We’ve seen Castle Air Force Base from the train several times while going back and forth between L. A. and San Francisco. Someday we’ll stop in Merced and get a closer look at (and better pictures of) all these historic airplanes. For now, we have to shoot on the run.
Archive for April, 2010
We’ve always admired the photo work of David Plowden, but for economic reasons, we have, in the past, been a bit reluctant to use film for urban landscape photos. Now that we have our new Nikon Coolpix and film and development costs are not a factor; we are shooting more frames of more subjects. These shots were taken from an Amtrak train going from L. A. to the SF bay area.
Check out his work on his website:
Getting car-spotting photos from a moving train seems to be a bit like the police training exercise where targets pop-up and there is just a fraction of a second for the trainee to decide to fire his gun or not and shoot well if he does squeeze off a round. We got these photos on our most recent commute. We’ll try to do better the next time.