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It's been quite a year of learning that it's hard to choose. And the snow is just falling here so this list might, and probably will, change a few selections.

Starting from the bottom of the list:

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Getting out of the funk I was in, by the help of the OP and a few others, a trip to SP was in order. My first trip yielded crap weather, but after snapping this shot off, I was hooked on the grade.

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This location has become a favorite in the city. Shortlines (running on mainline, though) go great with the city.

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This is about the time where my creativeness finally turned for the better, I started to think "outside the box"

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I had this shot in mind for a long while, but every time I made it here, there was no train. Luckily a ballast train was stopped to the right out of view and started to move JUST as I got here. Talk about LUCK.

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For years and years I lived around the W&LE east end, but never knew the line was still in use. Again, thanks to the OP and some others my first W&LE chase yielded some nice results.

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The lighting and the reflection really topped this one off, IMO.

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Probably the neatest night shot that I've attempted, and yes, in comparison to my first night shot of Pittsburgh that got rave views.

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A shot that was thought to be impossible, but numerous visits and trial and error is why this is in my top 3. A previous similar attempt is close, but the fall color made me favor this one.

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I couldn't find one place in Pittsburgh that you could see more than 2 feet in front of you. Finally after driving from location to location, the fog and the leaves "spoke to me", lol.

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This was probably the best trip I have ever taken. Getting up at 230 in the morning because of the 2 hour drive to get to this location REALLY made it worth it. Hearing that freight rumble from miles away while watching that sun climb over the horizon made it memorable.

It was a memorable year, and I'm hoping the snow will end it on a great foot.

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Old 12-06-2009, 12:54 AM   #27
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Well only had my digital camera since Jan, and got 25 on, so while not as good as Chase, feel it was a good start.

Most popular first, very, very, very rare shot of the Hustle Muscle.
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Next up is my second most popular, of my good buddy Kale working a coal train.
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Everyone seems to like the GP50.
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First ever RP shot.
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First artsy shot.
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While just a wedge, this photo shows an example of each paint scheme still running on the former Missabe.
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Another artsy attempt.
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During this whole photo-shoot, I was the only one who never followed the crowd, and ended up with these two shots among others.
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Finally, nothing special but I love this curve and even though the Missabe is gone, whatever Class 1 runs two of its subdivisions with strictly standard cab EMD's?
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:01 AM   #28
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Here's my 10 favorites from this year:

Opening Day at the WMSR:

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Carl Franz charter at Cass:

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EBT Roundhouse Tour:

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My first Cab Ride:

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WMSR Helmstetter Photo Charter:

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Fall Color on the WMSR:

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Last but not least, my first Screener's Choice:

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Old 12-06-2009, 07:01 AM   #29
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For me, 2009 has not quite finished yet - still have a trip to Germany next weekend However, mainly due to family issues, I have not been out and about with the camera quite so much this year and only have 33 photos in the db for 2009 - I have also tried to be a little more selective in what I submit as well.

Anyway, kicked off with a nice little tour to Portugal at the end of January; quite liked the results from climbing onto a huge stack of sleepers (ties) during one stop
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This was rapidly followed by a trip to the RhB in Switzerland - always good for lots of snow in the winter.
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A "land cruise" by train to Scotland is a good way to spend Easter, lucky with the weather and got a few shots, my favourite being this
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A last fling with the GM engined "Nohabs" in Belgium
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Quickly followed by another trip to Scotland with very unusual motive power (probably the best railtour of 2009)
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My first sight of the UK's newest steam loco in July
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Best photo stop location on a charter train award for 2009
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Finally, somewhere not far from my front door on one of the few sunny days that we have had in the last couple of months
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The above selection might be amended after next weekend!
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:47 AM   #30
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It's been interesting to see what others have been posting; quite a variety of images that are thought to be folks' best work.

These are my top 10 for 2009 that I've posted to RP; I have a few others which don't appear on the site (yet) for various reasons. The photos were selected solely by what I consider to be my best work, without regard for view counts or awards or anything like that, and are displayed chronologically.

