On Track, with Deano

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by UP SD40-2, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    I agree with Steve: those pictures look fine to me, and I'll bet you'll get even better results when you get used to the camera.

    Wayne
  2. steamhead

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    I concur with the above remarks regarding the pics....Look just fine to me....
  3. cn nutbar

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    Hello everyone---Deano,good to have you back on board---Uncle Pete sure gets around---here's a few shots of the UP on my "layout"

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  4. cnw1961

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    Hi Deano, good to see you back again :wave:.... a few days longer and I would have unleashed the dogs ....:mrgreen:.

    I concur with the others, as I can see no reason why you should be disappointed by the pics you took with your new camera. Maybe you just have to get used to it a little more to get pics as you want them to be.
  5. jbaakko

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    TFM no longer exists, its KCSM now. KCS has owned most of TFM for some time, and recently fully integrated it, as a subsidiary.
  6. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Sorry for not posting last night, i was unable to get on here for some reason, then when i did get on, i couldn't post:madd: , looks like things are working a little better tonight though:119: .

    Gus & Josh, THANK YOU for the TFM info:thumb::thumb:

    Wayne, THANKS for the CNA info:thumb::thumb:

    Steve, THANKS for the MET info:thumb::thumb:

    nutbar, THANK YOU for posting those pics of your UP boxs:thumb: , i was really glad to know you had a couple of them on your layout:mrgreen::mrgreen: .

    OK...Kurt, Steve, Wayne and Gus,
    Thanks for the kind words and your thoughts on the NEW camera pics:smilie: , but i am sorry, you guys haven't changed my mind:toug: . out of 133 pics i took Saturday, only 2 of them was of the same acceptable quality that my last camera had:eeki::frowns: . Sadly the "getting used to it" excuse just ain't going to fly on this one, this is the third Sony i have had, all three are about the same camera, point -n- shoot, it just doesn't get easier then that.

    i haven't tried any close up modeling shots with it yet, HOPEFULLY it will do good on that, but as far as outside shots go, i am VERY DISAPPOINTED:frowns: , but thats my fault, i didn't have the money to get as good a camera as the last one i had, so its just my problem. Unfortunately you folks wont be seeing as many proto shots though, 2 good pics out of 133 isn't a very good average:cry: .

    My next post, I'll try some modeling shots and post my thoughts on how that went, cross your fingers:cool: .
  7. Nazgul

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    Fingers crossed

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  8. UP SD40-2

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    Steve, my very good friend:smilie: , your fingers crossed SAVED my new camera:winki: , read more below...

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    ON MY SIDE OF THE TRACKS...
    Well, as you folks know, i was TOTALLY displeased with the outside shots that came from my NEW camera:frowns: , the ONLY hope i had left for it was if it took decent inside shots. Honestly, i was so ticked off by the quality of the outside shots that i haven't even touched the camera till today. i know this sounds totally ignorant on my part:oops: , but if that NEW camera didn't take decent inside shots, i was going to get the sledge hammer out and smash the darn thing into oblivion:eeki: , i COULDN'T be more serious, i was so frustrated:madd: .

    i went to dads today to test the camera on poor light conditions, like i mentioned before, dads layout has plenty enough light to run on, it just isn't good at all for pics though. BEFORE i go further on with the camera, i do want to mention we had a good time running trains today:thumb: , dad ran a few of his CNW & Milwaukee Road engines, and i ran my Big Boy, one(of two)of my challengers, my Y-3, TM4 Trainmaster, and my GBW RS15:mrgreen: .

    ANYWAYS, back to the matter at hand, i took 72 simple point and shoot shots, WITHOUT adjusting anything, and two out of 72 came out "kinda" OK, see the Y-3 pic below.

    Tonight i adjusted the Macro settings on the camera and took some shots here at my house under pretty decent lighting, the results...SLAP FANTASTIC!:mrgreen: i don't know if it was Steve crossing his fingers, or though the camera is an inanimate object, perhaps it sensed if it didn't perform it was going to be smashed to oblivion tonight:eeki: , but some how, i was TOTALLY PLEASED with the macro shots:thumb: .

