That first picture reminds me of a similar train we had in one of our local parks when I was a kid. Now, I'm wondering where it went. Is it me or does that lens give a 3D look to the photos? In any event that Ambi Silette is performing well.
Michael, great pictures The Agfa indeed IS a excellent camera ! The train picture also reminds me of the park railway here, but the Viennese one has still a steam engine. Thanks for the vineyard picture, now I know from where these choice wines are coming from.
Post by nikkortorokkor on Feb 24, 2011 14:36:23 GMT -5
The team is thinning Pinot Noir, by the way, which loves the dry river terraces on which the vineyards are situated.
Thanks Bob for the comment on the 3D effect of the train (A 15" gauge miniature of an English Electric NZR DG class prototype).
The park is Queen Elizabeth Park - I mistyped the original caption. I was originally unimpressed by the image, as it was over-exposed. The difficulty of exposing for the train is that it is usually running through the middle of the day in sunny weather. Great for the kiddies riding it, but not so easy for a photographer trying to manage exposure with a hand held selenium meter. This was, I guessed, the last run of the day, so I had no second chances for bracketing.
Since commercial scanning from print film to digital media usually adds an extra bit of over-exposure, I massaged the image "quick and dirty" with Picasa. Although the highlights are still blown out, the information transmitted to film by the lens is much more evident than it was "as scanned". I think that the train running through the blotch of sunlight in the centre of the frame adds to the 3D feel which Bob has noticed.
Mik, the Masterton Miniature Railway also has a steam engine, "the largest 15" gauge miniature steam engine in the Southern Hemisphere", but I've yet to see it run.
Michael, Gorgeous photos. Life goes on, and it has to, in spite of tragedies like that in Christchurch. "The Masterton Miniature Railway also has a steam engine, "the largest 15" gauge miniature steam engine in the Southern Hemisphere" "
That's a bit like "at 3'2" he was the tallest dwarf in the world!"