Posted by Travis Dewitz on November 3, 2008 
What a gorgeous shot!
Posted by W. D. Shaw on November 3, 2008 
I agree, the clouds do add drama as does the strong directional lighting on the rocks in the foreground. I have to admit I'm not generally a fan of desert desolation, but this shot really caught my eye! Great job!
Posted by Ken Kuehne on November 3, 2008 
So I take a 4-day trip hoping to get some nice photos when I could have stayed home and got something like this. Nice shot, Mike, PC lock.
Posted by Darren Megowan on November 3, 2008 
That's one amazing shot Mike! PCA from me.
Posted by James Belmont on November 3, 2008 
Excellent shot, Mike. You did really well with this one.
Posted by Steven M. Welch on November 3, 2008 
Beautiful Mike, very dramatic, love it. PCA vote from me, a well earned SC too.
Posted by David Price on November 3, 2008 
WoW... Terrific Shot, Mike...
Posted by Andy Toms on November 3, 2008 
The depth of this shot is amazing Mike. Great work and a PCA.
Posted by Nscalemike on November 3, 2008 
Thanks for the kind words gang.
Posted by Mont Panichjeerasin on November 3, 2008 
Excellent photo and story behind the photo too! I love the a bit of drama that is not just a little bit, very good element.
Posted by Mitch Goldman on November 3, 2008 
An SC for you buddy, it's no mirage and it's well earned. PC to follow - ain't nothing like a such a prize captured in your home town, in November, no less. Congrats!
Posted by Jim Thias on November 3, 2008 
Wow, breathtaking shot, Mike! PCA.
Posted by Ray Peacock on November 3, 2008 
I will join the crowd of gawkers, i love the wide angle.
Posted by Scott McClarrinon on November 3, 2008 
Congrats on the Screener's Choice... it's a superb shot!
Posted by Hill 57 on November 3, 2008 
Amazing shot Mike
Posted by Gonšalo Ribera on November 3, 2008 
Outstanding! PCA!
Posted by Stephen A. Benkovitz on November 3, 2008 
Mike, You hit a home run with this shot. (or more appropriately this time of year scored a touchdown). Great clouds, great shot and a PCA vote from me.
Posted by Mark Rosnick on November 3, 2008 
Awesome photo. PCA vote from me.
Posted by Christine Sweetnam on November 3, 2008 
What can I say that has not already been said this is just stunning
Posted by Dean Kaplan on November 3, 2008 
I am just stunned Nscalemike! Awesome shot!
Posted by Janusz Mrozek on November 3, 2008 
Awesome light and shadow, tremendous.
Posted by Thomas Berry on November 3, 2008 
N scale indeed - nothing like the desert country to create that effect! Very well done.
Posted by David Wheeler on November 4, 2008 
Wow! Definate PCA from me
Posted by Ken Carr - Vegas Rails on November 4, 2008 
Along way from days of rejections, see Mike those days are long pass. Excellent work, guess I should of planned my day better. Keep them coming...Ken
Posted by Jon Wisnieski on November 4, 2008 
Mike, this would be a great shot without the train. The whole scene aesthetically pleasing.
Posted by Brian Stephenson on November 4, 2008 
What a great photo Mike - you were inspired to include the foreground rubble and shadow to give the picture such depth. It is such a different landscape to that here in the UK. I suppose in mainland Europe parts of Spain can look similar. I'm envious!
Posted by Ken Szok on November 4, 2008 
Not bad for a guy who "points and shoots." ;-)
Posted by Rodroddy on November 4, 2008 
Posted by Steve Schmollinger on November 5, 2008 
Beautiful image, Mike. The desert rocks!
Posted by Bob Avery on November 5, 2008 
Tremendous stuff. looks more like Z scale! Sky is superb.
Posted by Rich Clark on November 5, 2008 
In a normally harsh environment where things can be rather desolate and lifeless at times, this shot really has plenty of action both at ground level and from above! Nice catch and thanks for sharing Mike.
Posted by Andre Wilson on November 5, 2008 
Amazing shot, that just jaw dropping!
Posted by Lisa Ragsdale on November 7, 2008 
Mike, there really isn't anything I can add that hasn't already been said. Then again there is this: considering your "limitations," you done good! A++ from me.
Posted by Tom Frederick on November 7, 2008 
I am assuming that the two locomotives visible in this shot are DPUs on the rear end of the train. I used to work as a conductor out of Vegas and have traversed this location many times. The low building in the left-center of the photograph is (at least it used to be) Letica Corporation, a manufacturer of plastic buckets; which I switched many times working the 'Lizard Local.' I lost my wallet out of my bibs at the casino just beyind Letica while deadheading to Yermo one day. This view is looking southwest towards California; Vegas and points east would be to the right.
Posted by Nscalemike on November 7, 2008 
Thanks for your info Tom, yes those are DPU's featured in the photo, I should have clarified that for those not familiar with the area. Letica Corp is still switched out weekly (usually Wednesdays) by the local out of Arden.
Posted by on November 8, 2008 
How long was that train? Thing goes on forever!
Posted by Travis Dewitz on November 10, 2008 
PCA Vote from me!
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