Old 01-17-2011, 11:20 PM   #1
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Default Early morning shot deemed to dark

Is it really that bad?

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Old 01-17-2011, 11:25 PM   #2
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Dark? Personally I don't think so. Blurry ? I see that more than dark.

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:09 AM   #3
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Not seeing darkness, but a lack of sharpness.
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It doesn't seem dark, BUT it almost looks like you moved the camera with the train, adding some motion blur.
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Well, this is a 60+ MPH zone for passenger trains... guess I'll have to try again with a higher sun and a speed a little quicker than 1/250. Oh well.

Thanks for the input you guys!
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:27 AM   #6
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Well, this is a 60+ MPH zone for passenger trains... guess I'll have to try again with a higher sun and a speed a little quicker than 1/250.
You could always try doing a pan shot, too!
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Do like Legos Brandon?
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HAHA! I used to love them when I was a youngin!' I found a box full of them the other day and took a picture of one of the little people! My homemade macro lens really made him look big, didn't it?
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:50 AM   #9
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Shooting on 1/250th at 60+ MPH Train is like Bear Hunting with a BB gun... i would use at at least 1/400 or 1/500 next time to freeze the action

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Love the analogy.

Learned something today. That's the most important thing, I guess.
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Guys, minimum shutter speed for anything moving is 1/500, isnt that like "shooting moving objects 101"??

I aim for 1/640 minimum if possible
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I aim for 1/640 minimum if possible
I always use 1/500 for my shutter speed, and I never have blurry problems.
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I bounce around between 1/250th and 1/640th. Shooting a train doing a whopping 12 mph isn't that hard to stop.

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I just looked at the exif on my last page of shots, and almost every single one's at 1/250...I shoot slow trains, so that should say something!
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If it's not on the Northeast Corridor, 1/250 is my starting point. That will stop almost anything, unless you shoot wide with the engine filling the frame.

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Most of mine are either at 1/250-1/500.

Maybe the screener hit the wrong button on this one, I've got much darker in the database.
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Agreed 1/250 starting point.
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