The Mechanics of Steam C&C plz

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  1. mrguthrie

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    My wife took me on the 4449 for my Birthday, got this shot, converted it to B&W in photoshop.. First post on this board.

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    Man I envy you for that ride.:drool: My all time favorite Loc
    Very nice shot
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    While I have to claim ignorance in regards to locomotives, I really like the shot. Is the wheel below the piston moving? If so, how did you get this great shot? Also, why is the wheel blur via motion but not the piston? Is it because the piston moves so much slower than the wheel?

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    I see nothing in blur. It's a great shot of UP's Northern though! The steam from the cylinder cocks adds realism to the shot. The different angle of part of the valve gear, main rod, part of the box-poke driver and part of the pilot wheels offers a change from the usual side views. Very nice work!
     
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    Awesome shot! It might require a caption because at first glance it might not be clear exactly what type of machine this is.
     
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    It wasn't moving at all, what you are seeing is probably the texture variation of the small wheels in the front, compounded by the steam coming from the piston. I was very lucky to be able to get up close to the workings as the track we were on had a path that was about 5' from the rail.
     
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    Now that's a cool shot.
     
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    I have to say that I like the composition and the setup for this shot. I really think it would like quite a bit better printed than on the monitor because the high key areas are too bright imho. I would like to see this printed on a good metallic paper...
     
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    I did print it for my Dad for Christmas.. (He is a train fanatic) it does look *MUCH* better on paper.
     
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    great shot!
     

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