Same place, same train, but with sunlight & blue skies


Well, with the sunny skies this morning, I figured I’d tweak the images I shot yesterday up at Mill Cove in Ledyard. So as I did yesterday, I headed for the cove area for my walk, ahead of the arrival of Providence & Worcester train NR-2.

As I was walking and checking out the shots I took yesterday, my cellphone rang. Bob LaMay had just bagged NR-2 in Norwich and gave me a heads-up that they were heading my way. Perfect – that would mean they’d be in my area in another 10 to 15 minutes, which gave me enough time to finish up my walk and prepare the shots.

While walking, of course I took a few other photos. First of a corporate jet passing overhead on their way for a landing at the Groton-New London airport.

An aircraft passes overhead on its way to landing at Groton-New London airport to the southeast
An aircraft passes overhead on its way to landing at Groton-New London airport to the southeast
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And a few flower shots.

Wild rose flowers
Wild rose flowers
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Wild rose flowers
Wild rose flowers
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Some wildflowers
Some wildflowers
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Wild rose flowers
Wild rose flowers
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Wild rose flowers
Wild rose flowers
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Then the sound I was waiting for – horns to the north sounding fo the Dow Chemical crossings at MP5. A couple minutes later, the rumbling of the train grew louder, then the horns for the Red Top crossing. The angles should look somewhat familiar, but I think they worked better on the sunny day, with the blue skies sporting whispy cirrus clouds.

Providence & Worcester train NR-2 heads south along the causeway between Mill Cove & the Thames River
Providence & Worcester train NR-2 heads south along the causeway between Mill Cove & the Thames River
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NR-2 rolls along Mill Cove behind some wild roses
NR-2 rolls along Mill Cove behind some wild roses
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I couldn’t pass up the reflection on the cove, so I pulled the Fisheye off and threw on the tele

NR-2 gives a nice reflection in Mill Cove as the train heads south
NR-2 gives a nice reflection in Mill Cove as the train heads south
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And back to the fisheye

NR-2 rolls along Mill Cove behind some wild roses
NR-2 rolls along Mill Cove behind some wild roses
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Then a flip-flop back to the tele

NR-2s trailing power and its reflection move along the causeway
NR-2s trailing power and its reflection move along the causeway
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Which finished things off for me. It was time to head back to the office for the remainder of the day.

Thanks for looking!
Tom

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