The yards consist of train specimens that have rich history on the rails, many of which are in need of refurbishing. I was so attracted to these old engines and the old cars.
Steamtown brought all those memories back to me as I walked the yards and snapped away.
The setting wasn't without its problems. First, I disregarded all of the recommendations to shoot there early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Steamtown opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m., but my schedule on Sunday was a bit hectic and I didn't arrive until 11:00 a.m. and I had to leave before 1:00 p.m. It was sunny, so I was there at the peak of sunshine on metal cars. Great.
Also, some of the inside areas of Steamtown use very odd lighting. It is actually YELLOW. This is a great place to learn the operations of a new camera, which is exactly what I was hoping for. I shot in Live View. I spent quite a bit of time getting my first shots as correct as I could in the lighting, then later on things got faster. I actually learned alot this day.
I would highly recommend this trip if you are traveling through the Scranton area. You won't be disappointed if you are a photographer!