5 Responses

  1. Excellent coverage.

    Unfortunately, too many pictures were taken using fish-eye lens.

    • Emily says:

      Dear, that is what I do. By all means you are welcome to find alternate coverage of the shops, in fact there is some on the same site in which you host your own photos. Perhaps these would be more to your liking?

  2. Tyler says:

    Neat shots, Emily! I’ve really enjoyed your whole Alaska series and am slightly a lot very jealous of the entire experience. Trains. Alaska. Scenery. Trains. What’s not to love?

    On the subject of the whole fisheye debate, I’m torn. On the one hand, they are unarguably fantastic at photographing train-sized interiors (and you won’t find anything else that can capture that much of the cab) but on the other hand they don’t work for every photo. Your shots standing right between the rails and shooting up at a locomotive, especially #33, are so powerful because you used that lens. For other shots I just want things to be straight and stop hurting my brain. Actually, I don’t wish for those photos to be unfisheyed, I just wish there were some normal shots in there for variety.

    I’m currently shooting with a 17mm rectilinear lens and its effects are similar but different. You still get absolutely amazing lines radiating from the perspective point, they’re just straight instead of bowed. It’s no match for a fisheye in a locomotive cab but it’s pretty close and it’s far better for my purposes since I’m shooting the engineer at work.

    But hey, it’s your style, and you’re totally rocking it. Keep it up!

    Tyler (who has nothing against fisheye lenses…see page 37 of the December 2013 TRAINS for proof)

  3. William Hays says:

    Methinks locomotive engineers are reaching the point of ‘sensory overload’. More gizmos and gadgets in the cab. PTC is going to make it worse. The gummint is going to mandate an IT geek in the cab soon. Well, he/she might know how to DP a train…

  4. Backshophoss says:

    Well done,surprized they let the convention into the dispatch offices.

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