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Look, Dad!


After our few hours at the Grand Canyon, it was time to ride the Grand Canyon Railway back to Williams, Arizona.

What is it about our fascination with trains?!


Look, Dad!


After our few hours at the Grand Canyon, it was time to ride the Grand Canyon Railway back to Williams, Arizona.

What is it about our fascination with trains?!


comments (14)

  • Helen
  • United States
  • 14 Dec 2008, 01:45
I wish I could answer that, Ginnie. I love trains and traveling by train. I really like this shot. The tone is awesome.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Helen. I would really like it if we get more focused on using trains here in America as a good mode of transportation, like the rest of the world does!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 14 Dec 2008, 09:56
...because they are "land ships" untouched by tides, because inside we feel as if someone is rocking the cradle, because they are huge and beautiful and because they take us to places that are waiting for us smilesmile
Ginnie Hart: I couldn't have said it better, Lina. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Dec 2008, 10:08
Traveling by train is; sit down, relax, let the world pass by en enjoy the scenery.
Great picture again, the father and son will play with model trains in a few years.
Ontzettend mooi licht, stunning light here, the shadows are wonderful.
I love the American trains for they are strong and forceful.
Ginnie Hart: Let everyone else do the work for you, Astrid...precies. I LOVE trains, as you know. Nothing like them! Bedankt.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Dec 2008, 10:18
What a wonderful looking train - your trains are so different from ours. The inclusion of the figures gives some indication of the scale.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ingrid, I know how different the trains look from around the world. I hope we in America will start focusing on using ours a bit more!
Here we are still obsessed with steam trains...we just love them!!
Ginnie Hart: I do recall seeing some steam along the way, Bill, so now you've got me wondering. Hmmmm....
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 15 Dec 2008, 13:07
Perfect colors and processing and a beautiful train.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Dec 2008, 14:01
Whoo...whooooooo-uh!

Dunno for sure, Ginnie, but I think they look like gigantic versions of toys we played with as infants!

[apparently I played a lot with a shapely Barbie kind of doll as an infant....] [grin]
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think you played with whatever you could get your hands on, Ray. grin
  • Rian
  • United States
  • 16 Dec 2008, 01:33
probably has to do with the facial features this train possess.. smile excellent clarity in this one.. nice shot.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Rian, you're so right. Trains do have their faces, don't they!
Certainly a small child is very pleased to be able to see the iron running (the train) beautiful atmosphere // Regards from Yogyakarta City Indonesia //
Ginnie Hart: I can just imagine what that child was thinking...and the dad, too. Thanks, Bram.
  • Brian Walbey
  • England - In catching up mode
  • 16 Dec 2008, 11:12
Bit different to some of the trains Les and I post on SC Ginnue, like the father and son in the foreground, I bet the lad is saying, "Can I have one Dad?"
Ginnie Hart: Very different indeed, Brian. I couldn't help but think of that as I posted it. smile
  • klaus
  • Germany
  • 16 Dec 2008, 16:41
perfect sharpness on this one ... Ginnie you have the drive
Ginnie Hart: You always make my day, Klaus. Seriously!
Very good the diagonal composition, perfect, and human figures to give the exact proportion. Done very well!
Ginnie Hart: When I saw the father and son, I HAD to snap this picture, José Angel. It felt timeless.
  • Ilger.nl
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Dec 2008, 19:06
Fascinating...like the 'industrial' tones. You've created those tones afterwards?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ilger...I use the Multiply layer in PS and then B&W and sepia to mute the image. It was such a fun day!
There is something about this that i like.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart for backtracking, Ade. Thank you kindly. I think almost all 'boys' (and many girls!) like trains. grin

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