Railroad Journal : In The Distance

Febuary 3, 2021  |  High Line Durango Silverton
In The Distance

I stood in the rain to get this Durango bound passenger train rounding a curve at the High Line on the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. I have been back many times to the railroad and can't find the exact spot where I photographed this. This photograph is a favorite when I hang it on the wall in my gallery.

In The Distance

Standing in the rain waiting patiently for the Durango bound passenger train to come into view. This was the last passenger train of the day so hopefully it will be good even though it is raining. Doing a lot of photo charters on the Durango Silverton I pretty much knew where I would go to get the shot. I parked my car in Rockwood Colorado and walked to the location with a good view of the high line but wanted a view of the river to go with the train. I scrambled around the rocks looking for a good composition and could hear the whistle and smoke drifting into view. I found the composition and setup very quickly as the sound was getting louder and there it was the headlight came into view and I just kept my hand on the button knowing I am walking away with some good shots.

When I got back to my home in Denver Colorado and started going through the photographs from the trip to the Durango Silverton and got to this set of photos and this is the one that stood out the most. I have printed this photograph in several sizes and it has become one of my top selling photographs. I guess it was worth scrambling around the rocks and standing in the rain for a train photograph on the high line. I hope this motivates you to get your photo in the rain

Samuel E Howard

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In The Distance

I stood in the rain to get this Durango bound passenger train rounding a curve at the High Line on the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. I have been back many times to the railroad and can't find the exact spot where I photographed this. This photograph is a favorite when I hang it on the wall in my gallery.

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