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railway revisited

went out to bukit timah railway today to shoot in in the fading light. i was hoping to get the sweet, peach-pink light that i saw the previous time i was there shooting dapper. no such luck though. oh well, that’s the way things are i guess.

i was nearly hit by the train above while setting up my tripod beside the tracks. didn’t expect it to come from the direction it did. thankfully, i heard the horn in time to get out of the way and crouch. as the train passed by, something just compelled me to point my camera at it and shoot. good thing that happened.

anyway if you are thinking of shooting at the railway, a train will pass by the station at about 6.15 – 6.20 pm. try to make sure you are well clear of the tracks then. another thing to avoid would be the guard. he usually comes out of his post in the station to switch the tracks at about 7 or so. stay out of his sight then or risk being chased away.

the obligatory detail shot.

i saw this kiddie chair as i was walking along the tracks towards the station. it was a strange sight. you could just imagine some 2 year-old, all strapped in, giggling and pointing as trains speed by.

stayed till it was nearly dark to try some long exposures. this one was about 10 seconds, i believe. i like the way the colours contrast.

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2 responses

  1. audrey

    nice photos! when i look at them i think of the mosquitoes haha

    Sunday May 24, 2009 at 11:19 pm

  2. haha thanks. well, they are still there, i can tell you that.

    Sunday May 24, 2009 at 11:35 pm

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