Old 06-03-2014, 10:14 PM   #1
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Thought I'd put together a Gallery - "Best from Spencer"

Here are a few, a list no means complete, with some of my favorite shots.

Mostly unique compositions, uncut noses, post card like images with the best lighting.

Feel free to add to the list and discuss your likes.

Also - welcome off site links (stuff we are not getting on RP).


PRR E's off site:

Image © Kevin Burkholder
PhotoID: 483302
Photograph © Kevin Burkholder


Image © Michael Ridenhour
PhotoID: 483316
Photograph © Michael Ridenhour


Image © Jordan Hood
PhotoID: 483364
Photograph © Jordan Hood


Image © Chase Gunnoe
PhotoID: 483372
Photograph © Chase Gunnoe


Image © Richard Thompson
PhotoID: 484040
Photograph © Richard Thompson


Amtrak:

Image © Kevin Burkholder
PhotoID: 483406
Photograph © Kevin Burkholder


Image © Michael Ridenhour
PhotoID: 483895
Photograph © Michael Ridenhour


The Streamliners:

Image © Michael Harding
PhotoID: 484355
Photograph © Michael Harding


Image © Joey Gannon
PhotoID: 484083
Photograph © Joey Gannon


Image © Chase Gunnoe
PhotoID: 483633
Photograph © Chase Gunnoe


Image © Kevin Burkholder
PhotoID: 484198
Photograph © Kevin Burkholder


Image © Chase Gunnoe
PhotoID: 483851
Photograph © Chase Gunnoe


Image © BNSF ES44DC
PhotoID: 484066
Photograph © BNSF ES44DC


Image © Chase Gunnoe
PhotoID: 484012
Photograph © Chase Gunnoe


Image © Tom Magazin
PhotoID: 484339
Photograph © Tom Magazin


Image © Jeff Terry
PhotoID: 484149
Photograph © Jeff Terry


Image © Jeff Terry
PhotoID: 484162
Photograph © Jeff Terry


Image © Doyle Massey
PhotoID: 484834
Photograph © Doyle Massey


Image © Jeff Terry
PhotoID: 484169
Photograph © Jeff Terry


Image © Michael Ridenhour
PhotoID: 483498
Photograph © Michael Ridenhour


Image © S&C Editor
PhotoID: 483868
Photograph © S&C Editor


Image © Troy Nolen
PhotoID: 485587
Photograph © Troy Nolen


Image © BNSF ES44DC
PhotoID: 484063
Photograph © BNSF ES44DC


Image © Tom Magazin
PhotoID: 485197
Photograph © Tom Magazin


Image © Norfolk Southern Corp
PhotoID: 486801
Photograph © Norfolk Southern Corp


Image © Kyle Yunker
PhotoID: 484357
Photograph © Kyle Yunker


Image © Jeff Terry
PhotoID: 484158
Photograph © Jeff Terry


Image © Rob Schreiner
PhotoID: 484507
Photograph © Rob Schreiner


Image © John Doughty
PhotoID: 483696
Photograph © John Doughty


Image © Troy Nolen
PhotoID: 484474
Photograph © Troy Nolen


Image © BNSF ES44DC
PhotoID: 484097
Photograph © BNSF ES44DC


The "shuttles"

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Image © Joey Gannon
PhotoID: 484082
Photograph © Joey Gannon


Image © Stephen Riley
PhotoID: 438436
Photograph © Stephen Riley


Image © Kevin Burkholder
PhotoID: 483516
Photograph © Kevin Burkholder


Image © Beau Womble
PhotoID: 484329
Photograph © Beau Womble


...and the rest:

Image © Michael Ridenhour
PhotoID: 483887
Photograph © Michael Ridenhour


Image © Rob Schreiner
PhotoID: 484573
Photograph © Rob Schreiner


Image © Norfolk Southern Corp
PhotoID: 483995
Photograph © Norfolk Southern Corp


One of the most impressive sights during the event, aside from listening to Wick Moorman, seeing old (and new) friends, #611 and some streamliner favorites was pretending to be at such an event some 60 years earlier while normal day to day operations continued in the background - such as it felt while the DL&W ABA set ran past (I was momentarily in Scranton), or when the Atlantic Coast Line E3's and Southern E unit ran past.

