Horses Pulling a Sleigh and a Phantom Drone Overhead

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.

Karen Photographing the Highline 7701W8WM
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Winter Train, San Juan National Forest, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Winter Train 7722W8WM
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Winter Train, San Juan National Forest, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America

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.

Two Horses Running Fast Pulling a Sleigh, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America
Two Horses Running Fast Pulling a Sleigh, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America
Two Horses Running Fast Pulling a Sleigh, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America
Two Horses Running Fast Pulling a Sleigh, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America

I love the close-up images of the running horses.

Two Horses Running Fast Pulling a Sleigh, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America
Two Horses Running Fast Pulling a Sleigh, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America
Two Horses Running Fast Pulling a Sleigh, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America
Two Horses Running Fast Pulling a Sleigh, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America
Two Horses Running Fast Pulling a Sleigh, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America
Two Horses Running Fast Pulling a Sleigh, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America

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.

Screen Shot of 7137W8WMImage 7161 Showing DroneScreen Shot of 7159W8WM

I used Adobe Photoshop to either delete or crop out the offending drone.

Two Horses Running Fast Pulling a Sleigh, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America
Two Horses Running Fast Pulling a Sleigh, Durango, Colorado, USA, North America

 

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