Old 07-01-2008, 04:13 PM   #1
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Came up with this idea after uploading this shot yesterday:

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The uploaded shot clearly looks like it was taken from the track in the middle of the yard, but as the original shows, it wasn't (see the attachment).

Who else wants to share some of these?

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Old 07-01-2008, 04:26 PM   #2
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Curves and zoom...great combination:

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I was actually standing on the OTHER side of the tracks for this one:

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Old 07-01-2008, 04:53 PM   #3
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How about from sitting (or standing) in a train that is on the track concerned

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Or whilst standing on a station platform?

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Old 07-01-2008, 05:40 PM   #4
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Another curve and zoom shot:

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Old 07-02-2008, 12:04 AM   #5
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I have not taken much using a telephoto lens, this one is probably the closest:
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probably could of cropped this one to make it look like i was on the track..

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Old 07-02-2008, 12:19 AM   #6
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On the tracks with a stepladder!
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Jumped out of the way with mere seconds to spare...
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A couple made possible be telephoto.

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I own one of those ladders Lloyd was talking about as well

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Old 07-02-2008, 05:01 AM   #8
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Not a ladder but cherry pickers work well also.

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Old 07-03-2008, 06:39 AM   #9
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About 8 of my 12 shots in the DB looks like im on a track. I love these types of shots though myself.

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Old 07-03-2008, 06:46 PM   #10
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Hot off of the press today:
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Actually a small private display track with this little guy another rail car, and a C&O caboose.
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:42 PM   #11
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There are no tracks to the west/north of the turntable at Frostburg. The hill is a great place for some unique perspectives which I discovered last year.
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More Western Maryland from the bikepath inside Brush Tunnel.
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Speaks for itself...
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Only one I can really find:
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:59 PM   #13
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This is the only one I can find!

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Old 07-11-2008, 04:32 PM   #14
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How about one where I'm on the tracks, but it doesn't look like I am?
From the railhead was the only place to get enough elevation for this shot.
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I generally keep pretty far back from the tracks, but here's one where I was pretty close to the track. The photo looks a little closer than I actually was.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:54 PM   #18
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Here's my contribution. The tracks bend off to the east as they come out of a cut. Gotta love what the tele-smash can do.

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At first I didn't think I had any. I agree, "gotta love" telephotos...

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With the second one, I felt so naughty standing right in the middle of the track...

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At the Grand Canyon station:
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At the Lisle station, where Main 3 curves away from the other two tracks to avoid the center platform that no longer exists:
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