Photoblog by a proud citizen of planet earth

Train track


An image of the train tracks of San Clemente train station. I spent quite a bit of time composing this image and trying to find the “right” height to shoot from, what I was going for was the tracks to ascend into the horizon while the palm trees descende into it forming a meeting spot at the bridge. I hope you enjoy today’s image.

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10 responses

  1. It is amazing what a difference ‘angle’ can make to a picture. Nice shot! 🙂

    March 28, 2012 at 6:18 am

    • Thank you for your kind words 🙂

      March 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

  2. You did a great job with this image! How many times did you need to jump out of the way, when the train was approaching?

    March 28, 2012 at 11:32 am

    • I stood there for probably 15 minutes and luckily not a single train came by. There was a sign that said: “Absolutely no stopping on the tracks” and I felt like a jerk for ignoring it. I really want to be a good citizen but sometimes I break the rules for my love of photography 🙂

      March 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      • I think there’s a post in that – a documentation of all those risk-worthy moments!

        March 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

  3. Excellent use of vanishing point. Great shot!

    March 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    • Thank you mam, much appreciated 🙂

      March 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm

  4. Great shot! “Runaway train” just popped in my head. HA!

    March 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm

  5. Vanishing point is what I learned today. Seriously, I didn’t know about that until today. I’m gonna try that in my next travel.

    March 28, 2012 at 5:32 pm

  6. Great perspective… wonderful DOF… and for me at least, quite often the best height to shoot from is just as low to the ground as I can get 😉 Can’t tell you how often I end up laying on the ground. I love this shot. And I think you got the composition just right.

    March 28, 2012 at 5:44 pm