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 Top1

Eslam Diab, ctgartland, and 283 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Megan Liddle 51 months ago | reply

    i love the colours and it looks beautiful :]

  2. saba-licious 51 months ago | reply

    woww great shot!!

  3. jlbearce [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

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

  4. DIAZIANO 50 months ago | reply

    what a great great great colors

  5. Jim Purcell 49 months ago | reply

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

  6. Ernst Vikne [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

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

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  7. Saoirse Fitzpatrick [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

    Wow! thoroughly awesome!

    I came across this in Superosity - superosity -

  8. Matthew Kenwrick 45 months ago | reply

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

  9. oybay© 44 months ago | reply

    This is absolutely wonderful!

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  10. stulandr 43 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot! Well done Grant.

  11. stakportfolio1 41 months ago | reply

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

  12. Keen Observer9 [deleted] 39 months ago | reply

    Great work, good stuff!

  13. MGMoscatello 38 months ago | reply

    great picture

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  15. Adam.Shore 34 months ago | reply

    Very nice panning! great shot!

  16. g'pa bill 31 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.

  17. JoeCow 22 months ago | reply

    I seriously love your pictures! :) <3

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