Mini Steam engine

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Gunngee, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Gunngee
    Offline

    Gunngee New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I'm new to photography, only been at it for about a year. I wasn't sure where to post this but I figured this looked ok. I worked with a fellow that told me that him and his brother have this train hobby. They have a club and it meets every year on the same weekend at his house and that if we wanted to come over and check it out we were welcome. He didn't say how big these trains were so we were quite suprised at the size when we got there. He has about a mile of track in his back yard. I have more photo's of various engines but this one was my favorite. Please, constructive criticism is most welcome!

    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2009
  2. Rob_W
    Offline

    Rob_W New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Bolton, Uk
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    Nice shot, did you put the motion blur in or did you run alongside ? ... ;)
  3. Gunngee
    Offline

    Gunngee New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    It was free hand panning. There are 2 or 3 other shots I took one after another but this one turned out the sharpest.
  4. jv17
    Offline

    jv17 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    that's a nice picture..btw is that a toy?
  5. TwoRails
    Offline

    TwoRails New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The Great Northwest
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Nice shot, you should post some more.
  6. Gunngee
    Offline

    Gunngee New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    No, they are not toys. They are actual steam powered engines that burn coal. These guys spend thousands of dollars building these from kits or from scratch and blueprints. Here's some other shots I took that were meant more for record shots.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
  7. stsinner
    Offline

    stsinner New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,860
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0
    I also have a friend that's into trains, and photography is a poor-man's hobby compared to this... You have to be an engineer to play their game.. There's no AUTO mode.
  8. Gunngee
    Offline

    Gunngee New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Rich man's hobby is right, I was also told that wives don't appreciate it much either lol. Their house is massive the whole lower level is their work shop. He took me through it and one half is a machine shop and the other is a woodworking shop. I had extreme shop envy.
  9. keybq
    Offline

    keybq New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    702
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Purdue University
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Dam i have always been into trains very nice photos man.
  10. AncientSnapper
    Offline

    AncientSnapper New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    England
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    great first show - I like it

Share This Page