In most cases, rail-photography is following some basic rules - like having the sun in the back for perfect lighting of the train. An elevated position is preferred, from which the train can be photographed in roughly a 45-degree-angle, displaying both the front and the side of the train well. Obeying all the rules will lead to a proper photo of the train in most cases - though quite often to a rather boring one, too.
To get more exiting photos, it can be a good idea to carefully break the rules - choosing unusual angles, special lighting or focal lenghts beyond that old standard lens. A selection of 'somehow different' trainpics can be found in this gallery - with more to follow. Because there's an infinite number of ways to take exiting railway-photos, you know ... ?
last update: 11th June 2004