Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts • Date: 3/6/10 • Standard Print (w & h): Image: 42.0" x 13.3"; Paper: 46” x 17"
This image of a road embankment taken while passing through Haverhill on the Amtrack Downeaster is composed of 15 individual shots. The 7 shots of the embankment were taken at 70mm and a shutter speed of 1/30 of a second with the shutter set in the rapid fire continuous mode with the camera on a tripod. The 4 shots of the train seats and windows were taken at 70mm with a shutter speed of 1/4 of a second with the camera on a tripod across the aisle from the windows. There were 4 more shots which I took in the rapid fire mode which provided the grain in the final image. All these shots were all taken on my second trip to Boston on the Downeaster. One of the conductors remembered me from my first time on the train, and we got into a long discussion about what I was doing as well as the technique I was using. Window Seats was included in the 2011 Biennial at the Portland Museum of Art. The Museum also purchased the image for its collection.