Rusty Sunset, Nacogdoches TX
This train car fascinated me because it appeared to be half gone. This must be the antique section of the train yard where they retire old equipment. Just down from this half car is the caboose I featured previously. Despite the antique train cars, the sunset was the main attraction in my eyes, and I tried to find compositions that featured the sunset.
This is a single eight second exposure. You can read about my filter setup for this shot on my Colorful Caboose photo. I forgot to mention previously that I broke my giant tripod on this shoot. It was terrible! I spent a lot of time with that tripod, so I was sad to have it go down. It was all my fault for not keeping it clean and putting way too much leverage on one of the extended legs. But even though it was an old Bogen model, I found the new Manfrotto version that is just as big and heavy but with some cool new features. I also ordered a replacement part so I can try and fix my old friend. More tripod discussion to come in the next few days, and over on the smugmug daily group on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SmugMugDailyPhotosCommunity/
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Daily photo: March 8, 2013, taken February 28, 2013