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Old Feb 28, 2010, 4:54 PM   #1
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I spent sometime this afternoon in my basement photographing my HO scale model train layout. Here is what I got. The lighting was bad... overhead fluorescent. I tried to eliminate shadows by using a reflector screen where possible.

My layout is very much a work in progress (only about 40% of the landscaping is done)...I am sorely out of talent!! I've shown areas that are mostly complete. Anyhow, although not quite Grand Central Station, I thought I'd share a glimpse of what goes on beneath ground level in my old Kentucky home.

Nikon D300s, with Nikor 50mm f/1.4D tripod mounted and remote triggered. WB set to Fluorescent; Aperture priority at f/16. ISO 200 and 400


1. Norfolk & Western Engine #1334 on a short freight run.


2. A lashed pair of CSX locomotives as they enter the city.


3. Lead locomotive#5937 emerging through a portal.


4. The old railroad depot in Schuykill is still in use as a passengers wait for the east bound Amtrak Cardinal from Hinton, WV. Don't mind the background...I couldn't find a suitable backdrop to cover the basement wall. You can also tell the mountain is in desperate need of trees.
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 5:34 PM   #2
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Very nice jelpe. Lovely train set. I can see why you would want to see the museum in Hamburg
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I was waiting for Thomas the tank to show up! Nice shots.
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Great shots and of course any would love to see any museum with any kind of objects to view. Us to be a train shop that had a big layout in Seattle don't know what ever happened to it ... hey I know a few that have trains my self... My own brother had a old set wonder what happened to that one.... Again great shots!
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these are very impressive. quite a project you have underway there. the white balance appears to be off in #2 though.
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Well, all the adjectives have been used above... Really enjoyed these. Ned
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Thanks all (Shorturtle,Rlewis, Sharpshotgal, Dustin and Ned)! I've been at this layout for about 5 years with slow progress on the landscaping...as I said, I am lacking in talent in this area.


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these are very impressive. quite a project you have underway there. the white balance appears to be off in #2 though.
Dustin, what are you seeing as the WB issue on #2: too cool or too warm? I calibrated my monitor over the weekend and am interested to hear opinions on the results of my postings.

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Hiya Jehan! Thanks. I would imagine with a nice train set up like yours, you would have a lot of neat opportunities to experiement and shoot some really interesting photos. I for one love trains, planes, and ships... models trains like this are really neat. Thanks for sharing these. Hope to more later. Ned
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Dustin, what are you seeing as the WB issue on #2: too cool or too warm? I calibrated my monitor over the weekend and am interested to hear opinions on the results of my postings.

Jehan
it looked a little bit warm when i first looked at it. but it may be an illusion, when i just look at the wall without the rest of the scene it seems fine.

maybe my eyes played tricks on me. anyone else want to comment and tell me if i am crazy or what?
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The wall looks light purple here and the white on the truck has a tinge of pinkness to it and I know the colors are fab on the monitor we have not change the controls any since we got it some four years ago... New and set from the market...Dell but I notice there is ducking in one of the shots and that could be getting extra colors bouncing out when a flash is done no matter what angle.
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