View Full Version : My first train!

01-31-2007, 01:19 AM
I can't believe I am posting in the rail section. I had an idea for a shot and Ross helped me pick a location (Thanks Ross). It didn't come out exactly as I had anticipated, but I thought I would share the results anyway. I went out with my lensbaby this morning and waited. I didn't wait long and this nice green train came by. (Sorry, I don't know any of the train terms) I had planned for black and white but this one just looked so nice I kept some color. To be honest it scared the heck out of me as it went right underneath me and the bridge vibrated. I stuck it out for 2 more but they came from the other direction and I had to shoot into the sun. It was a fun experiment for me.





01-31-2007, 02:39 AM
#1 is awesome (they all are good..:) )... the green engine is actually a lease engine... from FURX if I remember right... =)

Very cool effect with the LensBaby!!

01-31-2007, 07:10 AM
Great Shots! Ross I think you are turning into a foamer. :doh:P

01-31-2007, 09:05 AM
I love the first shot... it has an almost surreal look. I studied it for a long time because I thought it was a shot of a model train, and that you were trying to pull our leg on it being real. Then the other pictures confirmed it was a real train. Anyways, I love the shot... very unique and shows the train shooters an artistic twist to a familiar topic. Great work.

01-31-2007, 09:27 AM
Got to agree with the others, #1 is the one of the bunch. Nice work!

I've been eyeing the Lensbaby for a while, but never pulled the trigger on it. May have to rethink that...

Welcome to the club...let's see some more train shots... ;) :D

01-31-2007, 11:24 AM
Nice! First one is awesome!

01-31-2007, 12:34 PM
Great job and to add another echo to the bunch, #1 is tops.

Ross, you are correct, 3039 belongs to FURX.

01-31-2007, 12:36 PM
great job, I too go for the first one, all are good

02-01-2007, 01:47 PM
Thanks everyone for all of the nice comments. It was fun visiting the rail section of the forum. My original idea was to have a train emerge from the blur. Since standing right in front of one was sort of out of the question, I opted for the bridge. The miniature effect is something that occurs with that lens, not sure why. I have been thinking of someplaces I could go up on to get some shots using that effect. I think I'll wait till it's warmer. Here is one I took from the roof of the parking garage at work.


02-01-2007, 02:44 PM
That one also looks like a model.. it is an amazing effect... to take a real subject and make it look like a model.

02-01-2007, 03:05 PM
AMAZING! I have to agree with Mike, that looks just like an HO scale model. Nice work.