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#1 SavaTheAggie

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:57 AM

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The next installment in my Sava Railways Scenic Tours photo series:

"Burning the Midnight Oil"
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#2 Lego Otaku

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:06 PM

View PostSavaTheAggie, on 16 September 2010 - 06:57 AM, said:

The next installment in my Sava Railways Scenic Tours photo series:

"Burning the Midnight Oil"
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Way cool!  I like that light effect. Did you use any kind of mist or set your camera for longer exposure to catch the beam?

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 10:55 PM

You almost have to look twice to see it's Lego.....that is an AWESOME shot 'SavaTheAggie' - dam, that would make a COOL wallpaper indeed - keep on bricking ! :sweet:

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:02 AM

Nice work.  Reminds me of Modelroader magazine pic from a long time ago.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:58 PM

View PostLego Otaku, on 16 September 2010 - 06:06 PM, said:

Way cool!  I like that light effect. Did you use any kind of mist or set your camera for longer exposure to catch the beam?
Thanks much!  Actually it's a bit of both.  Almost all of my Scenic Tour photos are taken on a long exposure - I do it to overcome narrow depth of field from zooming in so much.  As for the "mist", I have been talking about doing a photo like this for quite some time, but I've always been concerned about dry ice or humidifiers around electronics - water and electricity don't mix.  The "mist" is actually body powder, "smoked" out of the bottle it comes in.  I simply turned the bottle on its side a bit and squeezed it over and over, causing a "smoke" of body powder to shoot out.  Caused quite a mess (especially doing it over and over trying to get the shot "right", but it was worth it, I think.  I used a can of air and a swiffer to clean up after each shot.

View Postlightningtiger, on 16 September 2010 - 10:55 PM, said:

You almost have to look twice to see it's Lego.....that is an AWESOME shot 'SavaTheAggie' - dam, that would make a COOL wallpaper indeed - keep on bricking ! :sweet:
Thanks much!  I've tried recreating it to come up with an alternate view, but apparently this was one of those one-in-a-million, never to be duplicated shots.

View Postdr_spock, on 17 September 2010 - 01:02 AM, said:

Nice work.  Reminds me of Modelroader magazine pic from a long time ago.
Thanks!  I wouldn't be surprised if the photo that inspired me is the same one you saw in the magazine.  

http://en.wikipedia....File:PRR-T1.jpg

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