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The Other Side of the Tracks

Posted by
Ralph Jones (Detroit, United States) on 25 January 2010 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

wow, beautiful colors in the sky! I like the train and the snow as well.

25 Jan 2010 5:33am

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

Beautiful colors , luv that smoky sky ;-))

25 Jan 2010 6:48am

STEED from Gueret, France

Wow !!!!! Fabulous Sky !!!

25 Jan 2010 6:50am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I whistled, wow Ralph that's an impressive photo!

25 Jan 2010 11:03am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

The color of the sky is magical! An attractive image, perfect!

25 Jan 2010 11:07am

k@ from Paris, France

Smoke becoming clouds, nice sensation !

25 Jan 2010 12:14pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful rich colours in the sky! Well seen and captured Ralph! ;-)

25 Jan 2010 1:08pm

mirela from brighton, United States

unique colors, beautifully done; clouds and smoke together, how cool!

25 Jan 2010 1:09pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful sky making beautiful purple looking snow beneath and of course.. I have a thing for train yards.

25 Jan 2010 2:46pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Ralph--I swear I took pictures of this same train when I was in New Orleans. (or at least I saw that same car with the yellow and blue graffiti). :)

25 Jan 2010 3:30pm

@Amanda: Really? That's funny, I would love to see it. I am no longer amazed at how small the world actually is. In 1996 I was in a remote (serious bone docks) location in Senegal West Africa where I met a woman who lives two blocks away from me and a young man who lived across the street from my Mom.

Ken from United States

Ralph, the pastel colors are so inviting!

25 Jan 2010 3:50pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful colors . Love this pink color of the snow, when dark comes .

25 Jan 2010 4:10pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

beautiful winter sky.
I like super-wide angle.

25 Jan 2010 4:18pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I love the expansive view from such a low angle, the colours are just fantastic Ralph.

25 Jan 2010 6:46pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Too cool. The Other Side of the tracks, eh?

25 Jan 2010 8:02pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

It pops. Great colors and compo-layout.

25 Jan 2010 8:36pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

The day when the smoke reaches the clouds in pastel colors with a soft sky as the snow softened the rails and fill the gaps of all kinds. Long prospect that carries us beyond the train departs.

25 Jan 2010 8:38pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice sky as a backdrop. I love the "width" that you gave this capture with the long line of cars. And the tracks really stand out against the white snow.

25 Jan 2010 8:48pm

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

beautiful sky!

25 Jan 2010 9:24pm

David from Detroit, United States

Frigid early morning light. Great pastel colors. Those clouds are wild!

25 Jan 2010 10:43pm

e11even from eleven, United States

Hey jones, i notice the numbers on the right of your photos, are therse for cataloging?

26 Jan 2010 12:24am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What fantastic interplay of wonderful forms and lines! Another super strong, expressive and story-telling picture!!!

26 Jan 2010 12:30am

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great capture

26 Jan 2010 12:50am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Light to drive the snow violet! This is magnificent.

26 Jan 2010 2:19am

Alexey from Nikopol, Ukraine

These colors, marvelous!

26 Jan 2010 9:34am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

gorgeous light and composition!

26 Jan 2010 10:56am

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Excellent POV!

27 Jan 2010 12:12am

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

There's a cold capture too.....brrrrr.....steam from the train. Nice detailed shot of colors....

27 Jan 2010 3:21am

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

What a breathtaking view!

27 Jan 2010 11:26pm