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All Day Long

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 29 November 2009 in Transportation and Portfolio.

It was a long day on the Sumpter Railway, and this has been a long series. The biggest problem with a long series is that you don't get to post the photographs that you have been taking.

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Enjoyed the series, Jack. As for the ones you have been taking...there is still time! ;-) Bring 'em on.

29 Nov 2009 5:09am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is a wonderful take! Composition, colours, all have such a painterly quality! Hope you'll post some more!

29 Nov 2009 6:10am

@Japanalia: Thank you for this and all of your kind comments on my recent photographs.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

These might be miners beside a river bank panning for gold...only, here, the gold is of a different sort. This is a charming and amusing shot !!!

29 Nov 2009 6:26am

@Dulcie: Thanks.

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Picture perfect. I can envision this on the front of a travel or train magazine. Certainly hails back to a more romantic time.

29 Nov 2009 6:26am

@Marion: Many thanks.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I have really enjoyed these images and the colors on these old trains are fantastic!

29 Nov 2009 6:31am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

You are not alone at taking pictures :) Great view.

29 Nov 2009 6:43am

@akarui: No, not alone at all. There were at least four times as many photographers as in this shot.

rem_la from Villiers, France

de bien belles couleurs !

29 Nov 2009 6:49am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

excellentissime Jack !

29 Nov 2009 7:35am

@Marie LC: Merci.

Daniel from Perpignan, France

Very nice ! Bravo

29 Nov 2009 7:49am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A perfect diagonal between the train and his own smoke! A composition book! An excellent image is naturally a great photographer. Congratulations on this wonderful composition! Thanks very much. Greetings. Adela

29 Nov 2009 9:20am

@Fonts: Gracias.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This picture shows me a flood of passion, you and your friend's passion to the engines. I like the scenery of mountains background, too.

29 Nov 2009 9:22am

@Hiro: Thank you.

Sylvie49 capture image! from Bords de Loire - Anjou, France

The photographers give themselves to heart enjoyment. very beautiful.

29 Nov 2009 9:39am

@Sylvie49 capture image!: Merci.

[email protected] from Paris, France

Superb hues & steam "boat"

29 Nov 2009 10:06am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent 5 stars i love it because i am driver of train in france and we see the same scenes(stages) to us when a steam train passes

29 Nov 2009 10:23am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Lovely to see all the photographers getting their shots. Its a great photo all B.Thomas says above..."Bring 'Em On"!

29 Nov 2009 11:15am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

We feel like being there with you...

29 Nov 2009 12:00pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Ok now I'm just plain extraordinaire Jack!

29 Nov 2009 12:01pm

@Lorraine: Merci.

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

nice captured and wonderful depth

29 Nov 2009 1:45pm

@fabrizio: Thank you. (I am unable to open your site.)

Denise from Duncannon, United States

This series has been incredible. We took a ride on the Strasburg Railroad yesterday , it is the oldest running short line in the country. (only 4 miles) It does not compare though to the sights you have with your trip, this went through the Amish country side. It was great though, and Santa was aboard too. There is rail museum there with about 50 trains to see, all under roof. I can't wait to go back. I liked your shots so much , I made my husband sit here and look at them one by one:)

29 Nov 2009 2:00pm

@Denise: Poor guy.

don from spokane, United States

It's been a fine and very interesting series. This one today is excellent. The stop provided such strong photographic opportunities with the steam and smoke. The train itself is so photogenic.

29 Nov 2009 3:03pm

@don: Thanks, Don.

Irene from L C, France

Very beautiful serie of this old train !

29 Nov 2009 3:05pm

@Irene: Merci.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Holly Smoke :))) This is a spectacle , and all these photographers there confirm that ! Wonderful picture, Jack . A complete picture of this atmosphere I can see through this shot !

29 Nov 2009 4:09pm

@MARIANA: Thank you.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Jolie scène et jolies couleurs

29 Nov 2009 4:30pm

@Sof: Merci.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful image. Once again with nice and strong colors.

