Motion: A train rolls through Banff National Park

Two 4400 horsepower diesel-electric locomotives (GE AC4400CW is the model of both trains if anyone is interested) lead a convoy of freight cars past the Third Vermilion Lake heading west through the Banff National Park.

A photograph created by using a slower shutter speed (here 1/13 sec.) and then panning with the train to keep the engines in focus and blur the surrounding landscape.  This joins the images that chronicle my long running love of things in motion!

4 responses

  1. Love the composition, colors and panning!

    March 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm

  2. Great photo. I really like the use of panning it really makes the train come to life a little more. Also great colors the the dry green yellow trees really help the train jump out. Keep up the great work.

    March 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

  3. A great panning job, Chris. Great photography as usual. -Dave-

    March 20, 2011 at 7:29 am

  4. Great photo–love the colors and the blurring of them, like the capture of motion–a beautiful “water color.”

    March 20, 2011 at 6:00 am

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