Thank you very much for taking the time to put this series together. \Excellent! Greatly appreciated! Grant
You're very welcome. I was happy with the result, and the viewing of all my raw footage was great for bringing back memories from the trip, and various small scenery details that I had missed.
Because we were in our seats for the entire journey (unlike a ship where there is lots of moving around to explore the ship), I was able to set up my little camera on a gorilla-pod on the window-sill at my seat. This made it super easy to switch it on and leave it running for 20 minutes shooting HD video. I had two batteries and a charger-pack, and I knew the times/areas when I could recharge and not miss any important scenery or bridges.
My bigger camera was hand-held for single shots (1/1000 was my usual shutter speed), and I shot some highlight items for video, such as trying to show the lighting change when we entered or exited a tunnel (tunnel entrances/exits were my special quest).
More importantly, I managed to do this while staying in the moment and enjoying the on-board train experience, not annoying my spouse, and not getting in other peoples' way.
It was a lot of fun. I think the video results show the route landmarks well, and also shows that SilverLeaf viewing is just fine (that won't win me any Rocky Mountaineer marketing praise, because they want to sell GoldLeaf, LOL).
Post by Low Light Mike on Nov 9, 2018 19:10:28 GMT -8
I am still having lots of fun editing various videos from my September train trip on Rocky Mountaineer.
So far, I've done: - a series of 8 videos that follow the progression of the route, in fairly good detail - a 1-video, total trip highlight video, for those who just want a fast-paced view.
Now, I've got the first of the "very very detailed" videos. These will be based on a shorter segment of the train journey, but in more detail (ie. a more complete cut of the video, instead of short-segment clips).
Here's the view from around Basque (a bit south of it) to Ashcroft.
Because they lack any locomotives with Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment installed, a requirement for operating in the United States, Rocky Mountaineer has had to lease an Amtrak locomotive to lead its once-weekly Seattle train for the 2019 season. Here, leased Amtrak 503 leads the southbound train at Lake City, on the CN New Westminster Subdivision. May 25, 2019.
Amtrak 503 developed some issues and was replaced by 506 to lead RMR trains to Seattle. It's seen coming through the junction with the BCR Port Subdivision at Colebrook on it's way north in the evening. June 29, 2019