Now here is something you don’t see every day..
Shortly after the train from Antonito, CO went past on its way to Chama, NM, this cowboy who had been working in the corral by the tracks went galloping at us at full speed. He spurred the horse up and over a rocky embankment before plunging down the loose rock toward the track. He rounded the corner and went after the train at full speed. Luckily, I had my camera in hand with a big zoom lens and I had it set to take multiple shots.
Later in the day, we saw this cowboy and his fellow hands heading for the bar in Antonito. We stopped him and asked what had happened since we assumed he was chasing a runaway cow. He smiled and said “Oh, my buddies bet me that I couldn’t catch the train”.
As we later found out, he did catch the train – and high-fived the passengers as he went passed.
Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 70-200 f/4L @ 200 mm ISO 400, f/8, 1/400 sec.