Down on the tracks
In my continuing gear test, I thought I would revisit the train tracks not too far from where I live. I know that there is a ton of detail on the old box cars that sit idle on the tracks. Things don’t change much there and I shot the same cars last year for a couple of posts, but I can always find something new and of interest when I look around. I can literally spend hours shooting the variety of textures in the peeling paint and the variations in colors that result from weathering and age.
So here is a small sample of things I shot. Most shots where with the Leica Summilux 25mm lens which is performing quite well. This is the kind of subject, for my type of shooting, where such a lens comes in handy. Since I rarely use a tripod ( although I should more often), the fast aperture of the lens, coupled with the m43 formats wider depth of field, allows me to work handheld in a greater variety of light levels and still capture details. Although I think it’s a wonderful lens, I’m still undecided if I can justify the expense. Maybe a few more excursions will sway me one way or another, but I think I know where I’m heading with this.