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Sneaked Into a Railroad Classification Yard
Lens: ENSINOR 24mm F2.8 Macro Camera: SONY ILCE-5000 Photo Location: Wuhan, China ISO: 125 Aperture: F8 
Posted By: butangmucat, 08-16-2016, 11:57 AM

Well this is one of the things you can do in China, as long as you know how to keep yourself safe.

It was sunny with almost no clouds and I just kept my lens at F8 and my body at ISO 125. Because I can't get too close to the trains I had cropped every image. I also did quite some PPing to squeeze out the greatest amount of DR from my RAW files and finished up everything with a Velvia filter supplied in Google Nik Collection.












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That last train looks like a stretched VW camper van on rails. Very cool.
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Interesting. Where I live you'd have a Homeland Security SWAT Team pinning you down with your face in the dirt and a knee in your back while handcuffing you. They'd haul you off and process you as a terrorist. I had them come up to me and harass me for taking pictures of train parts from a public street. Homeland Security must not be Americans because they apparently don't believe in our constitutional rights and make up things as they go to suit their agenda.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Interesting. Where I live you'd have a Homeland Security SWAT Team pinning you down with your face in the dirt and a knee in your back while handcuffing you. They'd haul you off and process you as a terrorist. I had them come up to me and harass me for taking pictures of train parts from a public street. Homeland Security must not be Americans because they apparently don't believe in our constitutional rights and make up things as they go to suit their agenda.
Are you sure they were 't railroad police? They're crazy tough - almost as aggressive as Postal Inspectors.

OP certainly couldn't do that here.

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OP certainly couldn't do that here.
Well I study in Upstate NY and basically trainshooting there is limited to open-platform Amtrak stations, grade crossings, and public spaces, and I haven't got into trouble yet.

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train parts from a public street
I do avoid doing this, as it can be too suspecting.
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I got chased off an overpass above a major classification yard shooting from a sidewalk on the bridge. Guy in a BNSF Security Suburban. He was so aggressive that I didn't want to argue.q
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I got chased off an overpass above a major classification yard shooting from a sidewalk on the bridge. Guy in a BNSF Security Suburban. He was so aggressive that I didn't want to argue.q
It seems NS and CSX guys are more friendly. A friend of mine even managed to enter a NS yard and talked with the guys there (in NC). But he wasn't a serious photographer.

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That last train looks like a stretched VW camper van on rails. Very cool.
It is a diesel engine with two cabs, something very common here.

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QuoteOriginally posted by butangmucat Quote
It seems NS and CSX guys are more friendly. A friend of mine even managed to enter a NS yard and talked with the guys there (in NC). But he wasn't a serious photographer.
I have found the Norfolk Southern folk to be very very unfriendly.
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