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KCS Southern Belle Business Train working it's way upgrade through the hills and trees east of Vicksburg, Mississippi on 11/13/2012.
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   Photographer
Most Beautiful Beast! Nice Catch! :heart:
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Thanks!  I'm glad you like it.
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Photographer
You're Always Welcome :D
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Jsvn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
wow! I see you had 350mm to help you out but still must've been quite near the railway?! Amazing shot!
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thanks! I chose an angle where the train would appear to be coming directly at me, yet, in reality it is curving away from me. The telephoto lens helps compress distance and make the train look much more imposing than if I had photographed it with a normal or wide angle lens. It was actually quite a safe distance away from me, even at the closest point.
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Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Placed at #47 on the 2012 TRFN top 50 deviations and deviants list [link]
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Wow! That's a huge compliment. Thanks!
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Comboio-Bolt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Another amazing shot! :wow: :clap: Epic awesome, great work! :thumbsup: These locos are really nice looking, and the KCS color scheme plus the place's colors combine perfectly! I have to admit also that I enjoy this photo a lot for the superelevation of the train and the diesel smoke! :D
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thanks very much for the very kind comments. I'm glad that you like it. It was a lot of fun to shoot.
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Wordworker Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Solid Shot!
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Thank you very much for the kind comment. I appreciate it. I'm glad you like it.
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photogatlarge Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Very nice!
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thanks! I appreciate your very kind comment. I'm pleased that you like it.
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SMT-Images Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful!
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thank you very much! I appreciate the very kind comments. I'm very pleased that you like it.
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A real beauty!
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thanks! It's a first class train for sure. I appreciate the comment.
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Tigrar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a great pic!
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thank you very much! I appreciate the compliment!
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Tigrar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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wolfnut2985 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking forward to getting my chance to take photo's/video's of this beutiful train when it come to KC on the santa train. Hope to get weather like what you got.
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I hope you get a chance to shoot it as well. It is definitely a first class train.
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Simply amazing shot of a great RR! As I said my uncle has actually worked for KCS for 20 years and runs this train in Saint Louis on the Santa train. Thanks for sharing a memorable photo!
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thanks very much for your kind comments. I'm glad you like this image. It's a gorgeous train to see and photograph. First class all the way.
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
First class all the way indeed my friend! Thank you! :)
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Splendid image, dynamic and colourful! Great livery too! :)
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Many thanks for the very kind comment. I appreciate it, and I'm glad you like the image.
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nikongriffin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Forget bullet trains! Give me a big ole diesel locomotive winding through the scenic South any day. I take the City of New Orleans from Memphis and I don't want to get there fast.
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Yep! I completely agree. People who take the train are more interested in the trip than they are with saving time. Riding the train is time well spent.
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Sharper-The-Writer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very clear work on the photo! :)
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Many thanks for the very kind words. I appreciate it. I'm glad you like it.
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Sharper-The-Writer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And many welcomes to you! :)
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Beautiful clear shot. Well done
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Thank you sir. I appreciate the very kind comments. I'm glad you like it. I hope you're well.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wearing her Autumn finery most elegantly.
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Yes, indeed. I couldn't pass up the chance to shoot the train in this location. It looks so good this time of year.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Classic image.. like they used to use to advertise the trains
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Wessonnative Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Thanks, Dave. That's what I was going for here - a classic look. I'm glad you like it, and I appreciate the kind comment.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did it!
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November 13, 2012
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610 KB
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900×599
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D3S
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
350 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Nov 13, 2012, 1:16:40 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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