Happy Holidays from a Railroad Photographer

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  1. Orgnoi1

    Orgnoi1 TPF Noob!

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    I havent noticed too many Christmas(y) posts up yet... so I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas in my own railroading way... =)

    December 2nd at the Berkshire Scenic Railroad Holiday Run
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    and a couple from chasing the CP Rail Holiday Train from Saratoga, NY to Ticonderoga, NY...
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    Merry X'mas to everybody.
     
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    These are absolutely cool. Should be someones Christmas Cards.
     
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    Wow. I've never seen a train with lights like that before.
    That's incredible.
    The first one with Santa would make a great Christmas Card for my Uncle. He LOVES trains and collects everything there is to collect about trains.
     
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    Cool! Simply just Cool! :)
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh wow. These are nice!
    We have a special Christmas thread in the Photo Themes but I am sure there will be more threads on the subject outside the Photo Themes any time soon now, too.
     
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    :D thanks for showing these
     
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    Hey, a newbie question here -

    How did oyu manage to take that photo without blurring the graphics too much? I assume the train was moving... right? And you didn't pan since the background isn't blurred either. Share with me your secrets:mrgreen:
     
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    Hoppy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hey Orgnoi1 I live in Berkshire and we certainly don't get trains as good as that coming through here....... Oh well. thanks for sharing
     
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    well its a 50/50 deal...

    the first 50:
    You have to have a camera that is capable of reproducing a clean shot at high ISO... and a lens thats capable of getting a REAL large aperture...

    The specs for the last shot:
    Canon 5D, Canon 35/1.4L
    ISO1600, 1/50sec, f/1.4, lots of timing luck

    the other 50:
    is practice practice practice at processing... half of photography is the post processing... if you can take a great picture but you cannot process it then you just have an ok picture... because a camera is not like a human eye you must make up for its shortcomings.

    My "normal" process runs like this (I use both PSP8 and PS CS):

    1. Levels Adjust in PS
    2. Shadows and Highlights in PS
    3. Save at Level 10
    4. USM in PSP8 (I like how it acts better than PS... my opinion only)
    5. Resize and or Crop in PSP8
    6. Signature and Border

    Obviously there is a lot more specifics to it... but those are the basics... for the late night stuff you will need to run noise reduction software either in camera... or in processing...
     
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    Orgnoi1 TPF Noob!

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    Yeah but in Europe there is a LOT of steam engines... so that makes up for it...:thumbup:
     
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    I like the last shot.
     

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