Set it thrice. Aim it twice. Fire it once.

Locomotivity

The first picture to capture my attention in the Railways shoot I did with a couple of good photographer friends. It was interesting in two fold: meeting pro photographers for the first time and shooting a similar theme. The sunset was lovely, it was windy..but we all knew the real action would be served come nightfall when the place got lit up.

This particular pic..oh my, it’s hilarious to me because I know some people after this will ask me when Kenya installed electric trains but hey..it’s just the shutter :). Hope ya’ll love it.

The 2nd of my fave pics. The oncoming train provided the perfect silhouette effect for the cabin on the left and the silver tracks in front. Makes me wonder why Kenya Railways doesn’t let trains commute at night?! The place is beautiful!

The only way I could sell this pic was just to create an eerie feel to it. Kinda like just walking thru’ a horror set. If this doesn’t give you goose bumps..you need to lay off those horrors your hooked to! They are numbing you!!

 

Much credit to Mutua Matheka for bringing to fruition the idea and execution for this shoot. God bless ya son.

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16 responses

  1. That 1st shot, awesome.

    October 15, 2010 at 21:52

    • cool beans man! you brought the psyche mate!

      October 15, 2010 at 22:04

  2. Jean

    First time here and totally loved the pics!last ones my favorite…looks like the remains from Hiroshima or some place that was once alive and is no more,like an ematiated dog or really high druggie would walk out at an moment…it tells too many stories!The first pic…who wudda thot KR could look like that!The second i think is very romantic…like tis from one of those TCM movies and someones comin back home from the war,hehe.We want more,haki yetu!Thanks for sharin 🙂

    October 15, 2010 at 22:11

    • Thx Jean! Still a worl in progress but no worries..I’ll be serving them hot. Kepp checkin’ in n keep the love flowin’!

      October 15, 2010 at 22:46

  3. Dude, you did an awesome job. Kudos to you for posting the pics asap. I wish i was there shooting with ya’ll.

    October 16, 2010 at 08:55

  4. I see they came out nice, kudos for taking the first dip. Mine coming on monday!.

    October 16, 2010 at 11:58

  5. stevekitots

    hehehe the last pic looks like a scene out of a ghost movie of some kind

    October 16, 2010 at 20:07

  6. @ Rags…Thx man! Yeah, U should have come thru’ but no worries…there’s always a next time n more locations.

    @ Kitots & Murimi..Cheers guys..I told myself to post them n get them out of the way. can’t wait to see what ya’ll got. (No pressure tho’ hehehehehe!)

    October 17, 2010 at 08:42

  7. That lowkey 2nd photo is deadly sana. Welcome to the railway ensemble 🙂

    October 18, 2010 at 09:45

    • Cool beans man! still have to learn HDR. Given the lighting in the area..shooting Low key was perfect, tho I was really hoping I could get some silhouettes. I’m sure your stuff will be sick!

      October 18, 2010 at 13:35

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  9. Chao Mwasho

    wow wow wow!!!!!

    October 20, 2010 at 12:50

    • mucho gracias. more to come..:)

      October 21, 2010 at 09:02

  10. ItsJojo

    Ata sijui niseme……they’re all my favorite, reminds me of Unstoppable…

    November 26, 2010 at 16:50

  11. ItsJojo

    Locococomocotivity….haha!

    November 26, 2010 at 16:50

  12. sharon

    dude, your best work yet.

    March 7, 2011 at 14:39

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