Category: Photography and Lighting

Sweetener Products

  Now that the LAJ layout is essentially done, I’m circling back and re-shooting some of the photos.  The Sweetener Products “back alley” is shown above.  A larger format version can be seen/downloaded on my Flickr page.  Realistically, a facility like this would probably have a slightly more modern look.  I wanted to leave the…


“Sounds of the J” Movie Short

Sound of the J   It took a good month of fairly hard work, but I’ve completed my first all out effort in the area of model railroad video.  “The Sound of the J” can be seen on YouTube HERE.  Seeing how much work it took to put together a seven minute “short” sure gives…


Compelling Video -8/11/17

I’ve spent most of my model railroad free time working on another video and slowly (very slowly!)  I’m getting up to speed on the differences between motion and still photography.  For the latest video I wanted to have scanner chatter in the background.  Tracking it down has been a challenge but I’ve made some progress….


YouTube Scanner Chatter

I’m in the process of putting together my next video and I’d like the background audio to have a heavy emphasis on scanner chatter.  If any of YouTubers out there have some clips with scanner chatter that you’d be willing to let me use I’d be eternally grateful!  Although I’ll settle for any chatter, I’d…


Crystal Promotions

Watching videos of the LAJ on YouTube I’ve noticed that one of the favorite shooting locations for rail fans is the South Soto Street crossing.  Here they catch trains leaving the team track and heading back to the yard.  Looming in the background of many of the shots is the Crystal Promotions structure.  It shows…