Weekend Modeling Photo Challenge "Headlights" Ends Monday, July 26th

Mark Watson Jul 23, 2010

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Choose Your Favorite Photo(s)!!

Poll closed Jul 31, 2010.
  1. redone1992 - At the yard

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. Rasputen - C&O low wave F units

    19 vote(s)
    48.7%
  3. COverton - J Class at the coaling tower

    19 vote(s)
    48.7%
  4. Tracy McKibben - Moonlight tunnel exit

    5 vote(s)
    12.8%
  5. Keith - G Scale Work Goose #6 out doors.

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    [​IMG] Weekend Modeling Photo Challenge "Headlights" Ends Monday, July 26th.

    Lets have some fun with this one and see those shining headlights!

    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: "Headlights"
    1. Challenges are open to everyone, have fun!!

    2. The entry deadline is Midnight (UTC -11), Monday, July 26th. 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 23rd and Monday, July 26th
    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. 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 27th, 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. redone1992

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  3. Mark Watson

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    Great photo redone. Is that the GS-4 hiding behind that switcher?
     
  4. redone1992

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    Yes it is i did it that way the head light on the gs-4 lite up the cab on the nw2.
     
  5. Rasputen

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    C&O low wave F units
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  6. COverton

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    J Class at the coaling tower

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  7. Mark Watson

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    Great photos! Hopefully I can get one to enter.

    Anyone else have some headlights to show? :D
     
  8. Mark Watson

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    There's about a half day left to get a photo in! Take a quick snap shot even. I want to see headlights! :D :D :p
     
  9. Keith

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    One quick question, for someone:

    Is contest scale specific, or can ANY scale model be photographed?

    Gotta wait for it to get a little darker, before I can attempt the photo(s)
    I'm interested in trying to get. Should be interesting, IF it works!
    Information appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  10. COverton

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    Any item not considered a prototypical/commercial engine, one that is a scaled representation of a larger, real-world working locomotive, is 'legal' for this particular contest. You could use a 1:4 scale locomotive if you had such a thing, even if it were 'live steam'. Bottom line, any scaled down locomotive or other item associated with the same scale, depending on the contest's theme.
     
  11. Tracy McKibben

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    Moonlight tunnel exit

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  12. Keith

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    G Scale Galloping Goose will fit in, this time?
    Gotta see which of the questionable photos MIGHT
    be almost usable!
     
  13. Keith

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    G Scale Work Goose #6 out doors.
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    A poor quality shot, at best!
    Best one out of maybe 2 dozen tries, between Mom and I.
    Everything else either too dark, or too blurry.
    Colors slightly adjusted, to try and get subject a little more visible.
    Again, a very poor quality shot!
     
  14. Mark Watson

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    G Scale is certainly a model. :D

    I would say Crandell named it pretty accurately. I would define it more specifically as anything that is not/was not in revenue service. Revenue Service being defined as equipment that operates for profit.

    So SP 4449, though not currently in revenue service, it was at one time. Trains at zoos and tourist lines, same deal, they operate for profit.

    Trains at a location like Train Mountain may charge a cover, but that's mostly for operating costs and is generally non-profit, so they are fair game. :)
     
  15. Mark Watson

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    Don't be so hard on yourself Keith, I love that shot! I consider this a MODELING challenge first, and a photo challenge second, so at least in my eyes, photo quality has little to do with it. :)

    I wish I could have gotten my headlight shot in, but I've had a crazy weekend (slept during the days, awake all night.) Must be something to do with having watched the midnight showing of Inception on Saturday (incredible movie by the way!).

    I posted my late entry in the Cutting Room Floor.

    Anyways, poll is posted, get your votes in. :D
     
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  16. COverton

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    Keith, I have had next to no luck with my Powershot doing low light imagery. The problem is that the longer your exposure, the more 'noise' accumulates in the data set being accumulated by the CCD chip. The result is a grainy and unpleasing image. In that respect, you have at least equaled my best efforts. :smile:
     
  17. Mark Watson

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    11 voters with just under 2 days left. Lets get some more votes! :D :D
     
  18. Mark Watson

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    A whopping 39 votes later and we end with a tie between Rasputen and COverton!

    Congratulations guys!!

     
  19. COverton

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    Thanks, Mark. I am honoured to be in the company of Rasputen and his great low light shot. It is very hard to get one to work well.
     
  20. MOPMAN

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    I liked them both. Congrats to Crandell and Rasputen.
     

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