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convergent
06-20-2006, 05:14 PM
Ross finally got me out to shoot some trains. It was a fun few hours. Here are some quick shots, and I'll post more info in the captions later.

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS2_2417.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS2_2416.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_IMG_2175.jpg

aceman152
06-20-2006, 05:43 PM
Looks like it was pretty fun. I do like the close up with the engineer looking out the window. The crops seem a little weird to me though...I don't know what it is.

convergent
06-20-2006, 06:01 PM
Looks like it was pretty fun. I do like the close up with the engineer looking out the window. The crops seem a little weird to me though...I don't know what it is.

I have some more coming. Not done rail before, so let me know what about the crops are weird.

convergent
06-20-2006, 06:05 PM
Here are a few more shots...

http://www.northeastfoto.com/images/content/web_TS2_2401.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/images/content/web_TS2_2374.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/images/content/web_TS2_2368.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/images/content/web_TS2_2359.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/images/content/web_TS2_2355.jpg

aceman152
06-20-2006, 06:13 PM
I have some more coming. Not done rail before, so let me know what about the crops are weird.

I have never shot rail either and no where near being a professional, but I think having just little pieces of the following trains in it on the right. That make sense?

aceman152
06-20-2006, 06:21 PM
The last shots you posted the crop with a little bit is alot more appealing to the eye from the angle of the shot, gives more depth and a sense of the lenght.

Orgnoi1
06-20-2006, 06:21 PM
GREEEAAATTT you posted all the good shots... what am I left to post... hahahahha

convergent
06-20-2006, 06:25 PM
I have never shot rail either and no where near being a professional, but I think having just little pieces of the following trains in it on the right. That make sense?

Well, I would have thought the same as you, but Ross... who shoots a lot of this... told me that the "train people" look for just the opposite... that is they only want a tight crop of the lead engine. I have some of those, and then some with other cars as well. The first two on the tressel were kind of "take what you can get" shots. We found this cool tressel and were standing there talking when the train by moving at a pretty good clip. I'm lucky I got any shot, and we were shooting straight into the afternoon sun, to boot. There were also many distractions, as there was a cool spillway and dam under the bridge, and other things around as well.

The 3rd shot with the long group of engines being refueled didn't have any cars attached. I'll try to post some others with different crops later on.

Orgnoi1
06-20-2006, 06:27 PM
Aron normally what matters to the "train guys" is the engine numbers and information on them... + when and where spotted... so 9 out of 10 shots you see online are just that... =)

aceman152
06-20-2006, 06:28 PM
Yeah the ones on the tressel are the ones I was talking about. The shots are all awesome!

aceman152
06-20-2006, 06:29 PM
Aron normally what matters to the "train guys" is the engine numbers and information on them... + when and where spotted... so 9 out of 10 shots you see online are just that... =)


Good to know...thanks for the info.

Orgnoi1
06-20-2006, 08:22 PM
Well Mike posted all the good shots :D so I am stuck left holding the bag... just kidding... aside from that though... Mike plays coy with his shooting every time we go... and then I see his shots and they really push not only my picture taking... but my processing as well... so here are mine...

CSX Rail
CSXT8046 / EMD SD40-2
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_06_20-R01.jpg

CSX Rail
CSXT5228 / GE ES44DC
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_06_20-R02.jpg

CSX Rail
CSXT5295 / GE ES44DC
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_06_20-R03.jpg

CSX Rail Departing as Union Pacific Arrives
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_06_20-R04.jpg

Orgnoi1
06-20-2006, 08:25 PM
Union Pacific
UP5454 / GE ES44AC (Lead) and UP5224 / EMD SD70M (Trail)
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_06_20-R05.jpg

CSX Rail
CSX Line Truck
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_06_20-R06.jpg

CSX Rail
CSXT694 / GE AC6000CW
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_06_20-R07.jpg

CSX Rail
CSXT7866 / GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/4/3/2006_06_20-R08.jpg

ZR2Blazer
06-20-2006, 09:45 PM
Nice pics guys....great shots...as always :D :D

convergent
06-21-2006, 01:11 AM
Here are a few more shots... I edited these on our home computer that isn't calibrated, so it will be interesting to see how they match up.

I really love this Union Pacific engine... way away from home.

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS2_2406.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS2_2385.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS2_2380.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS2_2373.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS2_2358.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS2_2351.jpg

http://www.northeastfoto.com/gallery/files/3/2/2/web_TS2_2378.jpg

convergent
06-21-2006, 09:21 AM
Aron normally what matters to the "train guys" is the engine numbers and information on them... + when and where spotted... so 9 out of 10 shots you see online are just that... =)

Hey Ross... I was just looking through the pictures loaded on railpictures.net yesterday, and there were actually quite a few that showed more of the train than just the engine. Those sites like that are great to get ideas on composition. I think that one thing that is tough is finding an area where the backgrounds are clean. I know in sports, that is always something you are concerned with... but there you can just open up the aperture and blur the unsightly background out of the picture. You can't really do that with a train.

Orgnoi1
06-21-2006, 09:25 AM
Yeah I know... but usually when the background is decent enough... the topic yesterday is dead on... it seems we have no nice train background locally... it isnt like the grand canyon or the grand tetons are in our backyards... so keeping the crops tighter make the engine and gear stand out a little better... I hope that place we found though proves fruitful for some good scenery pics with the trains...

convergent
06-21-2006, 09:31 AM
Yep, can't wait to see what you got this morning.

ATVinBarbie
06-21-2006, 09:33 AM
VERY nicely done! You guys are making me want to make a trip to a railstation REAL soon. :tup