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Date: 09/14/21 16:07
Unplanned escape from the house...
Author: santafe199

...against my (weak) will

The inbound text message said: “UP 1943 leading ILBG3-10, called Herington 10:10...” I had planned to buckle myself down and get a few million past-due chores done. For example, I’ve got a line-up of PMs that would choke a train DS. And there’s so much more...

But the thought of chasing a predominantly silver engine in overcast weather stirred up all sorts of color-enhancing ideas in Photoshop. Here’s a quick result below. Maybe I’ll photo-edit the whole chase. But it won’t be right away! I’ve still that ‘million chores’ to do, ya know... ;^)

1. UP 1943, the Armed Forces heritage unit leads train ILBG3-10 at Calhoun Bluffs NE of Topeka, KS on September 14, 2021.

Thanks for the heads-up!
Lance Garrels
santafe199




Date: 09/14/21 16:36
Re: Unplanned escape from the house...
Author: krm152

Tough to pass up a railfan opportunity.  Excellent photo.
ALLEN



Date: 09/14/21 18:05
Re: Unplanned escape from the house...
Author: eastpenn23

Great shot! What kind of steps did you take in photoshop?



Date: 09/14/21 18:43
Re: Unplanned escape from the house...
Author: monaddave

santafe199 Wrote:
<<. For example, I’ve got a line-up of PMs that would choke a train DS.>>

Pssst, No. 4 (13) has BNSF 4244 on the point through KS tomorrow morning. 

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?4,5326143

DAF... 



Date: 09/14/21 19:39
Re: Unplanned escape from the house...
Author: santafe199

eastpenn23 Wrote: > ... What kind of steps did you take ...

Nothing real fancy. With a uniform overcast sky (no cloud detail) I knew I could really lighten up the image. I normally shoot a bit on the dark side to get better depth of field, so lightening was a natural move anyway. About the only thing I did different was to nearly double my usual normal amount of color saturation. I knew that would be OK because it was a silver engine against a drab overcast sky. A bit of cropping, resizing & sharpening and you now see the result...

Lance/199



Date: 09/14/21 20:48
Re: Unplanned escape from the house...
Author: SP8595

Colorful train!



Date: 09/15/21 05:16
Re: Unplanned escape from the house...
Author: texchief1

That is a nice shot, Lance!

RC Lundgren



Date: 09/15/21 14:11
Re: Unplanned escape from the house...
Author: zaltwsp7

Hey Lance and fellow trainorders.com community, does 1943 signify a year?
Cause I looked up the year 1943 events but couldn't find a particular one that stood out.
Thank you.



Date: 09/16/21 05:06
Re: Unplanned escape from the house...
Author: twjurgens

zaltwsp7 Wrote:
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> Hey Lance and fellow trainorders.com community,
> does 1943 signify a year?
> Cause I looked up the year 1943 events but
> couldn't find a particular one that stood out.
> Thank you.

Here's a link that might help:  UP: Union Pacific Unveils Commemorative Locomotive Honoring U.S. Armed Forces

UP and its employees purchased a bomber with war bonds in 1943.  The plane was unfortunately shot down over Germany. 



Date: 09/16/21 07:36
Re: Unplanned escape from the house...
Author: santafe199

twjurgens Wrote: > ... Here's a link that might help ...

Thanks Tom! I was right: You could explain it better than me... :^)

Willie W



Date: 09/16/21 12:25
Re: Unplanned escape from the house...
Author: zaltwsp7

twjurgens Wrote:
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>
> Here's a link that might help:  UP: Union
> Pacific Unveils Commemorative Locomotive Honoring
> U.S. Armed Forces
>
> UP and its employees purchased a bomber with war
> bonds in 1943.  The plane was unfortunately shot
> down over Germany. 

Thank you very much for the link and the additional details.

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