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.