2012 Photo Recap – July to September

And here we are, continuing on with the third of five installments recapping my favorite photos from 2012.  My picks for the third quarter of the year include only one from my home state of Connecticut.  The rest were taken in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania – and two involved heritage units.  I guess I gave away one of those shots with this post’s thumbnail to the left.  Read on to find out what the other heritage unit is that I photographed – and, no, it’s not a Norfolk Southern unit either.

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Magazine Articles, Slide Scans and the Train Show

Busy times lately – both at work and at home.  But I figured it was time for a quick blog post to stir things up a bit and let you all know where things are.  First off, you’ll see my work – both photos and writing – in a couple magazines’ March 2012 issues, one of which is the first time I’ve had my writing published in it.  Next, I’ve been scanning a few older slides of late, and posted a few for you all to enjoy.  And lastly, you’ll be able to see one of my prints at the Amherst Railway Society’s Railroad Hobby Show at the Big E in West Springfield, MA this weekend!  Read on for all of the details.

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Something happened on the way to New Jersey and back

Last Thursday the 8th I had to drive down to New Jersey for work for the day.  I managed to snap a few pictures on my way – nothing special, but still managed to kill a few million pixels.

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Back a couple weeks – MetroNorth Harmon Shops open house

A couple weeks ago, good friend and fellow photographer Bob LaMay and I took a ride out to the Metro North Croton-Harmon shops for their annual open house.  With some time limitations on both of our parts, we planned our day out, instead of using the usual “wing-it” scheduling I’m used to.  Our plan was to head to the MN shops first thing, do our tour and get our shots while the crowds were minimal, then head north around lunchtime to the Iona Island/Fort Montgomery area around the Bear Mountain Bridge and shoot whatever we could find there.  Of course, being on the west side of the Hudson, we were looking for freights.  The Amtraks and MetroNorth runs on the other shore were a given – we knew there would be a ton of those.  But how many freights would we catch?

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