Through The Lens 181 – Mr. Helmstetter’s Barn

Mr. Helmstetter's New Barn

Digging into the archives, here’s one from 2010. Winter 2010 saw fresh snow on the ground for a photo charter on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. At that time we were celebrating Mr. Helmstetter’s new barn which was built with the help of railfans to replace the one he lost in a tragic fire the previous summer.

Hard to believe its been 13 years already.

Happy Friday!

Through The Lens 61 –¬†Mercury Truck

One from the archives, this time from a Lerro Productions Photo Charter at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in October of 2013.¬† Shot just after sunset, this scene featured a perfectly restored Mercury pickup truck, Western Maryland 734 and Mr. Helmstetter’s Barn.

Through The Lens 56 – Steam in the Snow

Mr. Helmstetter's New Barn

Helmstetter’s Curve on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.

Photographing steam locomotives in the snow is one of my favorite things to do. The snow acts as a giant reflector bouncing light into the running gear, allowing you to really see all of the detail and textures that is often missed. The cold weather also allows long white exhaust plumes to hang in the air.