Day 228 (16 Aug 2012) Riding the Rails

Ever since I was a kid I had a fascination with trains and rail roads, maybe because my dad had model (HO) trains as his hobby, or just because I’m a boy, and it’s part of the X chromosome 🙂  So tonight after visiting my friend in Norwich, I took a slight detour to some rails I’ve shot before.  I went to a different location this time and found multiple sets, most of which were abandoned.  I shot for a little while (would have gone a lot longer, but it was getting late) and headed home.

Now that I’m home, I got to play with my newest “toy”; Lightroom 4.  I just installed it this afternoon and after my first use, I love the new features!  If you use LR3 and you get the opportunity to upgrade, do it!  I wouldn’t have done it except I was able to find the student version on sale (take a low price and reduce it more, and I’m ok w/ it!).  If I made my living with my camera, it would be a no-brainer.  But if you are just a hobbyist, like myself, LR3 is still a very powerful and awesome photo editor!  But anyway, here are some of my images from tonight:

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44 mm, 15 sec, f/10, ISO 200 (Night Rails)

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50 mm, 15 sec, f/10, ISO 200 (Rail Switch)

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29 mm, 20 sec, f/10, ISO 200 (Rails and Warehouse)

Day 206 (24 July 2012) New London Nights

After a class I’m helping teach I decided to wander the streets of downtown New London with my camera and tripod.  Not a lot of activity, though it’s only Tuesday night, not Friday or Saturday, which was good.  I could shoot w/o having to worry about people getting in my way or me in their way 🙂

I only took time to clean up a couple images, just ’cause of the time.  I’ll clean up the rest and put them on my Flickr page eventually.  Have a great night!

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18 mm, 25 sec, f/18, ISO 100 (Amtrak)

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33 mm, 30 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200 (Bike Racks)