Electrifying Streaking Trains

Photographer Aaron Durand's captured images of trains give new meaning to the term "faster than the speed of light." The San Francisco-based artist, who also goes by everydaydude, takes long exposure light paintings of trains whizzing by in his series with the simple, fitting title of Trains. The extended streaks of color against an evening night sky look like intergalactic light beams. There's a real sense of warp speed felt in Durand's images that don't come across from most trains when experienced in person. Even in the most "country" of settings, these drawn out wisps of light add futuristic, urban motifs.

Aaron Durand's website and Flickr

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  • very cool

  • Magical! Love long exposure photography.

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