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    Sports photo junkie jorgemonkey's Avatar
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    Ok all you train fanatics - UP #844

    I got an email mentioning that the last steam engine built for the Union Pacific was going to be in town for a day or so up in Oakland, CA. I decided that I was going to cut school and go check it out since I looooooooove trains, especially steam engines. I shot for about 1 1/2 hours & came home with a bunch of keepers.

    Technical stuff: All shot with my D200, and a mixture of my 70-200 F2.8, 12-24 F4, and (mostly) my 30mm 1.4. All were processed in Lightroom, except for the last one which had some power lines cloned out.

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    19. This one is going to be nice & big and hanging on my wall, and I'm sure there will be extra copies for my Dad & Grandfather
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    Re: Ok all you train fanatics - UP #844

    Some very nice shots here.
    I was going to say 3 was my fav until I saw number 9.
    That's a prize winner!!
    Keep Shooting!

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    Re: Ok all you train fanatics - UP #844

    No 15 is my favourite by far. A nice bunch of shots..
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    Re: Ok all you train fanatics - UP #844

    Just to say mine is 15 also.
    Don't think they all showed first time I saw post and said it was 9 by counting.
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    Re: Ok all you train fanatics - UP #844

    Wow, that is really cool.

    I really like #2, it just shows you the size of the train. Great capture... :thumbsup:

    James

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    Re: Ok all you train fanatics - UP #844

    Great stuff Scott. Well worth a day away from the class room. I love your b&w treatment on some of these and my favorite of the lot is #4 although it was a tuft choice.
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    Re: Ok all you train fanatics - UP #844

    First all are nice but +1 for# 2
    How id you find out she was in town I love old steam? I think i could have fill a couple of cf cards on that one.
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    Re: Ok all you train fanatics - UP #844

    I got a message on an email list mentioning it was coming to town.

    BTW, April 25-30th it will be in Roseville.

    Here is the schedule for the trip.
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    Re: Ok all you train fanatics - UP #844

    Wonderful work Scott. I always loved trains as a kid. Still do, I guess. Your shots really show off the enormity and detailed complexity of those monsters.
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    Re: Ok all you train fanatics - UP #844

    Great work Scott,Thanks for sharing this wonderful stuff.

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    Re: Ok all you train fanatics - UP #844

    Nice ones,Scott,
    While not a train fan,I can see the photographic draw,might try this around my area - tho' a lot more seem to ride on top than inside.
    I like No. 1 best,because it looks to me as though a grandparent is showing his little one something about the subject - but they are all good !

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    Re: Ok all you train fanatics - UP #844

    Great stuff Scott. I'd love a chance to see UP844. My favorite has to be #15. It's a classic looking photo. Love the black and white treatment. I love trains.

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