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elminero67
Engine Wiper

USA
407 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2011 :  11:54:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Breaking in the new diesel on a sunny afternoon

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n6nvr
Engine Wiper

313 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  12:51:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by elminero67

Spent time in the last week or so trying to improve areas that the earlier photographs showed could use some refinement, and rolled the layout outside to run a few trains and take a few pics. During this time I had an epiphiny: It takes alot of work to go from a decent photograph to a great one, and Im certainly not there yet...




But don't forget your goal is a great model railroad, not necessarily a great photo. they might not be concurrent goals or paths.

Don't push me bureaucrat, I've got a bit of hangover
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17658 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  02:11:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While John's comment has to be taken into consideration, I'm still feeling overwhelmed by the realism of the photos (and of what they display).

Frederic Testard
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railman28
Fireman

USA
2378 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  03:52:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Speaking personally, being able to take great photos pritty much equales a great model railroad. you are it's creator. How good it is, is a product of how well it meets your purpose for it.

It's Only Make Believe

Bob Harris
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milocomarty
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Netherlands
5914 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  06:22:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Does a great MRR looks even greater when you're able to shoot great pictures..I like it a lot what you're doin' Duane !!

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MinerFortyNiner
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USA
2521 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  10:03:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit MinerFortyNiner's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I get thirsty just looking at that dusty road, Duane. Excellent photos.
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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
1370 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  3:31:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From my view you have accomplished both, beautiful modeling and photos. Keep up the good work.

Roland
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elminero67
Engine Wiper

USA
407 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  11:19:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comments, Im hoping to still have time for a few more outdoor operating/photographry sessions befor winter weather comes, vamos a ver
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belg
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USA
4487 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2011 :  06:28:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John, is this part of the McClintock ranch? Really well done scene and photography, all you need to add now is a couple of guys shooting it out, or doing some target practice.


Edited by - belg on 09/23/2011 06:29:36 AM
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elminero67
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USA
407 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2011 :  11:04:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Whats the McClintock Ranch?
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usaf_andy
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USA
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Posted - 09/24/2011 :  5:17:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit usaf_andy's Homepage  Send usaf_andy an AOL message  Send usaf_andy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The largest spread this side of the Mesa Verde... Great party, but no whiskey! We go home...
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Ray Dunakin
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USA
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Posted - 09/27/2011 :  01:41:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow!!! I just started checking out this thread. What awesome desert scenery! I love it! The giant steel trestle over the "badlands" gorge is especially cool.

Really great to see someone else doing my favorite kind of scenery!

Visit www.raydunakin.com to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!
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elminero67
Engine Wiper

USA
407 Posts

Posted - 09/27/2011 :  8:32:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks-Modeling the desert isnt for everyone, but its good to know that there is at least one other desert rat out there.
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n6nvr
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313 Posts

Posted - 09/27/2011 :  8:40:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That top basalt layer really looks great. It really keys in the desert southwest look.

Don't push me bureaucrat, I've got a bit of hangover
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elminero67
Engine Wiper

USA
407 Posts

Posted - 09/27/2011 :  9:06:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again. I spent alot of effort trying to get the forms of the desert right, including the caprock mesa which is such a common landscape feature desert regions. Unfortunately, the landscape competes for space with the track plan, buildings and towns, so there's always a compromise. This landform works great for a visual barrier, at several points it is only a few inches thick, the mining town and the mission are only about two or three feet apart



Edited by - elminero67 on 10/01/2011 4:52:20 PM
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