Most of the time that I shoot something on the shelf layout, it’s done either using my ten year old Canon A520 or an iPad. The other night, however, I wanted to see what happened if I shot the layout the way I would the real thing using my railfan rig and DSLR.

This photo is the result of backing up away from the layout, zooming in a bit, and shooting a nice long exposure.

I’m not thrilled with the result, but may try it again.

One of the biggest problems was that, by getting so far away, I got more of the layout fascia in the photo, which I quickly (and not too carefully) cloned out in the photo here.