Abandoned Montana Railroad

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© Alexander Bussey
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UploadedAugust 5, 2009
TakenJuly 26, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40
Exposure1/640 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length34 mm

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This abandoned rail line that runs through Montana is being used as a storage space for unneeded rail cars. The cars run for miles and miles along the roadside, through the mountains, and along the river. The tracks are being overrun with foliage as they fall into disrepair.

164 responses

  • Brian Betteridge

    Brian Betteridge gave props (5 Aug 2009):

    nice shot. voted.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (5 Aug 2009):

    nice composition

  • Justin Sheely

    Justin Sheely (Deleted) said (6 Aug 2009):

    Great shot! where abouts in montana is that?

  • Rui Rodrigues

    Rui Rodrigues gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    Loved it!

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    Excellent composition -- got my vote.

  • Rhio9 (Rhio9)

    Rhio9 (Rhio9) (Deleted) said (7 Aug 2009):

    this is beautiful. ive been to montana. my mother lives in a small town in the middle of the state. this is an excellent moody photo.

  • Alexander Bussey

    Alexander Bussey said (7 Aug 2009):

    Thanks for the comments all. Justin, this photo was taken just outside of Circle, MT.

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (7 Aug 2009):


  • D. Treiber

    D. Treiber gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    nice lighting and composition!

  • Bradley OConnor

    Bradley OConnor said (7 Aug 2009):

    Light beams add to image great shot

  • Dorothy Menosky

    Dorothy Menosky gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful! And fits the theme from a different perspective. Kudos~

  • Stuart Thomas

    Stuart Thomas gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    Great perspective and it is now one of my favs

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Leatheia Brady Rhodes

    Leatheia Brady Rhodes gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    Right place, right time camera in hand and you got an awesome shot

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (7 Aug 2009):


  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    Unusual, but I hope we'll always have trains!

  • Don Lawrence

    Don Lawrence gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    Big Sky 4 sure, nice

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (7 Aug 2009):

    Excellent "YES"

  • Carlos Tesla

    Carlos Tesla said (8 Aug 2009):

    hot foto and my vote

  • Heaven Man

    Heaven Man gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    That's Impressive! My vote! And Fav!

  • Kristine Bailey

    Kristine Bailey gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    Got my vote well done!!

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    Cool shot!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    AWEsome, Alex!!

  • Camille Javal

    Camille Javal gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful! Great work!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    Wow, beautifully done. Has the feel of a Wyeth painting. Got my enthusiastic vote!

  • Anna C Husted

    Anna C Husted said (10 Aug 2009):

    Alexander this is really a nice shot and great work. Beautiful and tragic at the same time. Poor rail industry.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    Excellent for the theme! The colors in this are really nice. I voted : )

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    Super well photographed shot. Voted!!!

  • Cathy McLain

    Cathy McLain   said (10 Aug 2009):

    Made me sad. Good capture.

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (10 Aug 2009):

    so beautiful

  • Becca Bornstein

    Becca Bornstein (Deleted) gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    Lovely, I love how the light is filtering softly through the clouds!

  • Erich Mangl

    Erich Mangl gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    fantastic mood and message

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Fantastic shot - got another vote!

  • Sandy Tyler

    Sandy Tyler (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    Great shot Alexander, got my vote!!

  • Wendy A Perry

    Wendy A Perry gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    This is just beautiful!! got my vote

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    lovely light and colour, and great for the theme - my vote!


    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (11 Aug 2009):

    beautiful and captivating.great shot

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    a cool image! yes!

  • s pearson

    s pearson gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    love the lighting...

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    VOTE! Great find!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    incredible light, what a beauty of an entry!

  • Lesley Williamson

    Lesley Williamson (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Great for the theme! Would have worked well for Nature Conquers Man too. Voted!

  • Alexander Bussey

    Alexander Bussey said (12 Aug 2009):

    yeah, i would have loved to have had it for nature conquers man. thanks for the comments all.

  • poonam jadhwani

    poonam jadhwani (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    lovely sht.! u got my vote

  • Kelly Rockett

    Kelly Rockett gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    My Vote! This is a truely awesome capture!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Great composition and coments, very interesting!........(voted)

  • Sarah Quaranto

    Sarah Quaranto said (12 Aug 2009):

    This reminds me of a song. Beautiful work.

