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Date: 09/02/23 13:36
Two-fer Saturday
Author: newtonville150

September 2nd at 11:30, CN Z120 by Oxford Junction NS, 482 axles ex-CREX DPU facing forward.
CN 3282, CN 3070, CN 9543 + DP CN 3960.

September 2nd at 14:27, CN L507 by Springhill Junction NS, 382 axles, CN 8872 leading, CN 2255 and CN 9454.

...John Reay
Springhill NS




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Date: 09/02/23 14:01
Re: Two-fer Saturday
Author: 3rdswitch

Real nice trio.
JB



Date: 09/02/23 18:58
Re: Two-fer Saturday
Author: feclark

Brilliantly executed pan. What shutter speed were you set at?
Fred



Date: 09/03/23 06:04
Re: Two-fer Saturday
Author: newtonville150

feclark Wrote:
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> Brilliantly executed pan. What shutter speed were
> you set at?
> Fred

This was actually shot with my cellphone (a Google Pixel 6) in Motiion>Action Pan mode.
The phone takes a regular shot and then uses AI to isolate the subject and applies directional
blurring to the background (much like I could have done in Photoshop or similar software.) But
it's all done automagically. All I have to do is hold that cellphone stationary and take the shot
with the subject fully in the frame. Then in post processing I just crop and perhaps straighten
the horizon. The original settings were automatic (ƒ/2.2, 1/1439 sec, 2.35 mm, ISO57.) You might
call it cheating, but I don't think you can argue with the result.

Here is the original (pre-Motion Blur) and an example of a previous attempt at using this method
where I didn't get the timing right and part of the subject was out of frame (should have
zoomed out.)

...John Reay
Springhill NS



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/03/23 09:40 by newtonville150.






Date: 09/03/23 18:06
Re: Two-fer Saturday
Author: feclark

newtonville150 Wrote:
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> feclark Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Brilliantly executed pan. What shutter speed
> were
> > you set at?
> > Fred
>
> This was actually shot with my cellphone (a Google
> Pixel 6) in Motiion>Action Pan mode.
> The phone takes a regular shot and then uses AI to
> isolate the subject and applies directional
> blurring to the background (much like I could have
> done in Photoshop or similar software.) But
> it's all done automagically. All I have to do is
> hold that cellphone stationary and take the shot
> with the subject fully in the frame. Then in post
> processing I just crop and perhaps straighten
> the horizon. The original settings were automatic
> (ƒ/2.2, 1/1439 sec, 2.35 mm, ISO57.) You might
> call it cheating, but I don't think you can argue
> with the result.
>
> Here is the original (pre-Motion Blur) and an
> example of a previous attempt at using this
> method
> where I didn't get the timing right and part of
> the subject was out of frame (should have
> zoomed out.)
>
> ...John Reay
> Springhill NS

Thanks, John. I had no idea. I'm still mentally shooting K64, even thought I'm using a DSLR. There are capabilities of which I'm obviously unaware. It's pretty impressive, I have to say. We've all taken pan shots when we weren't sure if the whole subject would fit in the frame. After all, the thing isn't there when you set up. See https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?15,5268130,5268130#msg-5268130
Fred
Fred



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Date: 09/03/23 18:43
Re: Two-fer Saturday
Author: newtonville150

feclark Wrote:
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> Thanks, John. I had no idea. I'm still mentally
> shooting K64, even thought I'm using a DSLR. There
> are capabilities of which I'm obviously unaware.
> It's pretty impressive, I have to say.

This is one of my most successful pans from my K64 days, originally shot in April 1992
at CP's Lovekin siding on the Belleville sub.

...John Reay
Springhill NS




Date: 09/04/23 22:01
Re: Two-fer Saturday
Author: feclark

newtonville150 Wrote:
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> feclark Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Thanks, John. I had no idea. I'm still mentally
> > shooting K64, even thought I'm using a DSLR.
> There
> > are capabilities of which I'm obviously
> unaware.
> > It's pretty impressive, I have to say.
>
> This is one of my most successful pans from my K64
> days, originally shot in April 1992
> at CP's Lovekin siding on the Belleville sub.
>
> ...John Reay
> Springhill NS

Very nice; a perfect subject, of course, and the sunlight has a soft quality that really works.
Fred



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