And now, my photo for this week's voting competition (to the right). I know, I could have used it a few weeks back when Mike used his full arsenal of 261 photos in Trackside with Erik and Mike Volume 54
, but I wanted to counter-act his barrage with a photo from Nebraska which I thought would stand a better chance of winning. Turns out the photo from Nebraska didn't pan out, and when I rediscovered these photos last week I really wanted to share them. The 261 put on a great show that day, and I'm fortunate to be able to see her in all her glory, back on the old Milwaukee Road mainline.
Once last thing before I turn it over to Mike. Our fellow co-worker Rob Oberheide stopped by that parking lot that morning so he could see the 261. I believe he might hold some incriminating photos (and maybe even video!) of my perched atop that ladder. I'll see if I can track those down for our recap next week.
OK, Mike; enough about my photos. What do you have for this week?Mike Yuhas says
: Nice ladder! Gaining a little elevation is often the difference between a good photo and a great one.
I like your shot of the 261. We should probably remind our readers that in the last episode, Volume 55, you wrote, and I quote: "For all the grief you've given me about the timeliness of shots lately I can't believe you have the nerve to use a photo that's a month old." By my reckoning, your shot this time is about two and a half months old, as of today. My shot today is less than three weeks old!
But timeliness is not the only measure our devoted readers use when picking their favorite. In fact, I'd bet age of the photo is of little import -- unless either of us uses multiple photos from one outing in several editions of Trackside with Erik and Mike.