5 Straight Days

by Steve Eshom on October 30, 2012

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series 5 Straight Days

Five straight days of railfanning and a slideshow.  Wow!

I just finished a 5 day weekend with my northwest railfan friends and some visitors from around the U.S. and world.  We spent 3 days in the gorge and a couple of days between Vancouver and Seattle.  To top it off we had a fabulous afternoon and evening of slideshows (http://autumnleafslideshow.blogspot.com/) at the Fox Theater in Centralia.

A northbound Union Pacific train crosses the Cowlitz River in full fall splendor.

I took a more relaxed stance on this trip and found myself enjoying the photography and railfanning experience much more.  In fact I concentrated more on helping the visitors into interesting locations rather than driving hard for my own photos.  In the end helping was more rewarding than taking all the images myself.  The fact several folks went home very happy made me feel good.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I took plenty of photographs.  I saved my photography though for the times when the light was good and the subject very interesting.  When the light was flat and boring and subject average I left the camera in the bag and enjoyed the passage of the train.

I’ll share more of my images and thoughts from the 5 days in upcoming posts, so stay tuned.

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