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Pandemic Impact

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 6 April 2020 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Metra trains sit idle at the Waukegan train station. Metra, the main commuter rail line that serves all of the major suburbs of Chicago, cut its schedule by as much as 80% in response to the stay at home order issued by Illinois Governor Pritzker.

Photo captured on Monday, March 30, 2020.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 180 39 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

It's enough to break the heart, Steven, even though the image is beautiful.

6 Apr 2020 5:07am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I love this in black and white. The lines really stand out with the contrast.

6 Apr 2020 5:24am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Hard to see the world stands still all over.

6 Apr 2020 5:45am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Magnificent bw Steven. It is very sad but a beautiful photo.

6 Apr 2020 5:53am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Superb and impressive composition, perspective and BW ! it's amazing and crazy to see most of the world stopped by this pandemia !
Take care Steven !

6 Apr 2020 7:03am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

A very strong photo, a beautiful b&w, all those engines with their grafic " nose" . All ready to go and stopped. Annierita

6 Apr 2020 7:36am

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !!!!

6 Apr 2020 7:36am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Beautiful picture in B&W, of testimony.
But you are allowed to go out during this period of confinement ?????

6 Apr 2020 8:13am

@Gérard: It was on my way to the grocery store.

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

But despite the pandemic, you shot a beautiful photo !

6 Apr 2020 8:28am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

superbe ce ciel

6 Apr 2020 8:38am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I like how b/w makes it stand out.

6 Apr 2020 8:58am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Such a neat row. A rare sight no doubt. Excellent capture and treatment. These engines remind me of some of Britain's early ones such as the 10000 and the Deltic diesels

6 Apr 2020 9:05am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Cette situation est tellement exceptionnelle qu'elle offre aussi des photos insolites.
Belle compo.
Bonne journée Steven

6 Apr 2020 10:16am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A sad sight Steven most trains are idle at this time in the U.S.

6 Apr 2020 10:17am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Nice line of power.

6 Apr 2020 12:06pm

Rose from United States

This photo sure has am impact.

6 Apr 2020 12:24pm

jean pierre from Paris, France

excellent noir et blanc!! amts

6 Apr 2020 1:16pm

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful image , though a sad theme..
Let us hope that this dreaded pandemic ends its dance of death soon!!!

6 Apr 2020 2:44pm

Nadine from Le Sud......, France

wouah...impressionnant…!!! de très belles lignes avec les rails - beau grphisme

6 Apr 2020 3:16pm

Willy from Belgium

un cliché impressionnant Steven

prenez soin de toi


6 Apr 2020 3:34pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Emouvant de voir ces trains à l'arrêt ! Un beau N&B !

6 Apr 2020 4:04pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

En attente de reprise .... Triste vision de les voir à l'arrêt !... :))

6 Apr 2020 5:25pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Great picture from the impact off the pandemie .

6 Apr 2020 7:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A superb image of the idled trains. They look to not provide much, if any, social distancing.

6 Apr 2020 9:42pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Wonderful point of view and a fabulous black and white image. Everything is at a standstill.

6 Apr 2020 10:22pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Impressive B&W. I like the repeating images, but not the reason that they are idle there.

6 Apr 2020 10:25pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

nice dramatic shot; good documentation of the sad state we are in

6 Apr 2020 11:37pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great composition

7 Apr 2020 3:32am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Terrific comp! Perfect in B&W!

7 Apr 2020 3:48am

Remus from Portugal

It's the same here ...
But... should Steven be out of home taking pictures?

In black and white, the photo gained visual impact.

7 Apr 2020 3:14pm

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

On comprend bien la situation actuelle avec cette image qui parle toute seule.

8 Apr 2020 1:47am

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

A very graphic image, well composed and a nice black and white !
I lile it !

8 Apr 2020 8:56pm

omar from Hamburg, Germany


10 Apr 2020 7:39am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, i love the patterns here

13 Apr 2020 3:36pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful view and a great shot. Excellent composition. Every thing has come to a stop. Hope we will be free from this bad time early. :)

2 May 2020 7:22pm