Mystery Train

DaGoddess @ 04:00

While Jan and I were photographing all the many wonderful sights at Rhyolite, one of my favorite finds was this caboose, with the final shot of the group being my favorite shot of the series.


Train Detail

Train Detail

Train Detail


Train View


Sleep Train?


Train Car Door



  1. For me, the 4th one is my fav. You can almost feel the rusty texture

    Comment by Eric Hegwer — 2009/04/16 @ 05:06

  2. How much post-processing are you doing on these? I can’t believe the colors you’re producing — it looks like Kodachrome.

    Comment by Scott — 2009/04/16 @ 05:10

  3. Eric, that’s my favorite of the reds. The blues? The last one. Weird how I get into photos for different reasons, isn’t it?

    Surprisingly little, Scott. Mostly just an adjustment of levels.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/16 @ 05:50

  4. What a fantastic caboose! As I’m enjoying your great photos, I’m imagining what conversations took place in that caboose years ago. Neat.

    Comment by Chris — 2009/04/16 @ 06:37

  5. Why thank you, Chris! I always thought my caboose too big, but if you think it’s fantastic, who am I to argue? Oh, wait. You meant the train’s caboose! :zombie: That’s okay.

    I imagine the conversations, too, both then and now. I always have to tie them together for some reason.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/16 @ 06:42

  6. Great series! I Like the second one and the last one.

    Comment by Jan — 2009/04/16 @ 07:00

  7. heh, the second one is so funny. It’s way soft (damn lens was all invisibly smudged!) but it actually works for this photo, doesn’t it? I like the angle, the hint of the vet sticker, and the soft light coming in at the top.

    I just fell so in love with this caboose it’s not even funny.

    I was shooting this while you were walking around the depot, I think.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/16 @ 07:04

  8. Very nice!! I like the last one too… heck, I like all of them… but the fourth one with the red texture is splendid. :thumbs:

    Comment by Pam — 2009/04/16 @ 07:07

  9. Textures make me happy. Wait until you see the marble textures I have coming up!

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/16 @ 07:09

  10. If I were to show this set to my family as an example of your work, they would recognize number 9 as a caboose and only then want to see more photos.

    9, 10 and then 11 is how I would show them. It’s not a case of photo quality so much as telling this object’s story.

    Comment by Lloyd — 2009/04/16 @ 09:04

  11. 11 is the first shot, believe it or not.

    And I think you’re right on the order.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/16 @ 09:06

  12. I LOVE the shot of the mountain through the window. LOVE.

    Comment by caltechgirl — 2009/04/16 @ 09:31

  13. Thanks, Sam. It’s one of the few times it worked for me.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/16 @ 15:34

  14. Those photos totally pique my interest.I am sensing a PROMPT.

    Do you treat those photos in Photoshop?

    The colors and detail are always so outstanding. You are very talented.

    Comment by San Diego Momma — 2009/04/16 @ 21:57

  15. You’re so kind.

    I did very little post processing on these. I just happened to get very lucky. They’re a little on the soft focus side, but I’ve decided I’m okay with it. Lends an air of romance to them.

    And if you want to use any of the photos for a prompt, be my guest.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/16 @ 22:20

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