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« Reply #20 on: Jul 5th, 2002, 9:19pm »
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I have a few favourites.
Here is one of them...
VIA 913 passing GO 230.



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« Reply #21 on: Jul 31st, 2002, 2:14am »
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Westbound CSX rack train at New London, OH

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« Reply #22 on: Sep 6th, 2002, 12:56pm »
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Hi All,
I have a somewhat different answer to that question. My favorite photograph is the one I have't shot yet. I continually search for a photo that is better than the last one that I thought was great.  
 
In railroad photography, being able to take your time and pose, and compose, a picture really is a luxury. Most of the time I wander around the tracks, yards, etc. with the camera ready to shoot at a second's notice. I will shoot first and check the technicalities later on. One can still play around in the darkroom or lab.


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« Reply #23 on: Sep 6th, 2002, 3:27pm »
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Nice angle on this one.  A polarizer would have deepened the colors on the engine and would be a nice complement to your "plan in advance" style of shooting.
 
 
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« Reply #24 on: Sep 10th, 2002, 12:08am »
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Here's mine. I don't have a fancy camera or anything. This was taken with a regular little Cannon sure shot 35mm camera. Still looks great, though!

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« Reply #25 on: Sep 10th, 2002, 10:34am »
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Hi Young etc.
 
Excellent shot. Looks like you took my advice, shoot first and worry about the technicalities later. That sky looks like a movie set from "Gone with the Wind".
 
Okay, okay, you twisted my arm. Here is one of my favorites, only because AEM-7 #941 is my favorite AEM-7, and only because I am acquainted with Lou Roger, the Engineman of that locomotive. Not many can be as cool as he is while tooling along the NEC at 130 mph. You ever have a conversation with someone, about politics, as an example, while the guy you are talking to is driving at 130 mph? That is cool.


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« Reply #26 on: Oct 12th, 2002, 4:35pm »
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I have a new favorite.
 


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« Reply #27 on: Oct 16th, 2002, 10:56pm »
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Can't hope to top some of the fine work here...especially that last one!  Nonetheless, thought I'd check in with my current favorite: CSX power at Grafton WV.

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« Reply #28 on: Oct 17th, 2002, 12:46am »
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 Beautiful shot Charlie. Film, polarizer, lens, etc?
  Thanks.


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« Reply #29 on: Oct 17th, 2002, 8:57am »
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Expoacher -
Thanks.  
 
As far as equipment goes, I'm VERY low tech.  Canon Elf. Kodak APS 400 film.
 
For years I had a sort of camera jinx.  Something always seemed to go wrong.  The film would jam, I'd choose the wrong aperture, wrong shutter speed, the prints would come out overexposed, underexposed, something.  Had a Nikon FE years ago but couldn't do a thing with it (except pawn it).  
 
I gave up railfanning in '79 (when I was 17), and called it quits on photography altogether some time in the mid '80s -- just began to photo two years ago and to railfan a year ago.  
 
Decided to go with something "Charlie-proof" this time. The Elf has some obvious limitations, but if I keep the sun to my back it takes some good pix.  Also, because the Elf is pocket-sized, I've been able to get access to some not-so-railfan-friendly locations, snap a few quick pix, and get out unnoticed.
 
Might get an SLR again soon, but right now flat broke.
 
-Charlie
 
 
 


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« Reply #30 on: Jan 28th, 2003, 2:56am »
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This don't compare to all of these other great photos that you guys have but I took this photo at Durand and for some reason it's my favorite , photo that I have taken anyways .
 
Other than that I would have to say any photo that cn_bayview takes is great too , I like all of his shots  


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cn_bayview took this photo and it's probably my favorite CN photo on this site , I just like the photo look with the track and all , I think it looks awesome  


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Actually--compared to the pictures you guys put on here, this pic reeks. This is what happens when you take pic with a Kodak throwaway camera. But I got it free, so.... anyway, here it is.

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« Reply #33 on: Feb 17th, 2003, 6:06pm »
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BTW, that was quite a long freight . Hotbox detector registered 464 axles and most of the train was hauling loaded grain hoppers. Those AC4400s here just-a-howling. Train was going about 45 mph.

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« Reply #34 on: Feb 18th, 2003, 8:23am »
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I think the last two are CSX back-to-back.  But yeah, looks like LMS and CR in the lead.

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vaguely of crap. It gets so you
don't mind it. That's the worst
thing that I can confess. You know
how long it took me to get there?
A long time.
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« Reply #35 on: Apr 20th, 2003, 4:17pm »
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My current favorite:  CSAO CA-05 at Mt. Ephraim / Northmont, NJ on the Grenloch Industrial Track.
 
Taken with a Nikon Coolpix 5000 digital camera on manual exposure (I refuse to use the automatic exposure in any camera ever again, messed me up too many times).  Enjoy.
 
Mike DiMunno


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« Reply #36 on: Apr 20th, 2003, 7:06pm »
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I have two, both taken in Detroit.
 

 


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This is Amtrak engine 182 named after Governor Tommy G Thompson this engine was on train 5 today at Galesburg IL.


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I think this is my best photo yet. This was taken at the East Lansing Amtrak Station of Amtrak #364 or Via #88.


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« Reply #39 on: Apr 25th, 2003, 12:15pm »
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I have several favorites but narrowing it down to two it would be one from thirteen years ago in West Virginia and another from here in North Carolina taken recently. These appear on those respective boards as well.
 
 
This first one was with a no frill 35mm camera taken while boarding an excursion train from Huntington, WV to Parkersburg, WV. The 1990 New River Train was running concurrently and this was a "snap and see" shot of the NKP #765 in between runs in the morning twilight.


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