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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
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    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...
  4. 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...
  5. ohle

    Shutter speed for capturing fast trains

    What's the best shutter speed to catch speeding Amtrak trains? I used 1/500 today shooting Amtrak's Silver Star going I think 80 mph on a side view shot. 50mm lens at f/1.8. The pic doesn't look as sharp as it should be. I have been using 1/500 for slowing fast trains, but I'm...
  6. ohle

    Upgrading to DSLR from Canon Powershot G6

    I have been using a Canon Powershot G6 for railfan photography but am tiring of its limitations such as poor low-light photographing abilities and softness/ crappy focus cropping in close-up. Lately, I've been shooting rail photos only in RAW. I'm looking into DSLRS. I was considering the... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to