Taken on 26 July 2008 - This is the most recent addition in my on-going series of train images. I keep getting my camera closer and closer to the passing train - so the wind pushed ahead of the locomotive becomes my biggest concern. Sandbagging the tripod seems to work. I'm also employing a wired release so I can stand as clear as possible. I'm using passenger trains for the most part as their cars are aluminum and reflect the lights around the crossing. Another benefit is their schedules are published, so I can plan on the time and set-up accordingly.
[Canon 5D w/ 16-35mm L 2.8 lens]:
ISO: 50 - 16.0mm - 20 sec. @ f/5.6
Adobe CS3 for perspective correction and minor color tweaking as the image - as shot - had a slight green cast.
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