6.07.2008

Project Blue. Take Six.

All Aboard!
June 2008

My iTunes: Be My Escape by Relient K

Greetings all from the West!

Thanks for all my birthday wishes for today and yesterday! I had a very good day and wasn't "blue" at all! ;) Sorry this is up late...we have been gone ALL day and into this evening!

Today, we went on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train to Silverton, Colorado. It is very hard to describe in words the experience. AMAZING. MAJESTIC. Those are just a couple of words that come to mind. I took so many pictures and I still sifting!

I hope you like this one. I snapped this one along with 100 others BEFORE the train ever left the station. YIKES. I am very happy with because I like that he is not looking at me....it seems very realistic. I did not even realize I captured it until I saw it later at home.
Mike, you would have been proud and Mark, well, you should have seen me hanging out the train car. I was having my boys steady me for "the" shot. I am telling you, I have gone crazy...I am now pulling my kids in to the MADNESS!

Luckily, the sky was blue and the engineer was wearing blue as well! A perfect combo for my post! He was even nice enough to take a few pics for me of the inside of the engine when I asked. Very cool.

See you tomorrow for MORE Project Blue! Is everyone still having fun?
Remember that you only need to add your web address ONCE to Mr. Linky!

33 comments:

DeLi said...

and i am just on my #2 part :-)
what a cool blue photo Anna!

jientje said...

Oh you lucky girl!!! How awesome that you could take pictures inside too! I always want to do that myself, so?
If there's an attic, I want to see it, if there's a ladder, I want to climb it, if there's an inside, I want to get into it!! We're all alike! It's a great picture Anna, I mean it!! My take seven is up now too, and yes ... still having a lot of fun!!
I wish they would listen about that Linky though!

Carletta said...

I know the train is black, but the blue sky and his blue shirt certainly stand out - or is it because you've got me looking for blue!
Wonderful photo!
Sounds like you are having a dream vacation.
Yes, blue is still fun!

Robert said...

It's a fun picture but I gotta tell you, I loved hearing about all you went through to get the shots. And how you have corrupted others into this madness in which we willingly participate. So yes, I'm still having LOTS of fun.

quilly said...

So, you are aware that you are supposed to keep your hands, head and TORSO inside the car at all times, right? Good. One should always know exactly what rules are being broken. Great photo. It is great that he's not looking at you. He's just an engineer, doing his job.

Gattina said...

Such a nice picture ! I just wished to go away on this train. And I need a blue sky, here it rains since days !!

Weary Hag said...

Sent here by Kenju to wish you a happy (now belated) birthday! Hope it was lovely.

The Texican said...

Been on that old Steam Locomotive. I love the old trains. That is a great shot too. Happy Birthday. Pappy

Rebecca said...

I like very much! :)

Melli said...

I love your new Header as well as this photo! My husband is a train buff - and as a result I have come to love them too. ESPECIALLY the old Steam Engines! We take trips on them every chance we get (which is not too often) I LOOOOOOVE this shot - because you got the engineer AND the smoke! It's wonderful! And you got to go INSIDE??? Mmmm! Lucky lucky girl!!!

CG said...

That's so lovely. A belated Happy Birthday from me!

Anna said...

Looks like a great time!

Mike said...

I love it! Great "railroady" shot. I can't wait to see more. It is a fanstastic place to take pictures and the scenery along the route is spectacular.

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

Your new header is intriguing Anna :).

And this installment of PB? Delightful on a number of levels. Sounds like you celebrated in a VERY memorable way!! Good for you!!

I've got my most recent up...it's a far cry from where you were!

:)

Jeanne Damoff said...

I particularly like the way his face is half hidden in shadow, and that he's looking back, when trains are all about going forward. Lots of scope for the imagination. :)

timtim said...

GREAT shot! I love that he's not looknig at the camera or even forward. Very cool. I can just see the boys hanging on to you. Crack me up!!

ellen b said...

What a great photograph. How fun to experience this. happy belated birthday. I just posted my #6 and I post so many other things in between my blue entries that I have to add a new url or people would be scrolling forever to try to find the last blue. I hope that's ok...

Raven said...

Great photo! I love trains and this is such a nice shot. Glad you had a good birthday.

Jerry in Tampa said...

LOVE your images Anna! EXCELLENT throughout!!! Glad I found you! Michele sent me - and I will be back!

Jerry in Tampa

Mishelle Lane Photography said...

I absolutely ADORE steam engines. Wish I were there!!

Sara said...

Yes, I'm still having fun!

Your train photo is great....the pale blues of the sky and shirt show up well against the almost black&white of the rest of the photo.

I think I've finally figured out your linky system and have entered my name one last time; it links to all my Project Blue posts, past and future.

Lake Lady said...

You are in one of my favorite spots in the whole country! Lucky you! I'm joining in today with all three of my blogs, sort of a "progressive series of blue"...

christy said...

I really like that you captured a person in the upper corner -- it ads much more character to the photograph!

grey like snuffie said...

OH, if you can go a little east of the Durango/Silverton line and go over Engineers Pass---it is beautiful up there. Crested Butte, Telluride, and Ouray are all favorites of ours to go off road. When we go out there we do a combo of camping (tent) and bed and breakfast. In Ouray there is a wonderful camp ground for tents only. Winding up to it prohibits any mobile homes or campers. It is so quiet and lush. Some of the passes in that area require 4 wheel drive but you can take a car over some of them. I love this Project Blue idea.

photowannabe said...

Boy I thought I had posted a comment but I guess it took a train ride somewhere. :)
Love this shot of the train and his looking the other way gives it such an authentic feel. Great shading.
My next BLUE is up now.

Jenty said...

I'm enjoying this project! My next post is up!
That photo is gorgeous Anna!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

That's a great shot! My son would have loved to see a locomotive in person!!

Paul Nichols said...

I like your engineer. Very cool. I posted a very cool picture, too.

HAHARADIOPHOTOGRAPHY said...

hey Anna.

thanks for checking in. your photos are looking great!

the video is back up btw haha

take care

lynn said...

Happy belated birthday Anna! Wonderful photo. I am enjoying the blue project very much!

Emmy said...

i love your music taste anna! its so good! coolio picture of the train!! love it!

Leonard Blumfeld said...

I'm sorry to have missed the earlier takes! Here's The Crispy God, a snapshot from Hereford, UK.

Moi said...

i have not joined in...not yet..:) but i am lovng all the blues around :)

and isn't CO mighty fun..we could not make it to the south-west part but am going back there soon.......is mesa verde on your plans??? I so badly wanted do it......i hope you get to and get us pics from a civilization almost lost :(