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Photographer Killed on Train lines. (Fresno, Ca.)

 
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Jul 24, 2015 02:40 |  #1

From Fresno Bee tonight:-

A male photographer was struck and killed by a train about 5 p.m. Thursday during a photo session near H Street and Stanislaus Street in downtown Fresno, Fresno police Sgt. Paul Preston said.

The photographer, 25, and his female model were attempting to capture a southbound train in the background of their photos. The man failed to notice an approaching northbound train and was struck and killed at the scene. Neither the woman nor any passengers on the train were injured, Preston said.

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Aug 08, 2015 02:43 |  #2

Two other accidents occurred while photography was taking place near train tracks.

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http://www.cbsnews.com …ails-surface-about-death/ (external link)

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Aug 17, 2015 21:35 |  #3

I was surprised by a train a few years ago while standing about 100 feet away from the tracks taking a photo. I was surprised at how silent it was until it passed by me.




  
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Aug 17, 2015 22:08 |  #4

If I'm taking pictures near tracks my rule of thumb is be as close to a crossing gate as possible. By me, they blow their horns even if the gates go down. That way you know they're coming. But rarely do I take photos on tracks away from the gates.

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That's one of my favorite shots. When I took this I kept looking behind me to see if there was anything coming. Also, there's a road that crosses these tracks maybe 1,500 feet away which was behind me when I took this and the tracks ahead of me turned 90 degrees so if a train were coming I would have heard it and I don't think they travel very fast through there anyway being that it's a residential neighborhood with a 90 degree turn on it.

You just have to be very careful and aware of your surroundings. Maybe if there is a model involved you lose concentration of what's going on around you. That's something I've never tried before and probably something I won't try ever.

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Aug 17, 2015 22:14 as a reply to  @ CameraMan's post |  #5

That is a GREAT shot!




  
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Aug 17, 2015 22:15 |  #6

Warped1 wrote in post #17673109 (external link)
That is a GREAT shot!

Thanks. Just one of those 'OK I'm done here... wait, let me get one more quick shot before I go'. :)

I do a lot of those.


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Aug 17, 2015 22:21 |  #7

Here's a couple of 'Meh' shots. Something I was interested in getting was a down low shot between the rails but last minute I decided I'd put the camera on the rail and took a few shots. That first one was the best angle I took on the rails.

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