Are the coal trains something new? I have never seen you post photos of them before this. I love the next to last shot of the commuter train rounding the bend with the water in the background.
They have been coming out here for a couple of years, but the traffic has picked way up in the last few months. They are running about every other day now. They set out the long train, and the Richmond Pacific break them up into smaller sets to unload at the port, then they start setting out the empites for the return trip.Are the coal trains something new? I have never seen you post photos of them before this. I love the next to last shot of the commuter train rounding the bend with the water in the background.
Haha! Thanks. Actually that was only 400mm, I could get closer ;-pGreat Stuff. Quite a variety. I like your curvey track and the large hills in the backround. I think the engineers and conductors are going to have to shave a little closer, if you keep shooting those telephotos into the cab. Thanks. TZ
Thanks! It's been a good couple of months for some interesting traffic out here.Wow, some great shots there! Thanks for sharing
I always try, but some of my more favorite wildlife areas are far away from the tracks (think Pt Reyes or Bodega Bay). Coming soon though I will be heading to the Central Valley bird sanctuaries along the California Northern and Modesto Traction right of ways, which is good for both.Do both!
Not a bit. I was out at the wildlife refuges this past weekend, and there should be thousands of birds there by now, and they are empty and dry.Almost November and no green in the Golden State.
You are getting a 7DII?Not a bit. I was out at the wildlife refuges this past weekend, and there should be thousands of birds there by now, and they are empty and dry.
I'm not going to have much to shoot with my new 7d2 when it arrives later this week.
Yeah, I pre-ordered from Lookin Glass Photo here in Berkeley. Should be here this weekend, so if I get it in time, I will take it out to Pt. Reyes this weekend in search of raptors, and give you my take. It has the same menu for AF as the 5D3, so I hope there won't be a steep learning curve. The extra reach never hurts for shooting trains either, which is why a lot of my RR shots are still done with my 7D, even though the files are much easier to work with from the 5D2 or 3.You are getting a 7DII?
I am seriously thinking about getting one as well. It appears to have most of the features of the 1DX that I like at 1/4 the price. I am going to wait until I see the presentation by a Canon rep at Kenmore Camera's annual photo expo in two weeks.
The 7DII has a crop frame sensor, which gives extra reach when photographing wildlife.I am thinking of upgrading to a full frame in the spring. I will be interested to see how the 7DII works. I like the way the Canon images look.
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