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elminero67
Engine Wiper

USA
407 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2011 :  12:15:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And a few more of the opening of the new bridge









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railman28
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 07/15/2011 :  12:31:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And without a safety net! More great scenery.
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Bob Harris
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jcoop
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USA
1274 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2011 :  02:51:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
outstanding.

Sitting along side the orignal Central Pacific Rail Road.

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andykins
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 07/15/2011 :  04:22:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
thats just fantastic!!!
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17658 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2011 :  05:15:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Waoouw!! What a fantastic landscape around this bridge!

Frederic Testard
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milocomarty
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Netherlands
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Posted - 07/15/2011 :  06:37:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Breathtaking!!

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closetguy
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USA
1568 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2011 :  6:49:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit closetguy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fantastic
Mike M scenery..
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elminero67
Engine Wiper

USA
407 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2011 :  12:21:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! The first picture is somewhat of an experiment as the track is only a few inches from the front of the layout: the foreground rock is an actual rock strategically placed to hide the facia of the layout. Next time I roll the layout outdoors I'll revisit some of the composistions that didnt work and try to incorporate a few more foreground props. Currently, none of the pics have any Photoshop alterations, but one thing I may do is play with the color a little as the canyon seems a little too washed out in the mid-day sun...but then again the washed out look kind of makes it look hotter and drier.
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CieloVistaRy
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USA
5212 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2011 :  12:29:16 PM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Wow! This is wonderful. You should try a shot from down low looking up- that would inspire a sense of wonder.

In a way, this reminds me of that famous Stop Gaps Falls picture by John Olson. So legendary, it reportedly was the photo that inspired Malcolm Furlow to get into the hobby.

Arthur

Arthur

Cielo Vista Railway (on30)
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CieloVistaRy
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USA
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Posted - 07/16/2011 :  12:54:35 PM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote




Here is a photo of the Stop Gap falls, by John Olson.

I am sure there are copyright issues involved here and that I may be disciplined, and apologize for that, but I feel strongly that beautiful photos like those shouldn't disappear, but continue to be a source of inspiration to everyone.

Arthur

Arthur

Cielo Vista Railway (on30)
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elminero67
Engine Wiper

USA
407 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2011 :  1:38:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Arthur-I've never actually seen that pic before, very dramatic. I'll see if I can find a photograph taken from above as it sounds like it would be an interesting composition...
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BigLars
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USA
9147 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2011 :  1:48:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic scene!
Larry

Larry
CEO Tagish & Marsh Lake RR
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17658 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2011 :  2:03:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Arthur, although I'm not very fond of scenes with several layers of bridges, I must say this John Olson's scene AND picture is absolutely wonderful.

Frederic Testard
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elminero67
Engine Wiper

USA
407 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2011 :  4:56:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederick-I agree with the typical "multiple bridge shot" seen on many model RRs not being the most convincing. One of the goals I had when I designed the Torres y Prietas was to give the impression of a railroad running through a landscape, rather than a few mountains and cliffs forced into the spaces in between the tracks.
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milocomarty
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Netherlands
5911 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2011 :  6:11:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow Duane you're doin a hell of a job, this are wonderfull shots of a wonderfull layout..

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