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04/08/2009 10:40:52 AM · #1
Hey at last I can go and take a pic of a train without looking like a total train spotting nerd lol

Trains and Railroads

Message edited by author 2009-04-08 10:42:09.
04/08/2009 10:42:43 AM · #2
Trains & Railroads

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
04/08/2009 10:46:29 AM · #3
Ah, this is more to my liking than crayons! I even have a location in mind already.
04/08/2009 10:48:19 AM · #4
I'm tempted to bunk off to the tracks to have a look; might take some crayons with me lol

Message edited by author 2009-04-08 10:49:10.
04/08/2009 10:52:32 AM · #5
Chuffa chuffa choo choooooooo

Im off to find a railway!!
04/08/2009 10:59:21 AM · #6
Hmm, laying some crayons on the tracks an then letting the train squish them. The idea has some merit.
04/08/2009 11:00:01 AM · #7
I think I can, I think I can...

I think I have a witty title for the score thread: "The little score that could"

Message edited by author 2009-04-08 11:01:06.
04/08/2009 11:01:45 AM · #8

I just got back in with my shot.

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04/08/2009 11:05:02 AM · #9
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Hmm, laying some crayons on the tracks an then letting the train squish them. The idea has some merit.


So if we read in the news about a derailed train and how the police are looking for a colourful culprit we'll have a good idea eh Steve lol
04/08/2009 11:09:39 AM · #10
Now...this is a good idea:
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04/08/2009 11:10:53 AM · #11
Ah yes of course Judi's love of naked steel....
04/08/2009 11:35:32 AM · #12
There's a great place for train watching about an hour west of Chicago.

//www.rochellerailroadpark.org/

It is where I took these:

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Message edited by author 2009-04-08 11:38:35.
04/08/2009 12:09:36 PM · #13
I didn't enter this last time because there are no railroads left in Newfoundland. However, there are a few railroad/train museums around, maybe I'll enter this time.
04/08/2009 12:15:25 PM · #14
Why....why.....why can't we do this in June!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

The last one was in October. I have five killer spots to shoot from. But, in the winter months they are bathed in shade.

WHY!!! What have I done to offend the DPC Gods?

04/08/2009 01:15:41 PM · #15
Really? Come on Langdon...really? Any one want to take a guess on what the background for my shoot on Sunday was....yep..you guessed it on the train tracks!!!! I have a freaking AMAZING shot of a guy crouching down on a small platfrom next to the tracks as the train is whizzing by. The shot caught just as there was an opening letting the light hit his face in a FREAKING dramatic way. THAT was my winning shot dang it!!! The shot can't be repeated. It typified the urban shot i was looking for. Can we back date this challenge a couple of days?
04/08/2009 01:23:56 PM · #16
Originally posted by albc28:

Really? Come on Langdon...really? Any one want to take a guess on what the background for my shoot on Sunday was....yep..you guessed it on the train tracks!!!! I have a freaking AMAZING shot of a guy crouching down on a small platfrom next to the tracks as the train is whizzing by. The shot caught just as there was an opening letting the light hit his face in a FREAKING dramatic way. THAT was my winning shot dang it!!! The shot can't be repeated. It typified the urban shot i was looking for. Can we back date this challenge a couple of days?


Free Study?
04/08/2009 01:35:43 PM · #17
Folks should be aware that trains and train yards in the U.S. are patrolled by security personnel that take a dim view of shutterbugs. I was recently accosted by BNSF agents while photographing a consist build at their Belen, NM railyard. They were polite and informed me that photography is discouraged for security reasons.

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04/08/2009 01:43:57 PM · #18
Before I knew what the challenge was, I was driving around today before work and saw a snazzily dressed man walking the tracks. I started to pull over and shoot, but decided not to.

gah.

04/08/2009 01:50:53 PM · #19
Originally posted by ElGordo:

Folks should be aware that trains and train yards in the U.S. are patrolled by security personnel that take a dim view of shutterbugs. I was recently accosted by BNSF agents while photographing a consist build at their Belen, NM railyard. They were polite and informed me that photography is discouraged for security reasons.


I haven't ran into this problem. I've shot in BNSF railyards in Grand Junction and Greeley and the only warning I received was from a guard that told me "make sure you don't get killed." Of course those aren't full railyards (no servicing facilities or repair tracks), but are storage and transfer yards, that might be the difference. Not sure how big Belen is, maybe its a difference in function. Or maybe the guards just don't like photogs.

Message edited by author 2009-04-08 13:56:27.
04/08/2009 02:08:37 PM · #20
hmm... Not really much changes for us here in Iceland to go for this challenge. No trains or railroads here;) Maybe a toy train but i seriously doubt it.
04/08/2009 05:21:02 PM · #21
I was just walking the dog along the local train tracks today and found several really good spots for shots. Too bad Canon has my camera. Maybe I'll steal/borrow my daughter's camera.
04/08/2009 05:45:47 PM · #22
I have a great idea for this challenge. Unfortunately it would only be legal under expert.
04/08/2009 08:24:02 PM · #23
Made a detour on the way home today. May have gotten some good ones. I'm spoiled for choice here.

The good shots always seem to happen when the appropriate challenge is not up. I had originally entered this one in the freestudy, but swapped it out after my trip to New Mexico.
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According to some others in my area, the DART rentacops also like to chase photographers away from publicly visible areas. They didn't catch me, Nyyyahhhh!!!

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04/08/2009 11:32:17 PM · #24
I was a week early. Now would this picture score better in this train challenge?

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04/08/2009 11:37:14 PM · #25
Originally posted by Marc923:

I was a week early. Now would this picture score better in this train challenge?

Can't tell. I gave it a 7 in the freestudy.
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