Night Photography

These are my first attempts at night photography of trains in over two decades. Cameras have changed drastically making the process a bit easier and results more certain. I think it's something I'll try more -- I'm hooked!
Shot at Berryville, VA -- the train pulled into view as I was taking a test shot. The red and white streaks is a Fedex truck that shot over the crossing. August 26, 2006, 12:19am.
After two Northbound trains passed, this train was given a green signal to proceed on South (it shows both red & green because it was a 30 second exposure). 12:57am.
Taken at Point of Rocks as a Westbound coal train comes off the Old Mainline. Up to this point I'd stupidly ignored the color balance, just using the camera automatic setting. A friend reminded me that it's shot with artificial light so I balanced for tungsten. Really makes a difference.
Ambient light allowed a 10 second exposure in this shot of a Marc train unloading commuters at Point of Rocks, MD. The shorter exposure caused people to be visible if they stood still for a short time. September 15, 2006, 8:19pm.
At Boyce, VA four minutes after midnight on Setember 16, 2006, a Northbound NS 204 lit up the buildings surrounding the Main Street crossing by the station in the image above.

An hour later, a Southbound 213 was lit by the security lights of the station platform in this 30 second exposure below.
At North Collier Yard, Petersburg, Virginia, I was waiting for a Northbound to come by at speed but while waiting another Southbound coal train came by on track 1 obscuring it from me. September 24, 2006, 1:19am.
At Deshler, Ohio a train heading East on the wye off the Toledo Sub presented this opportunity. September 30, 2006, 9:06pm.
No train, but a near-full Moon in Boyce, VA. This was a 15-second exposure at f/4. October 27, 2007, 8:34pm

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Mack Muir