A Distant Signal

Rail Photography
by Judd Spittler

Photographic Tools & Equipment

The primary piece of photographic equipment in Judd's arsenal is a Canon D60 digital camera.  The camera has a maximum resolution of 3072 x  2048, and produces an image size of about 7.5MB, when set to store images in a lossless format and 2.5MB when set to the highest quality JPEG.  Lenses include the following:

28mm-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
75mm-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
35mm-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM
100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Other camera equipment includes a Nikon Coolpix 995 digital camera, with a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536.  Accessories include a 3X telephoto lens adapter and a wide-angle lens adapter.

Some useful “non-photographic” equipment used on photo expeditions include a 4WD SUV, radio scanner and a pair of “FRS” radios (for multi-person communication).

Paintshop Pro 7 is used for photo resizing and other image processing.  Judd has found PSP 7 to be a very powerful and affordable tool for working with images.  Microsoft FrontPage 2002 is used for creating and maintaining the website for “A Distant Signal”.

Additional Information

► About Judd Spittler

► Photographic Tools & Equipment

► Public Exhibits & Showings

► Links & References

► View First Set of Photographs

Backyard rail photography is possible, but requires some imagination.


All contents copyright 2001-2002 by Judd Spittler
e-mail: judd2@juddspittler.com