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She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain

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She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
The Santa Fe 3751, is a Pioneer 4-8-4 type, and saw regular service from 1927 to 1953. It now belongs to the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society and is a fully restored and working steam locomotive.

Captured on the return trip from San Diego to Los Angeles. The train was traveling at a high rate of speed, if you look closely you can see the engineer and some of the passengers!

Carlsbad, California
May 2, 2010

RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / 51 mm
F 8 @ 1/1250 ISO 400

*Digital Darkroom*
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Melinda F. Schneider
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    Holy smoke!
A truly incredible image!
I love it!!


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11/26/2010 7:19:47 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Beautiful work Donna! Love the details, effects and tones.


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11/26/2010 10:47:39 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a wonderful MT image!


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11/27/2010 12:08:17 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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This is brilliant work, Donna.


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11/27/2010 2:54:20 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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This is super!! I love it!


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11/27/2010 3:48:14 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful, well done


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11/27/2010 4:32:16 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful, well done


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11/27/2010 4:32:17 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Excellent Work Donna!!
A wonderful Monthly Theme Entry!!


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11/27/2010 5:08:48 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Beautiful, Donna.


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11/27/2010 5:31:02 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Very eye-catching, Donna...a winner!!


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11/27/2010 6:32:52 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Great DD work on this vintage image


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11/27/2010 7:09:12 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for all of your kind comments. I waited by the tracks for over an hour because I was determined to get a close up, front view, of this locomotive as it went by. It was worth it!

Take care,

Donna


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11/27/2010 7:14:16 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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This is outrageously amazing, Donna...a winner for sure!!


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11/27/2010 7:20:55 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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I agree with Patti, indeed! Abosulutely exceptional in every way, Donna! Hope to see this again, my friend! WTG!


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11/27/2010 7:40:45 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Amazing scene and treatment, Donna. Beautiful image.


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11/27/2010 7:58:13 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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WOW!! Fantastic shot of this fast moving train with great enhancing effects, Donna!!

Melissa


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11/27/2010 8:03:46 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Love what you did to this. It was traveling at a high speed and you captured it this well? Amazing!!


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11/27/2010 8:15:19 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks again to each of you. Your comments are very cool!

I have never seen a steam engine up close like this, it was very fast and powerful!!! And the engineer was blowing the whistle!!!

If you ever get the chance to see a Steam Locomotive, in person, I highly recommend it. You should have seen all the people lined up along the tracks waiting! I was lucky to find a remote location to capture this!

Donna


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11/27/2010 8:23:58 AM

 
Lisa D. MacDonald  

Wow! Truly incredible photo!


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11/27/2010 8:37:05 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Wonderful image and treatment Donna!


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11/27/2010 9:45:02 AM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Incredible vantage point to get this excellent composition, Donna; love the treatment and presentation! WTG!!


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11/27/2010 11:55:18 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Great feel and power in this vintage image Donna. Fantastic work.
JP


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11/27/2010 12:15:18 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Fantatic capture, beautiful rich tones and treatment, Donna!


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11/27/2010 12:41:26 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Wonderful effects on this fantastic image, Donna! :-) k


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11/27/2010 5:23:48 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Wonderful treatment and an excellent theme entry, Donna! Super work!


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11/28/2010 7:01:15 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Beautiful image and effects!


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11/28/2010 5:37:23 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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BEAUTIFUL work here Donna, this is SO well done!!! <><


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11/29/2010 8:14:37 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you everyone! I appreciate your gallery visit and kind comments!

Take care,

Donna


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11/29/2010 8:17:28 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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On-the-money pov and effects here, Donna. A powerful view of a powerful train.


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11/29/2010 10:50:44 AM

 
Stephanie Halstead
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I can hear the whistle!


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11/29/2010 1:54:42 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is brilliant DD work, Donna!!! I love the treatment...and the colors and details are excellent!! FABULOUS image!! Deb


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11/29/2010 4:10:57 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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This is a big winner and a favorite in my book girlfriend! What a magnificent image and presentation!


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12/3/2010 9:02:27 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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You have all left such inspirational comments, thanks so much!

Donna


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12/4/2010 10:14:54 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Tooot-Toooo!

Glad you waited! This really was worth it, for SURE, Donna!

-Laura


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12/5/2010 11:52:14 AM

 
Chuck Bruton
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Nice effect


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12/15/2010 8:34:05 AM

 
Jillian Danielson
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wowwwwwwww Fabulous Donna!!!! HTD!


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12/15/2010 11:36:39 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Awesome! Great filter work!


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12/16/2010 12:01:52 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Your patience paid off and your editing is unique and cool!


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Karen Celella
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Wow, fantastic work Donna!


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