Old 05-23-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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I did a search and didn't find a topic-specific thread regarding this, so I'll go ahead and start one. This is being inspired by a few shots I've gotten lately that I feel COULD have been special with full sun, but shortly before the train came, a cloud moved in front of the sun.

I'll start with one I got today. I'd been planning this shot for months, envisioning in my mind some golfers in the foreground as a train passed. Well, today I had that opportunity, and the sun was shining with random puffy clouds drifting by. Talk about getting screwed...sun shining on the guy putting, sun shining on the trees in the background, but NO sun on the train. What are the odds of me ever getting a shot like this again??





A friend of mine and I waited over an hour for this train at a location that's a good two hours from where I live. For about a half hour before the train came, the sky was completely clear over us. Then, just a few minutes before the train arrived...the edge of a cloud moved in front of the sun. As you can see, there is sun shining brightly in the background...




This is probably my most painful "cloud-screwed" shot. Four pushers on this loaded coal train, two CSX and two BNSF...VERY rare to catch a lashup like this in my area, let alone four helpers pushing a coal train up the hill. As you can see again, the sun is on sections of the train, but the most important part is in the shadows. Again, another shot I had been planning for months. Perfect sun angle, perfect lashup, just few enough leaves on the trees to be able to see the train stretching out of town...and screwed by a cloud.




So if you've got that special, rare or one-time shot where you got screwed by a passing cloud, post it!

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Old 05-24-2008, 02:35 AM   #2
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A picture?
How about 70% of the shots I've ever taken?
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Old 05-24-2008, 02:35 AM   #3
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I have had a bunch screwed up by clouds. Seems to be cloudy a lot around here sometimes. Heres just a few.

The SD50 leading the 2 widecabs was pretty special I guess....wasnt really cloudy a cloud hid the sun and messed me up. Grain trains like that are fairly rare here. The NS shot I know is a GE widecab (but i admit i like widecab GE's) and the other CSX pic coming out of the tunnel was messed up by clouds.....and lens flare...crappy clone stamp skillz included. I only submitted the one where the SD50 was leading a grain train though.
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:52 AM   #4
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Where to start, oh where to start...

More recently, last weekend myself and two other railfans stood along the shores of the frigid St. Louis River only to have a cloud move in front of the bridge seconds before the power crossed. As the cars started going across the bridge the cloud cleared and left nothing but sunshine on the bridge the entire remainder of the train.

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the title of this thread has bad images to it
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Where to start, oh where to start...

More recently, last weekend myself and two other railfans stood along the shores of the frigid St. Louis River only to have a cloud move in front of the bridge seconds before the power crossed. As the cars started going across the bridge the cloud cleared and left nothing but sunshine on the bridge the entire remainder of the train.
Ouch. This is exactly the type of shot I was referring to. I feel your pain, man!
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:22 PM   #7
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the title of this thread has bad images to it
Kinda kinky, but on the scale of 1-10, 1 being not freaky at all and 10 being "WHO THOUGH OF THAT ****ED UP FETISH?" I'd rate it a 3.
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A picture?
How about 70% of the shots I've ever taken?
Stay out of B.C.

How about today. You can see the sunshine behind the train. And yes, this teeny cloud moved after the head end had passed by
Looking at the shadow that is there shows the sun is probably too frontal. Ten more minutes and everything would have been perfect!
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:52 AM   #9
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Stay out of B.C.
How did you know that I just got 2 week's solid rain because I went to BC?!
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It was sunny for about 5 minutes before this
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But cloudy day snow shots are da bomb.
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How did you know that I just got 2 week's solid rain because I went to BC?!
Law of averages, plus you didn't upload anything west of Exshaw.
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Don't worry, I'll upload my shots later this week. Expect either a bunch of rejects or an HDR controversy.
PS, that shot at Exshaw was just a grab as I was heading home from a day at Banff or something of the sort.
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But cloudy day snow shots are da bomb.
That I will agree with. I have plenty from this past winter, and sometimes I like the way they look better than a sunny/snow shot.
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