Leaving before the light fades

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Ralph, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    The sun is close to setting and reflects harshly off the buildings at West Mill Jct. The yard tracks, however, are already in shadow making it difficult to see a departing freight headed by an F unit A-B combination. They'll need their sun visors for about 15 more minutes before darkness falls..... :cool:

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  2. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Very nice photo Ralph.:cool:

  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Great photo!
  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan


    How did you create the effect?
  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Looking good Ralph!!! That late afternoon sun makes for a dramatic scene!

  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Thanks folks! Tom, I have to confess the effect is a happy accident. I use a cheap camera and two table lamps without their shades for lighting. The flash on the camera did not go off for this shot and provided the moody pic you see. I have a version of the same pic where the flash DID go off and its not nearly as interesting! :)
    I liked the one above the minute I saw it.
  7. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    A beautiful picture, Ralph!

    Sometimes an 'accident' turns out to be a blessing! This way you got a really moody picture.

    I love that whispy smoke trail in the evening sky in the right background. Is it painted on the backdrop or did you mount some sort of cotton 'smoke' tuffs?

  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Thanks Ron. The smoke is cotton batting left over from one of my wife's projects. I pull it out a bit, remove any thicker threads, and then paint a little glue on the back drop before pressing the cotton into it. I have the "smoke" coming out of an industrial smoke stack that is also glued to the back drop. I like the effect too.

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