I had to make some nice photos of the LRT for a big story on two new terminals. Here are my two favorite images.
The McKernan Belgravia LRT Station south of the University of Alberta in Edmonton on April 20, 2010. Photo by Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal
To make this image I shot at a slow shutter speed ( 1/30sec, F22, ISO50) and zoomed my 24-105mm lens while the shutter was open to give the zooming effect.
The South Campus LRT station south of the University of Alberta in Edmonton on April 21, 2010. Photo by Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal
To make this image I placed my camera (safely) near the tracks, down low with a 16mm fisheye lens on a 5D Mark-II. I set the shutter speed at 1/125th so that there is a little motion blur. I triggered the camera remotely with a Pocketwizard so that I could stand 10 feet away and be safe. I was sure that the conductor of the train could see me with my big cameras and see that I was a photographer.
If I saw someone place a black box with wires coming out of it next to a train track and then stand back with a wireless trigger in his hand I would be concerned!