Old 11-14-2007, 12:38 AM   #1
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Question Who are your 3 favorite RP photographers???

Most of us have our 3 favorite photos from others in our profiles, but I'm just curious who everyone's 3 favorite RP contributers are?

#1 Andrew Blaszczyk For some reason, 95% of the time, I can tell a photo is Andrew's before I look to see who the photographer is.

#2 Mitch Goldman The King Of Motion. With all of his panning (and pacing), he has a lot of gold in his vault.

I have two #3s

#3A is everyone else on Railpictures. If it relates to railroading, and its on RP, it's a good shot. After all, this is RP.net.

#3B is anybody that contributes vintage shots, or can fool us with current vintage looking shots.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:54 AM   #2
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Well I really like WalterS his photo's are great some of the best ever HA HA! It is hard to narrow it down when you've got great photographer's such as Michael Allen, John West, Mitch and Andrew, you cant pick just three. Maybe thirty or forty
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:58 AM   #3
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: ) Blushing...

That's great - Andrew has a really nice portfollio on RP, very creative and skillful. I've been looking for a way to eliminate Andrew and that would then make me #1, right?

With that said, and taking all things into consideration, I'd have to say my absolute favorite photographer on RP is Kevin (AKA EMTRailfan). ; )

With so many great photograhpers I do not think I could narrow the list to 3 with so many different styles to each it would be too difficult. Let's say if the comments are racking up on your images, you are probably pretty high on my list photographically.

Thanks Kevin!

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Old 11-14-2007, 01:47 AM   #4
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No possible way I could name just three. But there are a few that I look for time and again including but not limited to, Wade Massie. His photographs are the sole reason I want to visit both Pittsburgh and Wheeling and Lake Erie territory. I enjoy seeing George Hamlin's old stuff, esp. the late Seaboard/early CSX stuff he posts.

I enjoy MJ Scanlon's Memphis-area photos because I want to go back..... but his shots are the only way I can do that right now.

I envy some of Casey Thomason's work, especially the current shot on the front page of theNS and KCS F units. But the stuff I look from him are usually of the Georgia Southwestern.

Anybody who uploads great shots of the #40 up in New Hope gets mage dittoes from me and that includes the aforementioned Andrew (2) and Mitch G.

Johnathan Guy is someone who I used to keep track of on this site. He shoots what I would shoot if I lived where he does. I see his last post was last December. Must remember to track down his personal web site.

Steve Schmollinger. Holy cow. Enough said.

Josepch C. Hinson does well with little to work wth scenery-wise in the Carolinas. Surprised I don't run into him more often down here.

Ron Flanary is another one who, like Steve Schmollinger, needs no introduction. I love Flanary's old school stuff. Same with Martin O'Tolle. Some of these guys were out there shooting the shutters off their cameras when others on this board were still playing with their Lionels. Their stuff measures up to today's standards and in most cases surpasses them.

I enjoyed Robert Palmer's work with the Power Station as well as his photos here.

I'll stop with Richard Hart, who shoots mostly NS and makes them look good.

See. Can't name just three. And I left a lot ut.


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Old 11-14-2007, 02:21 AM   #5
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This is certainly a tough question...no way I could narrow it down to three...but a few great RP photogs that come to mind include...

Mitch Goldman...as EMTRailfan said, Mitch is the king of motion, and is an all around great photog...and he brings us the STEAM!

Andrew Blaszczyk (2)... great images, and creativity galore!

John West... excelent photographs from the past and present, with tons of diversity.

John Rice... I love his images from Canada.

David Tuttle... He creates terrific, interesting, and unique photographs that I enjoy looking at.

Jean-Marc Frybourg... Incredible images...great coverage of the Pacific Northwest, and the rail world speed record...

And, that Chris Groeling guy is okay, I gues...
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:33 AM   #6
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Its kinda hard to just say 3

J.E. Landrum-Cause he has some neat images and he is a close friend
Andrew Blaszczyk(2)-Cause he is a great photographer
Joe Williams-One of my friends and a great photographer.
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:42 AM   #7
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::POP!!!!!:: (the sound of my swelling head exploding)

Technically, I can't really take part in this thread do to obvious RP-related reasons, but I have to say that, that Kevin A. is definitely high on my list.

Seriously, I am truely humbled by all the kind words, and I have to admit that I am blushing as well. I cannot narrow my favorites down as there are WAY to many that I not only enjoy viewing the photos of but also find inspiration from. As Mitch said, if the comments are there than you are on the list, and even if they aren't I will eventually get to it when I feel the need to analyze a particular shot again.

Thank you again for the very, very kind words!
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:42 PM   #8
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Can't name just three, but several photogs consistently impress me...
Andrew Blaszczyk, Mitch Goldman, Dale Woodland, Rob Palmer, Lee King, Dave Carney, Dave Kerr. Out west, Ross Fotheringham's snow shots are incredible. And a few young guns like Christian Signorelli, Austin MacDougall, and Nick Anshant who cover Eastern PA, and Ron Tilley in Jersey.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:53 PM   #9
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My favorite three include anyone who is lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to get that great shot. Living in Michigan, photo ops are limited, and since I love landscape photography so much, I really dig photos from "out west." One particular photographer who I envy for his opportunities to get shots where he does is Jean-Marc Frybourg. I think I need to get the hell out of Michigan.
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:07 PM   #10
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One particular photographer who I envy for his opportunities to get shots where he does is Jean-Marc Frybourg. I think I need to get the hell out of Michigan.
Unless he's moved since I met him years ago, Jean-Marc lives in the La Defense area of Paris, and his shots were taken on a holiday. (His apartment just happened to be about two blocks from our offices - I'd walk by it every day.) He is a very talented photographer - he's done some amazing synchronized flash work.


