Photographer of the Year 2011
(Page updated 10.16.11)

Category A -- "Illinois & Adjacent States taken in 2010"

Of The Year

Lance Wales
Soo Line 1003
steam locomotive
crossing the Rock River.
Second Place

Robert Jordan
Illinois, Chicago & Eastern freight train
rolling past a marina
with full autumn colors
in the hills.  
Third Place

Erik Rasmussen
P & W

Category B -- "Anytime Anyplace"

First Place (tie)

John Dziobko
Rock Island Lafayette
coal train with three
F-7B units
bracketed by GP-7s,
all in a fresh red and yellow paint scheme coming into Silvis, IL.
First Place (tie)

Erik Rasmussen
Iowa Interstate
Chinese QJ steam locomotives
steaming it up in Iowa.
Second Place (tie)

Bill Manon

Rock River overlook at Oregon, IL


Second Place (tie)

Terry Norton
NYC at Howe, IL. westward having just crossed the Illinois River headed for Zearing, IL. with a three unit ALCO FA-FB-FA power set.

Category C -- "Photos That Were Innovative"

First Place

Lance Wales
AMTRAK train rolling under a CB&Q signal bridge on its last days.

The sunset shot with clouds in the sky was altered into Black & white for a very nice photograph.
Second Place

Lance Wales
South Shore image: Taken during the NWI Chapter trip on the South Shore from September of 2005 at the Randolph Street Station.

Image was altered in solarization in photoshop to give the false color.

Third Place

Lance Wales
Iowa Interstate 513 image: IAIS train CBBI under the cantilever signal bridge at Bureau, IL on June 26, 2010.

The signals were 'activated' in photoshop, as they have been dark for 20 years.

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Chapter address

North Western Illinois Chapter - NRHS
P.O. Box 5632
Rockford, IL 61125-0632