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Train Running Down The Sunrise



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I remember this morning to be super cold! My fingers and toes numb even with my winter gear on. But an amazing sunrise. The train was unexpected and I rushed to...
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I remember this morning to be super cold! My fingers and toes numb even with my winter gear on. But an amazing sunrise. The train was unexpected and I rushed to get into position to catch this.
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3 Comments |
scruffyherbert PRO+
 
scruffyherbert April 20, 2017
Congrats. A really stunning locomotive shot. Very impressive.
blairknoxphoto
blairknoxphoto October 26, 2017
Thank you very much!!
livioferrari PRO+
 
livioferrari April 22, 2017
Congrats. Stunning capture!
blairknoxphoto
blairknoxphoto October 26, 2017
Very appreciated, thanks a lot!
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anupkc May 02, 2020
wow great
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took this photo outside of my hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The countryside is literally just out of the city limits.

Time

I woke up early on a very cold -40 Celsius morning to catch the sunrise. It was winter and the sun was coming up around 8:00 am

Lighting

The lighting was just from the morning sky, just before the sun crested the horizon

Equipment

I used my trusty heavy duty aluminum tripod with my Nikon D750 body. A 10-24mm lens was used which means it was cropped for the full frame body but it's my go-to for wide angle shots.

Inspiration

I knew this field of Cattails was there and it was just great timing to have the train passing at the same time. I re-framed my composition and waited for the train to just come into frame.

Editing

I used a simple lightroom edit where I increased the saturation and brought in some vignette through gradient filters

In my camera bag

My D750 is my trusty friend and as always my wide angle lens, I've also got a 15mm fisheye, 50mm, 70-300mm, remote shutter, extra batteries to help if one freezes. My D7100 body as backup.

Feedback

Try not to only find a great landscape to shoot but try to tell a story with your image. If you can plan for the total vision, great, but be open to the spontaneous to happen and re-compose your shot to get the angles and vision you want to share. I'm crazy about color, so that's always a factor into what my images will be as well. Try to bring the human aspect into an otherwise "normal" landscape, bring the viewer into your vision.

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