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Threesome at Conway

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Three trains converge at East Conway. Left to right, roadrailer 28A, 18N, and 18A. 18A is in the process of yarding its train.

Notice how dark and dull the shot is...the most interesting power and moves aways happen in the worst of weather.
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Image size
990x663px 253.82 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
Shutter Speed
1/400 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
176 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Aug 6, 2007, 1:32:26 PM
Sensor Size
7mm
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ogrebear's avatar
Cool composition.
NigNag's avatar
wolvesone's avatar
after this those john deeres are gonna need a bath and on a side note 18A runs on the chicago line through my city :)
l3rotherwolf's avatar
It's a conspiracy planned by the railroads to P*%# off the railfans...
DragonWolfACe's avatar
Or to have a nice laugh at em.
l3rotherwolf's avatar
"Let's count the photgraphers, 20 points from a raincoat, 10 for plasic sheeting over the camera, and 50 points for going commando (no rain protection... not the other kind lol)
DragonWolfACe's avatar
Raincoats and plastic sheeting is for sissys!!!!
l3rotherwolf's avatar
I worked in fish so i can deal with getting cold and wet, but I'm sure if i was using a $2,000 camera I'd have that thing hurricane proof...
DragonWolfACe's avatar
If the camera is $2,000 dollars, it better be water-proof.
Fritzchen-26's avatar
Well for those of us with sub-$1000 cameras (myself included): big roll of plastic wrap and electrical tape for the camera, and a black trash bag under a shirt with small holes for head and arms to cover other gear on your body. You are now ready to shoot in an oncoming violent storm or other bad weather. :D
yankeedog's avatar
Cool photo! Conway yard is such an amazing place.
-YD
DragonWolfACe's avatar
It was better before Norfolk Southern closed half the yard.
yankeedog's avatar
I'm sure. There is still a lot of activity. Keep shooting it!
-YD
TheMightyQuinn's avatar
That's what Photoshop's for! Use the "Levels" command and adjust the "Plack Point" and "White Point" so that they touch the histogram and you will be very happy. If you don't have Photoshop, try XnView. It's free and quite good!
DragonWolfACe's avatar
Actually, I do have Photoshop. I agree, the levels do add a bit more of a punch to the photo. Thanks for the advice!

On the otherside...IF it was sunny, the light would of been perfect for this.
TheMightyQuinn's avatar
You're welcome!

But then, as you said, had it been sunny there would have been no trains...
DragonWolfACe's avatar
Yup, Murphy and has damned law.
If anything can go wrong...it will go wrong.
BigBadMatt's avatar
Seems the biggest PITA trains always seem to go out in the most inclement weather. had many decent clothes and jackets ruined by that nasty slime that's created when the grime on the locomotives mixes with rain water, and gets all over you... Nice shot, those NS motors always look "right" in dark, dreary weather for some reason
DragonWolfACe's avatar
NS motors looks right in dark and dreary weather because its a dark and dreary paint scheme. Chessie System, Warbonnets, KCS belles all look right in sunny bright weather...even if the warbonnets are now pinkbonnets.

I think NS's motto should be: Norfolk Southern...Black engines hauling black coal in black cars.

But in reality, I think the NS scheme looks best on the SD70M-2's.
shenanigan87's avatar
DragonWolfACe's avatar
Thanks, East Conway is a great spot.
Was even better when the railroad was Conrail and Joe Jack left a lineup on the bridge for railfans. GOOD TIMES.
Joseph-W-Johns's avatar
They lined up perfectly for this one
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