Thunder rumbles into the distance as the setting sun jumps out beneath the thunderheads at CP280, Onondaga NY.
Everything is soaked and it is still drizzling, but the worst is east of us now. Just as the sun shines through, the Mohawk Dispatcher lines up the last and most important of the afternoon's westbound trains, super-hot TVLA, through the interlocking.
With all the rain we have had in NJ in the last twelve months, and capped by the rainiest spring I can remember, I was inspired to play with the iPhone camera and see if I could create a shot that looked as though it had just rained on the Onondaga Cutoff. It is always a good challenge to try and create atmosphere in model shots; it helps trick the eye in to seeing more than is there.
Fun for a quick grab shot!