We were given comp tickets for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RR. On Saturday, along with some friends, Marilyn and I took the Winter train to Cascade Canyon. The weather was fairly warm and we spent most of our time riding in the open car, enjoying the scenery and making photographs.
On the way back through the valley, there was a sleigh pulled by two big grey horses. Apparently, they race the train when it comes by. Here are a few of the photos I took from the train as it was returning to Durango.
I love the close-up images of the running horses.
When I got home and looked closely at the photos, I discovered that there was a drone in each of my images. It was following the sleigh and also appears to be pointed at the train some of the time. In Adobe Bridge I used the magnifier and enlarged the drone to 100%. I then took a screen shot of the image as it appeared in Bridge. In the first image you can see a person on the far left. It appears to be the drone operator.
I used Adobe Photoshop to either delete or crop out the offending drone.
2 thoughts on “Horses Pulling a Sleigh and a Phantom Drone Overhead”
Drones are becoming more and more popular! I’ve had a night image marred by one. Sorry to read you were photo-bombed by one.
The horses are working hard running in that snow! They’re so pretty. Nice work getting those from a moving train!
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I’ve often thought about getting a drone, but I don’t want to infringe on anyone’s privacy or annoy anyone. And, of course, I would not want to disturb any wildlife.