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Old 03-23-2020, 06:05 PM   #32
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I think the key in shooting an image like that is to use a long telephoto, so the foreground is more or less in focus, and the train is sharp. Things get more difficult if the foreground (secondary) subject has text on it. There, you really want it to be sharp.

Image © Mike Wilson
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Photograph © Mike Wilson

WRT the images of the Strasburg sunrise, Mike Wilson's (the first one posted) is the only one I like. Yes, the foreground weeds in Mike's shot are very soft, but he took care not to obscure or block the main subject, which is appropriately sharp.

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