This is part 4 in a 5 part series about the Nevada Northern Railway Winter Steam Spectacular Photo Shoot. Check out Day 1, Day 2, and Enginehouse posts.
NNRY Executive Director Mark Bassett was on the caboose.
While the previous morning had been a shoot with the passenger cars, this morning was going to be with the freight cars.
We ended up with a little time to take some closeups of the steamy engine in the yard.
Then we boarded. I chose to go in the caboose this time.
We headed northeast from the yard, on the line towards McGill. Then we stopped at Steptoe Creek for some photos.
The embankment was a little steep.
Again, I love getting people in my photos!
It was a lot of fun trying out different camera settings.
On this day I brought my older camera body with a wide angle lens so that I wouldn't have to change lenses so often. That was helpful.
Where's the passenger car? They had detached it to make our photos look more realistic!
I found some nice Basin Wildrye, a tall grass that can grow to six feet tall. I'm working on a project to restore this native grass, so I thought it would be fun to include it in one of my train photos!
Then we moved further down the line to a nice curve.
I didn't get any photos there I really loved. But then we moved on and the sun came out again.
I never knew what might catch my eye during the photoshoot! Here it was symmetry and colors.
Brakeman Gordon came off the engine to be at the switching station.
It was fun trying to get photos from every possible angle.
Then I had an opportunity that would be the highlight of the weekend...stay tuned to read and see all about it!