Old 12-19-2010, 02:21 AM   #1
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Default Top 5 Favorite Photos on RP! (Make that 10)

Pete's "Most Favorited" thread was cool but a lot of my favorite images are independent from my most favorited photographers choices. This will be difficult, no doubt, but how about a list of your ALL time favorite top 5 on RP?

Here goes...
BRB.

OK... make it 10.
And even at that some really good ones are gonna have to get clipped.

Remember! Top 10 (as of today... ). Not nice pics, or favorite subjects, but rather images that just caught you by surprise, or maybe even made you a bit jeal.. er, envious. Have a pair of aspirin ready, this may be taxing!


In no specific order:

Tom Mugnano
Image © Tom Mugnano
PhotoID: 303529
Photograph © Tom Mugnano


Steve Welch
Image © Steven M. Welch
PhotoID: 281269
Photograph © Steven M. Welch


Michael Allen
Image © Michael F. Allen
PhotoID: 152813
Photograph © Michael F. Allen


John Ireland
Image © John Ireland
PhotoID: 155621
Photograph © John Ireland


Brian Stephenson
Image © Brian Stephenson
PhotoID: 202416
Photograph © Brian Stephenson


K7
Image © K7
PhotoID: 260274
Photograph © K7


Scott Lothes
Image © Scott Lothes
PhotoID: 281534
Photograph © Scott Lothes


Michael Allen
Image © Michael F. Allen
PhotoID: 177612
Photograph © Michael F. Allen


Chris Starnes
Image © Chris Starnes
PhotoID: 152778
Photograph © Chris Starnes


Janusz Mrozek
Image © Janusz Mrozek
PhotoID: 309799
Photograph © Janusz Mrozek


Honorary greatest photo of all time:
Stephen DiSalvo
Image © Stephen DiSalvo
PhotoID: 206093
Photograph © Stephen DiSalvo


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Old 12-19-2010, 02:24 AM   #2
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Oh, and add my avitar to the list!!!

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Old 12-19-2010, 03:27 AM   #3
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In no order:

Dave Schauer:
Image © Dave Schauer
PhotoID: 131137
Photograph © Dave Schauer

(My all-time favorite RP photo. It still baffles me how this didn't get a Screener's Choice.)

Michael Allen:
Image © Michael F. Allen
PhotoID: 177612
Photograph © Michael F. Allen

(Considering it's the most viewed photo on RP, it's gotta be on this list. And, no Screener's Choice.)

Trainmasterrob:
Image © Trainmasterrob
PhotoID: 244956
Photograph © Trainmasterrob

(Unbelievable conditions.)

Jean-Marc Frybourg:
Image © Jean-Marc Frybourg
PhotoID: 308510
Photograph © Jean-Marc Frybourg

(The best foreign shot on RP. No Screener's Choice or Photo of the Week?)

Steve Armitage:
Image © Steve Armitage
PhotoID: 271092
Photograph © Steve Armitage

(The best British shot on RP. Yet again, no SC or PotW. Are we looking at the same site?)

Larry Fellure:
Image © Larry Fellure
PhotoID: 34693
Photograph © Larry Fellure

(An oldie, but a goodie. Added in 2003, taken in 1960.)

Those are the shots that really stand out to me and are the best representation of RP.

And now, to twist the purpose of Mitch's thread a bit, here's my favorite photo that I took that's on RP:

Image © Christopher Blaszczyk
PhotoID: 295691
Photograph © Christopher Blaszczyk

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Old 12-19-2010, 04:59 AM   #4
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In order, with a few comments. All of them got awards. For each one of these, I think WOW!
10th place, SC, POTW, and PCA1:
Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©

9th, SC, POTW, and PCA1:
Image © Jim Thias
PhotoID: 256342
Photograph © Jim Thias

8th, POTW and PCA1 (where's the SC on the most-viewed shot in the DB?):
Image © Michael F. Allen
PhotoID: 177612
Photograph © Michael F. Allen

7th, POTW, PCA1, and most favs in the DB with 308:
Image © Nscalemike
PhotoID: 247302
Photograph © Nscalemike

6th, SC, PCA1:
Image © Trainmasterrob
PhotoID: 244956
Photograph © Trainmasterrob

5th, POTW, PCA1:
Image © Darren Megowan
PhotoID: 310922
Photograph © Darren Megowan

4th, SC, POTW, PCA1:
Image © David Honan
PhotoID: 342992
Photograph © David Honan

3rd, PCA2 (what was everybody thinking?):
Image © Matthew Hicks
PhotoID: 291895
Photograph © Matthew Hicks

2rd, PCA1 (absolutely freaking awesome):
Image © Tom Barrows
PhotoID: 270015
Photograph © Tom Barrows

My favorite RP shot of all time with an SC, POTW, PCA1:
Image © Travis Dewitz
PhotoID: 306978
Photograph © Travis Dewitz


Edit: Dang! it took me a long time to do that one.
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:35 AM   #5
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Tom Mugnano
Image © Tom Mugnano
PhotoID: 303529
Photograph © Tom Mugnano
For the longest time, that was my ONLY favorited photo, I saw it here one day and my jaw just dropped.

