Tunnel Bound

Uploaded: October 06, 2012 10:51:18


White Pass and Yukon Route
Alaska - USA

It is a little eerie when you are hanging off the back of a moving train car and everything goes completely dark.
Comments welcome and appreciated!

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 47.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Liz blahh October 06, 2012

Awesome capture! #1490646

JudyAnn Rector level-classic October 06, 2012

Great shot, Mike... very nicely composed #10358448

Michelle Alton October 07, 2012

But what a SHOT!!!! That rickity-appearing bridge would provide some "healthy" cleansing for ME, I'm afraid! #10359055

Michael Umbreit October 12, 2012

Thanks! I was too busy taking pictures to worry about the bridge. But I had to stop taking pictures in the tunnel as I could not see a thing. Now that worried me a bit.


Mike #10366454

Stefania Barbier level-classic November 30, 2012

gorgeous finalist... congratulations!!! #10439784

Leslie McLain level-classic November 30, 2012

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Mike. #10440397

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic November 30, 2012

Great capture!! Terrific pov and color pop. Congratulations! #10440632

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 30, 2012

Congrats on a wonderful finalist, Mike. #10442216

Michele Peterson level-classic November 30, 2012

Love your train photos, and this one is definitely award worthy! Congratulations!! #10443188

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 30, 2012

Congrats on this great winner. #10443219

Leslie McLain level-classic November 30, 2012

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Mike. #10443312

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic November 30, 2012

Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold, Mike. #10443373

Colette M. Metcalf November 30, 2012

WTG Mike! Congrats!!!! #10443506

Lindley Johnson level-classic November 30, 2012

I rode this train a few years ago - very cool. Congratulations on your excellent win, Mike! #10443592

Monnie Ryan November 30, 2012

Congratulations on your win, Mike! #10443638

Michael Umbreit November 30, 2012

Thanks so much!! It is so nice to see another one of my Alaska images getting some recognition!


Mike #10443692

Martha R. Mazon level-classic November 30, 2012

Congratulations, Mike!! #10443815

Stefania Barbier level-classic November 30, 2012

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner! #10443940

Michael Umbreit December 01, 2012

Thanks Martha and Stefania! - Mike #10444856

David Phalen December 01, 2012

BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!! #10444876

Daniella Puente December 01, 2012

Congratulations Mike on this fantastic winner!! #10445034

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic December 01, 2012

Well deserved Gold Win; Congrats!!! #10445478

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 04, 2012

Such a precarious looking lean to that train! Congratulations! #10450297

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 04, 2012

Wowza Mike! Congratulations on this awesome 2nd Place Gold winner!

jo ann c. #10450673

Merna L. Nobile December 04, 2012

To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.

David M. Montero December 04, 2012

Great POV. Worth the eerie feeling. Congratulations on your win Mike! #10450895

Lydia Williams level-classic December 22, 2012

Wow, fantastic capture...love it..Congratulations, Mike on your gold! #10475149

Michael Umbreit December 28, 2012

Thanks so much! - Mike #10482962

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