Chase trains and chase light at the same time? Sign me up.
I work with a videographer and producer on these shoots, and we usually have access to details about what types of engines, cargo and engine color scheme are coming down the line at any given time. We scout locations ahead of time, and we try to make all three critical elements line up at the same time (light, trains and location)…often after a high speed drive down country roads.
When the trains aren’t running, we go find where track work is happening or visit the yards to gather any photos we can during the downtime.
I remember playing for hours and hours with my electric train set…this is just the grown up version.Track work at dusk, with sparks. Who doesn’t like shooting sparks in blue dusk light?!Stretching out during the morning crew meeting. Kind of a funny sight.Lots of portraits of tough-looking BNSF folks.Long grain train on the open prairie.Another gratuitous sunset silhouette. But the orange! The sun! The reflections!