And there was plenty of Cheerwine and Ale-8-One on hand - and BBQ.

Only wish I had more time (Thursday and part of Friday) to catch up with some folks I was really looking forward to catching up with! SOU #630 beckoned ; )


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Old 06-03-2014, 10:19 PM   #2
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Off site shots from Gary Pancavage (former RP'r):

DL&W ABA set under the stars:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdg106...n/photostream/

E-unit line up:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdg106...n/photostream/

EMD Demonstrators

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdg106...n/photostream/

'Shame he was not a HEVC (High Enough Valued Customer) way back...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdg1067/

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Old 06-03-2014, 10:23 PM   #3
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I have not even looked at any of my shots yet. Hopefully one or two came out...
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:29 PM   #4
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I have not even looked at any of my shots yet. Hopefully one or two came out...
Lol - word for word, my own thoughts on my own shots. Sorry I missed ya!

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Lol - word for word, my own thoughts on my own shots. Sorry I missed ya!

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I probably walked right past you and didnt know, lol.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:54 PM   #6
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Sunny all morning then when the PRR decides to roll through my town today, storm clouds rolled in making for horrible lighting to shoot.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:59 PM   #7
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Sunny all morning then when the PRR decides to roll through my town today, storm clouds rolled in making for horrible lighting to shoot.
Don't feel bad - looked like the best day to shoot was BEFORE the event started at Spencer as I arrived Thursday morning only to find the roundhouse filled with backward facing diesels followed by long durations of overcast in the afternoon. Friday I took a helicopter ride - waited for perfect sun and evening sun.... only to find most of the diesels moved from the roundhouse. Seems the best weather was later Saturday and all day Sunday?

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I probably walked right past you and didnt know, lol.
I didn't notice anyone with a gun...

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Why didn't this get rejected for being unlevel? Noticeable lean to the left, and the vertical towers in the background are evident of that.
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Why didn't this get rejected for being unlevel? Noticeable lean to the left, and the vertical towers in the background are evident of that.
The screener who screened it is not afflicted with OCD.

Once again - a consistency issue. Between screeners, this should be adhered to better. If you are going to let a few slip in at very minor percents of a single degree, then it's in the best interest of the site to allow all. Then again, however, Casey's shot has a level of lean noticeably more then a full degree and should've been noted for correction. Hey Ron - fun to see this show up after seeing your own rejected, eh?

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The screener who screened it is not afflicted with OCD.

Once again - a consistency issue. Between screeners, this should be adhered to better. If you are going to let a few slip in at very minor percents of a single degree, then it's in the best interest of the site to allow all. Then again, however, Casey's shot has a level of lean noticeably more then a full degree and should've been noted for correction. Hey Ron - fun to see this show up after seeing your own rejected, eh?

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Well...it's an extreme wide angle, and the verticals in the middle of the shot appear vertical. So, I would say it's level....or at least as level as a wide angle can be. The contrast is pretty harsh, however.
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Why didn't this get rejected for being unlevel? Noticeable lean to the left, and the vertical towers in the background are evident of that.
I bought a fisheye lens many years ago, a fad I soon got over. The distortion and saturation bother me, not the "unlevel".
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I did a little Flickr album. Some of these are on RP.net....but most aren't:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/911915...7644874504276/
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Why didn't this get rejected for being unlevel? Noticeable lean to the left, and the vertical towers in the background are evident of that.
At least the CNW unit is yellow...

I think I would have selectively fixed the glare on that unit too. I guess NS has a drone now too?
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Well...it's an extreme wide angle, and the verticals in the middle of the shot appear vertical. So, I would say it's level....or at least as level as a wide angle can be. The contrast is pretty harsh, however.
I was taking OCD Jim's word that the verticals in the middle of the shot were in fact, NOT level, as he stated. Jim implied they were leaning considerably hence the suggestion that Casey's image should've been rejected.

