I said. “Give it five minutes, that Acela ought to be along. The light’s nice, it would be a shame to waste it.”
Amtrak’s High Speed Trains in Acela service make for nice evening subjects since their stainless-steel bodies reflect the light well.
Exposure can be a bit tricky. If you don’t compensate for the flash of glint, you might end up with a washed out photo (over exposed).
Here’s a secret; anticipate the flash as being about 1.5 stops brighter than the ambient lighting and set your exposure manually rather than using one of the camera’s automatic settings.
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I arrived at Branford, Connecticut the other morning in time for a flurry of westward trains.
In the mix was brand new Amtrak ACS-64 Cities Sprinter 660 on test train with a pair of old Amfleet cars.
It’s always cool to get an unexpected bonus when trackside. It’s like finding a prize in the cereal box!
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