CP intermodal streaking through Gull Lake, Saskatchewan on the eve of April 23, 2012. AC4400 9654 leads the train.
The artistic image was captured with a combination of a slow shutter speed at 1/6 of a second and use of the flash in Rear Curtain Sync Mode. The flash fires at the end of the exposure, rather than at the beginning, therefore capturing some sharp detail in the subject, while the rest of the locomotive and its train is a blur of motion.
Suzanne won a cash prize for her image, and the image was published on the cover of the March issue of The Lantern, the official publication of the WMRC. For next month’s contest, the theme is anything to do with RUSTY equipment.