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Choo chooooo

By Sampics
Something different from me tonight.
Not usually my thing photographing trains, but thought id try. I knew for about a week that this steam train was coming through our area. When deciding on how to shoot it, i decided to lie on the ground and try the "different angle approach".
Any comments very much appreciated.

Tags: Transport

Voters: bayleaf, Tim70_99, GlynnisFrith and 12 more

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Tim70_99 12 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 8:07PM
Oliver Cromwell himself, nice first attempt I'd say.
Sampics 12 6 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 8:07PM
My apologies, dont know whats happened to the sky and the steam? looks really odd on my screen.
Sampics 12 6 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 8:08PM
Thank u tim.
GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 9:16PM
It looks a bit over exposed, it can bit a little tricky to get the exposure right with steam locos it looks like you camera has taken the meter reading for exposure from the dark loco & over exposed the rest, also it look like you could do to up the contrast a bit which may help the image or use levels in PS if you have it,

But I do like your low angle I must admit to sitting on the ground to take loco shots

nice try for 1st attempt

Hope you do not mind my comments
Sampics 12 6 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 9:30PM
Thank u for the advice glynnis, much appreciated.
GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 9:36PM
Your welcome
robincoombes 14 1 5 Wales
11 Jun 2009 7:07AM
Agree with Glynnis good first attempt. the important thing was the low angle which gives emphasis to the power aof loco nd the train taking the curve. The only slight problem is cutting off the bottom of the wheels thus making the forground slightly distracting and giving a floating feeling to the train. It is also very important in train shots to keep the shutter speed high, certainly well above 1/500. The sky and steam need a bit of tweaking with contrast in PS or similar but this should be no problem. Good hunting.

Sampics 12 6 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2009 10:54PM
Thank you robin, and i didnt think of the wheels, much appreciated.

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