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Image 1/2 in this series of the "lens of time and optics" - so on Sunday I found myself at Blenheim Rd near the Village of Canning just east of Princeton, I had not photographed anything here for about 15 years. After shooting this train and processing photos a few days later, I realized I had set aside a similar shot from 15 years ago to post here in the not too distant future, so I took effort to find the frame and crop that is closest to  my photo of NS 327  taken at the same spot. This reveals the cruel optics of time: No more NS, codeline is disintegrating, and the trees are getting taller and taller. The optical differences are, frankly, shooting using a D70 50mm f/1.8 fixed lens (cropped, 75mm equivalent) and now my D800 full frame, I shot this frame at 70mm and cropped it to be as close as possible. The rails are in exactly the same spot and the train is as close as I can get to the same as the NS shot. The building and codeline is damn close, but I chalk it to a slightly different vantage point and potential optical differences. The not so cruel optics of time? I Have a much higher quality camera now, and the smog is all but gone. Thank goodness for that!
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Caption: Image 1/2 in this series of the "lens of time and optics" - so on Sunday I found myself at Blenheim Rd near the Village of Canning just east of Princeton, I had not photographed anything here for about 15 years. After shooting this train and processing photos a few days later, I realized I had set aside a similar shot from 15 years ago to post here in the not too distant future, so I took effort to find the frame and crop that is closest to my photo of NS 327 taken at the same spot. This reveals the cruel optics of time: No more NS, codeline is disintegrating, and the trees are getting taller and taller. The optical differences are, frankly, shooting using a D70 50mm f/1.8 fixed lens (cropped, 75mm equivalent) and now my D800 full frame, I shot this frame at 70mm and cropped it to be as close as possible. The rails are in exactly the same spot and the train is as close as I can get to the same as the NS shot. The building and codeline is damn close, but I chalk it to a slightly different vantage point and potential optical differences. The not so cruel optics of time? I Have a much higher quality camera now, and the smog is all but gone. Thank goodness for that!

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [956] (more) (contact)
Date: 01/27/2019 (search)
Railway: Illinois Central (search)
Reporting Marks: IC 2463, GECX 9150 (search)
Train Symbol: CN M331-27 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Canning, Ontario (search)
City/Town: Canning (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Mitch your last edit had a serious problem, you had a greyscale rainbow in the sky. Fix please ;)

  2. LOL :) Corrected thanks

  3. Steve must have a time machine ;) I didnt know 12/27/2019 happened already lol

  4. This definitely turned out to be one of the better shots, nice!

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