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Date: 11/22/12 22:24
SP Signals at Night
Author: RyanWilkerson

Two pairs of SP searchlights still stand on the north end of the Dunsmuir, CA yard. The nightly northbound Z (LCBR) is seen here slow rolling to a quick crew change at the depot ahead. The light clouds are all that remain of the previous three days and nights of rain.

Ryan Wilkerson
Fair Oaks, CA
ShastaRails




Date: 11/22/12 22:50
Re: SP Signals at Night
Author: hiline

Ryan,that is a great pic! Thank's for posting.



Date: 11/22/12 23:59
Re: SP Signals at Night
Author: CimaScrambler

It's a keeper, for sure! Love the mood and the light.

Kit Courter
Torrance, CA
LunarLight Photography



Date: 11/23/12 05:30
Re: SP Signals at Night
Author: santafe199

Very good work! The composition keep my eye roaming around the scene, taking in more details all the while. Nice...

Lance



Date: 11/23/12 06:24
Re: SP Signals at Night
Author: photobob

Nice night action shot in my front yard. Your getting this night stuff down real good and not only that you make a mean pumpkin pie.



Date: 11/23/12 09:33
Re: SP Signals at Night
Author: jr3316

Great shot, Ryan. I always look forward to seeing your posts.



Date: 11/23/12 11:34
Re: SP Signals at Night
Author: RyanWilkerson

Thanks everyone for your comments. It was very dark out but the colors really show in a time exposure.

Ryan Wilkerson
Fair Oaks, CA
ShastaRails



Date: 11/23/12 12:09
Re: SP Signals at Night
Author: bearease

Great shot!
Did you have that on a tripod, or just set it on the ground?
And how long was the exposure?
The angle is perfect. One of the things I have trouble with when shooting at night, is not being able to see what I'm doing!



Date: 11/23/12 22:23
Re: SP Signals at Night
Author: RyanWilkerson

I didn't bring my tripod so I set the camera on the ground. It was so dark that live view wasn't even useful. I put it on wide (17mm) and focused, then switched off the autofocus (MF) on the lens and gently set it down and propped the lens up. I did end up needing to rotate the photo a bit (~5 degrees?).

The exposure was 10 seconds at f/4.0. If I had more time, I would have gone longer and gone to f/11 to get better sharpness in the background. I only had 3 minutes for the shoot since the train made a very brief stop and was out of town before I got 8 shots off.

bearease Wrote:
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> Great shot!
> Did you have that on a tripod, or just set it on
> the ground?
> And how long was the exposure?
> The angle is perfect. One of the things I have
> trouble with when shooting at night, is not being
> able to see what I'm doing!

Ryan Wilkerson
Fair Oaks, CA
ShastaRails



Date: 11/24/12 11:33
Re: SP Signals at Night
Author: TedS-P

That's a killer shot, LOVE it!

Ted S-P



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