KCSM 4759 West at Stafford, Texas
I was on my way to photograph a bridal portrait yesterday afternoon when I came across this fine-looking westbound train. A quick U-turn and some good luck with the rush hour traffic lights allowed me to get into position in Stafford with maybe 30 seconds of time. Plenty of time to get the shot, right?
The only problem was I’d already set the camera for the bridal session. No problem. All I had to do with change the focus point, adjust the ISO to 200, shutter speed to 1/800, aperture to f8, mode to manual, and last but not least, focus the camera and push the button. I don’t think I’ve ever made so many adjustments so quickly!
I was almost afraid to look at the shot because I just knew that something had to be wrong. But I was wrong!
My only quibble with the picture is the composition. I wish I’d placed the train higher in the frame to get more of the foreground.