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  1. #2591
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    More nice pictures Chuck. It's weird to see locomotives that we'd call "new" on the deadline, then recall that they were new perhaps 30 years ago.


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  2. #2592
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Quote Originally Posted by crashton View Post
    Very nice captures Sandpatch. I agree with Needa, that low light shot is very nice. Just enough light on the nose to make it a great keeper. …
    Thanks y'all. Old memories die hard. As I stood there weighing my ISO/Shutter Speed options, I had to smile and think "thank heaven I'm not shooting Kodacahrome 64, else I'd be in the car headed home." I've been in just that spot a hundred times over. Thinking back too, I thought of K-200, a dwindling light or overcast skies lifesaver. It was a great film in its own right.
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  3. #2593
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandpatch View Post
    Thanks y'all. Old memories die hard. As I stood there weighing my ISO/Shutter Speed options, I had to smile and think "thank heaven I'm not shooting Kodacahrome 64, else I'd be in the car headed home." I've been in just that spot a hundred times over. Thinking back too, I thought of K-200, a dwindling light or overcast skies lifesaver. It was a great film in its own right.
    Oh yes. The good old days of film. I have to chuckle sometimes when I see posts debating between ISO 400 vs. 800, vs. 1600. To only have had these choices back in the film days, not to mention auto focus, auto exposure, VR, etc. But we still managed to create some pretty impressive images back then.
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  4. #2594
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Thanks for your post Brent. I think too that when we used film, our shots were made with greater care because of the expense. I seem to recollect that with film and processing, each Kodachrome slide was $0.20 to $0.25 in the latter 1980s.

    I bought Kodak mailers at K-Mart and took them with me on vacations, along with stamps. I never deposited them in hot mailboxes in the summertime! Out of many hundreds of rolls, I lost only a few and I still recall the places I visited where my slides were lost. My dopey local photography store lost more of my rolls than I did in the mails!

  5. #2595
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    Post your Train shots!
    I played around with another tunnel shot that I rejected and came up with this. My aging D5100 lacks the resolution of newer models and my Nikkor 55-200mm zoom was wound out to the extreme, but I thought it came out fairly okay given the circumstances and at 1600 ISO.

    Swannanoa Tunnel is 1,832 FT long and on a steep grade, so it's kind of cool to see the headlights slowly rising up in the tunnel bore as a train approaches. You can see the summit of the grade just ahead of the train.

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  6. #2596
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Pretty good shot. You've got background (engine and tunnel/mountain), and middle ground (rails), needs a foreground element to make it better. But most times we record what's there. That's life.

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    If possible, and you've got the chutzpah, you could move a large rock, temporarily (!), into the low right corner to give a sense of scale.
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  8. #2598
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    Post your Train shots!
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    Pretty good shot. You've got background (engine and tunnel/mountain), and middle ground (rails), needs a foreground element to make it better. But most times we record what's there. That's life.
    Yep, ya take what you can get in rail photography, with safety being the primary concern. I've rejected many locations over the decades in respect of proximity to the track and/or the lack of an escape path. The other uniqueness with rail photography is the requirement to imagine how the scene will look with a train present. There's no time to carefully craft a composition, test settings or change lenses when it's train time.

    You may have an idea there, using a fake rock or even fake station signs to enhance an image. Though, I'd have to load the car with some thought as to where I'm headed.

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  9. #2599
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    That picture is a keeper Sandpatch. I like old cameras, but it may be time to jump a generation or two. It sure is fun spending other peoples money. Oh, one more thing. Buy yourself that new GTI.
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  10. #2600
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    This northbound NS train is headed into Moorman yard in Bellevue Ohio



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