Looking at the list of photos on the web gallery here – something struck me as odd. I had no photos posted from the month of August. So I fired up Lightroom to see what I shot in the eighth month of the year, and much to my surprise, I only got out a couple times to shoot. Actually, there was only one set of photos I can post to the web – the others are for a publication project, so I’m keeping those under wraps for now. And what I did shoot, well, was pretty ordinary. But I figured, what the hell – I’ll post ‘em.
Holy crap does time fly when you’re doing nothing but shoveling snow. Yep, we’ve been inundated with snow the past month or so here in the Northeast, and I have next to no photos to show for it! But I did manage to get out a few times to shoot. So instead of doing each one individually, I’ll roll them all into one big meaty sandwich of a single post. In here you’ll see some slices of the New England Central, Providence & Worcester along with some Amtrak goodness.
I guess I’m quite a bit behind again. So to catch things up, I’m just going to do a few posts that’ll bunch things together. For the first of the house-clearing posts, here’s a few shots from the end of November. Actually, it’s not everything from the end of November – it’ll be all but one outing. That’ll fall into one of the other catch-all posts. You’ll see when I post it…
On the morning of September 11th, I asked my daughters if they’d like to come out with me to shoot an ethanol train (OK, I didn’t say “ethanol” since they’re 5 and 7, and have no idea what ethanol is). The older one said “naw, I want to stay with mommy,” but the little one had an enthusiastic “yes!” as her answer. So Callie asked Katina if she could use her camera while we went out, which Katina gladly gave her permission. With cameras in hand, we headed out in search of an empty ethanol train.
On the day after my birthday, September 10th, I headed out in the morning for a bit to shoot a little, despite the cloudy weather. But as usual, I never let the weather conditions discourage me from shooting, and in fact, I think it helped in one case. Continue Reading →
I decided to take the week of Labor Day off from work, and that week coincidentally also contained my birthday (it was the 20th anniversary of my 21st birthday – doesn’t make me feel as old saying it that way). And on that day, after Jill & I put the kids on the bus, we went for a ride to see what trains we could find. At the very least I was hoping for New England Central train NERWNE (AKA 608), which had a Florida East Coast Railway GP40 for power. We managed to find them, and also bagged a couple more for good measure.
August 27th – a Friday – graced us with some beautiful weather – and a half day at work for me. That ended up translating into two trains and a submarine that crossed in front of my lens. The odd thing was the power used on one of the trains – they were quite a distance from their home turf. Still made for an interesting train to shoot.
Continuing on the backlog here – but instead of what I would normally do and make one post for each “outing,” instead I’m putting together one massive post with a week’s full of shots in it. Basically taking care of pretty much the entire backlog in one fell swoop. In this catch-all post, you’ll see Amtrak, NECR (with NECR and FEC power) and the P&W for railroads, and the usual passenger, freight and a couple ethanol moves thrown in for good measure (both empty and loaded). Yep, there’s a lot of stuff here to check out…
Thursday the third of June started out with some pretty thick fog here in southeastern Connecticut. And in that fog, a few trains rain – one regular job, and two extras. As luck would have it, I managed to lens each of those – well, in one form or another.
I wasn’t planning on doing any chasing this weekend – we had a busy one planned. Saturday we spent the day in New York at my cousin’s graduation party, and Sunday was to be a day of working around the house – most notably rototilling the garden. Of course, plans usually change – and the Sunday plans did change as the day unfolded.