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Why didn't this get rejected for being unlevel? Noticeable lean to the left, and the vertical towers in the background are evident of that.
Quiet you... they don't want to screw up their relationship with NS. Come on Jim, get on board with the rest of the team!
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Quiet you... they don't want to screw up their relationship with NS.
Nor should they.

Works for me - more is better then less, or in some cases, nothing.

I only wish a few other former well received and followed contributors were of similar "value" - such as the photographer /railroader posted in my link above.

Ah well - FLICKR at least finds a majority of contributors sparing me from searching all the entire world wide web and dozen or so identical FB pages with different names.

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Well...it's an extreme wide angle, and the verticals in the middle of the shot appear vertical. So, I would say it's level....or at least as level as a wide angle can be. The contrast is pretty harsh, however.
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Well...it's an extreme wide angle, and the verticals in the middle of the shot appear vertical. So, I would say it's level....or at least as level as a wide angle can be. The contrast is pretty harsh, however.
The towers in the middle background are leaning noticeably to the left. Just needs some CW rotation and it's all good. I can live with the fish eye effect.
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I did a little Flickr album. Some of these are on RP.net....but most aren't:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/911915...7644874504276/
That picture of Doyle.....


Also, I just now thought to follow you. Lol. You have a lot of gems in there Ron.
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Also, I just now thought to follow you. Lol. You have a lot of gems in there Ron.
Thanks. White River contacted me today and requested high resolution versions with captions for five of the shots on that Flickr album. So, I guess folks look at Flickr same as RP.net---maybe just not as many (of railroading interest, that is).

I'm certainly not giving up on RP.net, but Flickr is fun and I enjoy uploading shots without having to ask someone . Many of my shots on there are also on RP.net (about 60 percent). It's not cool to saturate RP.net with too many variations of certain subjects. One can only stand so many NS heritage units, Spencer, or Southern 630. But on Flickr, you can look at 'em or not---doesn't matter.
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But on Flickr, you can look at 'em or not---doesn't matter.
This is, of course, true of RP as well. And, alas, quite necessary, given my tastes vs the tastes of the screeners. But to be expected.
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Thanks. White River contacted me today and requested high resolution versions with captions for five of the shots on that Flickr album. So, I guess folks look at Flickr same as RP.net---maybe just not as many (of railroading interest, that is).

I'm certainly not giving up on RP.net, but Flickr is fun and I enjoy uploading shots without having to ask someone . Many of my shots on there are also on RP.net (about 60 percent). It's not cool to saturate RP.net with too many variations of certain subjects. One can only stand so many NS heritage units, Spencer, or Southern 630. But on Flickr, you can look at 'em or not---doesn't matter.
The ability to sort your photos into albums is a huge plus for Flickr. Used correctly, it makes it easy for viewers to find the stuff that interests them easily without throwing in all the stuff they don't care about.
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The ability to sort your photos into albums is a huge plus for Flickr. Used correctly, it makes it easy for viewers to find the stuff that interests them easily without throwing in all the stuff they don't care about.
I've been meaning to do a bit of organizing myself with various albums, maybe separating the trains by their respective railroads. Right now I just have one album for trains titled (you guessed it) "Trains." Everything gets dumped in there, but I suppose that's not very efficient for viewers.
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Off site shots from Gary Pancavage (former RP'r):

DL&W ABA set under the stars:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdg106...n/photostream/

E-unit line up:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdg106...n/photostream/

EMD Demonstrators

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdg106...n/photostream/

'Shame he was not a HEVC (High Enough Valued Customer) way back...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdg1067/

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Agree. Gary's stuff is first rate! (he's a nice guy, too!)
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If this is a "best of" compilation, this would have been included on the CD version if the original post was, like a 1980s cassette.

Or, rather, I think this should is cool --

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