March 14, 2003—Sixteen years ago—I made this sunset view at Long Island Rail Road’s Jay Tower on a visit to Jamaica, Queens with Pat Yough.
Jamaica is among the busiest junctions in the United States and serves hundreds of LIRR trains daily.
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Believe it or not, some of my railway trips are not centered around photography.
But I always have a camera.
Earlier this month, I revisited the old Staten Island Rapid Transit, today called New York Metropolitan Transport Authority’s Staten Island Railway.
Honer Travers and I had traveled on the famous Staten Island Ferry—the best free ride in New York?—and continued south to New Dorp on the train.
Working with my Lumix LX7, I made these photos during our trip, which was during the middle of the day, during the harshest midday summer light.
To help minimize contrast and better hold detail in highlight and shadow areas, I worked with the Lumix RAW files to produce these internet-friendly (scaled) JPGs.
The RAW file captures greater amount of information than the camera produced JPG, but it takes some interpretation to make use of it.
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Here’s today’s logical continuation from Sunday’s Tracking the Light.
On arrival at St. George, Staten Island, I had exactly 40 minutes to explore and photograph the old Staten Island Rapid Transit (Staten Island Railway).
Compared with more than 40 years photographing Amtrak, or 18 years photographing Irish Rail, that isn’t a lot of time.
Here’s what I came up with in that short span.
All photos were exposed with my Lumix LX7.
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