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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

Location
This is the East Portal of the Hoosac Tunnel, which is in North Conway MA.
Time
This would have been taken sometime in mid afternoon.
Lighting
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.
Equipment
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)
Inspiration
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.
Editing
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.
Feedback
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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