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Shooting your hard to get D&S shots

May 06, 2018 12:13PM
Below there is a thread with a spin-off discussion regarding the High Bridge. This thread is to relate to the idea of getting remote shots

If I REALLY wanted a shot so badly that was remote, here is what I would do. Take the first train out of Durango in the morning. Maybe leave my car at Rockwood. Ride the train to somewhere near where I want to shoot. Say Needleton Tank. You would probably have time to get off, and walk ahead of the tank in time to get them departing(Should be really nice on a sunny day. So thats shot 1(Not counting the train arriving at Rockwood).

Shot 2, you go to the spot within a half mile or mile from where you get off, and wait for train 2(This would be during the 3-train summer season of course), get your train #2 someplace.

Shot 3, Move to a slightly different spot and get train number 3, the last one going to Silverton.

Then have your lunch, and decide what to do for the southbound shots. You can move again and wait at your spot for Train #1 heading home.

Thats shot #4.

Shot #5, whatever you want to shoot of the second train heading down toward Durango in the canyon.

Next you must get on the last train of the day, so be sure to be close enough to the track to be able to flag it, or near one of its regular stops. Get off at Rockwood where your car is
and chase to Durango if you are headed that way.


Now here is an option. Say you want to get the Southbounds at some special shot, so instead of #4, you flag the train (First Train) and get off further down the line. Perhaps at the High Bridge or elsewhere in the canyon. We'll call this Alternate shot 4.

Alternate Shot 5 is the High Bridge or other spot you selected for the second train returning to Durango.

Alternate Shot 6 is the 3rd train arriving at your location to pick you up after flagging it. Good for stills but a stopping shot for video is we'll....kinda boring.

The point is you can get shots in the remote areas that you want but have to be a little creative and ride the train in and out. This way you can shoot just about whatever shot you want and have nobody to tell you to move or get out of the way. Its your shot. You could get off train one, and hike to some neat spot on the mountain looking down on the river, the railroad and the mountains. You would have about 45-60 minutes between trains(Depending on schedules). Just be prepared with a backpack of supplies and such. Its fun to explore!

Greg Scholl
[www.gregschollvideo.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/06/2018 12:17PM by Greg Scholl.
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Shooting your hard to get D&S shots

Greg Scholl May 06, 2018 12:13PM

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