ITAP of an approaching train at twilight.

Image from and submitted by _otterinabox
image showing ITAP of an approaching train at twilight.

_otterinabox on April 14th, 2023 at 12:12 UTC »

I wanted a dark, moody feel as night set in. I wanted the sky and headlights reflecting off the rails, in part to lead your eyes into the image. I shot on a tripod so I could slow the shutter way down. This was shot on a Nikon D4 with a 50mm f/1.4 at 1/4s, f/2, and ISO 400. I closed down the aperture by one stop because this particular lens has some abberations on points of light when wide open, plus closing down even just a little bit gives the "starry" look to point light sources.

gripmug on April 14th, 2023 at 13:13 UTC »

It's brilliant how the track is slit all the way to the bottom of the image. I guess you had to get the timing just right so the combination of what natural light remained and the train's light produced this effect.

BossLoaf14 on April 14th, 2023 at 15:44 UTC »

Awesome pic, man! It instantly made me think of this scene from The Assassination of Jesse James: