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Date: 01/10/19 11:20
Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part One
Author: Prophoto

I have some trepidation publishing these shots due to Mr. Clark's excellent advice to improve our train photography but I was at the overpass on the west end of Winslow last month. As you can see, the raking afternoon light was perfect for a train shot. Sadly, as you see in the second and third photos, the necessary train arrived just a little late. Fortunately, Venus's Belt framed the eastern horizon nicely. (That's in Part Two since the computer will only allow me to upload three shots at a time. )

 








Date: 01/10/19 11:46
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part One
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE series!

Larry



Date: 01/10/19 12:43
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part One
Author: bmarti7

This view always amazes me. In spite of all the trucks that the railroads take off the road, I-40 is still clogged with them,

BB



Date: 01/10/19 11:21
Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part Two
Author: Prophoto

As promised, part two. It was a nice evening. . . .




Date: 01/10/19 11:47
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part Two
Author: Ritzville

Another NICE shot with moon and showing off the vastness of Arizona.

Larry



Date: 01/10/19 12:39
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part Two
Author: donner_dude1

Hey Kent - 
 
Instead of making 2 indivdual posts - you can hit "reply to this message" on your original post and add 1-3 more pictures (multiple times for that matter).

Your pictures look fine to me. Everything is in focus and composed nicely. Todd was refering to posters who post out of focus, poorly composed shots.   



Date: 01/10/19 15:07
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part Two
Author: DynamicBrake

Kent, thanks for sharing a really nices series with a real southwestern feel to it.  Your first shot looks like a painting, nicely done.

Kent in CArmel Valley



Date: 01/10/19 16:46
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part Two
Author: santafedan

Prophoto Wrote:
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> As promised, part two. It was a nice evening. . .
> .

Kent, it is nice to know that someone listened in a science class or astronomy class.  Perhaps a classical mythology class.  The area below the belt is the Earth's shadow in space.  It creeps upward as the sun goes below the western horizon.



Date: 01/10/19 16:56
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part Two
Author: 69440

Great photos.  Thanks



Date: 01/10/19 17:42
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part Two
Author: AndyBrown

Very very nice!  I only wish I'd done as well when I was there!

Andy



Date: 01/11/19 07:02
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part Two
Author: santafe199

donner_dude1 Wrote: > ... you can hit "reply to this message" on your original post ...

I believe you have to click on the "follow topic" box (under the subject box) to properly engage the "reply to this message" method. That's the way I get it done, anyhow...

Lance/199

added way too much later: I totally forgot my manners...   
Your IOTD winner is one awesome image! One of the best I've seen in almost 8 years aboard TO. Composition. Balance. Color. All A+. A very large print should hang on a museum wall somewhere...

 



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Date: 01/11/19 08:12
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part Two
Author: CimaScrambler

Gorgeous stuff!  It is hard to go wrong with great light like that.

Kit Courter
Torrance, CA
LunarLight Photography



Date: 01/11/19 09:02
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part Two
Author: mcdeo

Great stuff, thank you for sharing. 

One of my thoughts is, I guess this could be a boring run for the crew...65mph, mostly straight. But then, look at the roller coaster terrain they have to deal with, could make it a bit more interesting. 

Mike ONeill
Parker, CO
Colorado Photos



Date: 01/11/19 11:55
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part One
Author: SantaFeRuss

Nice images, Prophoto.

SantaFeRuss



Date: 01/11/19 13:51
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part One
Author: ProAmtrak

Awesome pics, love the 1ST one, awesome in my book!



Date: 01/11/19 16:49
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part One
Author: ns1000

Very nice..!!



Date: 01/11/19 18:01
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part Two
Author: Hookdragkick

mcdeo Wrote:
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> Great stuff, thank you for sharing. 
>
> One of my thoughts is, I guess this could be a
> boring run for the crew...65mph, mostly straight.
> But then, look at the roller coaster terrain they
> have to deal with, could make it a bit more
> interesting. 

Some aspects of the run are borning: climbing is borning; being a conductor on that run is borning. It's probably one of a few most challenging Subdivisions on the system for an engineer. It's a giant, winding rollercoaster-- elevation changes-- 4850' up to 7200', then below 600', it's definitely not all 65. From the photos, once you top over West Winslow, you're 40 to 70, then 65, 50, 35, 40, 35, 55, 50, 40, 35, 40, 45, 65, 70, 45, 50, 70, 45, 50, 70, 45, 50, 55, 45, 60, 25, 40, 55, 70, 60, 55, 40, 35, 60, 70, 55, 45, 55. 
Now the adjoining Gallup Sub is mostly 70. It's the subdiv. where Southern Transcon trains make up lost time and get sorted out.



Date: 01/11/19 20:17
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part One
Author: TheNavigator

Excellent shots!  Congrats on IOTD and thanks for posting the group.
GK



Date: 01/12/19 04:45
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part One
Author: bobk

Great shots!



Date: 01/13/19 16:00
Re: Winslow's Sunset and Belt of Venus Part Two
Author: jmbreitigan

santafedan Wrote:
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> Prophoto Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > As promised, part two. It was a nice evening. .
> .
> > .
>
> Kent, it is nice to know that someone listened in
> a science class or astronomy class.  Perhaps a
> classical mythology class.  The area below the
> belt is the Earth's shadow in space.  It creeps
> upward as the sun goes below the western horizon.

In a way alpenglow, I was fortunate to see it several times while backpacking in the West. 
John
 



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