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Let There Be Light

Experiments with flash photography

Kent Staubus

OK, first of all, let’s be clear that this is a discussion, not an essay. Kent did not submit this thread for approval, and it has never been reviewed, nor was that the intent.

However… This thread has over 100 replies and nearly 3000 views as I post this (and more every day). It’s a continuing discussion of the various methods and techniques Kent is using to do night flash photography techniques. Follow along as he learns what works and what doesn’t. You’ll see his successes, and he’s also posted some of the failures, along with comments on why they failed. It’s a very interesting and informative discussion.

I’ve long been toying with the idea of buying a few radio slaves and going after some night shots with my flash units. I always held off, partly because of the cost and partly because it’s a lot of work. Now that it’s getting dark earlier and the trains are only running at night on my busiest line (due to MoW work), I finally bought the stuff. I’ll go into detail what I bought later…  (read more)

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More Blueberry Wine

Bryce Lee

Rang my friend Hans a week after we had drained two bottles of blueberry wine. Told him I had exposed both rolls of film from the Exa. “Good” he replied, “Have you thought of my offer for lunch? “Nothing yet, I don’t want to leave Mum (who’d experienced a minor blackout the week before.) I replied. “He rang off… (more)

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Montana Rambles

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Montana Rambles

Bruce Butler

I traveled across Montana from East to West; basically along the I90 route. Here are a few pictures that I thought others might find interesting. My list here is certainly NOT inclusive – there is a whole lot more of railroad interest to see than what I have included here… (more)

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Over a Bottle of Blueberry Wine

Bryce Lee

Spent a interesting July 14 afternoon with my camera repair gentleman. I brought along a bottle of wine as per the header, chilled of course, he supplied the wine glasses. Being now off chemo meant I could now drink some alcohol and I like my blueberry wine; Hans being on radiation had no so such qualms and besides “a drink or two between old friends can often smooth the bumps of time.” . (more)

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Moonlight Drive

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Moonlight Drive

Eric Miller

Through the stark, winter forest, made velvety by the moonlight, comes the headlight, back and forth, searching, growing brighter…

I tense. The brilliant white moon makes it easy to make one last check of the camera settings. (more)

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Rifle/Antelope Unit 53A-49

Two23

I look forward to a specific date every year. No, it’s not Christmas. It’s not my birthday (not any more, LOL!), not even duck season opener. It’s not even my wedding anniversary with my Long Suffering Wife (LSW.) The date is South Dakota Rifle/Antelope season, the first weekend in October… (more)

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OCTOBER IN THE RAILROAD EARTH

Greenthumb

My Study of Boxcar Art, or “Who is Mr. Bass?”… (more)

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Out of the Mist

Out of the Mist

Jon Bentz

Northwest weather is known for swings and shifts that make for unpredictable conditions year round, especially for railroaders. Winter is particularly wild, with wind storm, pelting rain, black ice and fog…(more)

 

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Model Photography

Shamus

Getting Started in Model Railroad Photography …  (more)

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Beyond Locomotives

Beyond Locomotives

greenthumb

My intent is to share some of these moments that have been captured before the locomotive arrives, as it passes and after it is long gone. Those moments of that sweet silence; that stillness that lingers after a thundering train has passed…  (more)

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