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Railroad Sunrise

Posted by
Jason Politte (Conway, AR, United States) on 14 September 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I shot this same location a year or two ago but was less than pleased with the results. So when we had a beautiful sunrise with crepuscular rays two days ago, I looked and looked for a decent foreground element to match (hard to find in Conway) and then the light bulb in my head switched on about where to go. This time, I got the result I was looking to get.

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Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

The perfect time of the day to capture the place. Excellent Jason

14 Sep 2012 5:05am

Heinz from Germany

Jason, Wunderbar dieses Licht . Ich mag diese Art von Aufnahmen. Sehr gut gemacht.

14 Sep 2012 7:12am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sueprbe vue et compo avec ce rayonnement et ces voies qui brillents.

14 Sep 2012 7:55am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Superb, Jason. Superb!

14 Sep 2012 8:10am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Really lovely light on this shot , well done , Phil

14 Sep 2012 8:23am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely interplay between the rails and the rays

14 Sep 2012 8:59am

Basile Pesso from City of Aminus, Paris, France

Magnificent perspective, light and very good place !

14 Sep 2012 9:12am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A fabulous picture ! Beautiful !

14 Sep 2012 10:06am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Spectacular result Jason.

14 Sep 2012 10:44am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb frame love the light

14 Sep 2012 10:46am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Bravo elle est vraiment super géniale ta photo!!!!!

14 Sep 2012 11:30am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful light and tones in this great frame

14 Sep 2012 11:31am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!!!
so beautiful lights!!!!

14 Sep 2012 11:35am

tataray from france, France

Bel effet .... que ce ciel qui donne une autre dimension à cette image.

14 Sep 2012 11:45am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

I love this lines that lead to the brilliant sun ...Very very beautiful shot ...bravoooooo

14 Sep 2012 12:00pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I was going to say, i somehow remember this location, and I think i suggested it would of looked great in HDR back then. Nicely processed and I am glad you went back.

14 Sep 2012 1:27pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fabulous and radiant scene. Love the diagonal of the tracks leading into the sunrise. Have a great weekend, Jason!

14 Sep 2012 1:58pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

..............fantastic . excepcional *****

14 Sep 2012 2:23pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent this sunrise, the colors are beautiful. I love the framing.

14 Sep 2012 3:32pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The rails give a beautiful perspective and reflective quality for the sunshine, and the sky is magnificent. Just a wonderful shot, Jason !

14 Sep 2012 4:14pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is just over the top awesome, Jason. A TREMENDOUS frame and perspective and the rays seem to shoot right on through my screen and around me - serious man! You picked up this one ray right down to the your feet where you seem to be standing (or "tripoded' if I may coin a word) , I am a sucker for anything railroad as I hail from Roseville, CA - home of the largest freight yard west of the Mississippi...used to be SOuthern Pacific, now UP/SP,,,FANTASTIC - This totally gets the Denny Jump Spotlight award for the day! LOved Loved loved your email BTW cracking up all the way home :-)

14 Sep 2012 4:37pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Oh wow! What an incredible sunburst that you've captured here! And I love how the rails are highlighted by the sunlight. It really makes them stand out. And your PoV gives great depth to this compo as well.

14 Sep 2012 5:41pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful scene. Amazing sunrise and love the rail lines. Great shot. :)

14 Sep 2012 6:17pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

One of your best!

14 Sep 2012 7:06pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

What a spectacular sunrise image!

14 Sep 2012 7:34pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful ... this morning sunlight warms the soul!

14 Sep 2012 8:28pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique sujet, composition et lumière!

14 Sep 2012 9:12pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine processing

14 Sep 2012 9:44pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The light is just gorgeous. Beautiful image!

15 Sep 2012 12:11am

marceline from tournai, Belgium

intéressante perspective et lumière extra..

15 Sep 2012 6:27am

Victoria from Sweden

WOW, very nice picture and light.

15 Sep 2012 9:25am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous! Wonderful light and management of it.

15 Sep 2012 1:28pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautifully composed image ... Light is absolutely gorgeous and the rails seem to be gilded !!! I like to see how the rails lead the view directly to the sun rays ...

15 Sep 2012 7:31pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

There is a nostalgic atmosphere to this composition, I think the light does it. Lovely sunburst too.

16 Sep 2012 6:36am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


16 Sep 2012 6:43am

franz from Baden, Austria

surely one of best images, jason! the light is just unbelievable, as is the composition! my compliments, sir!

17 Sep 2012 6:39pm