Day 334 of 365
Day 334 of 365
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Day 334 of 365
Just installed a new backdrop on the upper level of the Sandquist Railway. This was a tricky photo to capture. The benchwork is roughly 325″ long there. So I created a panoramic image of the local mountains that do a pretty good job replicating the are we are modeling for the Roundhouse and Turntable area.… Continue Reading
Our layout is fairly large O Gauge layout in a room above the garage at our mountain home. The room is 25’x35′ with an open ceiling. So it’s kind of a tight spot to fit such large layout with O Gauge. The layout in the photos shows each red line as 12″. Hopefully that will… Continue Reading
This is the Switch tower for the upper passenger terminal that is what were roughly calling Denver, or the Rocky Mountains. This is a view from a bit further back showing the dimension of the upper level to the bottom level and the new mountain detail in the background. I added the trees to the… Continue Reading
Getting close on this section to completion. We are awaiting the delivery of a few structures to finish this section of our railroad. This area is replicating the Eastern Sierra’s-California-Nevada border. It is exciting to see the trains running on cool scenery Continue Reading
So, I have come to realize that taking videos and photos of model railroads is a learning process. Our layout is tucked into room with a slanted ceiling, kind of like an attic. Therefore it takes a billy goat to get around. Which means find spots to hold a camera is difficult at best. I’m… Continue Reading
This is a fun clip of the 484 steamer cruising through the forest on the Sandquist Railway!.. It’s exciting to see the scenery start to come together! Continue Reading
So we are slowly making progress on the scenery. The addition of one of the backdrops as really helped to pull things together. Now the finer details of ground cover can be completed to blend into the backdrop.
The backdrop is 292” long by 40” tall.. I did some creative photoshop splicing to achieve this file. I was then able to upload that file so that my friends at my local Fastsigns could print it out on some fairly heavy stock paper, sorry I don’t have the actual name or brand of the paper. It’s the stuff they use for trade show banners. Its fairly sturdy in that it doesn’t rip or tear easily. Below are some more photos of the backdrop.
And for more photos you can check out our gallery on http://www.sandquistphotography.com/Trains/Sandquist-Railway/
Slowly were starting to detail the transition from the flatlands to the mountains…. A majority of the rock work is complete, now on to the paint, trees and final detailing. Also, the bridge cassons have been completed and it’s been glued into place. Here are some photos of our current progress. Hope to have more… Continue Reading
Here’s a photo of the upper rail yard, this will become a passenger terminal: This is the other side of the upper level with the Turntable that will eventually lead to a house to store engines that aren’t in use: Here are a couple of engines on the tracks: Continue Reading
Beautiful Canmore! Purchase a print of Canmore Sunrise!
Not quite a lake, but still quite a bit of water in Badwater Browse the Death Valley Gallery for print options! The water level in the Badwater salt flats was dropping fast from recent rains but still offered interesting reflections amongst the salt lines. I’m also pleased to announce that I have a new store front…
Sunset on Abraham Lake at Preacher’s Point Browse my Full Canadian Winter Landscape Gallery! Preacher’s Point is the beginning of Abraham Lake. It’s where the river enters the lake, which means this area is quite a bit shallower than other parts of the lake. There are cracks and ice breaks and even a few spots…
Who doesn’t love the Ice Bubbles on Abraham Lake in Alberta Canada? Browse my Full Canadian Winter Landscape Gallery on my brand new print store! I don’t remember the first time I saw a photo of the methane bubbles on Abraham Lake, but I remember finding them so interesting that I had to make a…
More Reflections at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon As I wrote recently here about the calm water at the lagoon on my summer visit, this is another image that captures the glassy water and iceberg reflections! I like the blue hues and tones and imagine floating through the ‘bergs on a paddleboard! I have been to the…
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Something soothing about these large chunks of glacier ice that are floating through the lagoon out to the ocean. This was one of the few times I’ve been to the lagoon with almost no wind. Long exposures are difficult here as the ice chunks flow. Long exposures are a great way to…
Beautiful Antelope Canyon Buy this print here – View Full Screen Size HERE – View Arizona/Utah2016 Gallery HERE I keep going back to my Antelope Canyon images and keep discovering images that are interesting to me! This is one that I stumbled on recently. The texture, the light, the colors are pretty neat here! The Society6 15%…
Delicate Fins at Little Finland In a previous post, I posted some night photography images from Little Finland. In this post, I’ll share some images of delicate fins in the daylight! It’s a location I hope to return so I can capture more of the delicate fins! Here’s a link to the full gallery: Photos…
Astrophotography at Little Finland, NV Had the opportunity to spend some time in this remote section of Southern Nevada. I’m not sure I’ve seen such delicate fins of sandstone anywhere. We were there on a cloudless night which allowed for experimentation in astrophotography. I’ve created a Little Finland Photo Gallery where you can find larger…
Big Vista- Canyonlands National Park I have started a new Arizona/Utah Gallery on SandquistPhotography.com, and this image resides there as well! This is the view from the Green River Overlook in Canyonlands National Park, near Moab, UT. The vista is incredible, and the drop off seems like a few hundred feet! An interesting study of…
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