The Ghost Town Details

One thing there is a lot of in Montana are ghost towns and they are a photographers paradise. It’s a great place to let your imagination run wild as you are transported to another world. While there are many ways to photograph ghost towns and the attributes that make them special, one way that I prefer is going for the details. Trying to encompass everything often doesn’t translate the same feeling as a closeup image of an old piano, old glass, or even the texture on the side of the buildings. In this case these are train cars and it’s the color and texture of the wood that drew me to them.


You might be wondering if I used a macro lens and the answer is no. Something as simple as a 24-70 f/2.8 or 70-200 VRII do great jobs. Now having said that I am tempted to go back with the D5 and 70-180 macro just to see what would happen. The key with the detail shots is to have somewhere for the eye to rest on.

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