Dec. 7 Weekly Photo Fun

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by doctorwayne, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Erie Northshore Mikado 634, on a coal drag with sister 632, is in the hole as the morning mixed behind Grand Valley Mogul 34 rolls into Lowbanks.
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    Wayne
  2. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    Great pics DoctorWayne:thumb: Excellent start to this weeks thread.

    Coal Drag Extra 8594 East.
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  3. Relic

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    Dial up puts me in an evil mood...Chessie,do something with that telegraph pole.Otherwise a beautiful shot like the bridge.
    Sorry Wayne,his pic's came up first,meby I'll be more patient tomorrow.
  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Wayne, OUTSTANDING PICS!!!:worship: , GREAT way to start this weeks thread off:thumb::mrgreen: .

    Mark, WOW!!:eeki: , FANTASTIC close up!:thumb::thumb::mrgreen:

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    Coal Drags for the "side" theme eh?....
    here's a UP coal drag i caught a couple pics of on the sub:119: . EDIT: WHOLLY SMOKES:eeki: , these pics were crystal clear, the size reduction really killed the quality:cry: ....sorry folks:frowns: .
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  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Here's a pre-coal drag shot. Hoppers getting loaded from river barges.
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    Ralph
  6. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    Great pictures EVERYBODY!

    Hey Deano....I know it's been said before, but......your roads look amazing!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  7. cdavenport

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    DrWayne. These nice images can be improved without resorting to photoshop. The blue-sky background is fooling your camera's metering system into thinking there is more ambient light which closes the aperture. Check your camera for exposure compensation. If you give it +1, possibly +2 stops, you will pick up amazing details now lost in the all black engines.

    Alternatively, you can augment the foreground lighting with a bounce card. Do not use flash as this would yield glaring, uneven results. A simple piece of white posterboard, out of the frame, and aimed at your scene will allow you to pick up foreground details without washing out the blue-sky background. By curving, manipulating, or adjusting the size of the bounce card, you can even "focus" the light in specific areas.

    You can see the difference a white bounce card makes even as you look in the camera viewfinder or LCD display
  8. EngineerKyle

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    I don't believe I've every made an offering to this post before. Here's an older shot of Wicke's Lumber that I've freshed up by cropping in a sky background.

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    greetings to everyone---great shots,keep them coming---a long way from home,a special guest pushes a hopper in Lowbanks on Dr.Wayne's EG&E

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  10. chessie4155

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    Great Pics Everyone:thumb: Keep em comin..

    Eastbound #94 with B&Os sesquentenniel tribute #1977 in the lead.
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  11. mooreway

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    Nice picts every one...

    CDAVENPORT-thanks for the bounce card tip I want to give that a try
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nutbar, what a pleasure to see NYC steam!
    Ralph
  13. doctorwayne

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    The sun came out a little later in the day, making it a bit better for photos. ;)
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    That's useful information for anyone to know, so thanks for pointing it out.
    In truth, I am aware of the exposure compensation feature, and almost always use it. Unfortunately, for some reason my camera will reset that option to zero if the camera sits untouched for more than 30 seconds or so. I've been through the manual, and there seems to be no way to override this. All of the other optional settings stay as-set until changed manually. Since I'm using the camera with an AC adapter, I leave it on while setting up the next shot, but I sometimes forget to check before shooting. wall1
    I occasionally use a bounce card, especially for detail shots, although I used one a lot more when shooting with film cameras. The main reason that I don't bother most of the time is the exposure compensation works well enough. That, plus the fact that those first two shots were take from the wrong (north) side of the tracks: I semi-intentionally :rolleyes: built problems for photographers into the layout, like backlit subjects and buildings and telegraph poles on the viewing side. Then when a photo's crummy, I've got an excuse. ;):-D

    Wayne
  14. CNWman

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    Great shots guys!:thumb:

    Here's a little yard action:
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    And here's Kay's, the local ice cream stop. It seems we have a blue Mustang and a rusty old car parked here, while a traveling family is pulling in. Oh, and look at that sky blue car those teens are pushing, I think that they are taking their girlfriends to Kay's, too, even if the car ran out of gas!
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    Keep 'em comming!:thumb:
  15. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Just having a little photo edting fun to create a winter scene in Kingsport. A pair of GP38-2s cross a former Pennsy bridge in a snow storm that is whitening the steel mill in the background. :)
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    Ralph
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    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Here is a Scale (MTH) owned by one of our OTTS members. This engine can run on either 2 rail or 3 rail O gauge track and either AC or DC.


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  17. TrainNut

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    WOW! I love that Rio Grande paint scheme with the mountains and all!!! At second glance, I don't much care for the primer grey on the top half of the locomotive but the colors on the rest of the locomotive balance it out nicely. It would have been nice if they had chosen a color besides KCS primer grey. Still, a very sharp, crisp, paint job.

    This is a rather interesting shot! At first glance, it seems you've got one locomotive with two front ends. Upon further scrutiny, it gets even more interesting... I like how there are three engine numbers but the long exposure gives the impression that they have been ghosted in. It's interesting that you've got 3107 in the picture twice. Do you have two locomotives with the same engine number or are there two exposures on top of each other? How fast was that train going when you took the shot... OR, how long was your exposure?
  18. EngineerKyle

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    Thanks for the interest, TrainNut, keeps me going.

    The exposure was about 7 seconds and during the time the shutter was open, I moved the consist forward about a car length. I'd guess you are seeing the result of an exposure with the locos at rest for 2 seconds, in motion for 3 seconds and at rest in the forward position for 2 more seconds.

    Shots like this are a real crap-shoot. This one came out nice, I think.
  19. brakie

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    Great photos every one! :thumb: Keep 'em comin'!

    Every year I select the photos that I like best that I took during the year.

    My favorite model photos:

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    I like this one especially since it looks like there's a light fog hanging over the yard area.
    These are another member's locos.


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  20. Gary Pfeil

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    Nice shots everybody, here's one of a local delivering cars to the Stockton foundry.

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