Florida East Coast Single Engine Train

Jul 16, 2011 | Railroads & Trains

I was excited to go out to shoot this train during this beautiful weather. I knew I was going to get something cool with all the clouds. Unfortunately it was only a single engine train without any carts… boooo! To make it worse, it was going backwards, lol. But it still came out pretty cool.

The train wasn’t as sharp as I would have liked. Most people won’t even notice. I shot the the train at a shutterspeed 1/60th of a second. I want to blame it on the train blazing by and not giving me time to setup, but I would be lying because it wasn’t going faster than 10mph. It actually stop 5 minutes before crossing the tracks!

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Software I use for processing my photos:
Photomatix – Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Adjust – Photoshop plugin used to enhance details.
Topaz DeNoise – Photoshop plugin used to eliminate noise.
Topaz CleanPhotoshop plugin used to smooth pixels.
Topaz SimplifyPhotoshop plugin used for artistic affect.

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Photography Style: High Dynamic Range
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM
Photo Location: Jupiter, Florida