Sunday, March 22, 2009

Coming Through/ Monochrome Maniacs

Canadian National engine 2234 hauling freight south to Toronto and beyond

To find other maniacs crazy about monochromes, visit Aileni at http://aileni-calonyddaear1.blogspot.com

35 comments:

Aileni said...

This one is making my desk vibrate...:)
A beautiful crisp image.

Lene said...

I think it is amazing that trains have existet for a looooong time. I thought maby they wood disapare, but no. I can understand that they are great to use for freight - but in Norway it is still really popular to travel by train.

Great post :) Have a nice week :)

Carolina said...

A great monochrome shot. (I will post mine tomorrow, if I have figured out what to post that is
;-))

esnorway said...

i like trains good pic

Robin said...

This reminds me of a Candid Camera shtick they did here, where the engineer leaned out of the train window and asked the cars waiting to cross "which way is north?" LOL.

Dina ... UK said...

Great monochrome, huge looking engine....

We sometimes watch the Canadian ice road truckers.....they are huge trucks...:-)

Carver said...

That's a great shot of the train. I always seem to think about shooting trains when they have me stuck at a railway crossing but I don't get very good shots. You did such a good job with this one.

RuneE said...

POWER!!!!

cieldequimper said...

I love this shot, I would probably never have thought of photographing a train like that!

Mary said...

Great composition; love the sky in this one. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great Monochrome shot. My Dad worked for the railroad (in the offices)--but we had 'passes' to travel free all over the country. (That was back when people traveled here by train.)

We went to California once and to Florida a few times. I love trains and have a good memories of them.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jacob said...

Nicely done. Well-composed and lighted. Very dramatic.

kden said...

What a great position you were in to get this shot. Very dynamic.

Kostas said...

Very beautiful B&W photo, with important subject!

Kitty said...

That engineer looks so bored standing in front of that powerful machine! Probably sees it everyday. I love how there are so many stories that can be read into this photo.

starnitesky said...

I like to see trains, this one looks good in mono.

mononeil said...

I thinks they will be waiting for a long time as these trains are very very very very long. Nice one.

Babooshka said...

This is so long it will still be travelling tomorrow. I can hear the whistle blow and feel the wind in this cinematic image.

Becky and Gary said...

If course we love train shots. This one looks like it has gone through deep snow at one time or another.
B.

M.Kate said...

Nice :D

dot said...

Really nice train scene. Love it!!

Denise said...

Great shot! I love trains, don't see them often enough. I remember as a child running onto the old wooden bridge regularly and waiting for the old steam train to chug under us so that we could be covered in steam. I guess that dates me :))))

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning... and great to see the railways moving the fright instead of on the roads.

The picture is a stunner.. :O)
Tom
Wiggers World

see you there! said...

Great shot. You are becoming an expert at composition. That one strong shadow coming in from the right underscores the train in a way.

Darla

Rambling Round said...

Train travel, I am told, or at least freight shipping, is supposed to be very efficient economically. Great monochrome!

Mojo said...

I love the repeating pattern of the freight containers trailing out of frame. Gives a sense of the infinite.

I need to find a perch like this sometime.

June said...

Perfectly timed shot...

Daryl said...

What a good shot .. were you stuck waiting to cross the tracks for a long time?

Linnea W said...

Fun shot. I wonder why it's going so slowly? Or so it seems...

Liz said...

We saw some very very long trains when we were in the Rockies!

Lovely photo.

George said...

What a beautiful monochrome picture.

George said...

What a beautiful monochrome picture.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Great shot, trains look fantatic in B&W.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Laughing at Aileni's comment. It's so dramatic I didn't even miss the color. That's a great black and white when it does that.
:-)

storyteller said...

Marvelous Monochrome shot!
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