Sydney Trains Vlogs

 
  D4004 Junior Train Controller

Location: Sydney NSW
Hello everyone,
My name is Phil, im a Train Enthusiast and I run a YouTube Channel called Sydney Trains Vlogs.
This channel is full of 900+ Videos of Sydney and NSW Trains.
In mid September (this month) ill be expanding my channel to Queensland (Queensland Rail).

I also do Vlogs.
What I do in these Vlogs is film trains at many different locations across Sydney and NSW. I have made over 500 Vlogs.

Ill put the link for Vlog 500 below:


http://youtu.be/n5eTSL6AD8w

Cheers,
Phil V

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  jdennis Junior Train Controller

Hi Phil,

Have been watching your vlogs for some time now. Keep up the great work - this kind of footage will be great to have in future so we can all look back on what the system was like. Especially in relation to S sets and the Newcastle line.

Look forward to seeing your QLD vlogs soon.
  D4004 Junior Train Controller

Location: Sydney NSW
Thank you mate Smile

I am leaving for Queensland in the morning Smile
  Adamstown99 Beginner

Hello everyone,
My name is Phil, im a Train Enthusiast and I run a YouTube Channel called Sydney Trains Vlogs.
This channel is full of 900+ Videos of Sydney and NSW Trains.
In mid September (this month) ill be expanding my channel to Queensland (Queensland Rail).

I also do Vlogs.
What I do in these Vlogs is film trains at many different locations across Sydney and NSW. I have made over 500 Vlogs.

Ill put the link for Vlog 500 below:


http://youtu.be/n5eTSL6AD8w

Cheers,
Phil V
"D4004"
  D4004 Junior Train Controller

Location: Sydney NSW
I have just uploaded a new and highly improved channel trailer.

Sydney Trains Vlogs: The New Channel Trailer


http://youtu.be/9OAtdt4mPLo
  Kamz Assistant Commissioner

Excellent vlogs Phil. If I can make a request here, please do Cringila
  Chidda Bang Locomotive Driver

Location: Banned
When are ya going to make a movie or a tv episode
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
When are ya going to make a movie or a tv episode
Chidda Bang
There's a "Wondabyne, the Movie"
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
There's a "Wondabyne, the Movie"
s3_gunzel
You're joking.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
You're joking.
Watson374
I'm actually not.

For the record, I don't watch these. I just... err... noticed.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7N_rKDolxk
  jdennis Junior Train Controller

You're joking.
Watson374
If you don't like it... don't watch it.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
If you don't like it... don't watch it.
jdennis
I am appalled by you, sir. Watson374 is one of the most knowledgable guys I know. If I have questions about stuff, I go to him first. He's entitled to his questioning of what I have said as it's ALWAYS meant in jest. If you can't comprehend that, particularly considering it is a response to myself, then don't reply.

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That aside. I have said to D4004 many times that he needs to take on a new format. It's Vlog 800 now, and starting to get tired. Especially with the clones, like Transport for NSW Vlogs and the rest.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
If you don't like it... don't watch it.
jdennis
I am appalled by you, sir. Watson374 is one of the most knowledgable guys I know. If I have questions about stuff, I go to him first. He's entitled to his questioning of what I have said as it's ALWAYS meant in jest. If you can't comprehend that, particularly considering it is a response to myself, then don't reply.
s3_gunzel
Rest assured I don't watch them; I was merely expressing my disbelief that there was a movie about Wondabyne.

But s3_gunzel flatters me; I don't know everything.

That aside. I have said to D4004 many times that he needs to take on a new format. It's Vlog 800 now, and starting to get tired. Especially with the clones, like Transport for NSW Vlogs and the rest.
s3_gunzel
One thing that is nice about still photography is that there are no formats; there is just one picture, frozen in time. The format is the same; the difference lies in how the photograph is composed and shot.
  jdennis Junior Train Controller

I am appalled by you, sir. Watson374 is one of the most knowledgable guys I know. If I have questions about stuff, I go to him first. He's entitled to his questioning of what I have said as it's ALWAYS meant in jest. If you can't comprehend that, particularly considering it is a response to myself, then don't reply.

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That aside. I have said to D4004 many times that he needs to take on a new format. It's Vlog 800 now, and starting to get tired. Especially with the clones, like Transport for NSW Vlogs and the rest.
s3_gunzel
Ok... calm down - I was only expressing the opinion that if something doesn't appeal to you, no one's forcing you to watch it.