29 Nov 2009 4:48pm

@Vitor Martins: Thank you.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great shot, great series......what a fabulous opportunity you had....... and I definitely know what you mean about a "long series"......I would love to have posted one of the shots I did yesterday for today......but had to finish out the fireworks thing........sometimes, it'd be nice to post more than one a day, ya know......
and if you get a minute, check out what i did yesterday.....

29 Nov 2009 5:02pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan. Cool stuff yesterday.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

This old train is really a great show to look at... and there is a lot of people to photograph it and i can understant why !!

29 Nov 2009 5:34pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci, Evelyne.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It's been a great series Jack and this particular one encapsulates everything that aficionados love about steam.

29 Nov 2009 6:13pm

@Curly: Thanks, Curly.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That's O.K. This has been a great series.

29 Nov 2009 6:37pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Really tells the story of the event and experience.

29 Nov 2009 7:03pm

@Bill Laing: Thanks, Bill

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

What a great series this has been! I love the train, as well as the gorgeous scenery!

29 Nov 2009 8:16pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

oncho from granada, Spain

Buena serie y trabajo

29 Nov 2009 9:39pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

incredibly beautiful scenery accented by a story-telling foreground - this is remarkable series - i can see a photo essay (book) emerging from these marvelous images ... :-)

29 Nov 2009 10:07pm

@dabbler: Thank you, It would make a decent Blurb book.

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Good shot

29 Nov 2009 10:08pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

:-)) great composition in b&w it's make a vintage card !

30 Nov 2009 12:24am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

The series was wonderful, Jack ... and Fiona would surely love this steamy shot! ♥

30 Nov 2009 12:42am

@Judy: Absolutely.

Levi from West Vancouver, Canada

wonderful smoke in the air. such a classic shot. keep them coming my friend

30 Nov 2009 12:56am

Ajay from Pune, India

Are you kidding me? I would like to go through each photographs. Each one of them is a gem and I can see them for as long as it takes.

30 Nov 2009 1:20am

Self-Indulgence from Chicago, United States

Growing up by one of the largest train yards in the USA, I've grown to love them. They are a part of me. To see how you capture their essence is just stunning.

30 Nov 2009 2:00am

@Self-Indulgence: Thank you.

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Fantastic shot! I love the steam and lighting. All the other photographs in this pic simply adds that final touch - it's beautiful. This is such a great series - if you have more shots, post it! :)

30 Nov 2009 2:19am

@Anina Botes: Thanks, Anina.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Theses steam machine are fantastic, nice shot

30 Nov 2009 6:06am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

looks like a photography club for lovers of trains!!! ;) beautiful!

30 Nov 2009 5:00pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Seems you're not alone! Wow ... so many photographers, but then it's a great scenery to capture! Beautiful photo!

1 Dec 2009 3:06am

@Monique: Thank you.

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Great shot of the photographers, Jack. I know what you mean about posting shot series. I have such a huge backlog of shots taken during the time my mom was here for my son's wedding, and tons of shots taken afterwards, too. I guess it would help to start posting everyday, but then I'd have to write something to go with them everyday and I'm liking my break a bit too much. Anyway, well done series.

1 Dec 2009 6:22am

@Toni: Thanks, Toni.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


1 Dec 2009 8:57am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

In the smoke of the locomotive will lose all the dreams of photographers. Who will succeed in captuer the best picture? l your image is sublime, Jak, it takes on the colors and reflections tawny amber fall, the color purple cars is excelente and your image is funny, full of humor. Dive and many of the 700 D, wonderful picture, congratulations a thousand times.

1 Dec 2009 2:01pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

wow.. a seriously fine photograph! .. i like the fact you included the other people/photographers in this.

1 Dec 2009 5:43pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

I like in your series that you do present the surroundings and the atmosphere on the set - this one is great, gives me a good feeling for the whole event!

3 Dec 2009 2:20pm

@daniela scharnowski: Thanks.

Shailaja from Banglore, India


3 Dec 2009 2:26pm