Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Premier Entry

This is my first blog in several years and I must say its good to be back in the blogosphere. The inital blog dealt with train watching conditions along the historic Union Pacific rail line through the Tehachapi Pass in California. I discontinued that blog when I decided to move to Oregon.


A Union Pacific frieght train on the Tehachapi Loop. The photo was taken during the first Golden Hour, sunrise to one hour later (second Golden Hour is the hour before sunset).


Once settled in my new home, I started teaching in the Community Learning Program of the Continuing Education Department at Central Oregon Community College. The classes related to book publishing. I wanted to continue sharing publishing-related information, tips, and procedures with former students from the classses; hence, this blog.

In the following weeks, look for thoughts on Internet resources, tricks for editing photos that are to be included in books, intriguing marketing ideas, and more!

Thanks for stopping by.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks great Tom! - Glenda (COCC)

Anonymous said...

Hey Tom........looks good. Anne and Brent

Anonymous said...

Tom, the blog looks very good and works well! Ron and Nancy

Anonymous said...

Yesterday, returning from a day trip to Big Sur, we stopped to take in a view near Gorda around 5 pm. It was so magnificent with such rare light that I was reminded of your explanation of the Golden Hour. It was indeed that second Golden Hour. What a timely read that was! Thanks, Nancy

Guerrilla Insight said...

I'll look forward to what you can share here in the blogsphere on relation to Book Publishing. I guess we never stop learning.


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Guerrilla Insight said...

I'll look forward to what you can share here in the blogsphere on relation to Book Publishing. I guess we never stop learning.


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Jason Paul Kazarian said...

I can tell you walked away from the highway (Woodford-Tehachapi Road) along the hillside to take that shot. Which is wonderful, by the way.

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Tom said...

Glad you enjoyed the photo. It was used on the cover of Train Watching in the Tehachapi Pass, first edition. The following statement was given on the verso page:"An eastbound BNSF intermodal train navigates the Tehachapi Loop early in the morning. Walong siding is on the left and the east portal of Tunnel #9 is on the right. Lead power is BNSF No. 4152, a GEC44-9W, rated at 4,380 horsepower. Length of the Z train is 6,000 feet with the TOFCs carrying 114 trailers. The photograph was taken, with permission to be on private property, at 7:45 a.m. on November 20, 2002 with a Fujifilm Finepix 2800 Zoom, shutter speed of 1/280 and aperture setting of F4.7."