1st prize under 18 photo contest

ALEX MARTIN ~ UNDER 18

1st Place, winning a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Draude’s Derailment and 2020 Draude's Derailment  Calendar goes to 13 year old Alex Martin of Newmanstown PA. Two Alaska Railroad locomotives pull a string of boxcars through town on a midnight delivery, while passing a motorist experiencing engine problems. The street lights provide the only illumination on this minimal light image, and various effects such as saturation, vignette, etc. were used to bring out the locomotive.


first place over 18 toy train photo

THOMAS SPRECHER

1st Place, winning a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Draude’s Derailment and 2020 Draude's Derailment Calendar goes to Thomas Sprecher of Lebanon PA. 

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WADE HORST ~ UNDER 18

2nd Place, winning a $15.00 Gift Certificate to Draude’s Derailment and 2020 Draude's Derailment Calendar goes to 13 year old Wade Horst. 

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JOHN BLANDA

2nd Place, winning a $15.00 Gift Certificate to Draude’s Derailment and 2020 Draude's Derailment Calendar goes to John Blanda of Lebanon Pa. Taken on his home layout. 

Conductor of locomotive 2415 has called for assistance getting out of the yard today. The track inspector  looks closely at the, uhh...diamond?

TOY TRAIN CONTEST

GREG KASHELLA

3rd place , winning a $10.00 Gift Certificate to Draude's Derailment and a 2020 Draude's Derailment Calendar goes to Greg Kashella of Annville PA. 

TOY TRAIN CONTEST

THOMAS SPRECHER ~ APOLLO 11 50th ANNIVERSARY 

Tom Sprecher's whimsical entry into our 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 catagory earned him the cover of the 2020 Draude's Derailment Photo Calendar. 

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   Congratulations to everyone who entered our photo contest this year! 

Just a few words about Depth of Field, Perspective and De​tails. 

For those of us old enough to have used film rather than digital photography, we remember that retouching a picture was generally very expensive and unavailable outside of Professional Advertising Photography. 

With digital platforms such as Adobe Photoshop (expensive) or GIMP (free) details can be enhanced or altered to help achieve your desired results. 

Depth of Field and Perspective are also very important in creating the illusion of reality. 

These links will give you some insights in using Depth of Field, Perspective and Details to help you improve your model photography.  

https://sites.google.com/site/railphotog/Home

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums

Also check out the Photo Tricks page