(And ignores them).
Back in the day, a long long time ago (1906, I think), a self-appointed man of knowledge carved into stone the rules of good railroad photography. When translated these read something to the effect:
To take a good train picture you must:
- Always use a standard lens;
- Expose on bright sunny days;
- The sun should be at least 30 degrees above the horizon and over your left shoulder positioned for an evenly lit three-quarter view;
- Keep shadows off all railroad rolling stock;
- Minimize or eliminate all wires and poles;
- Refrain from including people;
- Always select a vantage point that allows for a clean view of locomotive wheels;
- Select a fast enough shutter speed to stop the action;
- Avoid distracting or complicated backgrounds.
- Keep trees and fences in the distance.