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February 10, 2010
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Canon EOS 1000D
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1/13 second
Focal Length
27 mm
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Feb 10, 2010, 5:59:49 PM
Stayin' Alive by shenanigan87 Stayin' Alive by shenanigan87
Someone on DSO informed us that there'll be four 110-pulled trains today. And you know that I jump at chances of shooting "Bügelfalte" class 110s, especially if they're not being torn apart at the Bender. Other pics from today can be found in my DSO post, as always.

Despite the high ISO and subsequent need for noise reduction via Photoshop, I really liked this shot from today's lot. It doesn't only contain an awesome class 110 engine that pulled me here from Düsseldorf, but snowflakes whirling around, illuminated by the sodium-vapor lamps at Mönchengladbach Central Station. I quite liked the mood, colour, and the composition too, with the trainshed being visible in the background.

The engine here is 110 494. Hmm, does that seem familiar?

And I even caught her sister once, 110 493!

I could probably dig up more photos, including some that show the other 110 I caught today. The gist is just that their numbers are getting decimated rather quickly now, so those that haven't yet reached their inspection deadline show up more often on my photos. The others show up one last time, when I shoot them at the Bender...
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Mihaitza92 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot. Can you please share with me the full resolution version? I want this as my desktop background.
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I'll send you a note. :)
SwissTrain Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
wow thats a stunning weather-train shot and so sharp, :clap:
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much! :) It was quite hard to get it without blur due to long shutter speeds.
EricForFriends Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
Funny that getcarter dropped in, the colours remind me of some of his station shots.
Lovely work!
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No, that can't be! :sherlock:
Lugia-Prophet Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Die Farben sehen toll aus, bei einer Belichtungszeit von 1/13 Sekunden hast du doch sicherlich ein Stativ genutzt... oder etwa nicht? :)
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nein, hatte es zu Hause liegenlassen...

Der eine Fahrer der mich kurz wegen der Fotos angesprochen hat (und der auch auf DSO ist) hatte das dazu gesagt:

"Danke für die Grüße an den Tf ;-) Beachtlich, was die Bilder OHNE STATIV geworden sind. Habe mir von einem die EXIF angesehen, 1/4 Sek. Könnte ich nicht, bzw. so eine ruhige Hand habe ich nicht. Dafür kann ich Lok fahren ;-)"

Eins war sogar mit 1/3 Sekunde belichtet, wenn man es nur oft genug versucht, hat man in der Regel auch ein halbwegs akzeptables Foto bei. Heute hatte ich extra deswegen mein Stativ mitgeschleppt, aber es natürlich nicht gebraucht...
holzernes-herz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
I think this is the best of the photographs you posted on DSO, but there's only one thing that spoils it. I know it's not your fault that it's there but it's that horrible thing behind the Bügelfalte !!
shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You mean the double decker cab car? Well, yes, I'd have preferred the shot without it, but one has to take what one can get.
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