Two pics I'm happy with!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Ralph, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Usually my point-and-shoot camera and my minimal photography skills yield so-so pictures of my layout. These two were happy accidents, or hopefully an example of practice makes perfect...or better, at least. :)

    The first is of my new locomotive servicing area at Kings Port with a good look at that city's industry in the background. The engine house used to be a factory but I found that I rarely switched cars to it and its location (near a yard) was better suited for an engine area anyway.

    I originally took this photo for the "Show us your F units" thread but liked this one for a thread of its own. I'm pleased with the way the units are lined up.

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    The second shot is an ariel view of West Mill, on the opposite side of the layout. The engine yard used to be located right next to the carfloat but I decided to use those tracks as a yard for the car float operation which makes more sense visually and operationally. The "Robert H." named after my father inlaw who loved watching barges and tugs on the Mississippi is shoving the float into the arpon for unloading. Hudson Cement looms in the background.

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  3. johnny b

    johnny b Member

    Fantastic ! Love the PC F-units.
  4. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Hey - I'd be happy with those shots too. Very nice work Ralph. I like those pilings in the water with the high tide discoloration.

    What's a MN guy doing modeling PC???
  5. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    Finally! A PC...

    ...I can enjoy!

    I love PC correct pictures.

  6. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    NICE SHOTS RALPH!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: BTW Ralph, your layout looks FANTASTIC!:thumb::thumb::thumb: :D -Deano
  7. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

    Looks Great Dude!!! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
  8. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    And well you should be happy with those pictures, Ralph, they both look great.:thumb: It's nice to see some truly "railroad-size" industries like your cement plant. And your steel mill complex has some elements that bear a strong resemblance to the one where I used to work. Great pictures, and great modelling too!

  9. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Fantastic shots Ralph.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Great shots, Ralph. I especially like the first one, it has lots of atmosphere. It looks like some vintage photography of real industrial scenes.. :thumb: :thumb:
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Sweet shots Ralph, I love that cement plant too. It looks better and better every time i see it.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :D :D :D :D
  12. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    :wave: :wave: :wave: Looking great.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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