While I'm here, I tend to agree with you on the latter part of your post. 800 videos of trains arriving and departing has probably surpassed the definition of 'enough'.
  normw Junior Train Controller

The Vlog of the 'Staff Open Day' at Leppington/Rossmore was an excellent 'preview' of the soon-to-be-open line and a 'once off' event. OK, I admit I am not greatly familiar with the other 799. I've taken a number of 'stills' at Glenfield station and it is near to impossible to get 'variety' and still be on the platform.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
800 videos of trains arriving and departing has probably surpassed the definition of 'enough'.
jdennis
I still don't get how this became a thing. I mean, I'm an active bus (and plane) enthusiast who takes lots of photos, and for us there's a sort of 'art' within it all. We actively try to compose and shoot the best photos we can, so we have ideal parameters that we try to work with.

I'll give some examples.


This one was shot on a weekday afternoon in Alexandria at Maddox/Euston. The wide-angle view captures the leafy suburbia with an industrial touch on the right with the brickwork; the bus was kept right down the middle of the left-third line to keep everything nicely proportioned. The effect is one of a leisurely afternoon pickup.


This was shot at Railway Square in the weekday evening peak. Using a high-contrast black-and-white effect with a vignette applied, I've taken a rainy day and portrayed the otherwise mundane buses in a dramatic way that emphasises the tense feeling of an evening peak in the midst of a rainstorm.

But I don't see the artistic value of eight hundred videos of trains arriving and departing. Could someone please explain this to me?
  jdennis Junior Train Controller

I still don't get how this became a thing. I mean, I'm an active bus (and plane) enthusiast who takes lots of photos, and for us there's a sort of 'art' within it all. We actively try to compose and shoot the best photos we can, so we have ideal parameters that we try to work with.

I'll give some examples.


This one was shot on a weekday afternoon in Alexandria at Maddox/Euston. The wide-angle view captures the leafy suburbia with an industrial touch on the right with the brickwork; the bus was kept right down the middle of the left-third line to keep everything nicely proportioned. The effect is one of a leisurely afternoon pickup.


This was shot at Railway Square in the weekday evening peak. Using a high-contrast black-and-white effect with a vignette applied, I've taken a rainy day and portrayed the otherwise mundane buses in a dramatic way that emphasises the tense feeling of an evening peak in the midst of a rainstorm.

But I don't see the artistic value of eight hundred videos of trains arriving and departing. Could someone please explain this to me?
Watson374
Nice photos - I can see the effort that goes into creating a shot like that. It is not just a matter of "oh look a bus!" *points camera at it and takes photo*.

If I knew what the attraction of these videos was I would have watched them all, but I certainly haven't.
  Chidda Bang Locomotive Driver

Location: Banned
This ones so funny they thought its only got 1 car but its got 8 cars  good one thanks



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hngZEIDKuFo
  Chidda Bang Locomotive Driver

Location: Banned
This ones funny thats not a sydney trains its a nsw trainlink



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUtiFMrrg3s
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Nice photos - I can see the effort that goes into creating a shot like that. It is not just a matter of "oh look a bus!" *points camera at it and takes photo*.
jdennis
Thank you! That said, there is also a school of bus photography that consists of zooming in on the bus and they produce thousands of photos of buses that all look about the same.

Needless to say, they ridicule us for our miniscule buses in silly artsy photos and we ridicule them for their context-less photos that are so zoomed in you can see the accreditation number.

But I appreciate that you enjoyed my photos, jdennis, I really do..

If I knew what the attraction of these videos was I would have watched them all, but I certainly haven't.
jdennis
So we wait for the enlightenment.
  kg3000 Locomotive Driver

I think we need to put top gear style filters with some CGI to really get some cut-through with these videos.
  normw Junior Train Controller

AS already mentioned above, a train is the same wether it's at Central or sitting in the middle of Parramatta Road. The photograph (still or moving) has to establish context and a timeframe. One thing photos rarely look at are stations and environs; the vast majority of rail photohraphy I've ever seen show trains (a constant) against a little of the surroundings. Perhaps a more detailed look at the surroundings to establish context and then have the train enter the scene?
  AvonLink Train Controller

Location: Kingsgrove NSW
I think we need to put top gear style filters with some CGI to really get some cut-through with these videos.
kg3000
Insert Top Gear Theme music and you have an award winning audience on the interweb..
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
AS already mentioned above, a train is the same wether it's at Central or sitting in the middle of Parramatta Road. The photograph (still or moving) has to establish context and a timeframe. One thing photos rarely look at are stations and environs; the vast majority of rail photohraphy I've ever seen show trains (a constant) against a little of the surroundings. Perhaps a more detailed look at the surroundings to establish context and then have the train enter the scene?
normw

All aboard.

This is a shot taken at Bondi Junction; everyone is on board and the train is already whisking them away.

I suppose you could argue that it demonstrates the fast-paced nature of city life; one moment we're here, the next moment we're not. Also, apparently now Gladys likes standing space on platforms, so there's that angle too.

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