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Old 12-06-2009, 09:12 AM   #31
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Though subject to change over the next month, this is what I'd consider my ten favorites from this year, in no particular order:

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In 2007, the Top 10 thread was started on the 29th. Last year, John Ryan started it on the 26th. This year, it was started on the 4th. Why the rush? Note to posters: The Top 10 thread for 2010 starts on Nov. 12.

In last year's Top 10 thread, I mentioned that, at that point in time, I had only added 169 shots from 2008. Checking this year's numbers, I'm at 162, just ahead of last year's pace. At least I'm consistent. On to my Top 10:

10. A staff cut at my old employer forced me to be the newspaper's distribution manager for a few months. After dropping papers overnight, before my day shift, I'd spend a few hours watching the morning rush on the Coast Line at Middletown, checking this shot off my list one morning.

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9. With a heads-up that two freshly painted Reading units would be paired together and a high pressure system sitting over central PA, we headed west to catch the first few runs, netting this scene and many others.

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8. TrainFestival 2009 provided me with my first opportunity to see SP 4449 in person. Deciding to forgo the first day's northbound chase to scout the line, we found this location. On the southbound return trip, we arrived here early to make sure no cars parked on the road between us and the train. We got lucky.

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7. My family was planning a vacation to see one of Norfolk Southern's steam locomotives run when NS shut down the steam program in 1994. Fifteen years later, I finally got to see the engines in person, and experience what I missed.

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6. Thanks to my brother, other local railfans and online discussion boards, 2009 was also the first year I was able to get good shots on my local freight lines. This shot was the result of a simple "SA33 has two engines" text. With the long summer days, and a call time of 6PM, this train was a nice diversion on my way home from work.

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5. A shot of the two engines at Steamtown side-by-side as seen from the mall walkway bridge is a shot that has eluded me for years, including two attempts this year, thanks to a stuck switch and a lack of riders. Here's the closest I got this year, during the Lackawanna Railfest. With only 5 days left on 2317's boiler time, I may not get another chance for years.
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4. A partnership between Amtrak, NJT and the Atlantic City casinos gave NJ (and PA) railfans the Atlantic City Express Service (ACES). The trains ran with a unique combination of electric on the north end and a diesel on the south end of the train. The service started on a cold, snowy February weekend and the first revenue northbound is seen here crossing the Delaware River back into Jersey.

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3. Eight active engines, one location. No more words needed.

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2. Yeah, I wish the leaser wasn't part of the lashup. Yeah, I wish we had full sun. However, a few months after I took this, CSX shut the line down, so I'm glad I got to see the last active semaphores east of the Mississippi at least once.

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1. Once discussions about TrainFestival 2009 began, the idea of a 1225-765 charter started dancing in the heads of the Lerro Productions team. After a very tense August with 1225's boiler tube failure at Trainfest, a Berkshire doubleheader was a reality. This was the one shot I really wanted, no road names or numbers visible, just two silhouetted Berks high-stepping across the countryside.

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Old 12-15-2009, 04:23 AM   #33
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Edit: I just should have waited
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I just shot this one:

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Neat image, but I can't help but wonder: do you have a crop that doesn't have the crossbuck cut off?
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Here are 10 from me:

1) Unpatched Rio Grande glory:
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2) Semi-unpatched Rio Grande glory:
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3) Heritage Rio Grande glory:
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3b) Resurrected Rio Grande Glory:
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4) Miss Katy in the snow:
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5) Post-snow luck:
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6) Pikes Peak pwnage:
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7) My favorite spot during Summer '09:
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8 ) The unending view:
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9) Another standard spot:
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10) ACe worship:
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Neat image, but I can't help but wonder: do you have a crop that doesn't have the crossbuck cut off?
Signal is just a frame. Wouldn't having the whole crossbuck ruin the composition and add too much dead sky?
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Wouldn't having the whole crossbuck ruin the composition and add too much dead sky?
Don't think so...it's a distraction to my eyes, maybe because I've used a crossbuck as a frame before:
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And it might put the train on the bottom 1/3 line!
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Don't think so...it's a distraction to my eyes, maybe because I've used a crossbuck as a frame before:
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And it might put the train on the bottom 1/3 line!
I agree 100% with Ween. It's a helluva shot, but, it could have been better executed. Luckily for me, Red Wing isn't too far away...
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I agree 100% with Ween. It's a helluva shot, but, it could have been better executed. Luckily for me, Red Wing isn't too far away...
I'll disagree, although not necessarily 100%.

