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Sunday, May 23, 2010

That's My World Tuesday / Rocks and Train Tracks on the High Desert

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I posted these same rocks as a reflection in the side view mirror of my car for the Weekend Reflections meme, last Friday.
This is the view when I drove down the dirt road and then walked to the side of the railroad tracks.
It was getting close to that "magic" hour of low light just before sunset.
I hoped a train would roll through, but, no luck this time.
This is an area on the high desert where the freight trains travel through the mountain passes to and from the Los Angeles area.

I liked how the light illuminated the  foreground.
 
...here, I was hoping a train didn't show up!
I was liking the lens flare I was getting at this angle.

A tunnel is barely visible down the tracks.
I really like being out here in the high desert hoping to hear the lonely sound of a train whistle coming down the tracks.


20 comments:

Ebie said...

Love those tall boulders and rocks! The skies and lighting made a perfect day for photo ops.

Sigh, missed those colorful trains!

Dave said...

Great series, specially the last one.

DoanLegacy said...

Love all the view in the background. Beautiful world you live in..

JOE TODD said...

Love the sound of a train in the distance.

Scott said...

I wonder what it is about train tracks that draws us as photographers. I know I love them and have taken many over the years. These - and no surprise here - are great.

EG Wow said...

These are wonderful shots! I'm very fond of railroad track photos. :)

Martha Z said...

The lens flare and the sun shining off the tracks really make that shot. Seeing the tracks fade into the distant desert you get a feeling for how big our nation is.

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful landscape! Great angle of the photos.
Wish you a nice evening:-)

Carver said...

What a beautiful place. Train tracks and rocks both hold a fascination for me.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures as always, Carolyn! And like many of the others, I have a thing about railroad tracks and trains for that matter, but you've caught the best, wonderful composition. Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Carolyn said...

Wonderful captures Carolyn! I love the perspective of distance you got with the rails and the evening light is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Smiles

J Bar said...

Really great track shots.
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Catherine said...

beautiful angles and light on those shots....

Arija said...

A great contrast of nature with the straight and narrow of the man made. Nice shots with interesting light.

luna miranda said...

i love the angle of your last shot, and the textures are gorgeous. beautiful place.

Regina said...

Great place and captures Carolyn!
Nice world.

ksdoolittle said...

Incredible scenery!

KMOYMAMA said...

I hope to see a train coming down on the tracks against the wonderful landscape which I have never seen in Japan.

Marc said...

This is a great travel pics showing lot of pleasant experience.

Gary Gray said...

If I could I'd like to find out specifically where these mountain rocks are. I'm familiar with the I15 between Victorville and San Bernardino but it's a large area. I'm an artist and they look like great subject material.