Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Closed Course- Professional Photographer

Don't try this at home, kids.

While the photographs below were taken from public property, the Rumsey Monument in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, the flashbulbs were set up on private property in coordination with the railroad dispatchers, in a safe, controlled manner.

Trains kill trespassers dead.

For more safety information, visit Operation Lifesaver.

Long Live O. Winston Link

It was a crazy, sleep-deprived, caffeine-fueled, cold, wet weekend. I only managed to burn my fingers once on a flashbulb, but it was worth it.

Alex, Luke & I set flashbulbs up across the trestle, in addition to the flashbulbs & electronic flashes on solid ground. I dare say it's the most complex & rewarding night shoot I've done to date.

All images shot on a Nikon D3. Trains illuminated with artificial light, everything else captured with ambient exposures in excess of 20 seconds. We lucked out and got some great moonlight on Saturday night. Final images are digital composites.