In addition to that one here are my top x favorite (I dont have 10)

Image © Rick Newton
PhotoID: 342379
Photograph © Rick Newton

Image © Dave Schauer
PhotoID: 339885
Photograph © Dave Schauer

Image © Frank Keller
PhotoID: 338868
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:35 AM   #6
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Definitely a neat thread, but one that will require some hard thinking and selectivity on my behalf, as I've favorited a ton of photos and have a lot of contributors I like.

Still my favorite photo submitted to RP, the full moon and snowy foreground made for a cool result. Wish I had enough snow around here to try something similar, but no such luck yet! Mr. Honan has inspired me to re-create several of his distinctive night time scenes.

Image © David Honan
PhotoID: 277135
Photograph © David Honan


My second favorite photo, also submitted by David Honan really was a unique scene. Loved the way the wet snow covered everything in addition to the unique composition and dramatic headlight headlight trail.

Image © David Honan
PhotoID: 275292
Photograph © David Honan


One of my favorites submitted by Keith Burgess, this was another photo that caught me by surprising in not receiving an award. A real difficult, yet awesome composition. Would love to have this framed on my wall!

Image © Keith Burgess
PhotoID: 311558
Photograph © Keith Burgess


Despite only being on RP less than a week, this would have to be one of my most favorite photos. I've always admired signals and night photography and incorporating both really opens up the possibilities. The stars captured made for an awesome photo. Definitely a pending PCA. Aside from this photo, I've really enjoyed all of the recent submissions by Jeff Roberston. Some awesome material. One heckuva photographer!

Image © Jeff Robertson
PhotoID: 348378
Photograph © Jeff Robertson


Probably my favorite photo submitted by Loyd Lowry. Loved the way the red signal bulbs painted the scenery.

Image © Loyd Lowry
PhotoID: 273973
Photograph © Loyd Lowry


Really enjoyed the aerial approach taken by Nick D'Amato during the 2009 NCTM excursions. His entire series was awesome, but this one in particular was my favorite.

Image © Nick DAmato (Diamond D)
PhotoID: 303059
Photograph © Nick DAmato (Diamond D)


I've always admired the work of Ken Kuehne, but this photo in particular really caught my attention. The wide composition, dramatically illuminated trestle and the full moon and bright blue sky made for one of my all time favorite photos on RP.

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


My favorite "glint" shot of all time on RP. Stated perfectly by Jim Thias in the comments section, this photo was definitely one of the most unique glints.

Image © John Benner
PhotoID: 282516
Photograph © John Benner


One of my favorite night time photos on RP.. I've tried to re-create a similar scene with not as much luck as this. Contrast, exposure, and composition made for an awesome shot.

Image © Appalachian Railfan
PhotoID: 247874
Photograph © Appalachian Railfan


Scott Lothes, one of my favorite RP contributors has an awesome collage of variety on RP, but this one at Prince was my favorite. The human interest at an unusual time of the night made for a photo that I thought was sure to get a PCA.

Image © Scott Lothes
PhotoID: 281520
Photograph © Scott Lothes


I've found, after selecting these 10 photos out my favorites, I've realized I still seem to prefer night time photos over day time. Not sure why, it just appeals to me more.

I look forward in seeing what others post!

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I don't have lots of photos added to my RP favorites from particular photographers, but guys who stand out to me are:

Nick DAmato (Diamond D)

Image © Nick DAmato (Diamond D)
PhotoID: 315184
Photograph © Nick DAmato (Diamond D)


Image © Nick DAmato (Diamond D)
PhotoID: 330581
Photograph © Nick DAmato (Diamond D)


Nick McLean

Image © Nick McLean
PhotoID: 333709
Photograph © Nick McLean


Rod Bushway

Image © Rod Bushway
PhotoID: 218706
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Michael Allen:
Image © Michael F. Allen
PhotoID: 177612
Photograph © Michael F. Allen

(Considering it's the most viewed photo on RP, it's gotta be on this list. And, no Screener's Choice.)
Probably didn't get a SC because it's so unlevel. One of my favorites as well, but I had to level it before I could fully appreciate it.

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Old 12-20-2010, 02:45 PM   #9
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Some of the photos I like...

Nick DAmato
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...41392&nseq=225

Matt Guerrant
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...344164&nseq=13

SuperDave
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...264306&nseq=13

Dave Blaze
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=348306
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