8th Annual CERM Night Photo Shoot


Over the past seven years, the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum in Willimantic has hosted a number of photographers from around the northeastern region for a night shoot.  This year was no different – both in the fact that the night shoot happened, but also that the event was very well attended, and sold out again.  This year there was also a couple different photo opportunities made available to the attending photographers.  Even one where they got to get in on the photos themselves.

You’d think after eight times, the ideas would dry up, and things would begin to look the same year after year.  But thanks to my fellow volunteers at the museum, things are constantly changing.  This year we were able to feature the newly reconstructed – and unique to Willimantic – Gallows Signal, as well as a shot at the Groton Freight House where some of the photographers climbed up on the flat car and were part of the scene!  Also, the last different thing was be broke out the museum’s weed sprayer, connected it to the pump car and had Rolf pose with it, making like he was doing a little nighttime weed maintenance (the very dangerous compound dihydrogen monoxide was used – you know, H2O).  We also did a shot at the west crossing with the 44 tonner, the usual lineup at the roundhouse, and our usual finale – throwing some sparks with #10.

As has been the past number of times, lighting for this was graciously provided by Steve Barry of Railfan & Railroad Magazine – a big thanks to him.  And of course a huge thanks to the photographers that came down for the event.  This year Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey were represented.

Here’s my look at the evening’s events.

The Central Vermont and New Haven meet at the Gallows Signal - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
The Central Vermont and New Haven meet at the Gallows Signal - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 20:05:54
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 7.000 s (7/1)
Focal Length (mm)24.00 (24/1)
ISO400
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The Central Vermont and New Haven meet at the Gallows Signal - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

The Central Vermont and New Haven meet at the Gallows Signal - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
The Central Vermont and New Haven meet at the Gallows Signal - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 20:09:17
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 9.000 s (9/1)
Focal Length (mm)23.00 (23/1)
ISO400
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The Central Vermont and New Haven meet at the Gallows Signal - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Some of the photographers become the props (including me) - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Some of the photographers become the props (including me) - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 20:36:38
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 4.000 s (4/1)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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Some of the photographers become the props (including me) - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

The view from the flatcar - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
The view from the flatcar - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 20:49:14
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 7.000 s (7/1)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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The view from the flatcar - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Rich and Rolf at the 25 tonner - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Rich and Rolf at the 25 tonner - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 20:57:36
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 5.000 s (5/1)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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Rich and Rolf at the 25 tonner - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Rich and Rolf at the 25 tonner - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Rich and Rolf at the 25 tonner - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 21:00:05
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 9.000 s (9/1)
Focal Length (mm)23.00 (23/1)
ISO400
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Rich and Rolf at the 25 tonner - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Rich and Rolf at the 25 tonner - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Rich and Rolf at the 25 tonner - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 21:03:44
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 9.000 s (9/1)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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Rich and Rolf at the 25 tonner - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

The 44 tonner at the west crossing - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
The 44 tonner at the west crossing - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 21:33:09
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 5.000 s (5/1)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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The 44 tonner at the west crossing - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

The 44 tonner at the west crossing - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
The 44 tonner at the west crossing - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 21:37:21
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 4.000 s (4/1)
Focal Length (mm)35.00 (35/1)
ISO400
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The 44 tonner at the west crossing - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

The 44 tonner at the west crossing - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
The 44 tonner at the west crossing - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 21:40:35
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 4.000 s (4/1)
Focal Length (mm)70.00 (70/1)
ISO400
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The 44 tonner at the west crossing - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Rolf working the weed sprayer - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Rolf working the weed sprayer - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 22:04:45
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 3.000 s (3/1)
Focal Length (mm)50.00 (50/1)
ISO400
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Rolf working the weed sprayer - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Rolf working the weed sprayer - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Rolf working the weed sprayer - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 22:06:55
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 6.000 s (6/1)
Focal Length (mm)40.00 (40/1)
ISO400
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Rolf working the weed sprayer - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Rolf working the weed sprayer with some of the participants in the background - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Rolf working the weed sprayer with some of the participants in the background - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 22:09:30
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 7.000 s (7/1)
Focal Length (mm)50.00 (50/1)
ISO400
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Rolf working the weed sprayer with some of the participants in the background - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Closeup of the weed sprayer in action - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Closeup of the weed sprayer in action - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 22:13:13
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 7.000 s (7/1)
Focal Length (mm)168.00 (168/1)
ISO400
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Closeup of the weed sprayer in action - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Rolf working the weed sprayer - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Rolf working the weed sprayer - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 22:15:50
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time 4.000 s (4/1)
Focal Length (mm)77.00 (77/1)
ISO400
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Rolf working the weed sprayer - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Lineup at the Columbia Junction roundhouse - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Lineup at the Columbia Junction roundhouse - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 22:32:07
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 4.000 s (4/1)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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Lineup at the Columbia Junction roundhouse - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Lineup at the Columbia Junction roundhouse - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Lineup at the Columbia Junction roundhouse - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 22:38:30
Aperturef/7.1
Exposure Time25.000 s (25/1)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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Lineup at the Columbia Junction roundhouse - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 22:43:53
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 1.000 s (1/1)
Focal Length (mm)107.00 (107/1)
ISO200
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Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 22:47:14
Aperturef/11.0
Exposure Time 1.000 s (1/1)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
ISO200
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Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 22:51:00
Aperturef/11.0
Exposure Time 1.000 s (1/1)
Focal Length (mm)107.00 (107/1)
ISO200
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Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 22:53:47
Aperturef/11.0
Exposure Time 1.000 s (1/1)
Focal Length (mm)114.00 (114/1)
ISO200
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Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 22:54:07
Aperturef/11.0
Exposure Time 1.000 s (1/1)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
ISO200
View in the gallery
Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot

Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2011:10:01 22:54:09
Aperturef/11.0
Exposure Time 1.000 s (1/1)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
ISO200
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Bob making some sparks on the pilot of #10 - CERM 8th annual Night Photo Shoot


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Thanks for looking!
Tom

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