Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Like steam? A day with the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad...

On Monday I participated in a day-long WMSR photo excursion to raise money to replace John Helmstetter's barn near Cash Valley Road. So far over $40,000 has been raised and the barn rebuilding is in progress. You can learn more (and donate) here.

The excursion itself was fantastic, it was nice to be able to shoot the train in various lighting conditions and in several new locations along the line. The train also put on quite a show, the plumes of steam often blocked the sun (allowing us to photograph in the shade).
Sorry if we did any permanent damage to the ozone layer.

Here are a few of my favs from the shoot...


Early morning sun provides some side-lighting to #734



Passing the Helmstetter Farm



Nice vantage point that I was previously unaware of. West of Brush Tunnel



Another new location...west of Helmstetter's Curve



Impressive steam plume approaching Frostburg Station.

You can view more images from the shoot via this link - Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The first 25 photos in the gallery were from this shoot.

2 comments:

mooneyequalsmc2 said...

That first shot of the train in the morning light...wow! is that an in camera crop or just cropped for web? So pretty

Merlavage Images said...

Thank you.
The image was not cropped, that's the full scene.