Posts Tagged: Trains

The Enterprise

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

The Enterprise

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s

No. 461 Steam Engine

A few weeks ago Cork was visited by two steam engines from The Railway Preservation Society. You can find out more about the engine on their website!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 2500
Shutter speed 1/250s

Kimball

Kimball, a station on the L in Chicago. This was a station I used every day when I lived in Chicago a few years ago. I had to ride the brown line one more time when I visited the city in 2005.

I had hoped to work on some shots of today’s trip to Kinsale and Garrettstown but time was against me. Wandered one of the backstreets of the town and got some shots of the wonderful buildings there.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/200s

San Francisco Tram

A tram waits for tourists a few blocks from Union Square in San Francisco. It’s a popular attraction. There was a long line of people waiting to board just behind me!

Technique – I used a blurred layer with a layer mask and circular gradients to create the blurred background. Black and white conversion with colour mixer.

The Brown Line to Kimball

Aboard one of the trains of the Chicago L, the elevated and underground train network in Chicago. I think this was taken near the south end of the Loop, possibly around the corner from the library.

The last time I was in Chicago I took the L for nostalgic reasons and because it’s not a half-bad way for a tourist to see the town. The stations of the Loop are all elevated above street level and some afford a good view down the main streets of downtown Chicago! Maps and schedules are posted in each station, on the trains and online too making it very easy to find your way around.

Here’s a tour of the Loop with pictures if you’d like to know more.

I like this: Real Esteli played its best match ever – couple of great football shots!

Kent Train Station

Kent Train Station in Cork is familiar to many travellers. It was built in the 1800s, and the Wikipedia article on it has some interesting background information.