Camera: NIKON D2Hs
Shutter: 1/500 s
Exposure Setting: Manual
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 25 mm
White Balance: Manual
Shooter's Comments: I shot "Engine no. 765 Day" in New Haven today. Unfortunately, the steam engine was not ready to show off its massive steam. However, I enjoyed talking with a few people about the memories they had with the engine or just steam engines in general.
The light was really nice today. I got a nice moment of two men talking in front of the engine and a grandpa with his grandson. This engine also brings memories back for me.
When I was little, about 8, I remember going train chasing with my Dad, sister and brother. This particular steam engine would go through Fort Wayne. Last year, I took my son (who loves trains) to this event and when the steam and whistle blew out it was louder then I remembered. Needless to say, my son screamed for his life and wasn't so sure if he liked trains anymore after that. It was hilarious!
- Laura J. Gardner, Photojournalist