2014—On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe

Well, maybe just the Santa Fe…and a somewhat bloated looking Santa Fe at that! My brother and I joined The California Railroad Museum’s Trains and Tripods photography event over the weekend. This Santa Fe engine replaced the Western Pacific engine I photographed there in May. I couldn’t resist using my new 10.5mm fisheye lens and was standing just inches from the engine to get this shot. I bracketed the shot and created an HDR in Photoshop. I love this fisheye lens but I was standing so close to my subject that I didn’t notice the shadow of me, my camera, and my tripod just below the coupler on the lower left before I took the series of photographs. It’s just another thing to consider when I compose using this fisheye lens.


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