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Track Worker Walking Along Railroad (editor's title)

Railroader's long shadow
Track worker carrying a spike maul walking along the Denver & Rio Grande Western tracks near Bond, Colorado, summer 1981. The low sunlight casts a long shadow of the man, accentuated by the photographer's straight-down perspective. The rails frame both the worker and the shadow, while the tight cropping at top and bottom creates visual tension. This image appeared on the cover of Railroad Heritage no. 13, the Center for Railroad Photography & Art's journal. In 2008, the photograph was selected as one of the "100 Greatest" ever published in Trains magazine.
Source Joel Jensen, Ely, Nevada
Coverage Spatial, Bond, Colorado; Temporal, summer 1981
Rights Joel Jensen
Date Created 1981
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Bond, Colorado
Creator Description Joel Jensen, Ely, Nevada, is a free-lance photographer whose work has been featured in magazines and books throughout the world. Railroad photography, both historical and contemporary, has been a twenty-year-long passion for Jensen. Linda Niemann's and Joel's collaboration, Railroad Noir, appears in 2010.
Collection Joel Jensen, Ely, Nevada
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