2015-10-23

POTD - Amtrak's California Zephyr Descends From the Divide To Downtown Denver

Amtrak 6 the California Zephyr descends from tunnel 1 approaching the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon west of Denver
Photo of the Day: Peter Lewis
Peter Lewis' recent trip along the Moffat line in August yielded several good photos. Each worked well with the light, but I selected this particular shot because it's not the typical shot taken in this specific area. Usually shots are lower with the attempt to bracket the city next to the train. By raising the angle of attack (to borrow an Air Force term), the city and the train are in different quadrants and because one of them is moving, it was likely easier to capture the train at the right moment without forcing the focus or zoom to do the work in a tighter shot. Great work, Mr. Lewis and welcome to the ranks of POTD photographers!◊