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Greg P 10-24-2011 02:11 AM

Pour Estetic
I am not upset over this rejection, I just thought it was an interesting picture when you consider the history of the line it's on


Joe the Photog 10-24-2011 09:14 AM

I was going to comment that abandoned line shots need to have some work put into them to work. They rarely can be just walk up to the track and shoot a trainless wedgie type of shot. Then I read the caption and realized this isn't an abandoned line. Get a train there!

Mgoldman 10-24-2011 05:22 PM

The sky is a bit funky and washed out. Maybe with better weather you could get it in but a train would go a long way on a photo of a line that is not abandoned.


Greg P 10-24-2011 06:30 PM

Yeah, that would be a real prize though. The Connecticut River Railroad is not exactly shall we say...busy, and north of Greenfield, it one train away from abandoned. :)

Until Amtrak brings the Vermonter back to Northampton.

chuckman 10-27-2011 11:01 PM

That's why our hobby is a challenge...I could shoot all the best railroad photography locations in the US and Canada, but a lot of those shots would produce a yawn from most railroad and non-railroad photographers without a train in it to provide a sense of "excitement". Unless there is a train in the shot, it should be a "vista" shot of something VERY scenic, or maybe a detail shot to make the cut. Not a bad picture by any means, but it's the equivalent of shooting a roster shot of a diesel locomotive, it is a roster shot of a railroad line.

Greg P 10-28-2011 12:21 AM

Irony of Ironies, the next day I watched Deerfield Yard build ED4 which services this line. Sadly, it was to late in the day to do anything.

I really do have a love/hate relationship with Pan Am rail fanning. The rewards are great, but it's soo hit or miss.

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