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May 29, 2013, 2:39:13 PM
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Climbing the curve by DragonWolfACe Climbing the curve by DragonWolfACe
NKP765, in the traditional pose, rods down, storms the curve with some assistance of the two gevos behind as it climbs up Horseshoe Curve at 30MPH having just left Altoona 20 minutes prior. For 3 hours 765 was serviced in Altoona, and in that time, the weather went from being mostly cloudy to mostly sunny.
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Full disclosure: Altoona-based locomotive engineer & steam enthusiast.

I find the composition well thought out, bypassing the more popular shooting site to the "east" of your current spot.

Clouds, foliage immediately behind the engine and some clouds laser crisp & sharp. However the top portion of the boiler, around the steam & sand domes appears a bit soft. In all fairness, that may be the engine itself, not the picture: the coal dust & soot on top would matte the appearance while much of the rest of the engine remains glossy, this combination could create the illusion of softness. I don't think this detracts from the image, but it certainly doesn't add to it.

As for the composition, I can certainly appreciate the desire to get the rods down; a shot I took the week before as she backed into the Altoona Yard, I messed up the timing by a fraction of a second; however I think I might have waited a second longer to get the further along the line providing a more direct side-on shot.

But then again, I have unique image preferences and I admit many of my own pictures suffer because of it.

All in all, its a very well composed picture and I appreciate the opportunity to view it. Thank you for helping to capture the memory of that wonderful couple of weeks.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful engine she is!
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SailorSS420 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I really enjoy the old engines.
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too!
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome.
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Hunter2045 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Nice pic.
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Esperimenti Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014

Great scene and picture. Thank you for sharing it.  My sure  :+fav:       

 

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photographystuff Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
great shot
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ThomasZoey3000 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man you were so lucky to see this Nickel Plate engine puffing around the Horseshoe Curve. This is a great shot from the right side and with the sun shining on it threw the branches of the trees, it makes me the engine look even better. :)
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Engine97 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Great shot!
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :)
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