Monday, September 29, 2014

September 2014 Trip - 2

Hi, After spending the night in Liberal, KS, about 1/2 hour south of Sublette, where we had quit photographing the previous day, we got an early start and headed for Quinlan, OK on Curtis Hill. As I recall this took about 2 1/2 hours.

I will present images in geographical order from west to east although we did do some back and forth driving.   Note that the grade here is ascending westbound.

Following Bill Kalkaman's instructions (he was the only one of the four of us who had been to Curtis Hill previously) we turned left off US 412 about 20 miles east of Woodward and soon came to a new bridge over the BNSF track (above and below).  Earlier in the morning the sun is on the other side of the tracks and I will include an image with that sun angle in my next post.

Our next spot for the day was another overpass about 4 miles east of Quinlan.  This spot works for westbound trains from mid morning to sunset.  Eastbound trains are best in early morning.

This eastbound train was photographed about 11:15 AM CDT.

At the far eastern end of the scenic area of Curtis hill there are some really interesting cliffs.  We photographed from along side the road here and would return the next day for some different angles.

Thanks for looking.

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