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Trackside with Trains Vol. 203: Storm light is LIVE

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Trackside with Trains Vol. 203: Storm light is LIVE
Posted by D-Halv on Monday, February 04, 2013 9:23 AM

Good morning!

Trackside with Trains Vol. 203: Storm light is now live to view and vote!

Six photographers submitted images for the latest round of our biweekly photo competition.

View the selections and vote for your favorite, then return here to discuss Vol. 203!

Thanks,

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Posted by henry6 on Monday, February 04, 2013 9:40 AM

Reader Jim's is most dramatic...So is Brian's but Jim's just a little more edgy...I've seen more dramatic photo's over the years, but these two stand out here.

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Posted by CShaveRR on Monday, February 04, 2013 12:34 PM

Jim should (if you'll pardon the expression) blow away the competition.  He's got over half of the vote, including mine.

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Posted by Zeeke on Monday, February 04, 2013 4:40 PM

Ken Fitzgerald's shot is classy, and it's hard to resist a yellow UP streamliner with E-units, but Jim Ribar's shot is the only one of the lot that made me say "Wow!" when I saw it full-size on my screen.

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Posted by edblysard on Monday, February 04, 2013 5:55 PM

Jim or Ken….Ken or Jim….hummmm.

Jim’s shot just has that edgy look to it, almost made me feel wet and cold, which I don’t like, not one bit!

So went with Jim’s shot.

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Posted by lotech_mech on Monday, February 04, 2013 11:31 PM

I voted for Ken Fitzgerald's because you just can't beat the color and the fact everything is in focus.  You can do that with a high F stop. I liked all of them.  Brian Schmidt's held the closest to the concept of storm clouds since his day apparently was shut down with clouds after that.

We live in an amazing country of amazing beauty.  The most feelings of homesickness come from the shots of trains in the midwest and midsouth and north central US.  Rail photos almost always lead us to natural landscapes.

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Posted by cx500 on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 2:22 PM

I felt that Jim's looked like he had exaggerated the color saturation in post-processing, but the clouds were spectacular enough that I voted for it anyway.

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Posted by CNW 6000 on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 6:06 AM

Voted for Jim, hands down.  The most dramatic by far.

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Posted by Modelcar on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 9:36 AM

......No contest.  Jim Ribar was very fortunate to be at this location and at the correct timing.....And was able use his skills to capture a dramatic, photo....The quality of light and how it has made possible this quality of photograph is outstanding in this "storm light" railroad photo. 

Sure Jim has to get my vote.

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Posted by zardoz on Thursday, February 07, 2013 8:35 AM

cx500

I felt that Jim's looked like he had exaggerated the color saturation in post-processing, but the clouds were spectacular enough that I voted for it anyway.

John

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