|I was absolutely blown away
to find that the NMRA had chosen three of my photographs to include in
the 2007 calendar. Wow... what an honor. Plus I share that
honor with a bunch of other outstanding photographers, including Fred
Lagno and Ron Enrico, two of my favorite model photographers.
Here are the three shots.
|February -- Legend has it that before he became famous for his shots of the Norfolk & Western, O. Winston Link had perfected his craft on the Bona Vista Railroad. This long-lost photo capturing #24 taking on water seems to provide the proof. This shot taken on Gerry Leone's HO scale layout won 1st Place/Black and White Model Photography at the Independence Junction 2006 National Convention.|
|This shot was taken with my Konica Minolta A200 digital camera. To get the shot, I turned off every last room light, and set the camera on f/11 for a 30-second exposure... the longest the camera will take. I then took a small penlight flashlight and "painted" the light onto the model loco, moving here and there for all 30 seconds. I took a dozen exposures, then went to check them on the computer to see how I'd done. It took me about two afternoons to get this one shot.|
|May -- Just outside the little farming community of Glen Oaks lies the Black River. It's all uphill from here for the Bona Vista's daily way freight. This photo was awarded 3rd Place/Color Model Photography at the Independence Junction 2006 National Convention in Philadelphia.|
|This shot was also taken with my A200. As with most of my other layout photos, this one was lit by a single 75-watt bulb on the train room ceiling. The camera was set at f/11 and the exposure time was several seconds.|
|July -- Shattering the serenity of a summer's day, the Bona Vista Railroad's midday peddler clatters over the high bridge on its way from Glen Oaks to Smithtown. This shot was awarded 1st Place/Color Print Model Photography at the Independence Junction 2006 National Convention in Philadelphia.|
Once again, same specs as the "May" shot.
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