Through The Lens 176 – Steam in the Snow

Jim Thorpe Station

One of my favorite images of Reading & Northern locomotive #425 during a photo charter in February 2016.

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything here. Life got in the way, but I did a lot of shooting and will share images more frequently here.

Through The Lens 166 – Reading & Northern

Hunter Street Tunnel

More Steam and Snow from the archive. This time from a 2016 charter on the Reading and Northern. Heavy snow on Saturday turned to rain on Sunday which gave us some great atmospheric effects, including the ground fog seen outside the tunnel.

Through The Lens 53 – Polar Express

Polar Express

During the night shoot at a Lerro Productions photo charter at the Reading and Northern, a family happened to walk by to see what was going on down at the station.  Pete talked them into posing for the photo line in a Polar Express like scene.  Just one of those happy accidents that occurs from time to time during photo shoots.

Trip Report – Reading & Northern 2016

As I mentioned last week, Lerro Productions hosted a two day photo charter in February on the Reading Blue Mountain & Northern featuring their steam locomotive, Reading & Northern 425.  This was the railroad’s first real photo charter and by all accounts, it was a very successful trip.  The first day featured snowy weather and took us from Port Clinton to the Lehigh Gorge and then back to Jim Thorpe for a night session.  The second day started in Lehigh Gorge and then back to Port Clinton.  While it rained almost the entire second day, the rain hitting the snow created an awesome ground fog which made for some interesting photos.  Here’s a few of my favorites:

Glen Onoko Rock Cut

Independence Bridge

Tamaqua Tunnel

Independence Signals
Lehigh Gorge - Independence Signals

Jim Thorpe Station

Hunter Street Tunnel

King Coal

As always, the Lerro Productions crew put on a great event and the railroad put on a great show. Hopefully this is the first of many charters on the Reading & Northern.

Through The Lens 25 – Photography Lesson

While killing time before the night session on the Reading & Northern photo charter I attended in February, my friend Matthew challenged me with a photography lesson. His instructions were to “take an interesting blurry photo.”  After struggling for a bit I came up with this – an out of focus train with snow flow streaks in focus. Both parts blurry but in a different way.  I think it works pretty well. Thanks again for the lesson, Matthew!

Stop by Tuesday for the Reading & Northern trip report.

Through The Lens 21 – Reading & Northern Railroad

Last week, I attended a two day photo charter on the Reading & Northern Railroad hosted by Lerro Productions.  The weather was an interesting mix of cold and snowing on Monday and slightly warmer and rain on Tuesday creating opportunities for shots with great atmosphere. Above is one of my favorites from the event.  Look for a more detailed trip report in a couple of weeks.