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Empty Coal Train Hatzenport, Germany.

The Mosel Valley is a wonderfully scenic setting to picture trains on the move.

In September 2015, my friends and I hired a car at the Köln airport and drove to the Mosel for several days of photography.

We selected this vantage point high above the railway line in Hatzenport and photographed a procession of freight and passenger trains.

I exposed this view using my FujiFilm XT1 with 18-135mm lens; ISO 640 f7.1 at 1/250th sec. White balance was set manually to ‘shade’ to warm up the scene. RAW file converted to a Jpg for presentation.

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Vineyard View at Hatzenport, Mosel Valley, Germany, September 5, 2015.


Terraced vineyards and stunning scenery make for a picturesque setting to photograph trains.

Looking west at Hatzenport, Germany.
Looking west at Hatzenport, Germany.

Using my Lumix LX7, I framed up the all-stops DB local train with some grapes in the foreground and an 18th century church in the distance.

The Lumix lens offers excellent depth of field, camera controls permit precision focusing.

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