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Milwaukee Road’s Columbia River Bridge


On an early spring morning last year, I visited Beverly and the Milwaukee Road’s Columbia River crossing. Standing on the bank with the cold water slowly sliding past my toes, I gazed up at the bridge and imagined I could hear a westbound train approaching, charging hard in advance of the climb to Boylston… (more)

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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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