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The Shay and the Segway.

Lumix LX7 in-camera JPG without adjustments—compare with photo below.



Last weekend, while visiting Clark’s Trading Post in Lincoln, New Hampshire with Lisa King, I had the opportunity to make a brief journey on a Segway two-wheel self-balancing motorized scooter.
 
As I balanced on the Segway, I used my Lumix LX7, to make a view of three-truck Shay-type steam locomotive lettered for the Woodstock Lumber Company and owned by Clark’s railroad, the White Mountain Central.
 
In other words, while traveling on one relatively obscure wheeled device, I exposed a photo of another relatively obscure wheeled device.
 
Keeping the camera level was the tricky part.
 
On my return, White Mountain Central’s excursion train rolled by. While hardly an exemplary image, this one shows both a train and a Segway in the same image.
 
And so now for another story . . .  we saw some bears too!
 
Processed JPG working from Lumix LX7 RAW file. Contrast, exposure and color balance adjusted for improved internet viewing. Notice the greater amounts of detail in the blast and shadow areas.
What’s a Segway? In this view you can see one in motion at the left. On right is the White Mountain Central excursion train. This view was made while in motion.


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Amtrak 163 at Providence, Rhode Island.

Amtrak ‘Cities Sprinter’ ACS-64 number 633 tows one of its sister electrics with train 163 as it arrives at Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

I exposed this view using my Lumix LX-7.

Amtrak’s line at Providence is charmless, but functional. Heavy electrification in an urban environment is rarely picturesque. To make a satisfactory image of a moving train takes patience, skill or both.

This is a routine view of American passenger rails in action, nothing sexy, and nothing complicated or tricky photographically.

Lumix LX-7 digital photo exposed at 12:19pm on December 2, 2017; ISO 80, f4.0 at 1/400th of a second, handheld with adjustable camera zoom lens set to the functional equivalent of a 65mm focal lens on tradition 35mm film camera.

Here’s a screen shot of the photo with a window showing the EXIF data stored with the digital file.

Does my cross-lit midday view of a Siemens electric with 1970s-era Amfleet passenger cars work for you?

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Lumix views at Milford—Metro North M8 bound for Grand Central.

The other day I made these views with my Lumix LX7 from the platform at Milford, Connecticut before boarding the train pictured.

Yes, it’s just an ordinary Metro-North passenger train. Nothing unusual or extraordinary, but it still makes for a interesting subject.

On the tech side; to make the photos more appealing and balanced, I worked with the RAW files in Lightroom to adjust the contrast and lighten the shadows.

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