Weekend Modeling Photo Challenge "Building America" Ends Tuesday, July 6th.

Mark Watson Jul 2, 2010

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Choose Your Favorite Photo(s)!!

Poll closed Jul 11, 2010.
  1. COverton - Yardman breaking up some concrete

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
  2. GrampysTrains - Reading GP7 pulling a load of coal at Blackwood Coal co.

    12 vote(s)
    52.2%
  3. Mark Watson - Mikado hauling a train of freight off to new horizons

    10 vote(s)
    43.5%
  4. Tracy McKibben - Keeping America warm

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mark Watson

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    [​IMG] Weekend Modeling Photo Challenge "Building America" Ends Tuesday, July 6th.

    In light of our 4th of July holiday this weekend, show us you're take on how Railroads (*note, this is not specific to UP*) helped build this nation! The holiday extension gives us till Tuesday, July 6th. :D

    This week we're back with the standard format, so only ONE image per member.

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

    Modeling Photo Challenge Topic: "Building America"
    1. Challenges are open to everyone, have fun!!

    2. The entry deadline is Midnight (UTC -11), Tuesday, July 6th. 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 July 2nd and Tuesday, July 6th
    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. Only one image per participant so please choose the image carefully.

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

    On July 7th, 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.
     
  2. Mark Watson

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  3. Mark Watson

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    Thank goodness we have an extra day... :/

    Anything brewing from anyone? :)
     
  4. Tracy McKibben

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    Nothing here. The topic just begs for steam, of which I have none... :tb-sad:
     
  5. Mark Watson

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    I think its safe to assume railroads are still building America today. ;) :)

    Even a subtle description could make pretty much any photo a "Building America" photo. :)
     
  6. COverton

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    Grampy submitted a photo that was the sole entry a few weeks ago. At this late stage, with no 'takers', I will submit something that should at least pass for the theme. I show a yardman breaking up some concrete form mishaps at the base of a new water tower. The Yard Master wants this cleaned up and looking good for the Division Head's inspection next week.

    Sorry, it is all I have on short notice. I wasn't even going to enter, but ya can't have a contest without a single entry!

    [​IMG]

    -Crandell
     
  7. TwinDad

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    I don't know why, but for several weeks now, I haven't seen the contest announcement post until, like, Monday. I'm usually on the "New Posts" page, and it's rarely more than a page long...

    Not that I've been in town enough to take any modeling pictures lately... summer is travel-busy...

    I'm really enjoying watching the great photography, though!!
     
  8. GrampysTrains

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    Nice photo and scene, Crandell. Although our new puppy is keeping us pretty busy, I managed to capture this shot of a Reading GP7 pulling a load of coal at Blackwood Coal co. Coal was, and still is, a critical part of building and powering this country. DJ.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mark Watson

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    Here we have a brand new Mikado hauling a train of freight off to new horizons across the American landscape.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Tracy McKibben

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    Keeping America warm

    The leaves are already starting to change, which means winter isn't far away. As if on demand, this load of coal is departing for some unknown destination, perhaps to keep someone warm this winter, or to light the long, dark winter nights.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Mark Watson

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    We got a good group of entries so far! Still room for more!

    Tracy, those trees are amazing! Is that the shredded air-filter method?
     
  12. Tracy McKibben

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    Shredded air filters, bamboo skewers, spray paint, hairspray, and ground foam...
     
  13. Mark Watson

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    Awesome. You did a great job on them. I'm going to use that method for the trees on Thunder Ridge. :)
     
  14. COverton

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    DJ, I would say this image ranks up amongst your top three or four. Excellent!!
     
  15. Mark Watson

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    I agree! It's by far my favorite of any photo I've seen of yours JD. That swampy area is perfect!
     
  16. GrampysTrains

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    Thanks, guys, much appreciated. DJ.
     
  17. Mark Watson

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    The poll is posted. Get your vote in. :)
     
  18. Packers#1

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    I've got to remember to check back for these contests! anyways, my vote is in, but nice entries by all of you
     
  19. Mark Watson

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    Three more days to get your votes in! :D :D
     
  20. Mark Watson

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    One more day to get your votes in! :D :D
     

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