Halloween light trail special

As Halloween will be here shortly we went hunting for the elusive ghost train.

A bit of long exposure light play at the trains station at South Queensferry. It’s a learning curve and we went out experimenting on Friday night.

So we stood at the end of platform 2 facing the Forth rail bridge and as trains went past tried to get the light trails working. After a struggle we eventually got some good shots.

Then it was onto trying to shoot the end of the train as it’s stationary and moving away. The only problem with this is the delay between trains arriving at the platforms. 15-20min wait and then a single photo. I have eventually decided to get my 2nd (my back up camera, I replaced the Canon 1D MKIII with another 7D) Canon 7D involved to increase the possibilities of some good shots. I had to use a camera backpack as a make shift tripod but will invest in another tripod for the future, I might even need another lens as the wide angle is a bit to short at times.

Here’s the results of us facing the Forth railway bridge:

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the illusion of transparency while having enough detail to see that it is a train.

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Thanks you for having a look
Jacques le Roux

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Light trail recce

When the club I joined had a sit down meeting I decided to get out and try my hand at doing some light trails photography. I used Google satellite to find a location where there is a pedestrian bridge over the motorway and the motorways has a curve. Found a great location and off I went.

Found the bridge after a bit of treasure hunting and trudging through the undergrowth. Didn’t realise it was a old abandoned foot bridge but the location was great. I’m happy with the recce but I do need to revisit and get it in better focus.

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Photography by Jacques …