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I've been looking for a way to eliminate Andrew and that would then make me #1, right?
I'll be keeping an eye on you in February. If Andrew "falls in front of the train," I'm calling the cops.


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Old 11-14-2007, 01:53 PM   #11
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Unless he's moved since I met him years ago, Jean-Marc lives in the La Defense area of Paris, and his shots were taken on a holiday. (His apartment just happened to be about two blocks from our offices - I'd walk by it every day.) He is a very talented photographer - he's done some amazing synchronized flash work.
He must take some long vacations...he's got a TON of shots from the western U.S.
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:21 PM   #12
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I am surprised by the response this is getting. I agree with all of you. It was very hard to come up with my 2+. If I would have listed everyone that makes me stop and really look at a shot, I like most of you, would have taken a whole page for my post alone. Everyone that has been listed by others is also in my upper tier of favorites. I forgot to mention Brooke Baxter too. The talent and experience that she has at such a young age totaly amazes me. RP is the only site that I upload to with the exception of various local forums/groups that I belong to. I look at that other rrpicture... site. There are some excellent shots there too (and then a few that make you scratch your head), but RP.net is where the quality is. Now if I can only improve my quality more
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He must take some long vacations...he's got a TON of shots from the western U.S.
He's European - he gets 5-6 weeks of annual holiday.

Just glancing at the dates, his Western US stuff was taken in two trips - one in 2005, and a 3-week interval this year.

I really like this one:

http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.ph...90536&nseq=719

Several years ago we had dinner together in Paris, and he showed me a series of photos very similar to this one, but of electrics. It was a parade of "ski extras" returning to Paris from the Alps, many powered by older motors. He had framed the station clock into the photo, and the trains were running on 2-minute intervals - I figure his lights had just enough time to recharge before the next train passed.

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Old 11-14-2007, 03:05 PM   #14
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It's too difficult for me to pick just 3 people who's work I enjoy. I'm not even sure I could narrow it down to less than 10 people if I had to.

Gary Knapp, Mitch Goldman, Michael Allen, Ray Lewis, Jim Johnston, Alex Lang, Dave Kerr, Junior Russell, Tony Kitchen, Bill Wellman, Brian Plant, Joe Osciak, Joe Hance, and the list goes on.

Some of them I enjoy simply for their photos they've taken of railroading in general, others I enjoy because of their artistic appeal.

Yeah, this one's a hard assignment. . . .
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:03 PM   #15
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I don't browse as much as I should, but a couple photographers never disappoint, Gary Knapp and John Rice
And that Chris Groeling guy ain't too shabby either
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And that Chris Groeling guy ain't too shabby either
Thank you, sir!

Matt Hicks takes some good pictures too
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:24 PM   #17
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I would have to say Michael James, although he needs to get out of the electrified territory so he can get more than three-quarter wedge shots.

Seriously though ... (Australian Photographers)
- Chris Walters has taken some great shots all over Australia!
- Brooke and Lee Baxter also have some great shots from the NSW Southern Highlands.
- Rod Williams has some amazing shots from Japan!

(Other Photographers)
- Steve Schmollinger
- Jean-Marc Frybourg
- Mitch Goldman
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:12 AM   #18
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Well, I have quite a few, so heres a handful.

Donald Haskel, so many timeless images from the 50s and 60s, always fun to look at.
Don Kalkman, love his stuff, especially the stuff from the 90s. He has a lot of great WC shots.
Ray Peacock, another photographer I look for when searching for 90s and early 2000 shots.
Ryan Parent, never ceases to make me say wow, a great photographer indeed.
Dave Schauer, a great photographer who has documented the DMIR to its fullest, some great photos in his collection.
Craig Williams alongside with Richard S Marsh provide some awesome shots from around Iowa/Minnesota/and Illinois areas, always getting creative with trackside objects.

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Old 11-20-2007, 11:56 PM   #19
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I must suck, so I'll vote for Me, Myself & I!
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I must suck, so I'll vote for Me, Myself & I!
Far from it Dave - just tough competition. That's why I haven't posted my three, can't decide.

If it makes you feel any better - I can spot your pics in the line up and usually view them. Oh, does that make you one of my favourites?
Sorry, that is "favorites" to you. Happy Thanksgiving
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Thanks for the sympathy vote! LOL I get my kicks seeing the view counts, occasional photo of the day or week. But I'll never get a screeners choice since I don't shoot artsy fartsy shots. I like the shots of trains as the focal point.

Picking my top 3 here, impossible! But I do honor those that always comment on my photos even if I don't on theirs, time seems limited for me at times.
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Thanks for the sympathy vote! LOL I get my kicks seeing the view counts, occasional photo of the day or week. But I'll never get a screeners choice since I don't shoot artsy fartsy shots. I like the shots of trains as the focal point.
This is artsy fartsy?

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Borderline Jim. I more so mean the shots where the focus of the photo per se is not the train or a staged shot or something beyond the norm for shooting.

Ah nevermind, I'll dig a hole here sooner or later, ok sooner!
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:27 AM   #24
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One of the names that needs to get mentioned somewhere in this thread is Alan John Crotty.

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Sounds like an excuse to me...
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