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Bringing Up The Rear

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 25 August 2010 in Transportation and Portfolio.

PENTAX K200D 1/350 second F/6.7 ISO 100 57 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Un beau contrast de couleurs vives !! Ce vieux wagon me fait penser à certains films que j'ai vu sur le Far west...

25 Aug 2010 5:55am

@Evelyne Dubos: Je vous remercie beaucoup, Evelyne ! Oui, la récolte de ce train est correcte... ;-)

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Very great lines and shadows .. good time to capture . I love it .

25 Aug 2010 5:58am

@Farnaaz: Thank you very much Farnaaz and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon.... ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Love shadows and colour!!! Nice composition too.!!! :-)

25 Aug 2010 6:00am

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Steve from Atlanta, United States

A great composition! I too like the shadows!

25 Aug 2010 7:11am

@Steve: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

lovely yellow.. beautiful composition.

25 Aug 2010 8:41am

@Sarito: Thank you Sarito! ;-)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice all train , lovely colors , a picture with a great peps ! Phil.

25 Aug 2010 9:09am

@Phil: Thank you very much Phil! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

A very beautiful framing . Superb photo !

25 Aug 2010 9:33am

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

quelle belle couleur jaune et bon cadrage

25 Aug 2010 10:20am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Veronique! ;-)

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

De très belle couleurs !

25 Aug 2010 10:28am

@DowsherVision: Merci beaucoup DowsherVision! ;-)

Judy aka Ladybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Bright and cheerful caboose, but I hope that's not the end of our ride!

PS: Hot weekend forecast, but reduced chances of rain. 93° and 30% chance of rain Monday.

25 Aug 2010 11:16am

@Judy aka Ladybug: Thank you Judy! More to come..... ;-)

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

fantastic!! not dull at all! what a fab smack ya in the face yellow!! love it Eric!:)

25 Aug 2010 12:02pm

@kate: LOL....thank you Kate! That's so the bad guys can see it..... ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Ah - FANTASTIC Eric - wow what a view and what a color Geat image here sir! I used to ride on these occasionally and I got paid to boot. I was a switchman for Southern Pacific in the Railroad yards prior to my vacation journey to Vietnam with an M16 in hand. My brother worked at the railroad there (Roseville, CA) and Sacramento, CA0 for over 40 years!! Great job Eric!

25 Aug 2010 12:28pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! Glad you enjoyed it! ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

BEautiful yellow . Looks like very fresh painted :))

25 Aug 2010 12:37pm

@MARIANA: Thank you Mariana! It is in the process of being restored.... ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars. The vivid colors of this shot are great. And I like the framing, too

25 Aug 2010 1:03pm

@Calusarus: Merci beaucoup, Fred! Vous êtes bien aimable! ;-)

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent painted wagon but something ruined! A good repair would do very well! Beautiful. I love to travel in it! Best regards, Adela

25 Aug 2010 1:22pm

@Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! Yes, this train is in the process of being restored..... ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Yellow, blue, green and red - knock your socks off color!

25 Aug 2010 1:44pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

This is an explosion of contrasting colours. What a beautiful old freight wagon!

25 Aug 2010 2:03pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Nice bright colors. Great tittle Eric.

25 Aug 2010 3:07pm

@Terral: Thank you very much Terral! ;-)

Sunder from Chennai, India

Rear Ends are always Photogenic, Eric....:)
That includes this train too..
Love the rusty railtracks, wooden sleepers, colour of the carriage ,lines and shadows...
Great shot..

25 Aug 2010 4:11pm

@Sunder: LOL....thank you very much Sunder! ;-)

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

We knew the "yellow submarine" ... et "Take the a train" ! Now, there is "take the a yellow train" ! (by Eric Cousineau) :)

25 Aug 2010 5:03pm

@Christian Richer: Thank you very much Christian and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon.... ;-)

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Composition is great as are the vibrant colours.

25 Aug 2010 6:12pm

@Graham Russon: Thank you very much Graham! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5*****

25 Aug 2010 7:00pm

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow, I love the strong yellow here!

25 Aug 2010 7:28pm

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly! ;-)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A snappy caboose. Fabulous light and electric color.

25 Aug 2010 7:30pm

@DULCIE: Thank you very much Dulcie! ;-)

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Nice capture Eric ! Like the bright contrasting colors.

26 Aug 2010 1:12am

@Satvik: Thank you very much Satvik! ;-)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Wow I just had a flashback, it's been ages since I have seen one of these.

26 Aug 2010 2:06am

@Ralph Jones: Thanks very much Ralph! Yes, you have to be of a certain vintage to remember when there were actual cabooses on trains..... ;-)

Bill Brown from California, United States

Fantastic composition and colors!

26 Aug 2010 4:50am

@Bill Brown: Thank you very much Bill! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Sooooo yellow!!!! There for the bandits to see that the whole gold of the Rockies was locked in there! It is actually...shining!

26 Aug 2010 5:45am

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! Yes, a definite departure from the traditional red colour...... ;-)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

what great colour and nice detail!

26 Aug 2010 7:55am

@Magda: Thank you very much Magda! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

I always like caboose and even ride them many times when i was younger....they are cool/cold at times but it was fun..a lovely colorful capture

26 Aug 2010 12:17pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you Marcel! Glad it brought back good memories..... ;-)

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

The yellow against the blue and green is just stunning!

26 Aug 2010 2:23pm

@Dutçh: Thank you Kristen! Yes, a bit different that the traditional red.... ;-)

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

great colors and comp !

26 Aug 2010 5:31pm

@Ioanaz: Thank you very much Ioanaz and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon..... ;-)

PENTAX K200D
1/350 second
F/6.7
ISO 100
57 mm (35mm equiv.)

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