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Sometimes You Win…

September 22, 2017

Sometimes you win, most of the time, no. True at the casinos, and for me trackside the last week or so. Here’s an example of my “suffering”.

As CSXT 204 approached my location this past Wednesday at MP 21 of UP’s Glidden sub (Stafford, TX) the sun started to pop out at the last second. It was gonna be epic! Then again, maybe not…

The sun gods laughed at me. But I cursed them with the fire of a googleplex of hypernovas. Then I used a bit of PhotoShop on image 2, so it kind of worked out…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephan Tibbetts permalink
    September 22, 2017 3:41 pm

    You photoshopped it well. Nice action. My question how many shots do typically take to get the exposure you want to publish? My biggest issue is when I am shooting the biggest issue is to keep from being an image hoarder.

  2. September 22, 2017 10:06 pm

    Not too many, one or two at each focal length as the train approaches. As to exposure, the trick is to learn your camera and the light, and with that knowledge shoot on manual. I know that good sun is ISO 200, 1/800 second at f8.0. As sun quality changes, I’ll adjust as needed. If a stray cloud covers the sun, I’ll make a quick switch to ISO 400 or 500.

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