  • Sarah Quaranto

    Sarah Quaranto gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    you know i was actually working on a drawing inspired by a song but i stopped. i think this will be what is going to inspire me to finish it :]

  • Željko Jelenski

    Željko Jelenski said (12 Aug 2009):

    Got my vote.

    I like it. Bravo.

  • jean-philippe mergan

    jean-philippe mergan gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    A great picture !!! Vote !!!

  • gamal hendro

    gamal hendro gave props (13 Aug 2009):

    great shot...vote it....

  • J. Z......

    J. Z...... gave props (13 Aug 2009):

    awesome comp... perfect fit for theme!

  • Ken McElroy

    Ken McElroy gave props (13 Aug 2009):

    Great eye - superb image worth a vote in this category.

  • rebecca joelson

    rebecca joelson said (13 Aug 2009):

    your work is fantastic. enjoyed browsing your entire collection! i especially love this one with the silvery light and great mood you've captured.

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    Excellent entry!! VOTED!

  • conchita. del. mundo.

    conchita. del. mundo. gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    a gorgeous shot. sweet.

  • Daniela V

    Daniela V gave props (16 Aug 2009):

    great composition i love it. my vote

  • Antje Sommer

    Antje Sommer gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    great light and composition

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (3 Sep 2009):

    Love it!

  • caitlin rams

    caitlin rams gave props (15 Nov 2009):

    so gorgeous

  • Maura Kirkwood

    Maura Kirkwood gave props (16 Dec 2009):

    beautiful shot!!

  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski gave props (17 Dec 2009):


  • Jamie Nardoni

    Jamie Nardoni (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    what a beautiful shot! i love the coils of sunset :)

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    What a beautiful shot!

  • Mark Orr

    Mark Orr said (17 Dec 2009):

    What a great photo! Love the lighting and the muted color tones. Is this film or your Nikon? I also use a Nikon ...D40X.


  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Great work!

  • Alexander Bussey

    Alexander Bussey said (17 Dec 2009):

    Mark, this one was shot with my D40.

  • Brad Shwidock

    Brad Shwidock gave props (17 Dec 2009):


  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    A wonderful picture....sun rays and all. u have a good eye. :-)

  • Blake Coble

    Blake Coble (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Beautiful shot.

  • Lyana Votey

    Lyana Votey gave props (17 Dec 2009):


  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    Now I love this looks like the first shot of a GR8 movie!

  • Stephanie Smith!

    Stephanie Smith! gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    Wow! This is awesome.

  • Heidi Morris

    Heidi Morris (Deleted) gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    fabulous use of HRD technique ? congratulations on a great shot Alexander

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    Great composition, color, lighting and that other stuff too!

  • Alexander Bussey

    Alexander Bussey said (19 Dec 2009):

    nope, not an HDR photo, I just made minor adjustments to the saturation throughout the image.

  • Jimmy Schafer

    Jimmy Schafer gave props (19 Dec 2009):

    Wicked. Awesome contrast in color and depth

  • Cassie Peters

    Cassie Peters gave props (24 Dec 2009):

    Beautiful photo!

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (24 Dec 2009):

    Absolutely gorgeous photo!

  • Zachary Andrew

    Zachary Andrew gave props (24 Dec 2009):

    completely stunning. Amazing work.

  • Stephan Ortmanns

    Stephan Ortmanns (Deleted) gave props (24 Dec 2009):

    great shot, the composition is fine in the light causes a creepy feeling for an unreal world of tomorrow

  • Paul Andrews

    Paul Andrews said (26 Dec 2009):

    Absolutely beautiful work. Poignant. Makes me think of the concentration camps.

  • Laura Fleming

    Laura Fleming said (7 Jan 2010):


  • Paul Thomas

    Paul Thomas gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    A great shot!

  • Christina Yost

    Christina Yost said (15 Jan 2010):

    Great shot!

  • erich lyttle

    erich lyttle said (15 Jan 2010):

    Really dig this shot!

  • Amy Bibbings

    Amy Bibbings gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    the sun rays in this are just gorgeous!

