TEXAS STATE RAILROAD

Discussion in 'Non Disney Photos / Mobile Phone Photos' started by gary, May 5, 2019.

  1. gary

    gary Member

    on saturday 4/27 i took a morning flight from jfk to dallas, and then drive 138 miles south east to palestine texas, for a 2 day Lerro productions photo charter on the texas state railroad, a 25 mile long line from palestine to rusk. i also got off interstate 45 at ennis for a short loop around one of the bluebonnet trails, although i was a few days past peak
    leading off with some bluebonnets and some indian paintbrushes

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  2. gary

    gary Member

    and a teaser shot, the star of our show, 1917 baldwin 2-8-2 mikado # 30, formerly # 400 converted to an oil burner, i am leaving wednesday morning for salt lake city utah for the national railroad historical society convention, including much hoopla and ceremony about the 150th anniversary of the golden spike, with an appearance by the union pacific restored big boy. so i doubt i will get back to this trip report until next week

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    and a b&w conversion

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  3. Scottwdw

    Scottwdw Member

    Oh, sure, tease us and then head off to some historical event out West. Have a nice trip!
     
  4. gary

    gary Member

    texas two step, ok i have my 2nd photo accepted to railpictures.net, i only need 23 more accepted and my name will be added to the official photographer database, this is a screened acceptance site, although it seems that the more acceptances you get, the easier it gets to get a submission accepted, both of the below shots were submitted, on successive days, one was accepted one rejected, i am curious which fellow pixel maniacs think is which and what was the rejection reason. i was very surprised, not at the rejection, they are sometimes notoriously fickle, but at the reason given.

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  5. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    I have no clue which is which, but if I had #2, I'd crop some off the left and bottom and, if available, uncrop the top and right. All of that brown in the foreground is distracting, and the engine needs some space to head into.
    Of course, that's just my uneducated opinion with no knowledge of the original photo.
     
  6. gary

    gary Member

    #2 is the original uncropped, and accepted, #1 was rejected for leaning to much to the left???
     
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  7. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    I wouldn't have noticed the lean if they hadn't mentioned it. I guess there's a fine line between having a good eye and being a little too picky. The place must be run by a bunch of kids who never had to live with film.
     
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  8. gary

    gary Member

    here we are shooting from down below this bridge, on the property of the train robber ranch

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    home of these nice folks, family photos were the price of admission to their ranch. they rent out barn and pasture facilities to folks who come there to ride onto the 3000 acres of state land adjoining their ranch

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    some of their facilities

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  9. gary

    gary Member

    back at the palestine depot in late afternoon on sunday. a few runways from both sides of the tracks

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    and the other side

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    and this locomotive is sort of a problem child, the company that owns texas state supposedly will not let it go, to a rich person who can restore it, even if the railroad restores this, it is too heavy for their rail, shameful, as it would be nice to see this machine restored to running

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