Union Pacific diesel electric locomotive

Union Pacific

Today’s toy train image takes us out of the steam era and into the modern diesel electric world with this image of a Union Pacific locomotive.  Since I shot this head on I felt that a square crop would work well for it and I heavily lit it from one side for a bit of drama.

As a note, I am working on putting together a small display that I can change up and do more than just the extreme close up macro shots and hopefully include a bit of an HO world around the trains.  I am also working on a few ideas of taking some shots outdoors with some forced perspective, hopefully with some real trains in the scenes.  Also, if you are a steam ear fan like I am, have no fears, there is still a lot more steam to come.

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  1. Jimi Jones January 30, 2013 at 5:08 am #

    Man, you know I’m digging this. Wonderful shot, Scott. The light has it looking like it’s coming from out of the night.
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    • ScottWood January 30, 2013 at 9:59 am #

      Thanks Jimi. One of the great things about this project is that I am learning a lot about macro lighting that I never knew before.

  2. Chris nitz January 30, 2013 at 5:24 am #

    I am so digging this shot! I find it amazing at just how much detail goes into these tiny trains.
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    • ScottWood January 30, 2013 at 10:00 am #

      Thanks Chris. I have some that are even more detailed that will eventually get into the project. Of course the opposite is also true, I have some really cheap stuff that is lacking the detail :-)

  3. Michael Criswell February 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Sweet image, cannot believe its a toy!
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