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11 Comments |
princessdi6305
 
princessdi6305 January 23, 2014
Very cool POV love this!!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 January 27, 2014
Awesome shot (:
planetmiko
 
planetmiko January 30, 2014
Just epic! Love everything about this...love the lens flare and sun work! Congrats Robert:)
running56horses
 
running56horses April 08, 2014
Love it! Such a cool shot! Takes you back to the old west.
DeadEye Platinum
 
DeadEye April 23, 2014
Well done! --Richard
JimCooper8
 
JimCooper8 August 29, 2014
Excellent
frankjrosetti
 
frankjrosetti November 26, 2014
Beautiful capture! Voted!
blueberrydragon
 
blueberrydragon January 22, 2015
This is probably my fav.I love trains probably because I never get my train set when I was a kid
adavies PRO+
 
adavies March 06, 2016
Awesome capture! Love the pov. Nicely done! :)
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p_eileenbaltz March 06, 2016
This is terrific! Congratulations on your feature. :)
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sweetpea72 March 06, 2016
Congrats, Bow ت
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photograph was taken in Carson city, NV at the Nevada state railroad museum.

Time

I took this photograph in late afternoon so that I could get the sun behind the steam engine as it travelled on its short track around the Nevada state railroad museums yard.

Lighting

I wanted to get the sUnited just right behind the train as it passed by, so I took a series of shots before I captured this final image. I wanted the sun burst behind the train as it passed to give a sense of power to the image.

Equipment

This photograph was taken using a Canon xsi with a standard 18-55mm lens. I did not use a tripod for this image, I handheld the camera using settings F11 ISO100 at 1/160.

Inspiration

I have always found trains fascinating and watching an old steam engine run in the middle of winter is so much fun. This train museum is only a couple miles from my home, so I often hear the whistle of the train on the weekends. On this particular day me and my wife took our kids to go ride the train when this scene presented itself to me.

Editing

I did some minor adjustment to the image in lightroomph and photoshop to make the train and sunburst more prominent in image.

In my camera bag

I normally carry two cameras with me in my bag, one is this canon xsi with its standard lens and the other is a Pentax K20D. I have a standard 28-90mm lens, a 70-300mm lens and a 18-200mm lens for my pentax. I also carry two speelights.

Feedback

My advice for others in capturing a similar image would be get out there in the world. Look for anything that may catch your attention and when you do make sure you have your camera at the ready.

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