The C&O Cantilever stands guard for another night in Hilldale, under a swirling Summer sky.
An Invisible Inferno. The 4 red aspects interacting with a heavy fog creates a blazing silhouette of a C&O cantilever at Hilldale. an 826 second exposure @ f5.0, ISO 200.
Black Card Trickery. With advance warning that a short Q302 approached Hilldale, I devised a plan. A bit of exposure pre-train to silhouette the signal, a black card (ok, a piece of cardboard) i... (more)
A foggy morning at Hilldale. A Westbound passes under the colorful glow of a classic cantilever, which illuminates a clear signal halfway through the exposure. an 870 second exposure @ f4.5, ISO... (more)
Mountain railroading on the old C&O.
My wife always questions my desire to climb out of bed at 4am to chase trains. Coming home with scenes like this helps my cause. Climbing the grade to Big Bend Tunnel. 90 second exposure @ f5.6... (more)