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Oregon Scenic Railway Locamotive



Taken at Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Taken at Rockaway Beach, Oregon
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Contest Finalist in Trains And Railroads Photo Contest
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4 Comments | Report
SHerrero
 
SHerrero November 21, 2013
amazing!!
jorisj
 
jorisj December 24, 2013
Bravo!
Cudagirl71
 
Cudagirl71 November 26, 2015
Awesome!
FredBlundell
 
FredBlundell February 22, 2017
Excellent artistry.
brendadbusskohl
brendadbusskohl February 26, 2017
Very Creative! If you look at the upper left-hand side of the left train wheel, you can see a child's face in the steam/smoke, then to the right of that you can see the face of a doll. Nice capture of the vintage house in the background of the top center of the photo.

Behind The Lens

Location
My family and I were visiting the coast town of Rockaway Beach in Oregon and we noticed the vintage train getting ready to pull out.
Time
It was around 10:00am in the morning and an overcast sky gave way to perfect lighting.
Lighting
I was hoping to not have harsh light for the train shoots. I was gifted with perfect filtered light from overcast skies. I wanted to shoot black and white so the lighting ended up being primo.
Equipment
I am an old Minolta guy so I naturally gravitated to Sony once they took over. For this shot, I used a Sony A7 and a 16-35mm Zeiss lens.
Inspiration
Trains! I love trains! When I crouched down between the wheels, I noticed the structure in the background. It immediately transported me to another time and I felt I was witnessing a piece of Americana from 100 years ago.
Editing
I shoot RAW then bring my work into Lightroom. I then used NIK SilverFX Pro to deepen the blacks.
In my camera bag
I carry all Sony gear. A7, RX100 and a host of Zeiss lenses.
Feedback
Make sure you take a look around you. You never know what other element will help you make the shot. I have turned around countless times to see another shot behind me. In this case, a simple crouch and alignment was all it took to frame that structure between the wheels.

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