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I was out at night to photograph a ugly Santa Claus that someone had put ontop a trailer. This was last Christmas, and I had seen it a few days earlier. I showed up with my Diana camera, but now something was different...Snow! A few days earlier everything was just grey, and the Santa looked so misplaced, but now it looked like a Christmas-card with all the white snow...I felt so dissapointed...This was just too nice for me. Then I remembered that I had heard about this train that had crashed into something just twenty minutes from where I live...All I had with me was the Diana, a Yashica Lynx 14e and loads of film...It was late and I really wanted to go inside and watch TV, and fall asleep in my fav chair, but I thought about the fact that if I wait too long and plan to do everything tomorrow....Then....Nothing. So I went, and talked myself through police and security, and went straight to the train and photographed all I wanted. It was a thrill!
I knew noone was hurt, so I didn`t feel like I had to be very careful.
I got home late at night, and started to develop film at once...And felt so happy!

Yashica Lynx 14e
Agfa Apx 400

The light glare coming from the street light (or is that from the truck?) adds a lot of depth to this photo. It's nicely composed.
Thanks! I like to think that it acts like a frame for the subject...
This photo has a very lonely feeling for me.
Tell me how you talked your way into that area. I want to learn that.

I know what you are saying about staying in the house. The last few night I have felt like going out with the camera, but haven't yet.
You did a very good job with the low nocturnal light. I am always wary of taking night shots if I don't have a tripod, but you really did it well.

Thanks to all of you! The Yashica has a fast 1.4 lens, and by using 400 asa film, or even faster, it is possible to photograph on 1/30 sec. in quite dim light...Then you don`t need a tripod, and can move close without being noticed :)
This time I talked my way in, just by knowing the streets in that neighbourhood. I told the cops I needed to go to an address only two streets from here,( I knew this was a one-way street), and he let me in. I saw that he watched me, so I drove where I had told him I would go, and slowed down next to some firefighters. I rolled down the window, and waved to them, and said "Hello - Freezing cold tonight!" They waved back, and the cop got back to his car.
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