Collin J Örthner – Photographer

October 23, 2008

CP Rail – Red Deer Sub

Filed under: Hand of Man, Industrial, Movement — collin orthner @ 3:57 am



I waited a good half hour to catch this train which travels right beside the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (Hi-way 2) as it travels to the west of Red Deer. I had a one in two chance of getting it coming towards me and wouldn’t you know he came from the north instead!! The light was really nice just before the train showed up at sunset (second image), but unfortunately the sun had dipped just below the horizon as the train passed by during this long exposure, which blurred the train as it went by. [Canon 5D, 80-400mm OS Sigma]

October 2, 2008

Medicine River

Filed under: Autumn, Nature, Panoramic, Trees, Water — collin orthner @ 5:02 am

I made this image a couple of evenings ago looking north along the Medicine River in Red Deer County. It is composed of three separate images stitched together for an incredibly wide-angle view.
[Canon 5D, 24-105mmL]

October 1, 2008

Dim your Headlights

Filed under: Hand of Man, Night, Travel — collin orthner @ 5:26 am


I’ve already dimmed mine, but how often does it happen that the oncoming vehicle has to blast you with their high beams just as they top the rise before they decide it’s time to dim them. It’s usually rather obvious that there is an oncoming vehicle especially if it’s foggy or dusty. Just my little rant – sorry.
[Canon 5D, Tamron 300mm f2.8+2x]

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