Lightning at the Interlocker (2 of 3); Albert Lea, MN

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    After a quick storm chasing expedition with Emily, we found ourselves in Albert Lea on our way back home. After remembering that there's an old interlocking tower in town, I figured it would make for some interesting foreground clutter for some lightning shots.

    The camera is setup on a tripod on a grade crossing in the middle of the ICE/CP Jackson Sub. The UP Spine Line can be seen going across the image. This is a 15 second exposure, no Photoshop trickery required.

    How many interlocking towers remain in MN?

    Marco Verzijl, SP8254, giedje2200loc, and 105 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. ovondrak 56 months ago | reply

      "Doc! DOC!! On the night I go back..!!"

    2. Extraboard Trash 56 months ago | reply

      Is that ever KICK ASS!!!

    3. Jim Frazier 56 months ago | reply

      This excellent picture has been blogged by www.cooltrainpix.blogspot.com. Thanks for giving your permission.

    4. Garter Blue 56 months ago | reply

      Absolutely sensational with a great and even intricate combination of subjects in the view; very satisfying indeed.

    5. TRAINUT 56 months ago | reply

      Now thats a bad ass lighting shot. If there were a train it would have benn super Killer..

    6. jmc baseball 55 months ago | reply

      All of the above, said it all.

    7. Garter Blue 53 months ago | reply

      Never get tired of looking at this... :)

    8. Michael W Hrysko (Hamilton Photographer) [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

      Absolutely STUNNING !!!!!!!!

    9. MinnKota Railfan 50 months ago | reply

      Fantastic Work! Although mainly its used for storage, Some crews on the Jackson sub and the Crew of the UP Albert Lea Job do use the Interlocking tower for manual overides.

    10. BALEDS 48 months ago | reply

      One of my fav pics on flickr to date fantastic!!!!!

    11. Dick van Beek 45 months ago | reply

      Great shot, Nick!!!!

    12. LH1200hpRS 43 months ago | reply

      Wow! Nice shootin' Tex!

    13. Nanner Hogger 42 months ago | reply

      Man..just ran across this again...totally bitchin'!

    14. Matt Granz Photography 35 months ago | reply

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    15. minomap 24 months ago | reply

      Super shot!

    16. Ian M. Hapsias 24 months ago | reply

      Jesus this is badass.

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