Steamtown National Historic Site (part 2)

Another post on Steamtown National Historic Site. This one is concentrating on the Railyard with Trains & Rail Cars in storage, waiting to be restored or maybe for parts. This area was actually more interesting to see and photograph. A lot textures and rust! And a lot of photo subjects.

_Maps - Steamtown National Historic Site

Steamtown Map showing facilities


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Pano Tender

I put this image in again to explain how I did this multi-image Handheld panorama. This was different because I was very close to my large subject.  Usually my Panorama subjects or landscapes are way off in the distance. I just shoot a series of images, shooting from a somewhat center position, panning left to right. But because I was so close and not a lot of room to back up, I did a Foot Pano. I just shot an image at certain overlapping sections as I walked down the length of the long tender. This way I would not get more distortions on the ends of the pano from shooting with a wide angle lens shooting centered to the tender.

8 Comments on “Steamtown National Historic Site (part 2)

  1. It is great to see all of these old trains rusting in peace. Seriously, Reed, you did a great job in capturing all of the different textures of the rust and peeling paint, which was often as interesting as the subjects themselves.

    • Thanks Mike! I liked the rusting ones in the rail yard more than the restored ones. Some of the graffiti was interesting also. Some graffiti I could not post! But the decay & rust was Great! I tried to make interesting images with looking through spaces in the foreground images to other details behind them. Maybe I will do one more post with Large rusting Snow Removal Plows & Blowers. It was amazing they encourage you to wander around on active tracks. Probably they are not used much but right next to ones that are. Thanks again!

    • Thanks Belinda! It is such an interesting place to photograph! I needed a couple of posts to show the range of what it was like there! One last post to go!

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