  • toro arijayadi

    toro arijayadi gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    great shot..nice compo..

  • Connie Stuffle

    Connie Stuffle gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    A beautiful shot!

  • Ryan Murphy

    Ryan Murphy (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):


  • Danny Chong

    Danny Chong gave props (17 Jan 2010):

    Great shot...especially love the sun rays!!!

  • Shelley Carter

    Shelley Carter gave props (21 Jan 2010):

    Great shot!

  • Christopher Dack

    Christopher Dack gave props (22 Jan 2010):

    Gorgeous light

  • Maddy McRaven

    Maddy McRaven gave props (23 Jan 2010):


  • Baby Virgarose Nurmaya

    Baby Virgarose Nurmaya gave props (24 Jan 2010):

    awesome.. VOTE!

  • Terrell Brown

    Terrell Brown said (27 Jan 2010):

    Now THAT is too cool

  • Terrell Brown

    Terrell Brown gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    great, just great

  • chika aryani

    chika aryani gave props (27 Jan 2010):

    Very inspiring..

  • Robert Grant

    Robert Grant said (28 Jan 2010):

    Thats awesome man! Great shot

  • Erin N

    Erin N gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    Gorgeous. Very striking.

  • Megan Henkel

    Megan Henkel gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    absolutely wonderful!

  • Cheryl Thomas

    Cheryl Thomas gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    Love this shot - great lighting

  • James Morana

    James Morana gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    Great photo. It's in my favorites.

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    Excellent perspective and colors. The suns rays make this really stand out.

  • Rob Thompson

    Rob Thompson gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    Great Composition

  • ashton gosnell

    ashton gosnell gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    i love the color tone. so pretty!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (3 Feb 2010):

    Your POV is excellent! Love the lighting and your processing. I've seen these abandoned rail cars in Montana and it's so sad....what a waste!

  • Cailin storm

    Cailin storm gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    this is a place i would love! awesome shot! do you sell prints of it?

  • Jeff Ore

    Jeff Ore gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    Great shot

  • Jennifer Benmouna

    Jennifer Benmouna gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    great shot!

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    extremely beautiful and so evocative

  • Rebecca King

    Rebecca King (Deleted) said (7 Feb 2010):

    Great picture!!

  • Fernando Villalobos

    Fernando Villalobos said (9 Feb 2010):

    Alexander, all is been said.. continue ur good work

  • Cale Best

    Cale Best gave props (9 Feb 2010):


  • Christopher Griesé

    Christopher Griesé gave props (9 Feb 2010):

    One of the nicer "railroad track" shots I've seen in a while :)

  • Sanja Peric

    Sanja Peric said (9 Feb 2010):

    This is something special! Fantastic shot!!!

  • Cristina Coltro

    Cristina Coltro said (9 Feb 2010):

    Love it; love it!

  • Bruce Rudman

    Bruce Rudman gave props (10 Feb 2010):

    Well imaged

  • Dan Fethke

    Dan Fethke gave props (10 Feb 2010):

    Amazing shot! the light filtering through the clouds is an amazing effect

  • Melinda Lewis

    Melinda Lewis said (13 Feb 2010):

    Love it! The lines really draw you in.

  • cindy zanti

    cindy zanti (Deleted) said (17 Feb 2010):

    nice composition

  • Vladan Djordjevic

    Vladan Djordjevic gave props (20 Feb 2010):

    Excellent lighting and composition, great colors. Super shot.

  • Caroline Brogen

    Caroline Brogen gave props (21 Feb 2010):

    Great shot. Love everything about it...subject, composition, lighting, everything!!


    MANU DHIR said (22 Feb 2010):

    Very nice shot Alexander

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    My God that is gorgeous.....very subtle surreal nature to this photo

  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    Love this!

  • Maninder Singh

    Maninder Singh said (28 Feb 2010):

    Feeling of rejection and isolation well communicated

  • Cameron MacMaster

    Cameron MacMaster said (1 Mar 2010):


  • Fernando Cortez

    Fernando Cortez   said (1 Mar 2010):

    love it

  • Jim R

    Jim R (Deleted) said (1 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful capture!!

