Amtrak and the BB&T building, Raleigh

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Comments (16)

((Ospr3y)) on October 4, 2011

Very nice, Jethro! Great cityscape.


Warmest wishes, Liam ;)

David Brown Photogra… on October 4, 2011

.... and the train was kind enough to pose for me Liam. I bet there's not many of them a day come through Raleigh Sunday.

You can expect more from this bridge now that I've found it!

Cheers - Jethro

V1NCE on October 8, 2011

Hi Jethro,

Nice shot,that train looks a bit of a monster. I'm sending this from a Kings Cross bound train so I will be adding a few shots of London in the next few weeks.



V1NCE on October 8, 2011


Almost forgot the like.


David Brown Photogra… on October 8, 2011

Thanks Vince that train actually has people on board. A bit of a rarity still here in the USA.

I shall look forward to your London shots and compliment them myself in November (I hope)!

Cheers ol' buddy - Jethro

Jean Gregory Evans on October 9, 2011

Great capture, Jethro. Lovely photo! How did you get the train to 'sit' for you?

David Brown Photogra… on October 9, 2011

This new camera can take multiple shots at a hell of a rate Jean. So I just held the shutter down and closed my eyes and here it is!

Well, sort of.


Best wishes from Raleigh - Jethro

Peter Rouse on October 21, 2011

Is it near Billericay?

lol Pete

David Brown Photogra… on October 21, 2011

Hmmmm.... you're going to have to explain that one Peter ol' chum.

Billericay is in Essex isn't it?



Peter Rouse on October 22, 2011

Yes you're correct Jethro, Rayleigh is a neighbouring town to Billericay in Essex. I accept the subtle difference in spelling, one wonders if there are any tenuous links twixt the two towns (US & UK)it is often the case that there is.


David Brown Photogra… on October 22, 2011

My spelling is atrosious Peter so no worries there, you can have all the latitude, leeway and rope you need!

Tenuous links Peter? I think Rayleigh has links with photography in relation to the colour of the sky and sunsets (see this) as it was the old bloke (Lord Rayleigh of Essex) who figured this out hence the name.

I cannot find a link to Raleigh. Sir Walter was born in Devon, so that's no good either.

The name derives (according to Wikipedia) from Saxon or somesuch for she-goat stream. It only goes to show!

I smell bacon, so that's all the research I can do for now.

All the best - Jethro

joyfotos on October 23, 2011

Were you checking schedules or is this a stroke of luck? Great shot either way!

David Brown Photogra… on October 24, 2011

Pure luck Joy

A train had to come - remember this one?

The lines don't add much to the composition otherwise.


Volkert Weidl on November 13, 2011

Beautiful composition and colors, YS2 + LIKE5! Best wishes from Germany, Volkert

David Brown Photogra… on November 13, 2011

Thank you Volkert

Best wishes from Central England - Jethro

Warner Athey on December 5, 2014

Very nice railroad picture. Thanks David.

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    by David Brown Photogra…
    • Taken on 2011/10/02 17:07:34
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
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