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Canon
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Canon EOS 30D
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1/400 second
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F/6.3
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
100
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Jul 15, 2008, 5:53:16 PM
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Distribution by factorone33 Distribution by factorone33
The rise of Distributed Power Units (DPUs) is quite evident--10 years ago, you rarely saw them, and only on interstate coal drags that crossed the Rockies. Now they're everywhere; grain shuttles, double stacks, coal drags, anything with lengthy--and heavy--loads.

Here, this lone SD9043MAC (UP #8225) serves as a DPU on the tail end of a unit coal drag, eastbound through Hays, KS.


Canon EOS 30D
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM
ISO 100 @ 1/400, f/6.3
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:iconrosleinrot:
There are two things I love about this image: the saturated color on the train and the very slight depth of field. That rich golden color on the engine is just perfect with the blueish orange sky. It complements each other so well. I like the lines in this piece too The way the rails are placed make my eye go from the front of the piece all the way back to the power lines and then back again.

If it were me, I would have liked to see a little bit more sharpness. I think it would've brought out the details, especially in the back, out even more. I've always loved photos of trains and you have an excellent photograph here. Very well done and keep up the amazing work.
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:iconyankeedog:
Beautiful shot Brandon!
-YD
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factorone33 Sep 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks Don. :)
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:iconyankeedog:
You're welcome!
-YD
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Baz135 Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Why include the exposure information in the description? It's listed in the EXIF data :lol:
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factorone33 Sep 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Some people don't notice that, and it helps me log my styles and techniques and whatnot. ;P
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Baz135 Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, fair enough.
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samreevesphoto Sep 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
I haven't seen any MAC's for quite a while myself. I'll have to drag my old full 6000HP MAC photos out soon!
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sullivan1985 Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice. I don;t think I've ever seen of of these in person.
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factorone33 Sep 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
Biggest mainline locomotives in revenue operation today. They're starting to get scarce, even out here.
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sullivan1985 Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I've heard many have been cut up.
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