Trackside Vol. 180 voting begins. Comment here!

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Trackside Vol. 180 voting begins. Comment here!
Posted by Angela Pusztai-Pasternak on Monday, March 19, 2012 9:48 AM

Hello:

 

Trackside Vol. 180, "Yellow," is ready for your votes and thoughts. What do you think?

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Posted by henry6 on Monday, March 19, 2012 9:58 AM

Armour Yellow is a given for UP but should  also be represented CNW and MLW units here, so those shots don't really count...except maybe the reader's for the sake of the reader.   Yeah, White Pass should get a yellow board, nice try...and a sunset over the nose would normally be a winner.  But a yellow board against a yellow sky put the golden globe in Alex's hands.

 

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Posted by CShaveRR on Monday, March 19, 2012 1:19 PM

Yes, I'll have to go with Alex's shot, and for the same reason (though the term "board" should be reserved for a train-order signal, Henry).  A photographer who had caught some yellow of CNW against a sky of blue and a sea field of green might have swayed me, or--better yet--the yellow nose on a C&O GP30 (forget about CSX gold--that's dingy by comparison).  So, yes...Alex this time.

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Posted by edblysard on Monday, March 19, 2012 5:29 PM

Had to go with Elrond, after all, the theme was yellow, with no other considerations, and he definitely did yellow, twice!

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Posted by samfp1943 on Monday, March 19, 2012 6:52 PM

[quote user="edblysard"]

Had to go with Elrond, after all, the theme was yellow, with no other considerations, and he definitely did yellow, twice!

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I'm gonna hang with Ed on this one!  

My current avatar is a shot of the "Little UP Train's" OTR Carrier rig.  Too long in the Trucking business to not like that outfit! 

A Sho' Nuf'  Yellow winner...Smile, Wink & Grin    Smile, Wink & Grin Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by efftenxrfe on Monday, March 19, 2012 7:14 PM

My wife, a four score years fine artist, gave me a shade-tree art judging course while pridefully claiming composition to be one of her best talents. That's where I'm coming from.

Keeping scanning eyes moving within the borders of the work works.

When a subject centers or halves the borders,it's easy to stop scanning and start to appreciate the subject and not what surrounds it.

If the subject is near an upper or lower, left or right third of the area contained, looking at the rest of the work is more natural. Changes in color, contrast, tonality and texture in other thirds likely will draw the viewer all around the picture.   In other words, the center of a composition is whirlpool's vortex.

I said that and voted for the Alviso lite-eng receding because my engr's seniority works there.

Right there in the '60's we'd wait for the tide to ebb. behind the photo about a half mile a trestle sank into the mud and full moon tides would get to rail level, and a makeshift dike would be built.

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Posted by zardoz on Monday, March 19, 2012 7:36 PM

When I saw the theme this week, I figured all we'd see is UP power; I'm glad there was more than just UP.

Alex's shot looked too much like a yellow filter was placed over the lens, so I discounted that one (although it is otherwise a nice shot).

 Tom's shot was certainly a different perspective.

I can appreciate what Matt was trying to do with his photo, but it didn't quite click for me; 

The others were also nice, but to my eye, artistically, I liked the reader submission best.

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Posted by Choo Choo Aussie on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:07 AM

I especially liked Elrond's photo.  The mini UP standing alongside the larger train gave it that extra touch.  A photo like this one wouldn't happen all that often with the mini stading side by side with the larger train.

The signals in the sunset was a good photo but I am partial to trains.  I like to see a train somewhere in the photo.

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Posted by Trinity River Bottoms Boomer on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:42 AM

Todd Evans´ photo should get an A+!

Modern UP power passing an historic building brings together the drama of yesterday´s America and the modern high tech age we now live in. 

A pity that the original UP Trail doesn´t exist as a secondary line so modern diesel power could be captured along with the Golden Spike National Historic Site locomotives.

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Posted by Steven Crosmer on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:03 AM

The signal positon is most appropriate on one of the tow semaphores from a bygone era. Thanks for your patience in getting this photo together Alex.

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Posted by DEDieckmann on Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:10 PM

CShaveRR

Yes, I'll have to go with Alex's shot, and for the same reason (though the term "board" should be reserved for a train-order signal, Henry).  A photographer who had caught some yellow of CNW against a sky of blue and a sea field of green might have swayed me, or--better yet--the yellow nose on a C&O GP30 (forget about CSX gold--that's dingy by comparison).  So, yes...Alex this time.

Not a field of green, but CNW yellow and a blue sky. This was the entry that I sent in:

Some of my favorite "yellow", caught at West Chicago, IL on Jan 8, 2010. The CNW lives on, at least for a while.

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Posted by Modelcar on Friday, March 23, 2012 6:15 PM

.....Looking for the theme "yellow", and scanning all photos for details....I chose Elrond's rendition of much Union Pacific.

Nice sharp photo, and one can't get a railroad photo much more yellow.

Several others very nice and sharp.  Perhaps I'd give second place to Matt Van Hattem.  I happen to like those kinds of photos.

Quentin

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