Start of December Stuff

Next up is a chunk of photos from the first half of December, which include Amtrak, Providence & Worcester, ethanol, a Sperry Rail Car, a couple C-130s and a pair of fast attack submarines – a Virginia and Los Angeles class.  Nice variety for the first half of the month.  And like the previous post, this isn’t everything I shot during that time frame.  The stuff that’s missing from both the end of November and all of December (here’s a couple hints – steam and night) will all be lumped into one post, since it’s kind of a progression of shots, showing the evolution of my technique.  Enough of that – here’s the goods for the start of December.

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2011 Calendar – Steel Wheels & Submarines

It’s that time of year again – the 2011 calendar is ready!  This year’s calendar is titled “Steel Wheels and Submarines” and features 13 of my all color photos photos taken along the Thames River in southeastern Connecticut of the NECR, P&W, Amtrak and FEC (yes, I said FEC). I’m putting it out a bit earlier than I did last year, and giving you guys a chance to save a little money. If you purchase it before November 1st, you’ll get 10% off the regular price! Here’s a preview of the entire calendar. Purchase link should be part of the preview, and just in case you can’t see the preview, there’s a link below that which should bring you to the page over on (the publishing site).


PW NR2 and NECR (or is it FEC?) 608 with empty cans and a sub

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.

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Steel Wheels and Submarines

Still playing catch-up, so here’s some stuff from last week.  Another busy week, so my ability to get out was limited.  Making the best of it, I headed up to the USS Nautilus Overlook Park in Groton a couple times, getting some shots of trains and submarines in the same frame.

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NERWNE, NR2, 171 and a 688

Think the title is kinda cryptic, eh?  Pretty simple if you think about it – three trains and a submarine crossed by my lens on Tuesday morning.  Oh, yeah, and for a change, the sun was shining!

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Wednesday – A train and a sub

OK, it’s Friday night, so I guess I can catch up.  I managed to get out a few times this past week to shoot a bit.  The weather was decent down here in southeastern Connecticut, so I took advantage of that.  This one is from this past Wednesday where I caught Providence & Worcester train NR-2, along with a US Navy submarine heading out to sea.

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P&W NR2, a Los Angeles and the NECR in the dark

Quite the day today turned out to be.  It started out under sunny blue skies, with some changing foliage along the Thames River, and ended in the dark, with some more of that nice New England color.  But that ending also had a piece of Florida in the picture – literally.  And the other stuff in between included the usual P&W NR2, along with a returning Los Angeles class fast attack submarine.  Even managed to get the sub & NR2 in the same frame…

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A train, a sub and a guy from Alaska

OK, finally getting a chance to free up the logjam of pictures I’ve got here.  This one goes back to September 16th when I was able to get out and catch Providence & Worcester train NR-2 along the Thames with Nick Palazini and Dave Blazejewski, who is down visiting his native Rhode Island from his now home of Alaska.  And to cap things off, I caught a sub returning on my way to the office.

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Along the Thames – The Hartford and NR-2

Finally, some summer-like weather is upon us, including bright blue sunny skies.  This morning I was able to take advantage of the beautiful weather conditions on two different occasions – one on my way into work, and the other a bit later on.  And The Hartford I’m talking about isn’t the capitol of Connecticut, or the insurance company.

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P&W and a couple boats

Another nice blue sky day today, one I had to take advantage of.  So I headed out for my walk this morning, hoping to catch Providence & Worcester train NR-2 in Ledyard.  I did bag them, along with a couple things floating on the water – one with NR-2, and one when I went out for lunch.
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