Scene in Edmonds: Perfect shot? Not so much

From Larry Vogel: All the photo equipment in the world won't get you a view of Puget Sound when a coal train passes through Edmonds.  This Sunset Avenue photographer was trying for some good wildlife images when he was interrupted Tuesday afternoon by one of the increasing number of coal trains blocking physical and visual access to the waterfront.

From Larry Vogel: All the photo equipment in the world won’t get you a view of Puget Sound when a coal train passes through Edmonds. This Sunset Avenue photographer was trying for some good wildlife images when he was interrupted Tuesday afternoon by one of the increasing number of trains seen along the waterfront.

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7 Comments

  1. Whatever your feelings about coal, it is difficult to get photographs through any of the other sorts of trains that pass through Edmonds as well.

  2. I was with the photographer for about an hour. We had plenty of opportunities for photos.

  3. It looks like the photographer is trespassing on private property?

  4. More trains, less vehicles on the road.

  5. The location is the city park above the tracks along the west side of Sunset Ave. Out of sight directly behind the photographer is a park bench where I had laid my camera. While he may technically be on BNSF property, it is impossible to distinguish where the park ends and the railroad’s property begins. Issues of the property line and BNSF’s future plans for their property have been raised in the discussions about the proposed Sunset Ave. walkway.

  6. Here’s a suggestion: Wait for the train to pass, wipe the coal dust from your lens and start “clickin’. Or…just take a picture of the train. Problem solved.

  7. Yes some people do sit down there and take pictures of trains, this book listing proves it: http://www.amazon.com/Guide-American-Railroad-Reference-Series/dp/book-citations/0890243735

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