Maine Central, Lamoille Valley

Maine Central, Lamoille Valley
Click image to link to my web site,

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Interesting effect

I recently purchased a Nikon DSLR and have started to try out its different features. One is interesting, called a "Miniaturization" effect. I think it is trying to do the one thing we try to avoid in model railroad photography - reduce depth of field.

While taking some pictures of a Conrail Shared Assets local from Camden out to Mt. Holly, I tried out the effect. The train had recently finished all switching work and the crew just grabbed some food across the street in Mt. Laurel, near Larchmont Blvd. First is a regulr shot I took, and then the "miniature" version:

Kind of makes it look model railroad-y. Not sure if I'll use this a lot, but something neat to try after taking some "regular" shots.


Preston said...

Neat gimmick for sure, I'll have to check my Nikon to see if it has that setting. It's amazing how model railroad-ish it made that picture!

Greg Amer said...

Now we can make our trains look like models :)