SPECIAL EDITION - Weekend Modeling Photo Challenge "Boxcar(s)"

Mark Watson Sep 17, 2010

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Choose Your Favorite Photo(s)!!

Poll closed Sep 26, 2010.
  1. Stourbridge Lion - So Many Scales, So Little _______!!

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  2. GrampysTrains - A day in the life of PRR 40' boxcar No. 47003.

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  3. Mark Watson - We're being watched.

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  4. Bruce-in-MA -Odd Duck Passing Through.

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  5. Tbone - Tagger Loose in Nashville.

    12 vote(s)
    54.5%
  6. Scott Stutzman - Four more Boxcars for Roseville

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    [​IMG] *SPECIAL EDITION* Weekend Modeling Photo Challenge "Boxcar(s)" Ends Monday, September 20th.

    *Please read all rules as they ARE different from previous weeks*
    If you notice a typo, error, or confusing statement, please notify user Mark Watson immediately for correction and clarification.

    *Special Edition*
    For this special edition of the Weekend Modeling Photo Challenge each member is tasked to create up to 4 images that together tell a story of railroading or modeling. The story can be as simple or complex as necessary and you may include a single sentence or a few paragraphs to explain the story, but each story will be judged by the images and the way they link together.

    Modeling Photo Challenge Topic: "Boxcar(s)"
    1. Challenges are open to everyone, have fun!!

    2. The entry deadline is Midnight (UTC -11), Monday, September 20th. Late entries will be accepted up until the official "Time's up!" post within the thread.

    3. For photos to be eligible they must be taken between Friday September 17th and Monday, September 20th.
    Please use the challenge as a motive to take a new photographs!

    4. Any posts with images taken before the commencement of the challenge will not be included in the poll and may be moved to the cutting room floor thread.
    - Ensure dates and times on your camera are correct. -

    5. **Up to 4 images per participant so please choose the images carefully. You do not need to have 4 images to make an entry. Single image entries have beaten out multiple image entries in the past.

    6. Though realism is popular among voters, it is not required. Any image or snap shot related to the topic is acceptable!

    7. Though not required, commenting on other peoples pictures is encouraged.

    8. Please use the Cutting Room Floor thread for related but ineligible images.

    9. A clever and distinctive title for your image helps identify it among voters. (And makes it easier for me when posting the poll ;) )

    10. Photo editing and enhancing is perfectly acceptable and even encouraged, however the subject and focal point must remain that of a physical model.

    On September 21st, all entries will be put up for a public vote, in which all members of TrainBoard may vote for their favorite entry(s), regardless of whether you submitted an entry or not. Voting will last 4 days. You may vote for multiple entries. To do this, you must select all entries for which you wish to vote at once, and then click the submit button.
     
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  2. Mark Watson

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    OO the anticipation. I can tell that everyone must be putting tons of thought and effort into creating their photos this weekend!! :D :D Just dont put TOO much effort into it. Deadline is Monday! ;) :p
     
  3. Mark Watson

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    Bump. :)

    Its Sunday night and no entries submitted yet?! Oh boy oh boy, you guys must really be pulling out all the stops to make your photos great! :p :D

    Either that or everyone's just forgotten about the challenge this weekend. And that would mean its the end of the world!

    Ok well.. maybe not exactly. :p


    Don't delay! Deadline is tomorrow at midnight!
     
  4. COverton

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    Mark, another time I might have had the energy, ideas, and time to stage and shoot four different shots of one or more boxcars, but not this weekend. I don't know how others are dealing with the parameters of this contest, but I just can't do it...sorry, Bud. :(
     
  5. Stourbridge Lion

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    So Many Scales, So Little __________!!!!!!!

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  6. GrampysTrains

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    A day in the life of PRR 40' boxcar No. 47003.

    Loaded from a truck on the team track.
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    Switched into a local.

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    Switched into a through freight in the yard.

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    West bound out of the yard.

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  7. Mark Watson

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    We're being watched.

    A familiar resident of Thunder Ridge watches the river valley from his favorite high perch as a string of boxcars snakes its way through the valley below.
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  8. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Excellent photos!

    I hope you dont mind, I condensed them all into a single post. Just makes it easier to see them as a multi-photo entry (at least I think so). :)
     
  9. GrampysTrains

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    Thanks, Mark. I tried, unsuccessfully, to put them all in one post. Don't know why I couldn't. BTW, love the eagle in your photo. DJ.
     
  10. Bruce-in-MA

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    Odd Duck Passing Through

    Nice entries so far! Almost makes me not want to enter this...

    I was pretty busy this weekend but I managed to snap off some photos for the contest. So here's the story of an odd duck passing through:

    While out rail fanning, I caught an inbound ACL coming up from the south with a strange visitor nestled in between a couple 50 footers. Is that what I think it is?

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    So I followed it into the yard in time to see it being set out:

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    Yes, that's an old 40 footer. Haven't seen one of those in ages. Last one that came through this yard ended up as a storage shed on the far side. Would this be the fate of this one too?

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    My question was answered as it was soon set into an outgoing N&W train - heading west. Don't know it's fate or if I will ever see another one like it again.

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  11. Tbone

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    Tagger Loose in Nashville

    While railfanning the Nashville and Eastern I spotted something going on around the Budweiser siding.I seen somebody hiding out so I set up my camera and caught this going on.First I got a shot of a well used boxcar sitting in the siding waiting to leave.
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    And out of the blue a tagger emerges out of the weeds with spray paint in hand.
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    Apparently he had a few colors in hand.
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    And in a blink of an eye he was gone.Another tagged car.
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  12. mikelhh

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    Brilliant entries! This will be a difficult vote.

    Mike
     
  13. Scott Stutzman

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    Four more Boxcars for Roseville

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  14. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Another challenge closed. Time to vote! :D
     
  15. Stourbridge Lion

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    Looks like another tight race; for second place that is...

    :tb-biggrin: :tb-biggrin: :tb-biggrin: :tb-biggrin:
     
  16. Mark Watson

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    Congratulations Tbone! Looks like you're sticking with the graffiti focus for this week's prototype challenge too huh?

     
  17. pastoolio

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    Thanks for a good laugh Thomas! Those pictures are awesome :D

    Mike
     
  18. Tbone

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    Hey thanks everyone.I had fun with this weeks contest.There were some awesome entries this week.And yes Mark I stuck with the graffiti this week in the prototype as well.LOL
     
  19. SteamDonkey74

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    Congratulations, Tbone!

    I've got my eye on you. If I see your tag on any of my N scale rolling stock I'll be on the lookout for your plastic alter-ego.
     
  20. Tbone

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    LOL...That got me laughing!!!
     

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