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Mar 30, 2009 09:30 |  #1

Hi everyone:

I've been cooped up indoors for a while now and have been positively itching to get out and take some pictures! My buddy let me borrow a lense a while ago (which I still have), so I got in my car and started driving until something caught my eye. That something was a local train yard. I know train pics are sometimes a bit cliche', but I've never taken any!

I'd love any input on these. I posted these over in the 450D thread, but please excuse the slight cross post... if it's a problem, I'll definitely delete this post.

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Mar 30, 2009 15:11 |  #2

Some good pics. Watch your skies there blown out.

What is #3?


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Mar 30, 2009 15:34 |  #3

Thanks silvr.. yep, there are some blown out skies for sure. I'm working on that while shooting and wathcing the histogram, but I definitely don't have it down. Maybe it's time to play with some of those other types of metering.

As far as I kow, #3 is just a flat-bed type transport car. The top was just a bunch of ratty boards attached to a frame. I just dug how weathered it was.

I personally wonder what the heck #4 is!


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Mar 30, 2009 15:57 |  #4

jrm27 wrote in post #7631086 (external link)
As far as I kow, #3 is just a flat-bed type transport car. The top was just a bunch of ratty boards attached to a frame. I just dug how weathered it was.

I personally wonder what the heck #4 is!

Ooops! Sorry I cant count. I was wondering about #4 also.


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Mar 30, 2009 18:32 |  #5

nice images, but I really like the 2nd shot


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Mar 30, 2009 19:31 |  #6

Good ones.

Maybe it's time to play with some of those other types of metering.

Unless you have a blue sky, you're probably going to have to blend exposures.


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Mar 30, 2009 19:37 |  #7

how do you just get out and walk around with a camera? isn't there secrurity to worry about?


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Mar 30, 2009 20:39 as a reply to  @ RadAL's post |  #8

I do like the composition on the loco portrait.


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Mar 30, 2009 22:30 |  #9

nice images, but I really like the 2nd shot

Thanks! Yeah, this engine car caught my eye with so many other dark colors around. I like how retro it feels (to me!)

Unless you have a blue sky, you're probably going to have to blend exposures.

the sky was definitely gray.. a storm system was beginning to move through. I'll try blending exposures on the next similar situation. Thanks for the idea.

how do you just get out and walk around with a camera? isn't there secrurity to worry about?

i didn't see any security anywhere... just parked my car on the side of the road and walked on in. Guess I should've have expected someone to show up? Gotta love small towns.

I do like the composition on the loco portrait.

Thank you Belmondo.


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Mar 31, 2009 03:13 |  #10

#4 looks to be an older AEI color barcode. Starting in the late 60s, they were applied to railcars in order to track them. The technology is much better now and is a small rectangular box attached to the side of the car. The one you shot is no longer used. I've never seen a detail shot of one before and it is quite interesting. Thanks for sharing!


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Mar 31, 2009 11:47 |  #11

tubawxman wrote in post #7634933 (external link)
#4 looks to be an older AEI color barcode. Starting in the late 60s, they were applied to railcars in order to track them. The technology is much better now and is a small rectangular box attached to the side of the car. The one you shot is no longer used. I've never seen a detail shot of one before and it is quite interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Awesome! Thanks for the info! Glad I could share.


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Mar 31, 2009 12:00 |  #12

RadAL wrote in post #7632517 (external link)
how do you just get out and walk around with a camera? isn't there secrurity to worry about?

You gotta be careful now days they dont let anybody wander, most are charged with trespassing.


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