    First i took some shots of my UP SD45T-2, they turned out FANTASTIC:mrgreen: , sadly though, in my haste in prep for the shots i didn't notice that the trucks weren't completely on the tracks:oops: , so you wont see those shots:119: .
    Next i thought i would try some shots of a black engine, thats always a good color to test with, so i pulled out two of SEVERAL of my NEWLY ACQUIRED items i bought from my very good friend Wayne. below is a pic of two of Wayne's RS11's:worship: , notice how the black hasn't hid anything, you can clearly see ALL the details and weathering:mrgreen: .

    CONCLUSION...
    While i am still VERY DISPLEASED with the quality of the outside shots this camera takes:frowns: , i am VERY HAPPY with the macro shots that come from it:thumb: . I'll still post railfan shots from it, though i will more then likely complain about them:toug: , but at least the new inside shots i take will look pretty good, i think:winki: .

    One thing to keep in mind, this camera takes pics 7megs big, and to put them on this forum i have to reduce them down to around 90kb:eeki: , that really takes the pic quality level down, but still, i am happy with the outcome of the inside shots:thumb: .

    Till next time, Stay on track!:smilie:

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  9. doctorwayne

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    When I started reading your second paragraph, I thought that you were going to tell us that you went over to your Dad's to run trains and found your old camera! :eek:;)

    Deano, that Y-3 looks good rolling through that cut, and it's nice to see that the 602 made the trip intact. I think that your pictures turned out great, but then, I also thought that the ones taken outdoors were great, too. :rolleyes: What do I know? ;):-D:-D:p

    Wayne
  10. cn nutbar

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    Hello Everyone---Deano,I think your pictures are excellent---once you get more comfortable with the settings I'm sure all your photos will meet your high standards---I know when I take pictures,I eliminate a lot of shots that I feel aren't "just right"---that's one of the beauties of digital cameras,so keep taking lots of pictures and posting them,they're always a treat.Nice additions to your roster---I know how you feel in owning Doctor Wayne's treasures---as a matter of fact,I'm going to Wayne's place on tues. for a photo-shoot and to pick up some surplus equipment---I'll post my new "goodies" soon---I thought you might like to see your new RS 11s in service on the EG&E---Regards to your Dad---Nutbar

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  11. Nazgul

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    Deano, I've crossed my fingers for many things in my life....any haven't received ANY of them:rolleyes:....It must have been the FEAR factor!:curse::twisted:.

    The pics look great, and of course, your new additions are OUTSTANDING!

    truly BEAUTIFUL engines...ENJOY!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
  12. Sarge_7

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    DeanO, I am in Mason City Iowa tonight, headed you way Tomorrow. Along this 11 hour drive and after I got here I managed to do some railfanning:mrgreen:

    Although I missed most of the stuff I saw on the way here, a BNSF Stack train, UP yard in KC That had 5 trains stacked up ready to go with big 6 axle GE's on point. On this first pic I tried to shoot a BNSF grain train entering KC, with my cell phone, doing 80mph, in traffic.:cry:

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    This last one is for DeanO, two UP SD's ready to roll out of the yard in town, just waiting on a crew:mrgreen:

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    Although the purpose of this trip is far from being under enjoyable conditions, I hope to get some more railfaning in before I go home. I plan to spend the day back down here on Thursday chasing some of these:thumb::thumb:

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    Dean, I will give you a call tomorrow and try to work something out:wave:
  13. UP SD40-2

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    Wayne, THANKS!:smilie:
    YES, all that was sent came in PERFECT condition:thumb: , THANK YOU!:worship:

    nutbar, THANK YOU!:smilie: , and THANKS for posting those pics:mrgreen: .

    Steve, THANKS!:smilie: , i have more, but I'll post them when i can get a shoot in:winki: .

    Jim, i really liked the last two shots:winki::mrgreen: , no big loss on the BNSF pic, the UP pic turned out pretty good:winki: :119: .

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    ON MY SIDE OF THE TRACKS....
    ...was JIM(Sarge 7 ):mrgreen::mrgreen: , thats right folks, Jim & his dad was up in my neck of the woods today:thumb: , it was for family matters up by Madison so he couldn't stay long, but it was a nice hour and a half:thumb: .

    Honestly, it worked out great for me, my folks arnt doing to hot, so i couldn't take him there, and i live in a small apt. with my son, my place is fine, but my room, where i have my layout, and TONS of unfinished train stuff, well, it looks like a big junk yard:oops: , so i couldn't have Jim and his dad come here:oops: . turns out they just had very little time to spend, so i met them up in Janesville, right in front of WSOR's roundhouse.

