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Telephoto Views: Amherst Show January 2019.

This is part 3 in my series on photos of the January 2019 Amherst Railway Society BIG Railroad Hobby Show.

Previous views were exposed using my Lumix LX7 (see: http://briansolomon.com/trackingthelight/2019/01/27/2019-big-railroad-show-a-dozen-more-photos/) but these photos were made using my FujFilm XT1 fitted with a 90mm f2.0 telephoto lens.

The combination of a long focal length lens, with close focus and very wide aperture allows for a shallow depth of field. This technique enabled me to highlight select subjects in the image area while allowing potentially distracting elements to blend into a sea of blur.

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Tracking the Light EXTRA: Big Railroad Hobby Show at the BIG E in West Springfield this weekend Jan 30-31, 2016.

The annual Big Railroad Hobby Show takes place this weekend.

I’ll be there on Saturday making models look like full size trains, and visiting with friends.

These views are from the 2011 show. Hard to believe that was FIVE years ago.

CB&Q SD40s pan P1000808
January 2011; Lumix LX3

Lumix LX3
Lumix LX3

Lumix LX3.
Lumix LX3.

I find the show to be a like a big railway Brigadoon. It exists for a little more than 48 hours and then vanishes into the mist for another year.

See Amherst Railway Society’s site for details: http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com

Hope to see you there!

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