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Long Lens, Small Trains; Another Take on last weekend’s Railroad Hobby Show

I used my Lumix LX7 for my earlier post of photos at the Amherst Railway Society’s BIG Railroad Hobby Show (held last weekend at the Big E fairgrounds in West Springfield, Massachusetts).

Ah, my old Lumix. Yes indeed. But, I was also carrying a FujiFilm X-T1 digital camera fitted with a ‘fast’ (wide aperture) 90mm lens.

Using a 90mm lens at f2  allowed me to make telephoto views with very shallow depth of field.

I think selective focus is a neat technique for capturing model railways. It’s a great tool for making portraits too.

Below is a selection of views exposed at last weekend’s show made with my fast 90mm.

Any favorites?

Lego my caboose!

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Tracking the Light Extra: Amherst Railway Society’s Railroad Hobby Show at West Springfield—27 January 2017.

Yesterday I spent the day visiting friends and trying to take in the enormity of the annual Railroad Hobby Show at West Springfield, Massachusetts.

This is a selection of views from my Lumix LX7. More photos tomorrow!

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Dozens of NEW Photos—Big Train Show at West Springfield!

Below is a selection of images exposed with my Lumix LX7 at Amherst Railway Society’s annual Big Train Show at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

It was a great show with lots of trains, models, people. Frankly, it was sensory overload.

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Massachusetts Model Mania: The BIG SHOW, West Springfield—Wide Angle Views.

You can’t take it all in! Four big buildings full of models, photos, artifacts, old timetables, books, and of course lots of friends!

The show is on today too!

I made hundreds of images. This selection was exposed with my FujiFilm X-T1 with 12mm Zeiss Touit Lens.

This super wide angle view provides an unusual perspective. It allows for great depth of field, but also some distortion.

More to come!

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Slice of Light Photography.
Slice of Light Photography.

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Milk cars and Milk trains.
Milk cars and Milk trains.

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Otto Vondrak.
Otto Vondrak.

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Lots and lots of models.
Lots and lots of models.
Lotsa HO. That's 'Aich O'.
Lotsa HO. That’s ‘Aich O’.
Hey look, a BUS. (Call security!). Hey, we have standards you know.
Hey look, a BUS. (Call security!). Hey, we have standards you know.

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Rich Reed found a rare copy of Robert W. Jones' Boston & Albany book. (I wrote the epilog).
Rich Reed found a rare copy of Robert W. Jones’ Boston & Albany book. (I wrote the epilog).

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Chester & Becket. A railroad I can really approve of. Very Well Done!
Chester & Becket. A railroad I can really approve of. Very Well Done!
Chester & Becket.
Chester & Becket.
Chester & Becket.
Chester & Becket.
Ron's Books had a bunch of my latest efforts. Get your's before they sell out.
Ron’s Books had a bunch of my latest efforts. Get your’s before they sell out.
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At the end of the day . . .

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At the end of the day . . .
At the end of the day . . .