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