Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel.

I was standing on the shore of Switzerland’s Lake Geneva near the historic Chillon Castle on an afternoon in late April 2017. Above me a clear blue dome provided wonderful polarized light, while SBB sent along a steady parade of scheduled trains, with something passing by every five to ten minutes.

Working with my FujiFilm X-T1, I’d expose a burst of images whenever a train reached near the optimum gap in the foliage, then pick out the best of the lot later.

It really was like, ‘shooting fish in a barrel’ to quote a cliché.

Working with my FujiFilm X-T1 with a 18-135mm lens, I made this view of an SBB locomotive hauled passenger train gliding along the shore of Lake Geneva.
This view was made with a my 12mm Zeiss Tuoit that provide a wide-angle view that encompassed more scenery.

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2 thoughts on “Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel.”

  1. I have enjoyed your series on the shore of Lac Leman, having spent a week in Lausanne back in June 1969. The area lines were busy then as well, with even an occasional Crocodile locomotive seen. Across the lake were some newer locomotives of interest – steam, in the form of 141R types. Several were still in use at Evian on the SNCF, on passenger trains.

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