Old 04-28-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default The rails or the weeds?

Weeds i can pull, rails........not so much



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Old 04-28-2012, 01:11 PM   #2
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The weeds just barely overtake the trucks and fuel tank of the loco. Is there any way that you could get some elevation to shoot over them?
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This is why you should keep a small step ladder in your vehicle.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #4
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The weeds just barely overtake the trucks and fuel tank of the loco. Is there any way that you could get some elevation to shoot over them?
This one made it in. Screeners preference I guess....Sorry not much you can do about it.

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Old 04-28-2012, 04:00 PM   #5
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Thats a pretty stupid rejection.......
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:16 PM   #6
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This one made it in. Screeners preference I guess....Sorry not much you can do about it.

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Apples and oranges. One is a scene telling a story, the other a simple roster shot. Screeners like perfection for roster shots.
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Default I'll take a ladder and try to reshoot

Unless they sell that loco it should still be there in enough time for me to jump up on the stepstool and get above the weeds with good sun.



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This is why you should keep a small step ladder in your vehicle.
You could always sit on the roof of the car
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Default I do stand on it from time to time.

Except when it's muddy - that one I learned the hard way.

That would make a good shot...........getting a railfanner slipping off the roof of the car while that once-in-a-lifetime heritage consist goes by.

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CN is buying some, They seem to know how to make GE's run. Will rebuild and repaint and getting old EMDX 9000's too 2 are on the lot now.
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I tried that once and dented the roof.
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I tried that once and dented the roof.
Luckily, I was able to manage such act while taking this photo.
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It's just okay. I would have used a wide angle and gotten low on the ground and have the rusty rails (and weeds) rather prominent in the scene, with the unit in the background. As it stands, it's just a strange kind of standard roster shot---nothing exciting to look at, IMHO.
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Default I'll try some different angles

There are some interesting engines being stored in this yard that I think would be nice additions to the database.......but not sure if there is a unique way of capturing them that meets the guidelines (such as not being front coupled)

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Front Coupled: Roster shots with front coupled locomotives are generally not accepted.
How did the "front-coupled" rejection come about for roster shots? Were front-coupled roster shots often frowned upon in railroad photography circles back in the day and RP just adopted that sentiment?

If a broadside roster shot such as Buffie's focuses directly on the locomotive, what difference does it make if it's front or rear coupled or both?
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This is not a roster shot by any stretch of the imagination.
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Not quite...
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This is not a roster shot by any stretch of the imagination.
So what is it?
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That's for foamertogs to know, and you to find out?

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It is a going away shot
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It is a going away shot
Going away roster shot. Got it.
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Are those "foamertogs" the same ones who voted a cloudy day roster shot a #1 PCA?
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CN is buying the SD90H MAC's? Where did you hear this?
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