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Date: 05/25/23 06:30
Dumpling clouds make a sunset
Author: santafe199

Contrary to a widely held belief, railfan photographers get along just fine with clouds. Of course, a lot would depend on the size and placement of said clouds... (snickering)

1. BNSF 4221 leads a 1x2 grain empty through tiny Oak Hill, KS. I picked up this train down in Abilene, and with “dumpling clouds” like these in the sky I’ll chase it as far as I can.

2. & 3. Swivel around for a couple of away shots from Burr Oak Rd at Oak Hill. It’s 5:04 PM.








Date: 05/25/23 06:31
Re: Dumpling clouds make a sunset
Author: santafe199

With just over 2 hours & a handful of locations in between we’re now in the final sequence at the US hwy 36 crossing just NW of Courtland, KS.

4. At 7:09 PM we’re looking SW from the US 36 highway shoulder. Here is the 4221 posed against some blue hour color. But...

5. & 6. ...swing about 45 degrees to the right and this ensemble is silhouetted against another killer Kansas sunset.
6 photos taken April 20, 2023.

Thanks for riding along!
Lance Garrels
santafe199








Date: 05/25/23 07:24
Re: Dumpling clouds make a sunset
Author: jgilmore

Nice series, are those chicken dumpling clouds?

JG



Date: 05/25/23 07:30
Re: Dumpling clouds make a sunset
Author: santafe199

jgilmore Wrote: > ... are those chicken dumpling clouds?

Oh... I dunno. Maybe chicken-hawk???

;^)



Date: 05/25/23 09:10
Re: Dumpling clouds make a sunset
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE series and Sunset!!

Larry



Date: 05/25/23 09:44
Re: Dumpling clouds make a sunset
Author: MacBeau

Great skies Lance, warm weather storms are the best sometimes.
—Mac



Date: 05/25/23 11:34
Re: Dumpling clouds make a sunset
Author: UP951West

High quality images , Lance. Thanks . 



Date: 05/25/23 12:27
Re: Dumpling clouds make a sunset
Author: texchief1

Great shots!

texchief
Randy



Date: 05/25/23 18:21
Re: Dumpling clouds make a sunset
Author: DKay

You've turned this sunset stuff into an art form Lance. Just beautiful. 
Regards,DK



Date: 05/25/23 18:53
Re: Dumpling clouds make a sunset
Author: santafe199

DKay Wrote: > ... You've turned this sunset stuff into an art form ...

Thank-you sir, but I defer to the Master Artist. I just engage the shutter button at some very opportune times. And it's probably a good thing I don't have any pesky mountains to work around... ;^)

Lance 



Date: 05/26/23 17:49
Re: Dumpling clouds make a sunset
Author: ns1000

My favorite is Pic 5!!



Date: 05/27/23 09:46
Re: Dumpling clouds make a sunset
Author: Evan_Werkema

"Ole buttermilk sky
I'm a-keeping my eye peeled on you
What's the good word tonight
Are you gonna be mellow tonight?

Ole buttermilk sky
Can't you see my little Nissan and me?
We're as happy as a Christmas tree
Headin' for what I love

I'm gonna pop a few pictures, train pictures
On the B-N Santa Foo.
It'll be easy, so easy
If I can only bank on you

Ole buttermilk sky
I'm a-tellin' you why, now you know
Keep it in mind tonight
Keep a-brushin' those clouds from sight

Ole buttermilk sky
Dont'cha fail me when I'm on the chase
Give that little ole sun some space
While I'm doing what I love."


-Hoagy Carmichael, kind of, 1946



Date: 05/27/23 20:57
Re: Dumpling clouds make a sunset
Author: santafe199

Evan_Werkema Wrote: > ... "Ole buttermilk sky.................... Hoagy Carmichael, kind of, 1946 ...

Excellent paraphrasing! But...  I didn't realize you were SO OLD!!! Mr Carmichael was just a wee bit before my time, as decrepit as that may be. :^)

DJ Sir L



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