Above: Beautiful vineyards and lake landscape shot through a train window in Switzerland. When photographing from any moving object a fast shutter speed is the number one factor to a good image. This was shot at 1/800 of a second, f 5.6, ISO 400.
After taking the cable car to the top of Europe on the Aiguille du Midi it was time to change countries. A brief trip through Switzerland was next on the list.
In my post Train Station Stretch I talked about the pleasures of riding on trains. Fantastic, constantly changing scenery and a intimate view of locals living day-to-day often made getting from A to B very enjoyable. This train was en route to St. Galen, northern Switzerland.
A good time to catch up on the news of the day is the evening train.
The grand scale becomes evident after noticing the small sailboat near shore.
Preparing for the evening.
Fairbanks is fortunate to receive the late-night light that blankets high-latitude lands. There rarely seems to be a shortage of it, and it makes many activities available all times of day. May 15 the sun had set just before midnight, while I was out riding my bike. The afterglow provided some fun photo effects.
My favorite was illuminated railroad tracks and a descending plane above. Shot at 11:57 p.m.
A Boeing 737 approaches Fairbanks International Airport. May 15, 11:57 p.m.
A few things attracted me to the next shot, the soft sliver of a moon contrasted the flattened and fragmented patterns of the car carrier and building.
Car transport parked with crescent moon above. May 16, 12:02 a.m.