Old 06-01-2009, 03:45 PM   #51
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I've actually had a request to shoot a wedding which would have made me enough money to bag a nice prime, but I turned it down because there's no way I could handle that right now. Wedding photography is one of the things I want to stay away from, and I've got to commend you on doing it.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:13 PM   #52
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I don't mind photoshopping something, if it needs to be done. Filling in the marker lights is definatly something that didn't need to be done.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:47 PM   #54
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I could sort of understand a night photo session with a steam engine or something, but a night photo session with 15 year old power and a modern MOW truck? Plu-eaaase.
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I could sort of understand a night photo session with a steam engine or something, but a night photo session with 15 year old power and a modern MOW truck? Plu-eaaase.
I get what your saying, but considering this engine will probably be painted in the near future, I think it was a great candidate for a night shot. Not sure if Conrail ever ran steamers either lol
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:50 PM   #56
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Agreed with Walter. I find it pretty neat that they did a photo shoot of an engine that will most likely be a memory in the future (as far as the paint scheme is concerned), although I do think photo shoots which include steamers, etc. are pretty neat and well worth photographing as well.

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Old 06-01-2009, 09:52 PM   #57
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I could sort of understand a night photo session with a steam engine or something, but a night photo session with 15 year old power and a modern MOW truck? Plu-eaaase.
Isn't the point that the shot was a Conrail heritage shoot? Like they changed that unit back to its original Conrail number with Conrail font and de-NS'd it?

Pretty cool, IMO. I think it would be neat if BNSF did that for one of their Cascade Green SD40-2s before they are gone...
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This was part of the Conrail Historical Society meeting, so that is why it was done with a Conrail diesel. Too bad all the MACs were already painted. It would have been nice to have one there in Conrail paint. It would be kinda hard to do a Conrail steam shoot seeing as Conrail never had a steam program.
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This was part of the Conrail Historical Society meeting, so that is why it was done with a Conrail diesel. Too bad all the MACs were already painted. It would have been nice to have one there in Conrail paint. It would be kinda hard to do a Conrail steam shoot seeing as Conrail never had a steam program.
Okay - how many people here find the fact that we are even discussing if Conrail had steam, when Conrail came into existence when we were already teenagers, deeply disturbing?
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Yea, thank God Conrail never got their hands on a Reading T1 and painted it blue with a can opener on the tender. That is something just screaming for photoshop.
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I believe I was 6 when Conrail came into existence and for years the only blue engines I ever knew were EMD SW900s (not that I knew that then) and ran in South Carolina. I didn't see my first Conrail engine until about this time in 1999. Probably only saw ten total with Conrail numbers and lettering. So seeing the night shot photos was pretty cool.
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Okay - how many people here find the fact that we are even discussing if Conrail had steam, when Conrail came into existence when we were already teenagers, deeply disturbing?
15 when CR was at day 1, and when I was out of high school I just watered at the mouth to go and see all the rolling museum pieces. Alas, never got there until a couple of years later.

Which is all to say in a long winded way that you guys are makin' me feel OLD! lol!
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I was out of college and so depressed that my beloved Northeastern railroads, the New York Central, PRR, New Haven, E-L, LV, et all, were dumped into a federally mandated morass.

So, this the day GM declared bankruptcy, maybe this is a good sign.
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Okay - how many people here find the fact that we are even discussing if Conrail had steam, when Conrail came into existence when we were already teenagers, deeply disturbing?
Even more disturbing is the fact that we are further from the first day of Conrail, than the first day of Conrail was from the last day of Pennsy steam.

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I was six when Conrail was split up. I never got a chance to shoot a pure, unpatched Conrail engine before. Needless to say I was pleased to get my hands on this one, even though I couldn't make it to the night photo shoot.

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I could sort of understand a night photo session with a steam engine or something, but a night photo session with 15 year old power and a modern MOW truck? Plu-eaaase.
Some of us have different tastes in regards to what looks good and what doesn't. Just because it's a modern diesel doesn't mean it's not a good candidate for a night photo shoot. I personally would rather shoot a Conrail unit at night than just about anything else, but then again I grew up with Conrail so I'm sure others will disagree. That 15-year-old power may be in a scrap yard or on an unaccessible line in South America not too long from now, so it's important to shoot stuff like this while you can.
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...so it's important to shoot stuff like this while you can.
Amen to that!

The stuff that is common as dirt now will be beloved come 10, 20, 30 years from now.

Shoot it now before it's gone!
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You're probably right, Dennis, but I'm finding it very hard to fathom I'll ever get excited when I see yet another CSX AC4400CW and GEVO lumbering down the rails toward me. But I guess smeone thought the same thing about C30-7s and we see where those are now.
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Time was, I could see a GG-1 or Lackawanna MU or an FL-9 any rush hour I wanted.

Can't do that now.

Steam era shooters that eschewed the colorful diesels of the day regret not getting them on Kodachrome.

Get those GEVO's now.
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Time was, I could see a GG-1 or Lackawanna MU or an FL-9 any rush hour I wanted.

Can't do that now.

Steam era shooters that eschewed the colorful diesels of the day regret not getting them on Kodachrome.

Get those GEVO's now.

I must have rode the Lackawanna MUs 500 times, and Pennsy MP54s a dozen times, and yet, I have few photographs of either.

Shoot it now... one day it will be gone.
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You want to take this to a new level. Do this, search for Canyon diablo in Arizona and look how many people PS out the powerlines, unlike my shot where I kept them in! I'm not sure what eyar the lines were put in, but I'm sure they're still there, well at least in some peoples eyes! Here's just one of many examples.

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...or you could just shoot from a spot where you don't get the power lines in the shot.

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Although I have to admit I took several others from a slightly different angle and the power lines just slipped in across the very top left of the frame. I cloned them out, although none of those pictures were worthy of RP anyway.
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