This was originally going to be a telephoto shot, and then I realized how glorious the bigger scenic panorama was and quickly switched to wide angle. The boxcars look a little scruffy because we had just started the painting process. One has a first coat, two have just been scraped, and none have any lettering. For a few miles of "desert" railroad, the NN is amazingly scenic.
Landscape photography is difficult due to the challenge of combining good light and good scenery. Good railroad photography enters another level of complexity since it requires the first two while there is a train in view.