I recently purchased a new camera, and spent a few hours getting familiar with it in a familiar setting: the Martin State MARC station.
With a new camera in hand (well, new to me, anyway), I decided that the best place to get used to it would be a familiar location with regular train traffic. Martin State fit that bill perfectly, with at least 4 Amtrak trains every hour, and is a place I’ve spent quite a bit of time at.
The regularity of traffic meant that I would actually have something to shoot, and because I’ve done a lot of shooting here before, I had a good sense of what results I would get from my former camera.
My goal was to get a sense, of how the new body performed with my existing lenses (an 18-55mm and a 55-250mm) as a baseline.
I shot a couple of photos that were useful for getting used to the new body, but also came away with two photos that I was decently happy with to commemorate the event.
The first was the new face of the NEC.
And an even more fitting photo of a venerable part of the NEC scene for years, and a recent addition to the Amtrak roster.