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35mmguy 04-13-2011 04:36 AM

Epic 4-way meet up in Micco on the FEC
I just happened to be in the right place at the right time on this one I tell ya. I was on my way home from studying at a friend's house until like 3am, I went over a crossing and saw the tell-tale flashing red light of the end of a train in the distance. I followed it south on a whim and caught it crawling into a siding.

I figured, well I got all my gear with me, and my tripod, so let's do some night exposures. what I didn't realize is they had stopped for a crew change. usually when I catch a crew change in the day it's with a van or a car. apparently at night they use trains. i'm only familiar with their day schedule at night I have no idea what happens. a northbound approached and I judged from the speed and rate of approach I could do a time lapse. they pulled up cab to cab and well, yeah it was a long night. I even got the engineer of the waiting train in the foreground to momentarily light up the side of the other train for the camera with his brights and ditch lights.

anyway, here's a couple from that night. I may upload these, just a basic process, changing sliders in Photoshop Lightroom.



My thumb slipped on the shutter release on this one there is a timelapse from the corner to the beginning of the light in this image I'm going to load them into CS5 and see if I can merge them or something. One thing I love about the 5D is the bulb mode on it I can do multiple long exposures at a time, and while one is processing I can shoot another. couldn't do that with my rebel.



35mmguy 04-13-2011 04:37 AM





magicman_841 04-13-2011 11:48 PM

Nice! I love how dark the surrounding is, especially in the last few ones.

khalucha 04-20-2011 02:37 AM

Those are some really nice shots!

troy12n 04-20-2011 02:39 AM


barnstormer 04-20-2011 02:56 PM

They are very nice shots but....why did you post them up here. Do you want us just to say that they are nice shots or do you want help?

LSRC Railfan 04-20-2011 04:49 PM


I was on my way home from studying at a friend's house until like 3am
"Studying"...ha! That's a good one!

You would have had a real winner on #4 if the train with the SD70M-2s had parked a little further back so the nose of the lead unit wasn't covered up by the SD40-2.

JimThias 04-20-2011 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 135753)

He must have missed the Trip Reports part of the forum.

troy12n 04-20-2011 08:31 PM


Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 135778)
He must have missed the Trip Reports part of the forum.

Or he must want to be a topic of conversation on obscar.

milwman 04-21-2011 10:32 AM

Not bad for the first time out, Try longer exposers. Set to B and f 5.6 and start at 90s go longer or shorter from there.

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