Shooting Challenge: Rail

Welcome to The Gizmodo Shooting Challenge, where Giz readers get to pit their photographic skills against each other for the admiration of their editors on a dedicated theme each week. This week’s challenge: Rail. There's no doubting that Australia has a love affair with the car, but many of us rely on the rails for transport, whether it's ourselves or our goods.

Photography of railways has plenty of creative scope, whether it's high-speed trains rushing by, commuters waiting to board or railway stations with rusting tracks. On no account should you tie any nearby damsels to railway tracks just for a photo, though. At least, not on rail tracks that are in actual use, anyway.

Image: Flickr user moriza Creative Commons some rights reserved.

So that's a pretty open-ended brief guys, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

1. The work must be your own. 2. Photos need to be taken the week of the contest. No portfolio shots please. 3. Explain (briefly) the photography equipment, settings, technique and story behind shot. 4. Email submissions to [email protected] 6. Include image in email (at least 800px wide) 7. One submission per person. 8. Use the proper SUBJECT line in your email (more info on that below)

Send your best photo by Tuesday, November 1st at 10am AEDT to [email protected] with “RAIL” in the subject line. Save your files as JPGs, and use a FirstnameLastnameRAIL.jpg naming convention. Include your shooting summary (camera, lens, ISO, etc) in the body of the email along with a story of the shot in a few sentences.

And don’t skip this story part because it’s often the most enjoyable part for us all beyond the great photos!

Need Inspiration? Check out the previous Gizmodo Shooting Challenges.