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Aside from improving my photography, I'd like to start trying for something other than tele-wedgies every day. Also, I'd like to try and get published some more. I got one in Railpace this year, but they didn't use it as they liked it, but had an identical submission from someone else! In addition I want to hit the shortlines a bit more, particularly RSR and WNYP, as these are both great lines in the area that I've ignored.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:09 AM   #52
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:48 AM   #55
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Nothing too fancy:

- Less shots of faded H2 SD70MACs
- UP specials...whatever they run out of Cheyenne this year, 844 or whatever
- UP 1989 leading a train (the damn thing mostly runs at night)
- The Kyle Railroad and their ex-SP tunnel motors
- New SLRG power, whichever form it comes in
- Moffat tunnel action
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:12 AM   #56
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- Less shots of faded H1 SD70MACs
I don't recall seeing a H1 SD70MAC, do you mean H2 SD70MAC?
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I don't recall seeing a H1 SD70MAC, do you mean H2 SD70MAC?
Yep...lemme go fix that.
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:35 AM   #58
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I need to get to some spots I don't normally get to. Take a trip, Get out and shoot. Trouble is there not a lot that hasn't bin shot to hell with out a major incursion's to get a new angle on a old shot.
I couldn't agree more Richard.

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1. Become inspired to get out and take photos again. With the standardization of the Class I railroads through my area, I found it easier than ever in 2009 to find something else to do besides taking photos.
2. With that said, get as many SOO SD60s as possible while they are running again.
3. Continue to document the DM&E railroad. Some day the GEs will invade this railroad and I don't want to be saying "I wish I would have....".
4. Meet more RP.Net contributors from the upper Midwest.
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Nothing too fancy:

- Less shots of faded H2 SD70MACs
- UP specials...whatever they run out of Cheyenne this year, 844 or whatever
- UP 1989 leading a train (the damn thing mostly runs at night)
- The Kyle Railroad and their ex-SP tunnel motors
- New SLRG power, whichever form it comes in
- Moffat tunnel action
Have you shot the Moffat yet? To be so close and not fan that route at least monthly. I drive from Wisconsin to shoot that route at least from clay to glenwood canyon.
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I couldn't agree more Richard.

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4. Meet more RP.Net contributors from the upper Midwest.
You name a place and time to shoot ice or dme. I'm there.
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Have you shot the Moffat yet? To be so close and not fan that route at least monthly. I drive from Wisconsin to shoot that route at least from clay to glenwood canyon.
Not yet. I think a vaction out that way is needed this summer...
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One goal is to get up earlier, and start using sunrise to my advantage. 2nd is to meet up with some other railfans around the area, maybe some group trips somewhere. 3rd is to improve my post-processing workflow. I think that's a pretty good start!
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Any and every thing west of Mountain Time and south of Oregon.... although given the size of that area and the fact that I have real world obligations, its a good bet its gonna take alot more than 2010 to reach that goal.
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- UP specials...whatever they run out of Cheyenne this year, 844 or whatever
Start marking your calendar, Chris: http://upsteam.com/schedule.html#schedule

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One goal is to get up earlier, and start using sunrise to my advantage. 2nd is to meet up with some other railfans around the area, maybe some group trips somewhere. 3rd is to improve my post-processing workflow. I think that's a pretty good start!
If Nick follows though with this, I feel that we'll be seeing him on the RP front page a lot more. I beg you, please don't get better. Us average photographers won't stand a chance of getting any awards.

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As money allows a bit of travel to my tri-state area Az-Ut-Wy. Tackle the Needles Sub, most of all get out of this sloppy photography style and get back on track to improve. With occasional trips into LA county and San Diego thrown in. And one more Sigma lense.
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I guess that would be another thing for me would be to meet someother RP photogs.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:46 PM   #68
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I have quite a few photography-related goals for 2010. Here are a few of them:

More (and better) coverage of new areas. There are a few places that I've visited briefly in years past but never was able to come away with many good photos. Namely, the Delaware-Lackawanna, the CSX River Sub, and the NS Southern Tier Line. Additionally, a return trip to IL is in the books for this year, this time I'd like to hit up the areas I missed when I was last there in '08. Also, there are still some areas that I haven't been to but would like to visit. Those include the CSX Hanover Sub and the NS H-Line south of Hagerstown. As always, I'd also welcome opportunities to get any more shots of shortlines and regionals.

New glass. This should be taken care of within a couple months if everything goes well. I'm looking at acquiring a Canon 70-200L for my birthday near the end of February. Since I bought my XSi in November '08 I've only used the kit lens due to financial constraints. If I hit the jackpot I'd also like to get the 24-70L or the 24-105L, but that will probably have to wait.

Additionally, I'd like to have a photo essay published in a railroad magazine. I've had news photos published in Railpace and other magazines in the past, but I'd like to get a whole article done this year.
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. . . Also, there are still some areas that I haven't been to but would like to visit. Those include the CSX Hanover Sub and the NS H-Line south of Hagerstown. As always, I'd also welcome opportunities to get any more shots of shortlines and regionals. . . .
I am looking forward to seeing what you get if you do get a chance to hit the Hanny Sub. It is a very underrated line IMO and is one of those that I wish was within "day trip" range.
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I am looking forward to seeing what you get if you do get a chance to hit the Hanny Sub. It is a very underrated line IMO and is one of those that I wish was within "day trip" range.
Isn't half the country within the Blaszczyk's range????
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I'm pretty darn sure it is.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:11 AM   #72
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Hello,

And happy new year to all of you. This thread is interesting. On my side, 2010 will be time for me to work on two photographic main Project.

The first one is to explore black & white applied to Contemporary Railway subject. To be more precise, my main subject for this will be the new TGV line (highspeed line) that links Paris to East of France. I will explore the more scenic part between Meuse TGV station and the junction near Remilly. I think to do action shot but also infrastructures (like bridges, Plowden's style) and life along the tracks (mostly agricultural). I already started to checked for views and atmospheres during cloudy/foggy days:

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The other Project is already going and is to show views "from the cab" as I am driving commuter train around Paris. These views are about atmospheres more than technical and documentary. You can see txo examples from my Flickr galery:

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And finaly, I keep working with my friends on the Images & Trains Project (http://www.images-trains.net).

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Actually get out and do something, this year. Last year, I was a lazy old git. My railroad-related shots totalled a massive 15.
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Shoot as much shortlines as possible, ive been trying to do this later part of 2009 and got some long delayed shots under my belt but there still alot left to shoot. With G&W and RailGenerica buying up everything, this could be the last decade of individual shortlines. Used to be when you went to a different part of the country you would get to experience new class 1's, not anymore, from Florida to New York its all CSX. Now shortlines are the only bit of regional flavor left and I want to document as much as possible.
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