Once in a year opportunity : ) .... messed up. : (

Started Dec 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Doug Brown
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Was never going to work .....
In reply to Vlad S, Dec 1, 2013

That shot was never going to work.
At most if you had cranked the ISO to ridiculous levels you might have been able to expose for the bright lighting on the train, but that would have left you trying to lift the shadows in post and a horrible noisy mess.

Some things just don't photograph.

If it makes you feel better, I was freezing my @ss off shooting the CP Christmas Train concert with Great Big Sea and Natalie MacMaster in Hamilton last night.

All the media were stuck on a raised platform back by the sound board, and to begin the show the organizers brought the Christmas Train in slowly along these rail tracks beside the venue (Gage Park).

Everyone in the media blew that shot completely, and it wasn't moving anywhere near as fast as your attempt.

Dark train, no supplemental lighting on the train or surroundings, motion blur, epic fail.

We all walked up and shot it with long exposures after the show instead.

Cheers,

Douglas Brown

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