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Waters of Little Thompson Creek ripple the reflection of BNSF 4631 as it leads the Denver to Laurel freight northbound towards Berthoud, CO.
Canon EOS 5D
Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 @ 17mm
ISO 200 f/11 1/400s
No, it's not Montana, it's Longs Peak siding between Longmont and Berthoud, CO...but a 17mm lens will make any sky look as big as any view in Montana!
The Laurel to Denver train chugs slowly to the top of Berthoud Hill at south Longs Peak with BNSF 1122 leading the trio of power.
BNSF 5437 is on the point of the Laural to Denver train as it's about to pass under the new U.S. 287 overpass near Campion, CO.
Anyone else every climb a chain link fence, poke your head and camera over the top, hang on to the fence for life with one hand while shooting a pic using a 300mm...
BNSF 4444 leads a autorack/stack train down
the middle of Atwood Street in Longmont, CO.
Not quite real "street running" as the railroad
is separated from the street by a curb, but one
lane of Atwood runs on the east side of the
track, the other lane on the west side of the...
In another shot using my el-cheapo Tamron
zoom lens and 1.4x teleconverter, I caught
the Laurel To Denver train climbing Berthoud
Hill near the north switch of the Longs Peak
Canon EOS 5D
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 + 1.4x converter @ 420mm
ISO 800 f/16 1/800s
BNSF 506 leads the Longmont Local over
the north switch at Highland, CO.
This was kind of a test shot, using a
cheapie Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 zoom
that I picked up at a pawn shop for $60. I
also attached my Tamron SP AF 1.4x
teleconverter for a total of 420mm. The
The late afternoon light of New Year's Day,
2008, illuminates the Longmont Turn as
it switches and readies to tie down
for the night.
The background structures on the left side
of the photo are the old Great Western
sugar mill, shut down long ago and left
BNSF 4408 waits for a local switching in Longmont to clear before proceeding south on the Front Range Sub.
This shot was taken with a 14mm fisheye lens, thus the "warping" affect.
Canon EOS 20D
EF 70-200mm f/4 L @ 145mm
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