After numerous phone calls from a friend who wanted someone to go shoot some abandoned trains and planes at night. Not owning a flash i borrowed a Jessops special from my uncle. It came with an on/off and test button, but it was a flash so i thought it might do something. I had been eyeing up these locations for a while, but had shot them in day, never even thought about night shoots. So this was a new idea to me. After a bit of basic advice from my friend Adam, i was left to my own devices. The results follow. Old Trains Shot 1: Class 50 Loco http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldeeno/2359049801 (30 second exposure, f4.5, Focal Length 12mm (Sigma 10-20mm), ISO 400) Not really making effective use of the flash technique i had the ISO set quite high at this point, this was just a plain long exposure, but thought the end result was quite nice. I quite like the gainy effect of the higher ISO. Shot 2: Class 50 Loco (Front) http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldeeno/2358998971 (30 second exposure, f6.3, FL 10mm (Sigma 10-20mm), ISO 400) This time the strobe fired twice one from each side of the cabin. The cabin always looked dark, so i think the flash really adds more impact to the control point of the loco. I tried a few flashes down the side of the train, but they didnt seem to work as well as just the long exposure. I think it softened the side of the train better. A little bit of bounce from inside the cabin led to the light catching the floor, but i quite like the photo in general. Old Planes Shot 1: B&W, Slight Sepia Adjustment HDR http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldeeno/2367248266 Taken from three exposures, +2 and -2 and 0. Blended together in CS3, adjusted the photo with the "Shadows and Highlights" amd then coverted into Mono, and filters slightly adjusted with a slight sepia overlay. Wanted to try and make the sky dramatic and try and highlight the plane a bit more, but i think the B&W is much more effective than the colour. The nose was painted in a flouresent orange colour and looked in a bit of a state, i think the B&W hides that well. Shot 2 - RAF Rescue and Fire Sky http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldeeno/2366412325 (30 second exposure, f5, FL 10mm (Sigma 10-20mm), ISO 400) With the low aperture the sky really came through, i did adjust the WB in Canon RAW, and set it to cloudy to highlight the colour more. I honestly don't know how many flashes i fired, i was running round the whole thing firing constantly. But this is probably my fav photo of the set. - - - - - A few more shots from the last two nights are on my Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldeeno/ I would appreciate any comments and crit. This flash photography is something new, but i had so much fun trying it out, i can't wait for the next chance.