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Stupid Lucky
25-MAR-2010

Stupid Lucky

This spot is the bane of my existence. Every time the train comes in the wrong direction for the set shot. Today is no exception, so I try for the engines leading away through the S-curve. No such luck, the stacked containers block all view of the engines. Sigh, maybe thereíll be a pusher I think.
Low and behold there is! Thatís the lucky part
Trains gone and I lower my camera and it occurs to me Iím still holding a particular button Ė the focus lock button, which I locked while trying to get the engines but couldnít because of the high containers.
So my pusher is OOF! Thatís the stupid part.
Some days your good to be lucky and others, lucky to be stupid.. no wait.. ahh, I give up.

Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
1/1600s f/3.2 at 145.0mm iso250 full exif

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John Cooper14-Jan-2011 14:30
Thats not stupid, trust me.
This is stupidhttp://www.pbase.com/john_cooper/image/52420005
bill friedlander28-Mar-2010 16:23
Lol! I can't count the number of times I screwed up. But you got a good shot out of it. V
Stan Wojick27-Mar-2010 02:55
I admire your dedication and persistence V
vatorman27-Mar-2010 01:57
We'll just blame it on the high speed of the train…oh well.
Matt Tolton26-Mar-2010 03:19
Nice screw up ! V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad26-Mar-2010 01:43
Yep. Bin dare, dun dat. ;o)
Steve Nelson25-Mar-2010 23:04
Nicely goofed! I like!
Hank Vander Velde25-Mar-2010 22:49
We've all been there Brad. Nice shot anyway.
Mike Stobbs25-Mar-2010 22:39
Nailed it .............braVo...Mike
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