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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2012 at 21:19
Thank you, Simon!

A used A900 would be good too! But wait, it doesn't have GPS! I already have plenty of cameras with no GPS!
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CN 781 @ Sainte-Madeleine by Mathieu Tremblay, on Flickr

SLT-A77V, Sony 16-50, 24 mm, f/8.0, ISO 400, 1/1600
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2012 at 14:49
Lovely, Mathieu!

Tell about where this is and how you made this capture. I like the composition with choppy water in foreground, setting sun and a couple solitary trees behind the train. I think other (non train) photographers don't really understand the process (and sometimes pain) involved in getting photos like this. Waiting in the cold and wind and hoping you get lucky with timing -- all the elements have to come together. Train, setting sun and other elements. At least here in Utah, sometimes you wait hours before a train passes.

A77? New camera? If so congratulations! How do you like compared with you A65?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2012 at 03:13
Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

Lovely, Mathieu!

Tell about where this is and how you made this capture. I like the composition with choppy water in foreground, setting sun and a couple solitary trees behind the train. I think other (non train) photographers don't really understand the process (and sometimes pain) involved in getting photos like this. Waiting in the cold and wind and hoping you get lucky with timing -- all the elements have to come together. Train, setting sun and other elements. At least here in Utah, sometimes you wait hours before a train passes.


Thank you sir! It is rare that I spend time waiting trackside for something to show up. I'm not THAT patient. I'll wait for hours if I know something is coming, but uncertainty is painful. A railfan's best tool is the radio scanner. That's how I learned about the existence of the train in the above picture.

This time of year, there are some great opportunities for morning rising sun shots on my way to work. I usually go for the morning VIA Rail/commuter train rush on the Montreal South Shore -- easy catches that run on schedules. Sometimes, the CN will run a freight train right through the bustling traffic (they own the track, after all). Of course, there is always a bit of luck involved, as freight trains do not run on a schedule (although there are semi-reliable "patterns"). For a great railroad shot, you need the right mix of location/composition, rail trafic and weather/lighting conditions.

One of the things railphotogs enjoy is chasing. Basically, you'll be following a train along its route, stopping at several photo spots along the way. This requires planning, terrain scouting/observations, knowledge of railroad operations and trafic trends. Certain spots work better in the morning for a eastbound train, while other spots are great for that late afternoon "glint" shot. The Internet makes this easier, but it is always interesting. I use SunCalc.net a lot -- awesome tool.

That sums it up, somewhat. I've been thinking of writing up a "day in the life of a railfan" article for people who are outside of the circle...

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A77? New camera? If so congratulations! How do you like compared with you A65?

Regards,

Kelly


The A77 is awesome. It is replacing my trusty A33. Now I have consistent IQ with both bodies. The dual wheels and joystick are great. I'm still getting used to it, of course. The above photo is one of the first I've taken with it.

Here's another one of the same session:


CN 781 @ Sainte-Madeleine by Mathieu Tremblay, on Flickr

Sony A77V, Sony 16-50, 35 mm, f/8.0, ISO 400, 1/640

Edited by magicman841 - 03 December 2012 at 03:16
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2012 at 05:05
Originally posted by magicman841 magicman841 wrote:

I've been thinking of writing up a "day in the life of a railfan" article for people who are outside of the circle...


We would be delighted to have such an article in our Knowledge Base forum. Send a draft to me by PM when you are ready.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2012 at 05:32
Bravo, Mathieu! Very insightful and a very precise description of a day in the life of us "railphotogs"! "For a great railroad shot, you need the right mix of location/composition, rail traffic and weather/lighting conditions". I think you summed it up very nicely. So much work, time skill, pain, patience and lots of luck go into making a great rail photo. I can see it and appreciate it in your photographs, Mathieu! I've been there!    I am looking forward to your your article, "day in the life of a railfan". And more brilliant photos posted here and hopefully in Trains Magazine too!

Congrats again on the new camera and of course, on the fine photographs too!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2012 at 15:24
Originally posted by brettania brettania wrote:

We would be delighted to have such an article in our Knowledge Base forum. Send a draft to me by PM when you are ready.


I have a few ideas already. Will try to lay them on virtual paper soon.

Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

Bravo, Mathieu! Very insightful and a very precise description of a day in the life of us "railphotogs"! "For a great railroad shot, you need the right mix of location/composition, rail traffic and weather/lighting conditions". I think you summed it up very nicely. So much work, time skill, pain, patience and lots of luck go into making a great rail photo. I can see it and appreciate it in your photographs, Mathieu! I've been there!    I am looking forward to your your article, "day in the life of a railfan". And more brilliant photos posted here and hopefully in Trains Magazine too!

Congrats again on the new camera and of course, on the fine photographs too!

Regards,

Kelly


Thanks Kelly!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 17:58
My First published photo, Trains Magazine, January 2013 Issue

Sorry -- can't resist sharing! This is just a nice accomplishment for me!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 18:51
One for recent trip to Disneyland.



Edited by glefebvre - 05 December 2012 at 18:58
a900 a700 7D 9 7 7xi 9000 XK X700 XE-7 and Mamiya 645 Pro TL and a boat load of lenses.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 18:56
Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

... Sorry -- can't resist sharing! This is just a nice accomplishment for me!
Regards, Kelly
Don't be sorry Kelly, be proud.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 December 2012 at 17:07
I had a quick railfanning/photo session yesterday in the industrial city of Bécancour, QC. This is a great weekend spot, as there is a switching job that operates on Sundays.


CN 514 @ Bécancour by Mathieu Tremblay, on Flickr

SLT-A77V, Sony 16-50, 35 mm, f/7.1, ISO 200, 1/1000


CN 514 @ Bécancour by Mathieu Tremblay, on Flickr

SLT-A77V, Sony 16-50, 26 mm, f/6.3, ISO 200, 1/800


CN 514 @ Bécancour by Mathieu Tremblay, on Flickr

SLT-A65V, Sony 70-300G, 90 mm, f/7.1, ISO 200, 1/1600.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 December 2012 at 20:03
Our Welsh Highland train pauses at Pont Croesor station, the distinctive peak of Cnicht towers above it.



Merddyn Emrys, raring to go.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 December 2012 at 22:31

My first attempt to get my railway pictures on the railway topic.
Veolia Transport in The East Netherlands near Nijmegen.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 December 2012 at 22:49
Hi Dieke,

The photo is not showing up. However, I am able to visit your Jalbum. Very nice photos.

Regards,

Kelly

Never mind. I can see it now.


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