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Old May 10, 2006, 7:31 AM   #1
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First post...be gentle. Took this out of the back window of a train somewhere between Jasper and Toronto. Havn't played with it
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Old May 10, 2006, 10:04 AM   #2
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The view down the tracks. A classic photo subject. It is also a classic for converging lines and vanishing point. You have showed it well.

Since we are all faced with the need to shoot through a window at one time or another, here is a tip that I have discovered really helps. Put your camera lens as close to the window as possible. Directly in contact with the window is best but don't do this unless you have a uv filter on the lens to protect it from scratching.

The philosophy behind this idea is two-fold. First, any smudges or dirt on the window will be so far out of focus it probably won't even show. Second, getting close to the window significantly reduces or eliminates reflections.

If you can't get close to the window, try to watch for reflections and avoid them as much as possible.

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Old May 10, 2006, 11:00 AM   #3
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I've got oodles of airplane photo shots taken out of windows and Cal's tips help to considerably reduce the frustration. Still there a lot of luck involved.

Nice rendition of the classic vanishing point.

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Old May 11, 2006, 1:09 AM   #4
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This is a perfect illustration of the challenge. Nice capture. I find it very difficult to take pictures from inside trains because the cars are in constant motion. You certainly did very well and your picture looks pretty good!
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Old May 11, 2006, 7:41 AM   #5
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The input is appreciated.....

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Old May 12, 2006, 11:26 AM   #6
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Excellent vanishing point! I surely agree with Tullio...it had to be tough getting the shot on a moving train but it looks as though you did great!!

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EDIT- Just noticed you're new to the forum so wanted to say WELCOME!! It's much fun here and we sure do learn a lot from each other. I look forward to seeing more of your images!!


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