May's Lunch & Learn presenter, William Gill B.S. '03, M.S. '11, has hung eight stunning photographs that he's taken of trains at night. They're on our second floor "gallery wall" and will be on display for the summer.
A lot of his scenes were taken along the Delaware and Hudson Railway, which is the railroad that Will's great grandfather worked on. It was also the first freight railroad that Will was able to get an up close view of trains as they rolled on by.
Will uses strobe photography to capture his photos of trains at night. It usually takes him an hour or more to position the lights. He takes great care in setting them up because he gets only one chance to take the perfect picture of a traveling train.
Two of the images displayed were taken in Benson Landing and West Rutland, VT. The others were captured in Troy, Cohoes, Fort Edward, Hadley, and Thurman, NY. The 16" X 20" framed and matted photos can be purchased for $160 each.
To view some photos Will's taken of trains in the dark, see ihearttrains.us or check out his postings at https://www.facebook.com/TrainsAtNight.
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