Trains in the Hudson Valley

Industry Observer

Trains - Bridges and Night Photography

Trains travel up and down the banks of the Hudson River many times a day. Last spring, a friend showed me the best location to catch photos of the bridge where the train is just a few, safe feet away. Easy location to capture this long exposure of a freight train headed south towards New York City. Using my tripod, and proper settings for a long exposure, my favorite camera and a little magic I was able to catch the light in a unique way. Light trails are an art form I've just begun to experiment with. Practice, practice, practice. I look forward to more night photography next year in a few places while traveling. 

Hudson Valley Trains

Living in the Hudson Valley allows for a plethora of wonderful venues to take photos.

Enjoy my photo of a moving train with the Mid- Hudson Bridge in the background. 

Comments (12)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh my gosh, I've tried and tried and can't seem to capture great night shots. This one is spectaular, Janis! Wonderful, winning entry in this category, for SURE!

Have a great week ahead!

Oct 29, 2017 06:37 PM
Janis Borgueta

Thanks Debe Maxwell, CRS Much appreciated.

Oct 29, 2017 07:04 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That was a beautiful shot.  I love night shots. They are always so unique.  A

Oct 29, 2017 07:13 PM
Janis Borgueta

Lots of fun. While after hours, it is better to stay up late than to get up early. 

Oct 30, 2017 05:16 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow, I love this photo. Great job!

Oct 30, 2017 03:29 AM
Janis Borgueta

Thanks Kat Palmiotti  Much appreciated

Oct 30, 2017 05:15 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Janis. This photo is wonderful. I am so enjoying your skills.

Oct 30, 2017 08:23 AM
Janis Borgueta

Thanks Sheila. Sharing is fun too.

Oct 30, 2017 09:38 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

That is amazing.  You captured a beautiful image and displayed special effects for sure.

Oct 30, 2017 08:56 AM
Janis Borgueta

Fun indeed to capture.  Belinda Spillman 

Oct 30, 2017 09:39 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Janis - That's a great photo - I've done a couple of those and they're hard to get right. Thanks for another contest entry!

Oct 30, 2017 09:33 AM
Janis Borgueta

Practice practice practice. When I retire the freedom to shoot more often will be a welcome luxury. Dick Greenberg 

Oct 30, 2017 09:40 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

OMG, Janis that is spectacular!!! I would love to know your secret(s). Have tried other things, but not this! Love it. 

Oct 30, 2017 09:57 AM
Janis Borgueta

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate  when you visit New York next time, I'll bring you there and we can take this shot, along with a few others that I'm sure you would love.

Oct 30, 2017 10:35 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Awesome photo Janice! I'm sure as you master these light trails, we'll be seeing more wonderful images from you. 

Oct 30, 2017 12:52 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Really cool shot Janice - and not so easy to get for sure!

Oct 30, 2017 12:59 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Wish I could do one as well as that one, it is a superior photo and a winner to me.

Oct 30, 2017 02:51 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

WOW!!! Now that's a winner for me - for sure! 

You really got my attention with it too!

Oct 30, 2017 03:54 PM