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  1. Amtrak enters Chapelle semaphores

    Amtrak enters Chapelle semaphores

    Amtrak\'s Southwest Chief, the eastbound No. 4, rounds the curve at WSS Chapelle, the west end of the Chapelle, N.M., siding, in July 2015. These semaphores are between Lamy, N.M., and Las Vegas, N.M., but immediately north of the S-Curves and closer to Las Vegas. The exit off I-25 is Bernal...
  2. ohle

    Gallup N.M. railfanning questions....

    I am planning to visit the Guam, N.M., area, east of Gallup, N.M., soon and want take some photos of Amtrak's EB with the red rocks in the background. Am inquiring how to travel to the spot to take that kind of pic. In my earlier trips, I only made it to the rail bridge/ underpass the gravel...
  3. ohle

    RAW vs. JPEG

    If you're on a trip out of state, to a locale you may only visit once every year or two, tend to like to take as many pics as I can. What if one shot is blurry? You have 8 others. However, I didn't hold the shutter down and get 9 fps RAW. Just kept shooting every second, as the train wasn't...
  4. ohle

    Upgrading tripod... to ball head

    Upgraded from my Manfrotto/ Bogen 3001D I purchased in 2004. The 3001D had a Bogen 056 head, which I enjoyed using. Purchased this Oben AC-2310L 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod with BA-0 Ball Head Kit...
  5. ohle

    RAW vs. JPEG

    I shoot many bec. like making love with your wife, you wanna do it over and over and over...:p I can get the train's engine at various spots as it crosses the bridge or rounds the canyon curve. Am traveling to the desert SW soon to get such canyon pics in northern New Mexico, of Glorieta and...
  6. ohle

    RAW vs. JPEG

    Realize now I may have been shooting things wrong. Will shoot in burst when catching a speeding Amtrak train at one scene, when I can get 9 images easily. The kind of scene I'm talking about is a slow-moving train on a wide mountain curve. Seems like I may have done too many shots in...
  7. ohle

    RAW vs. JPEG

    Have focused on RAW pics for my Canon T1i, as the camera allows up to 9 images in rapid burst. However, in scenes where many more photos can be taken, waiting for the processing makes me miss some photos. On my upcoming trip to the southwest, plan to shoot primarily in JPEG where I can take...
  8. ohle

    Lens filter question

    Just purchased a Hoya Pro1 67mm digital filter for my Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) lens I use on my Canon T1i DSLR. Haven't used the filter yet. Am curious if this kind of UV filter will help remove distracting brightness or shine like seen on these photos. The photos...
  9. Rounding the curve in front of Starvation Peak

    Rounding the curve in front of Starvation Peak

    Amtrak Southwest Chief No. 3 rounds the curve in front of Starvation Peak at Chapelle in the northern New Mexico semaphore district.
  10. Descending Raton Pass

    Descending Raton Pass

    Amtrak Southwest Chief No. 3 finishes its descent of Raton Pass and approaches the north side of Raton, N.M.
  11. Blasting through scenic northern New Mexico

    Blasting through scenic northern New Mexico

    Amtrak Southwest Chief No. 4 blasts through the scenic areas of northern New Mexico near Rowe after a rain storm.
  12. Glorieta division scenic

    Glorieta division scenic

    Westbound Amtrak Southwest Chief No. 3 rounds a curve on the Glorieta division near Rowe, N.M.
  13. Amtrak entering Manhattan

    Amtrak entering Manhattan

    A southbound Amtrak Empire Service train crosses the Harlem River along its junction with the Hudson at Spuyten Duyvil. Picture taken from Inwood Park.
  14. Amtrak Crossing the Harlem River

    Amtrak Crossing the Harlem River

    A southbound Amtrak Empire Service train crosses the Harlem River along the Hudson at Spuyten Duyvil. Picture taken from the shore at Inwood Park.
  15. ohle

    Comment by 'ohle' in media 'Amtrak Empire Service Crosses Spuyten Duyvil Creek'

    Thanks for your comments. I think my problem was turning the camera toward the Metro North line and getting shots of that. Standing on that rock, which jetted out into the water, allowed great shots of the Amtrak bridge as well as Metro North. I even got shots of the police in their...
  16. ohle

    Comment by 'ohle' in media 'Amtrak Empire Service Crosses Spuyten Duyvil Creek'

    Good photo. Did you run into any trouble with police or security in that area? Reason I ask, I was in the area in January. Kept hearing helicpoters and then saw NYC police boats. Someone, I think at Metro North, called in and reported me. Police demanded ID and said photography of...
  17. Amtrak in Dodge City

    Amtrak in Dodge City

    Amtrak's Southwest Chief arriving at the historic ATS&F station in Dodge City, Kansas, at noon, about 6 hours later than normal on July 2, 2007. The tardiness was due to a freight train derailment on the single-track division six miles north of Emporia.
  18. ohle

    Comment by 'ohle' in media 'Into the Beautiful Land...'

    It's one of the prettiest places I've been. Need to return soon.
  19. ohle

    Comment by 'ohle' in media 'New Mexico New Year'

    Hey, Evan. Is this near the S-curves? North or south of them? Or is this closer to the semaphores at Chapelle? Thanks.
  20. ohle

    Comment by 'ohle' in media 'Somewhere in Kansas'

    Where, may I ask, is this? I'm from the state.




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