Published: Wednesday 12th of December 2007 11:32:08 AM
Hellooooo, woops! Great capture. I hope you used a really long lense on this!
Don't you think it is too dangerous? :) But the timing was great! I really shouldn't ask you about alternative shots in this case... but I wonder how the picture would look if you zoomed in (or out) while you were shooting this.
Thanks for the comments, Margaret and kay c. This was shot from over a hundred yards away with a telephoto, but I also subsequently cropped out the center and blew it up to screen size. Besides, his lights had just come on and he was either still stationary or barely moving. (I forget, but I do remember his diesel engines revving up.) I was standing near a grade crossing with cars passing (crossing the tracks) behind me. I used a tripod, but I did not stay on the tracks long. I was never in any danger. I would not do this with a train that was close or that had any significant velocity. --Lannie
Hello Beautiful work nad position Happy New Year
The lens lies, Brad. --Lannie
Thank you, Afshin. I have really enjoyed watching your progress as a photographer. It is still hard to believe that you are so young. --Lannie
Thank you, Kenrick, and the same to you and yours. --Lannie
Lannie, Woooowwww....So close.... I can imagine you running away from the railway after releasing the camera shutter. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Lannie!
This engine driver was much more scared then you I think ;D
Lannie, I wish you and your family a Happy and Holy Christmas and all things great in 2008!!!!! Kenrick
Dennis, maybe I will turn up the ISO to 3200, set the shutter speed as fast as it will go on a bright day, and take to darting across in front of these guys, giving a new meaning to "action photography," indeed, starting a tradition of "Extreme Photography." (The possibilities are endless.) Thanks to you and Pnina and I hope things go well for both of you this coming year. --Lannie
Lannie after reading how you shot this, I was disappointed you didn't do something risky....just kiddin'. I like your work on this.
Have a great and special new year...
Where ever you are " traveling" in 2008, have a nice voyage Lennie.
Thanks for visiting, Ada. No, I'm not being naughty in saying that your beauty is reflected in your work. I hope that your wrists continue to improve so that you can continue to post such beautiful work. --Lannie
Hi Lannie, I know I'm a bit late but I'm sure you'll appreciate my best whishes for you for 2008. That it will become a very happy and healthy year for you and your beloved ones. And now I'm here; thank you Lannie for your kind comment to my willowtree. The way you express yourself shows to me that you're still the same naughty boy as usual;) Greetings, Ada.
Uh-oh Hmmm. . . .