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My ‘culls’ from the 2019 Amherst Railway Society Hobby Show.


Extras and Outtakes

So what do I do with the extra photographs? You know, the images good enough to expose and edit, but not good enough to make my first, second or third presentations?

I exhibit them here! Hooray!

Sometimes we can learn from the outtakes.

Any favorites?

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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 Post—Big Train Show photos.

Today, January 24, 2015 was the first day of the annual Amherst Railway Society Big Railroad Hobby Show, or as Mike Gardner likes to call it, ‘The Big Shoe.’

Snow in the morning resulted in a quieter that usual day. I arrived about noon and had ample opportunity to breeze through all four buildings and meet with friends.

Below is a sampling of images. Were you at The Big Shoe? Maybe you are in one of the photos!

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The Big Railroad Hobby Show fills four buildings at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Big Railroad Hobby Show fills four buildings at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Lots of locomotives to look at.
Lots of locomotives to look at.

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Slice of Light Photography.
Slice of Light Photography.

Otto Vondrak.
Otto Vondrak.

Springfield Union Station.
Springfield Union Station.

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