Saturday, May 18, 2013

Railroad Spires


This is a nighttime photo of the building that houses the RJ Corman Railroad steam locomotive known as "Old Smokey". The engine carried passengers and freight in China prior to coming to the United States. The track actually runs into the building and there's a garage-style door on the left end that opens to allow the locomotive to move in and out as needed.

The center spire on the building is 45 feet tall and the two end spires are 28.5 feet each. This was a handheld shot and I "skewed" the building by getting close with a wide angle lens.

0.5 sec. f/6.3 ISO 800

Linking to Weekly Top Shot



23 comments:

Terri said...

Awesome!

Andy said...

There's nothing wrong with your night photography skills.

Genie Robinson said...

Great birds...now super trains...This shot will always be one of my favorites. I adore trains like a child, and there is something about this shot that is magical. All the red and white. Awesome night shot. So glad you like my babies. They will go out and about before we know it and no more pictures. It has been fun. Sort of a one in a lifetime experience for me.genie

Carole M. said...

wow, another incredible image Brian. What fun with wide-angle lens

Sally in WA said...

Oooh, I am so liking this shot, Brian!

Amy Burzese said...

How very interesting. Love the night shot.

Meggie said...

What can I say...another incredible photo. I guess we both have trains in mind, this week. I'm going back on Sunday to photograph the finished mural on railroad history.

TexWisGirl said...

what a cool glass 'case' for that train! very nice!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is just amazing!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Another awesome photo ... thanks for sharing.

Andrew Fulton said...

Many thanks for sharing this Brian...

Leenie said...

What a treasure that locomotive must be. Nice photo. Like the effects.

MTWaggin said...

That is cooooool. I love how you skewed the shot it makes it look amazing!

Tricia Hays said...

Very cool... love how it's lit up under that darkened sky =)

LisaS said...

Interesting contrast of light with dark!

bailey-road.com said...

Great shot, Brian.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful photo!

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow, i really love this!

Faye said...

This shot would make a fabulous poster--very exciting feel to this image. A real study in contrasts all around.

A question, Brian-when you take photos of unusually tall buildings, how do you avoid the church, for example, looking like it's about to topple backwards? Having a real issue with this since started shooting churches.

barbara l. hale said...

Very cool photo! I am impressed that you took it without a tripod.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Cool shot. I believe I know where this can be found. Sorry I'm not enJOYing your shots more. For some reason your page isn't updating on my blog list on my blog?

Ida said...

Wow this is just awesome. I love the reflection of the train and then the spires of the building, it's breathtaking.

Liz said...

I love this!!!