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The Hoosac Tunnel, Massachusetts

The Hoosac Tunnel, Massachusetts
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Byronfairphotography October 04, 2017
Outstanding light. What a awesome photograph Stunning / Voted

Behind The Lens

This is the East Portal of the Hoosac Tunnel, which is in North Conway MA.
This would have been taken sometime in mid afternoon.
It was a sunny day, the rays of light were there because a train was going to be coming through the tunnel not long after this was shot. As trains go through, they push out a column of smoke that was left behind by the previous train, so the entire area fills up with a kind of light gray fog.
This was taken a few years ago, so I'm not sure if it was with my current D7100 or older D300. I don't remember which lens either,though if I had to guess, probably a Tokina 28-70 f2.8, which was more or less my go to lens for a long time (though has since been replaced)
I love trains, and I've made the trip out here a few times, it's about a 3 hour drive from where I live. This was the first time i was there when a train came through the tunnel though.
I converted it to B&W and adjusted contrast and levels etc to give it a more dramatic look and to bring out the suns rays.
In my camera bag
I use a Nikon D7100, Tamron 24-70 f2.8 IS, Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VRII, Nikon 50mm 1.8, Nikon 24-120, Tamron 16-300, Nikon SB800, 2 Yongnuo YN-560IV and Yongnuo TX transmitter. Paul Buff lights and Cyber Commander transmitter.
There was nothing particularly unusual about this shot. Just in the right pace at the right time. Because I knew a train was coming, I set up on a tripod at what I felt was the best spot to catch it as it came out. Other than that, it's a pretty basic photo.

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