ALEX MARTIN ~ UNDER 18

1st Place, winning a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Draude’s Derailment, Passing Trains Volume 1 DVD and 2018 Passing Trains “All Steamed Up” Calendar goes to 11 year old Alex Martin of Newmanstown PA. His photograph was taken with a Canon Rebel t3 with existing light.

Alex won first place in the Under 18 Amateur category for his use of B&W. He took what would have been an ordinary picture and turned it into a striking photograph by removing distractions. 

I believe he will greatly improve his skills over the next few years.

THOMAS SPRECHER ~ OVER 18

1st Place, winning a $20.00 Draude’s Derailment Gift Certificate, Passing Trains Volume 1 DVD and 2018 Passing Trains “All Steamed Up”Calendar goes to Thomas Sprecher of Lebanon PA. His photograph was taken with a Samsung Galaxy S5 and ambient light.

FRANK BRENNAN ~ PROFESSIONAL

1st Place, winning a $20.00 Draude’s Derailment Gift Certificate, Passing Trains Volume 1 DVD and 2018 Passing Trains “All Steamed Up” Calendar goes to Frank Brennan of Pottstown PA. His photograph was taken with a Nikon D-80 and Nikkor 18-105 mm lens 10 second exposure at f22, ISO 400 existing light with 3x5 white bounce card.