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Two Railroads at the Junction—panoramic composite

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Last week, I made this panoramic composite using my FujiFilm XT1 with 90mm fixed-focal length (‘prime’) telephoto.

New England Central on the left; Vermont Rail System on the right; the station at White River Junction between them.

By ‘composite’, I mean that the camera exposed numerous single frame images as I swept across the scene and then assemble them internally using pre-programmed software. This feature is offered by both my XT1 and Lumix LX7 digital cameras.

If you would like to board a train from White River Junction for a leisurely ride along the river on June 15th:
http://massbayrre.org/Trips/GreenKnightTrain.htm
Photography encouraged!

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On Thursday, March 5, 2015, Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s 2-6-0 number 461 ran a special trip from Dublin’s Connolly Station to Drogheda and return.

This was a great opportunity to put my new Fuji X-T1 through its paces.

I exposed a great number of images on the day, including this panoramic view of the train on the station platform at Drogheda.

Panoramic composite exposed using a Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera.
Panoramic composite exposed using a Fujifilm X-T1 digital camera.

This long and narrow image is a camera produced composite: I exposed several similar images, by sweeping the camera across the scene laterally as the camera flutters away. The resulting image is sewn together in camera.

I’ll post more photos of my adventures with 461 tomorrow!

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Dublin Panorama and the World’s Longest Tram

Among the features of the Fuji X-T1 is a setting to make broad panoramic images. This is done by sweeping the camera across a scene as it exposes a burst of images in rapid succession. The camera’s internal software then assembles the images as a horizontal image.

Dusk at Sean Heuston Bridge looking toward Heuston Station. I've made a broad sweep using the panorama feature. This sews together a bunch of images exposed in rapid order.
Dusk at Sean Heuston Bridge looking toward Heuston Station. I’ve made a broad sweep using the panorama feature. This sews together a bunch of images exposed in rapid order.

Using this feature as intended will produce a convincing panoramic photograph. However if subjects move they may appear more than once or become altered beyond recognition.

I experimented by panning a LUAS tram in panoramic mode. The result looks like the world’s longest tram.

I set the panoramic mode as I panned a LUAS tram arriving at Heuston Station. The effect was this image that appears to be 'the world's longest tram.'
I set the panoramic mode as I panned a LUAS tram arriving at Heuston Station. The effect was this image that appears to be ‘the world’s longest tram.’

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