Phoenix Light Rail Sun Rise!

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I captured this shot of a Phoenix Light Rail train as it went by early this morning during sunrise. The yellow and red colors are the rays of the morning sun reflecting off office building windows.

No Photoshop and no post editing other then sharpening and color boost this is right out of the camera. Raw image proccessed in Canon Digital Photo Professional to JPEG.

Its amazing how far in a slow shutter speed panning shot you can push the Canon 100-400 Zoom and still get a sharp photo of the moving train, I found 1/10th of a second to be about the limit.

This shot would not have been possible without the high ISO capability of my Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera and incredible stabilization of my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens.

Thanks for all your kind comments and favs everyone!

Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal Length: 100 mm
ISO Speed: 1600

Eslam Diab, ctgartland, and 239 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. bernard380 40 months ago | reply

    wow! nice shot!! :)

  2. Megan Liddle 39 months ago | reply

    i love the colours and it looks beautiful :]

  3. saba-licious 39 months ago | reply

    woww great shot!!

  4. jlbearce [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

    amazing..and thanks for sharing how you did it!

  5. DIAZIANO 38 months ago | reply

    what a great great great colors

  6. Jim Purcell 37 months ago | reply

    One of the best of a train I've ever seen!

  7. Ernst Vikne [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

    This is amazing! I haven't discovered this one until now.

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  8. Saoirse Fitzpatrick [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

    Wow! thoroughly awesome!

    I came across this in Superosity - superosity -

  9. Matthew Kenwrick 33 months ago | reply

    looks like the perfect shot for advertising light rail in the future

  10. oybay© 31 months ago | reply

    This is absolutely wonderful!

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  11. stulandr 31 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot! Well done Grant.

  12. stakportfolio1 29 months ago | reply

    wow!!!!! los colores son geniales....!!

  13. Keen Observer9 27 months ago | reply

    Great work, good stuff!

  14. MGMoscatello 26 months ago | reply

    great picture

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  16. Adam.Shore 21 months ago | reply

    Very nice panning! great shot!

  17. g'pa bill 19 months ago | reply

    Ah, from the archives!! I knew you'd done some of these a while back, but thought this was recent for some reason. Still a killer shot.

  18. JoeCow 10 months ago | reply

    I seriously love your pictures! :) <3

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