Weekend Modeling Photo Challenge "Favorite All Time Photograph"

Mark Watson May 2, 2009

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Choose your 2 favorite pictures.

Poll closed May 11, 2009.
  1. OC Engineer JD – GP30 outdoors on my first diorama.

    4 vote(s)
    9.1%
  2. r_i_straw – George Washington chose this one.

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  3. Stourbridge Lion - Delaware & Hudson #1776 / U23B

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  4. Cleggie - U.P. train at East Ridge Junction.

    4 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. envirodude - B&O 7413

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. COverton – snow covered tunnel exit

    13 vote(s)
    29.5%
  7. mikelhh – British layout after rain.

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  8. GrampysTrains – Roaring Creek

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  9. river_eagle - Zephyrus Maximus

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  10. Flash Blackman – Okokokokokokokokokay

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  11. SteamDonkey74 – 1/8” scale Willamette steam donkey

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  12. Socalz44 – Steam double header across a bridge.

    5 vote(s)
    11.4%
  13. atsf_arizona – Santa Fe Trainmaster 3150

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  14. Puddington - Early morning on the Samuel Ridge Sub

    6 vote(s)
    13.6%
  15. Mystere - A Mikado enters a Bridge.

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  16. Mr. Train - Everyone loves a Christmas Train

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  17. absnut – B&O Steam 4124

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  18. NWILMRR - Crossing the bridge on the HO scale layout.

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  19. Carl Sowell – Two refinery NTRAK modules.

    6 vote(s)
    13.6%
  20. nhn1758 – Springfield Terminal 621

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  21. Pete Nolan - N-scale grand scenes and sweeping vistas.

    7 vote(s)
    15.9%
  22. MRL – BN Green Covered hopper

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  23. NYW&B - Making Memories

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  24. pastoolio - ATSF grain train on the Flagstaff MR Club's Mountain Pacific Lines.

    4 vote(s)
    9.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    This week Mr. Train thought it would be great to get a blast from the past. Over the years there has been thousands of exceptional photos shared on the boards here. This weekend, we'd like you to choose your single favorite photograph.

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

    Topic: "Your Favorite Modeling Photograph (Must be/have been photographed by you)"

    Contest Rules:

    • This challenge will close at 10:00 PM Pacific Standard Time Monday May 4th 2009 and will be noted with a "Time's up!" post within the thread.

    • Challenges are open to everyone, have fun!!

    • Though not required, commenting on other peoples entries is encouraged.

    • Only one entry per participant so please choose carefully. Please choose the Cutting Room Floor Thread to share the entries that did not make the cut.

    • For entries to be eligible they must be photographed by the user making the submission. Any entry found to be of someone else's photograph will be disqualified.

    • Ensure dates and times on your camera are correct.

    • The topic this week is "Your Favorite of All Time Modeling Photograph"
    Good luck. Spread the word. Since no "new" work is required, let's shoot to break the record for number of entries! If we get 50 or more entries, I'll contribute something special for the winner! :-x [​IMG]
     
  2. OC Engineer JD

    OC Engineer JD Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here's a favorite from way back! :) N Scale GP30 photographed outdoors on my first diarama.
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  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    I could not choose so asked my wife which of about half a dozen she thought was best. She narrowed it down to two so I flipped a coin. George Washington chose this one.;)
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    This is a streamlined Pacific pulling the T&NO Sunbeam.
     
  4. Stourbridge Lion

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    Delaware & Hudson #1776 / U23B (Atlas)

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  5. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    3 entries in just over 2 hours! You guys sure knew exactly which photo to go with. I have only a handful, but it's going to take me a little longer to decide. I might have to resort to the coin-flip as well.

    Spread the word, keep em' coming!
     
  6. Cleggie

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    Ok, I'm in although it looks like some stiff competition already, nice photos guys.

    Here is a favorite of mine: U.P train at East Ridge Junction.


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  7. Caleb Austin

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    I gotta say, it's probably this one I just made...

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    Some cool entry's so far!
     
  8. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    WOW Ken. Just look at the light and shadows on those trees!

    Envirodude- Very nice matte on that brush on the right. With a sub-pixel edge blur and some added vibrance to the background plate, I would have had to refuse this picture mistaken as real. :p I especially like the way the foreground brush blurs over the second loco.

    That makes 5.. at this rate we will definitely hit 50 entries! [​IMG] I'll have to discuss with Mr. Train the possibilities of 2nd and 3rd place prizes if we get that many entries!
     
  9. COverton

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    I have several really nice shots that I could pick from (for my tastes), but this one hits home for me with the white cold, and the warm black coming out of the cold blackness.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. mikelhh

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    Great photos here and no doubt many more to come.
    My choice is from my British layout after 'rain'.

    [​IMG]

    Mike
     
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  11. GrampysTrains

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    Roaring Creek


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  12. river_eagle

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    "Zephyrus Maximus"
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  13. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    All my favorite photos were taken by someone else. There have really been some good ones here. I like mikelhh and his natural daylight shots.
     
  14. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Common Flash, I'm sure you have something that will work. :)

    9 entries so far. Already 1/5th of the way to the goal! I know we can do it.
     
  15. Flash Blackman

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    Okokokokokokokokokay. Here's one I like mostly because of the angle:
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  16. mikelhh

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    Thanks Flash :tb-biggrin: - while the layout does get some light from outside, that scene was lit with triphosphorous fluoros and an angled floodlight.

    Mike
     
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  17. OC Engineer JD

    OC Engineer JD Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great photo Flash! :)
     
  18. pastoolio

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    Wow, lots of superb pictures in this thread :)

    Flash, that is an awesome picture! :D

    -Mike
     
  19. Cleggie

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    Grampy, love the water effect. I am interested as I am going to model a similar fast flowing river on my layout. What did you use?
     
  20. GrampysTrains

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    Thanks, Ken: Magic Water, WS water effects, and clear silicone sealant, smeared real thin with my finger on waxed paper for the falls.
     

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