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Summers Approach | by BearclawPhotography
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Summers Approach

The subtle signs of summers coming on Donner Pass are on full display as an intermodal train glides downhill at the historic location of Blue Canyon, California. The snow run-off is filling in a pool that follows the track downhill into the Sacramento River Basin. Dead bushes and limbs present a natural fire danger, but is a natural process of regrowth and overall, it was a nice crisp early summer day spent doing a pastime of mine. Photographing trains in nature. The bell in front of me rings its repeated melody as not one but two trains pass. A loaded grain shuttle is slowly working uphill making a racket as this intermodal is as quiet as the night.


The approach and joys of summer.

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Taken on June 13, 2010