Sepia is for Summer

Along with the intense heat, the summer season along the BNSF’s Needles Subdivision, deep in the heart of the Mojave Desert, brings harsh lighting conditions due to the sun’s higher trajectory through the sky. The higher sun tends to wash out color and creates photos with harsh tonal qualities.

Sometimes a sepia treatment of a photo keeps it from going to bit bucket or the discard pile and gives the photos an “old school, summer” look all its own:

[6/13/2010 - Needles Subdivision] © Copyright 2010, Joe Perry

Dawn Rails [6/13/2010 - Needles Subdivision] © Copyright 2010, Joe Perry

BNSF 4979 East 2 BNSF 4979 (GE DASH 9-44CW), BNSF 4968 (GE DASH 9-44CW), and BNSF 4164 (GE DASH 9-44CW), have the road power duties for this mixed manifest train approaching old Siam, CA. [6/13/2010 - Needles Subdivision] © Copyright 2010, Joe Perry

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