This essay presents a series of images from the back of a train. All images were shot in monochrome infrared, either 720 nm or 780 nm and processed through Lightroom and Photoshop with some use of Topaz and Luminar filters. There are a series of 12 images in the essay.

The railroads used were located in Colorado and New Mexico and are restored remnants of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad narrow gauge line that served the area from the late 1800s until the early 1960s. The view from the back of the train can be spectacular. Getting the shot can be very challenging due to the train movement, and changing lighting conditions and position of the sun. Many trips are necessary to be able to anticipate compositions along the route.

Shooting trains is a personal passion of mine and compiling this essay was great fun. I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I enjoyed compiling it.

Tom Hiscox