    Jim and his dad are a couple of the nicest people you could possibly meet:smilie: . i wanted to give them the WSOR tour, then take them to UP's yard, but they only had time for the WSOR tour. i probably bored them to death with local rail history:oops: , but i hope they had a good time:smilie: .

    the WSOR engine yard was pretty bare today, they did have all three E units there though, so that was nice for those guys, and two of the old Milwaukee Road MP15AC's were out, so that was another plus:thumb: .

    When it was time for us to leave, i headed to UP's yard, Jim, you didn't miss much, nothing on the north end of the yard, and the south end just had a TON of autoracks, not much else:cry: . i did notice all the MP15's lined up in the middle of the yard, but didn't see any of the GP40-2's, they must be out on a run:confused: .

    PICS BELOW:
    1- Jim and his dad
    2- the WSOR A-B-A E units
    3 & 4- two fallen flag Autoracks

    Till next time...Stay on track!:winki:

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  14. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    I caught another one!

    Going through the 100's of prototype pics i have taken over the last few years, i ran across yet ANOTHER before and after shot:mrgreen::mrgreen: .

    The FIRST PIC below shows an EX-UP SD40-2 bought by WSOR, #4010, i took this shot at the beginning of last spring:winki: .

    The SECOND PIC i took just two weeks ago, notice its #4010 in its NEW WSOR paint:mrgreen: .

    Thats ANOTHER before/after under my belt:mrgreen: , and i am looking for about 6 more, we'll see how long it takes to hunt them down:winki: ...or wait them out:119: .

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  15. cnw1961

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    I am glad that I am far enough away from you so that you can’t kick me :twisted::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::p when I say that 4010 looks much better as a nice clean WSOR unit than as a run down UP rust bucket :eek::twisted::p. Interesting shots, my friend :wave:.
  16. cn nutbar

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    Hi Deano---I have to agree with Kurt---even though I really like the UP's paint scheme,4010 sure looks good in her new outfit---Last night I visited my good friend Doctor Wayne---a visit with the Doc is always a treat as you can imagine---usually I bring some of my locomotives,but last night I just brought my camera as Wayne has a new CN steamer that I wanted to see as well as many, many others treasures including the spectacular scenery on the EG&E.We also experimented with some scan shots which will require more practise before any of those shots will be posted.As well,I picked up some more items as Wayne has decided to change the era of his EG&E to a time when diesels were non-existent---lucky for me (and yourself) as we have been able to add these beauties to our collection.Here's my latest additions---I felt like a kid at Christmas---Thanks Santa (Doctor Wayne)

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  17. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Really GREAT pics guys!!!!

    Deano, been experiencing the UP on E.A.'s new game Rail Simulator. One gets to drive a SD40-2 and an AC6000 (besides the other countries stuff) from Barstow to San Barnidino. REALLY COOL!!!!!
  18. steamhead

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    I'm not sure which I like best....The UP version that sure shows its age, but looks like its earned its keep...while the WSOR looks like it's just been pulled off the shelf....
  19. UP SD40-2

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    Kurt, your perfectly safe, i would NEVER kick you for liking #4010 in its WSOR colors:winki: , after all, they are my favorite short line:mrgreen: .

    nutbar, WOW!:eeki: , thats an AWESOME set of Alco's:thumb::thumb: .
    well, since you posted your newest additions, i guess I'll post my latest additions to the RVS i recently got from Santa:119: ...er...Wayne:mrgreen::worship: , pics below.

    MadHatter:wav: , GLAD to see you back!:mrgreen::thumb::mrgreen:
    i have been meaning to check out Rail Simulator, i guess i should look up how the graphics are, if they are decent, I'll get it:winki: .

    Gus, it was hard for me to decide which one of the paint schemes i liked too:winki: , sure i like BOTH roads:thumb: , but i guess I'm going with UP, they ARE my absolute #1 FAVORITE road:mrgreen: .

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  20. doctorwayne

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    I have to admit that some of my trains look better on layouts other than my own. :oops: I'm glad that those layouts belong to a couple of real good friends. ;):-D:-D

    Wayne