  • Joseph Vigliotta

    Joseph Vigliotta said (1 Mar 2010):

    I love the perspective here. I have seen and old track and car like this around here, Texarkanna, but see, I never thought to shoot it from this perspective. Beautiful work.


  • Justin Sloan

    Justin Sloan gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    love it.

  • Away to noway

    Away to noway said (2 Mar 2010):

    One way is life......like an abandoned railroad (like that photo), ...... but u can stop for a while, look behind.......see what u did or miles u went through.......regret, learn and continue ur 'no back' road till its end.......but we all hope to have a beautiful green way like that way and surrounded by splendid sky like that one too....in our road of course.................beautiful picture one of ur best....

  • Rebecca Brann

    Rebecca Brann gave props (2 Mar 2010):


  • Eric Brown

    Eric Brown gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    Amazing shot, love the atmosphere!!

  • Marq

    Marq (Deleted) said (2 Mar 2010):

    That's really interesting.

  • Denise Marquez Friend

    Denise Marquez Friend gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    Fantastic Shot!!

  • Al Kuhn

    Al Kuhn said (3 Mar 2010):

    excellent exposure and perspective!

  • ian yoder

    ian yoder said (3 Mar 2010):

    Very nice.

  • percy koekemoer

    percy koekemoer said (4 Mar 2010):

    Great shot

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    cool image

  • Susan Mayer

    Susan Mayer gave props (4 Mar 2010):


  • Margo Wening

    Margo Wening gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    A beautiful shot, love the composition :-)

  • Nathan Helgren

    Nathan Helgren said (4 Mar 2010):

    Very nice. Was this HDR?

  • brian daly

    brian daly said (5 Mar 2010):

    very nice

  • Alexander Bussey

    Alexander Bussey said (5 Mar 2010):

    nope, not HDR, just minimal editing in photoshop (levels, contrast, etc). The lighting was just right when I took the picture.

  • Charlena Cavender

    Charlena Cavender said (5 Mar 2010):

    Great shot, I love the whole subject!!!!

  • Nancy Severance

    Nancy Severance said (6 Mar 2010):

    wow, I normally don't like shots like this, but this is amazing. The visual balance is perfect, the colors are amazing and soft.

    It almost looks like an HDR photo. You must've been laying on your tummy or something? :)

  • Kathleen Conklin

    Kathleen Conklin gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful shot!

  • El Papiratzi

    El Papiratzi said (8 Mar 2010):

    A beautiful and unique perspective.

  • Snezana Jovanovic

    Snezana Jovanovic said (19 Mar 2010):

    Catching the light! Beautiful

  • Richard Koenig

    Richard Koenig said (9 Apr 2010):

    Just a beautiful shot. Great composition. Great focus and color. Love the softness and the natural light rays shinning through. Thanks for sharing. Good job.

  • Madison Hughey

    Madison Hughey gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    this picture is 100% beautiful. THe lighting is perfect and detail is crystal clear on most things.

  • Ashley Huntley

    Ashley Huntley said (27 Apr 2010):

    beautiful capture!!

  • Bonnie Woodson

    Bonnie Woodson (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2010):

    Awesome shot well done...♥

  • Kris C

    Kris C gave props (18 May 2010):

    Nice shot!!

  • Barri Olson

    Barri Olson gave props (20 May 2010):

    This is a beautiful shot, the colors are wonderful, and the mood is just great.

  • Mickey Bo

    Mickey Bo said (2 Aug 2010):

    As I perused your fine photos, this one caught my eye. Nice work.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (23 Aug 2010):

    an amazing magnificent shot - love so much!

  • Lisa Toleno

    Lisa Toleno (Deleted) gave props (23 Aug 2010):

    Cool shot and reminder the times are changing! sad to see the railroads being abandoned like this!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (30 Sep 2010):

    Excellent light and composition! Love it!

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (22 Feb 2011):

    Great light, comp and color!!!

  • joyousjoym

    joyousjoym said (12 Jul 2011):

    This is an Awesome image , very powerful!
    it really speaks loud!
    thankZ for making me a contact!

  • Valeria Cogliani

    Valeria Cogliani gave props (2 Aug 2011):


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