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Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by Bimjo, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    My new job involves driving train crew out to trains left on sidings, or picking them up at trains they are leaving on sidings and hauling them back to the yard. Usually not much worth shooting, but Saturday I was in a somewhat scenic place with jus the iPhone. There were 40 bazillion bugs out (both flying around and splattered on the windshield) so I shot this through the windshield so I didn't get bugs in all the holes in my head. ;p

    As soon as I figure out how to carry the 5N unobtrusively I'll be getting better shots, but for now there's this:

    train_kiona140712.

    Processed/cropped in CS6.
     
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice shot Jim! I particulary like how "smooth" the grass on the hill appears :)
     
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  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Darn good scene / photo..and I'd grab a good scene with my iPhone in a heartbeat, rather than miss the shot completely
     
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    What a fascinating, non-typical job.
     
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  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    You captured some nice lumens there, Jim.
     
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  6. stephen431

    stephen431 TalkEmount Regular

    112
    May 2, 2014
    I have 4 words for you: "Soft side lunch box"
     
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  7. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

    799
    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    William
    Remember..."the best camera is the one you have with you"! :smilie:

    Nice capture.
     
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  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Already had that thought, just have to figure out some more padding/dividers. When I get time. ;)
     
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  9. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    A couple more from last evening. Lighting isn't as good as these are into the sun. Again through the windshield as the wind was blowing so hard I couldn't keep the phone still enough to take a clear pic.

    I call this "Garbage Alley". This is the rail yard at Roosevelt, WA, which is the end terminus for garbage trains that originate in Seattle (ocassionally Spokane as well), transit through Vancouver, WA and end up here. The containers are offloaded onto trucks and run up the bluff to the landfill. The empty containers are loaded back onto trains and sent west to return to Seattle for more garbage.

    train_roos140717_01.

    And a 6 foot 2 inch conductor for a bit of scale. ;)

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