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CSX Dawn Glow by DragonWolfACe CSX Dawn Glow by DragonWolfACe
Sometimes, when one is railfanning, the best shot of the day is the first shot of the day. This is one of those shots.

Anyone can go and find an interesting subject to photograph at a certain time of day. What makes it hard for someone like me is the subject is moving.

As luck would have it, usually when the light is the best is when there is nothing running and the scanner is quiet. Nothing is more frustrating than waiting an hour for a train only for a cloud to block the sun right when your about to take the shot. Its even more frustrating when that entire hour waiting, it was constantly sunny.

Anyway, CSX Q393 takes the long connection at Geenwich as a combination of summer mist and haze rise in the first minutes of daylight.
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Tigrar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The fog really delivers a great show! Well earned fav =)
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Dynnnad Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
This is an absolutely stunning capture, must be one of the best train photo's out there!

Very well done!
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Dynnnad Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
You're very welcome! :D
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Tigrar Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great play of light =)
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
NICE.

Power company could have put that pole somewhere else though... :doh:
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its "part of the scene". Could always photoshop it out...
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
True true, but power lines have always bugged me like that. :D
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TheMightyQuinn Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's so cool!

Hopefully, it will find it's way into a coffee-table book on American Railroads some day (and you'll get a check)!.
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, that would be nice! Thanks!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely awesome shot! Stunning lighting and a great railroad theme, what more could one ask for? I really like the haze as well, mornings and evenings are my favourite time to shoot as well, though it's always kinda difficult to catch moving objects without any motion blur. I think I should submit some older pictures of mine with similar themes...
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes its good to get the motion blurr. Gives a sense of speed. Please do submit some low light shots!
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classictrains Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Great shot.... it's not the train... it's the setting that makes the shot. It's taken me years to figure it out. It's work and it's worth it to get some special "feeling" into the shot. You've done that here.
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its also luck. The next train to show wouldnt be for almost an hour. Buy then, the fog/haze was getting nasty and the sun was too high to get anymore feel. I was hoping for another westbound right behind Q393 but no luck.
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shiben98 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
That looks really cool.
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