Red Rocks with Fresh Snow and Blue Sky
Black and White Fine Art Photography
by Colorado Photographer Peter Castricone
This is a great spot for photography. I captured several nice shots. With Colorado's always spectacular blue sky in the background, some of the old boxcars paint a colorful image. Still, I always picture historic railroad photos in black and white. With lots of opportunities, I had no trouble finding a few images good enough for my website.
I was excited about the grittiness of the old locomotives, which makes for great monochromatic images and backgrounds. Some of these date back into the 1800s. It's hard not to feel a bit of romance for the old west and the people who traveled it on the railroad. My wife was tolerant enough to sit for a few poses, and I love the setting for portrait photography. Thiis is defintely far from glamorous, but I can see this as a convenient location for portrait or fashion shoots. The entry fee is a little steep at $10 per person, but I imagine the cost of restoration of these old trains is quite high.