I think including the entire crossbuck is a tradeoff, the extra dead sky as Travis said versus the awkwardness of having a cut-off element. Here, I can see Travis' view, although it is hard to imagine the alternative.

My main objection to the shot - which I love! - is that the main elements are all inline in the middle third, looking horizontally. So the red signal, the train, the station, are mid, and there isn't much up or especially down. In general I prefer a triangular arrangement of three elements to inline.

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I'll disagree, although not necessarily 100%.

I think including the entire crossbuck is a tradeoff, the extra dead sky as Travis said versus the awkwardness of having a cut-off element. Here, I can see Travis' view, although it is hard to imagine the alternative.

My main objection to the shot - which I love! - is that the main elements are all inline in the middle third, looking horizontally. So the red signal, the train, the station, are mid, and there isn't much up or especially down. In general I prefer a triangular arrangement of three elements to inline.

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I think the extra pole beneath the "Tracks" sign is distracting, and you end up with the train almost perfectly centered in your shot. Empty space is *not* a bad thing, especially when you've got things in the foreground complimenting it so nicely. I'm not sure exactly of what's on top of the mast here (could be a bell, maybe just a cap?), but I think something like this would work better...
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Doesn't that make the signal look more like the main subject now? I do like the lower center for the train I think, maybe not?
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I think the extra pole beneath the "Tracks" sign is distracting, and you end up with the train almost perfectly centered in your shot. Empty space is *not* a bad thing, especially when you've got things in the foreground complimenting it so nicely. I'm not sure exactly of what's on top of the mast here (could be a bell, maybe just a cap?), but I think something like this would work better...
While your at it add santa and his sleigh in the sky and some xmas lights on the depot.
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Doesn't that make the signal look more like the main subject now? I do like the lower center for the train I think, maybe not?
Does it matter if the signal becomes the "main subject?" You end up with a Christmas card scene either way, and I think the suggested composition works out a little better including the whole thing. I did something similar chasing a snow plow train last week, and I was pleased with how it turned out:

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Does it matter if the signal becomes the "main subject?" You end up with a Christmas card scene either way, and I think the suggested composition works out a little better including the whole thing. I did something similar chasing a snow plow train last week, and I was pleased with how it turned out:

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Yes, the "main subject" of that photo is the crossbuck, but does it matter?
Works well in your I think, not mine. I'm a Steve Crise cropper. Mine, the subjects seem to be fighting for a look, yours the plow is clearly secondary.
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Works well in your I think, not mine. I'm a Steve Crise cropper. Mine, the subjects seem to be fighting for a look, yours the plow is clearly secondary.
No, if Steve Crise had taken that shot he would have just pointed the camera straight at the lightbulb and called it a day

If the train is supposed to be the subject, then you should have focused on it. Since the conditions made it impossible to do so, change the plan and make the signal your subject - bing, bang, boom.

It's a matter of taste, obviously, but I still agree with Ween.
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I actually would prefer to crop more off the left side of the signal. Problem was that I liked the left light being lit over the right one. Seems to flow better.

Not sure about this shot but the whole signal in view just didn't work.


Now where is santa and those xmas lights!
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:36 AM   #49
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No, if Steve Crise had taken that shot he would have just pointed the camera straight at the lightbulb and called it a day
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If the train is supposed to be the subject, then you should have focused on it. Since the conditions made it impossible to do so, change the plan and make the signal your subject - bing, bang, boom.

It's a matter of taste, obviously, but I still agree with Ween.
And, having now seen the (nicely photoshopped!) faux-alternative, I with Travis.
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Now where is santa and those xmas lights!
You asked for it, Travis!

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