Nov/Dec 06, conjure up a winter scene

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by ezdays, Nov 1, 2006.

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  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    It's that time of the year again. We like winter scenes, snow, Christmas, whatever suites you. I say conjure because this contest will have one special rule. You will be allowed to edit your picture with a photo application, commonly referred to as "photo magic". You are not required to do so, you can submit a winter scene "as-is", unretouched. But let's say, like me, you live in Arizona and around here, winter looks like any other time of the year. :rolleyes: Well, you'll be allowed to add snow, smoke, people or even change backgrounds.

    One thing I ask, when you post your entry, you need to tell us if the photo has been altered. Why? you ask, well, I am thinking that dependent on the response, we may want to judge the "magic" and the "non-magic" entries separately.

    The rules:
    • The photo must have been taken by the one that enters it
    • The photo must be of a winter scene and have something to do with the railroad, an engine, a car, a depot... something.
    • You may use photo editing tools to add or change things including the background. Notice, you may, but this is not a requirement.
    • One entry per person, and specify if the photo has been altered or not.
    • The picture can be from any layout or diorama or the real world.
    • All other general photo contest rules apply.
    • This contest will close on Dec 15th.
    • As usual, no prizes will be awarded except the pride in knowing you entered the contest and that's worth a lot.:D
    Good luck
  2. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    I guess I like to go first on these.

    Here is a shot of the Michigan Alkali Company.... this building was erected in 1904 by John Baptiste Ford in Wyandotte MI. This picture is from about 1950 and the firm is well past it's heyday.

    Cold, grey skies are natural light pouring in from a basement window onto plain drywall.

    ........................................................................Winter contest1................................................................

  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    That is certainly a great "atmosphere" shot...! :thumb: :thumb:

  4. Pond Junction in Winter

    Just this week end, Pond Junction got about 6" of snow -- even the pond started to freeze over...

    This is part of my N scale project. The rest of it is still green; didn't have the heart to cover it in a white blanket. Maybe in December...
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    This is the Polar Express!

    This was Dayle's layout last Christmas. The only magic in the photo is the Polar Express.

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  6. caliban

    caliban Member

    Here's my entry to the contest,

    I guess the photo speaks for it self. Noticed the polar bear kid's? They're more attracted to the engine than to follow their mother.
    No "magic" used!

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  7. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder


    This is part of my Christmas layout. MTH UP 4-4-0 (#119) and a Dept 56 station on the right side.

  8. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Entries so far everyone.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Keep them coming.
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Returning Home

    After taking a short coal drag up the mountain to the Power Plant, GP38 #4810 & Freshly Painted Western Maryland Caboose stop at the Tower to pick up their next set of orders.

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  10. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

    Dear Don,

    Don't quit on this thread please. Let's vote! (maybe I've got a chance this time!)
  11. railohio

    railohio Active Member


    A northbound Indiana & Ohio freight swings out of Hamler, Ohio after crossing the CSX diamond in town. The I&O has leased the three Susie-Q SD70Ms for a number of years and will continue to for the forseeable future.

    No modifications other than the usual clean-up work in Photoshop.
  12. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Old Blow, one of the last steam powered rotarys in working order, sets quietly on a siding near Clayton, MD in December, 1966. Dropped off after last night's dusting that tells of things to come in the hills of Cumberland, Maryland, she'll help out on some branches of the Western Maryland RR, freeing up the WM's more modern Jordan Spreaders for the mainline.

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  13. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    ....did they use rotaries west of chicago? (I'm assuming Buffalo, NY would be a good canidate!)
  14. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

  15. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Only a few employees have made it into the Williams Yard Office at Kings Port during one of the worst Winter storms folks around these parts can remember. A solitary F unit sits outside as snow piles up. This is going to be a tough day if it gets started at all! It'll be nice to get home tonight!

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  16. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    Espee used them on Donner Pass, which is west of Chicago. Buffalo, on the other hand would be east of there...
  17. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Picture from my layout that has a permanent winter corner scene.
    No magic, that is it.

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