for this composition!

19 Nov 2009 12:46am

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

A perfect and fantastic shot, Jack! Perfect framing and wonderful colors. Bravo!!!

19 Nov 2009 1:51am

Ajay from Pune, India

No no no no no!!! This can't be happening... this is not even possible. Oh dear!!! This is a heart breaker. I am out of words now.

19 Nov 2009 1:52am

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Absolutely perfect! This is like a postcard--wonderful image.

19 Nov 2009 2:28am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

una escena fabulosa!! gran nitidez y definición, muy buena 5*

19 Nov 2009 3:23am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, that is beautiful! I like those rippling rails.

19 Nov 2009 3:56am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

This is my favourite of all your train shots.

19 Nov 2009 4:16am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This is just fantastic - 5 stars - I feel like I am looking back in time! This should be used in a textbook or on a postcard! Wonderful clarity on this train also! and I like how you framed the photograph through the trees!

19 Nov 2009 4:52am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott. I heard your latest podcast; very nice.

Julia from Athens, Greece

Wonderful composition and colours!

19 Nov 2009 5:27am

Denise from Duncannon, United States

This is absolutely one of your best John, was this taken in Colorado? The colors , the smoke, everything is postcard perfect.

19 Nov 2009 11:02am

@Denise: It's a part of the Sumpter series. This was the Sumpter Railway. Sumpter is in Oregon, a little north of Baker City (which is on I-84 in eastern Oregon). Sumpter is in the foothills of the Elkhorn Mountains.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Excellent angle and composition!
The colours are so rich gere, great shot!

19 Nov 2009 11:17am

Véro from Peisey-Nancroix, France

absolument superbe en tout point de vue ! j'adore ces vieilles machines qui sont devenues si rare en France !

19 Nov 2009 2:21pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Excellent photo. Perfect pov.

19 Nov 2009 6:53pm

@António Pires: Gracias.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Lovely shot, Jack.

19 Nov 2009 10:09pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I love the depth and clarity and great color in this one! This seems so timeless to me...Just like it must have looked in the 1800's. Wonderful series!

20 Nov 2009 1:58am

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

Ardan from Manila, Philippines

very nice! looks like a painting to me. great shot.

20 Nov 2009 3:27am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Stunning! That engine couldn't have looked more beautiful and better framed!

20 Nov 2009 5:21am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

I was wondering where you took this, but saw your comment reply that it was Sumpter. You really, really make me want to visit there with camera in hand. You are really nailing these shots.

21 Nov 2009 6:03am

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

You picked a great spot to shoot this shot from.

21 Nov 2009 3:47pm

Barbara from Oakland, United States

This is just lovely! The steam train seems to be comng through the tunnel of trees you have chosen to frame it with. Great work!

21 Nov 2009 7:34pm

gautam from new delhi, India

a beauty emerging from the woods

22 Nov 2009 3:29am

Daniel from Perpignan, France

Asolutly perfect !!!!

25 Nov 2009 4:27pm

Marie from FRESNES, Afghanistan

un petit air d'autrefois, dans une superbe lumière, c'est très beau.

26 Nov 2009 10:03pm

@Marie: Merci.