Old 06-18-2014, 02:18 AM   #51
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I can rivet count with the best of them, but damned if I can see the second or third SP unit, maybe you guys have bigger monitors or better eyes than me. It's all a blur to me after that first SD45
I can see the flared radiators on the two SP units, and also the lack of the upper cooling intakes on the middle unit...so it would have to be a tunnel motor.
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In simple terms, no.

The way it stands now, RP has a specific set of guidelines and standards that it holds to - however, due to the inconsistency of human nature and the screeners being human the rubric is at best dynamic and at worst porous.

Because of this, I think it is fair to say that the threshold for getting a photo on can be at different levels at different times. (Not a complaint - the nature of being human.)

So there may be some mutual advantage to the screening team and the submitters if based on this knowledge folks who have been publishing in Trains and books for decades (or even some of the younger ones who have proven themselves standouts) automatically get a lower threshold, while others who are not proven (such as myself frankly) still must jump over the higher threshold.

Look at it this way - if you did not like a dish served to you by Nobu Matsushisa, you would still know that it's probably going to taste wonderful to others because you can trust the man who created it. On the other hand, if you didn't like something served you at Denny's you would be more dismissive of it period and think no one else would like it either.

Besides, the big name guys, even in failure, are showing us interesting stuff. Would you rather watch Pujols bat or me bat? Would you feel ripped off if Pujols struck out? I don't think so. You would still have seen an expert do his best and swing with majesty. On the other hand, if you saw me struck out, you'd have seen an idiot trying his best.
Thanks, Charles. Your post articulated this angle in a way that I hadn't "seen" before. What you say makes a lot of sense.

Oh, and for the record, I'd rather watch you bat (against major league pitching) every day, and twice on Sunday. That's a no brainer, really!
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I can see the flared radiators on the two SP units, and also the lack of the upper cooling intakes on the middle unit...so it would have to be a tunnel motor.
They all look like common GPs or SDs to me.

But I must say I envy you for that ability.
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They all look like common GPs or SDs to me.

But I must say I envy you for that ability.
Ron you envy, but I'm Rainman for the same ability?

As to batting in the major leagues - Chris, imagine I'm a Brave, and Ron, imagine I'm a Red... now it's bottom of the ninth and your team is down by three. The table is set and you just need someone to go yard and it's a walk-off.

Your choices are me or Pujols.

I'll meet you in the stands to watch Albert.
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Ron you envy, but I'm Rainman for the same ability?
Charles, I already envy you for other reasons.
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I have an idea! RP can take a page from the PGA, and develop a senior circuit for the veteran photographers. Screen the applications and perhaps have the photographer submit a couple sample images to verify they have been doing it for years, and let them loose with a very lax screening process to weed out only the really bad technical issues.

No really, I'm being serious.

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I have an idea! RP can take a page from the PGA, and develop a senior circuit for the veteran photographers. Screen the applications and perhaps have the photographer submit a couple sample images to verify they have been doing it for years, and let them loose with a very lax screening process to weed out only the really bad technical issues.

No really, I'm being serious.

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Accomplished photographers are those readily getting published, readily putting up superior work, who have been doing it for at least a few years, and yes, in many cases for decades.

Not to beat a dead horse, but Pujols is younger than me. He deserves to bat without being questioned, while I need to be questioned, taken into custody, and interrogated first.
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Charles, I already envy you for other reasons.
Is it my winning smile or the dimples under my beard?
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Senior - no, accomplished - yes.

Look, there are plenty of us guys in our 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s who couldn't frame a train with a power protractor in one hand and a book on digital photography in the other.
Accomplished photographers are those readily getting published, readily putting up superior work, who have been doing it for at least a few years, and yes, in many cases for decades.

Not to beat a dead horse, but Pujols is younger than me. He deserves to bat without being questioned, while I need to be questioned, taken into custody, and interrogated first.
I don't know, I'm pretty good, but I don't think I could do it either... seeing as I'd need at least one of those hands to hold a camera. . . . but what do I know?
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I don't know, I'm pretty good, but I don't think I could do it either... seeing as I'd need at least one of those hands to hold a camera. . . . but what do I know?
Nothing! Cause a smart feller would use a tripod!

(and I just remembered I didn't call you back the other day.)

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Then you'll tick off the 'been doing it wrong for 40 years and proud' group.

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Nothing! Cause a smart feller would use a tripod!

(and I just remembered I didn't call you back the other day.)

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Or a baseball.




(Charles, speaking of a dimple...)
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I have an idea! RP can take a page from the PGA, and develop a senior circuit for the veteran photographers. Screen the applications and perhaps have the photographer submit a couple sample images to verify they have been doing it for years, and let them loose with a very lax screening process to weed out only the really bad technical issues.

No really, I'm being serious.

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That's a very good suggestion, Loyd. It falls along the lines of what I've been advocating for some time. Good work...
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Ron you envy, but I'm Rainman for the same ability?

As to batting in the major leagues - Chris, imagine I'm a Brave, and Ron, imagine I'm a Red... now it's bottom of the ninth and your team is down by three. The table is set and you just need someone to go yard and it's a walk-off.

Your choices are me or Pujols.

I'll meet you in the stands to watch Albert.
No...I'll still go with you. I figure you'll get hit by a pitch, which will bring in a run. Now we're only down by two. There's a pitching change, but the next guy gets a walk. Down by one. Wild pitch....and we're tied. Finally, the other team is so upset by all this, their pitcher balks. Game over...and we win.

You're my man, Charles---not Albert. He would swing for the fence, but it would be hauled in at the warning track. I like my odds better with you.
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There's only one thing more boring than a conversation about baseball..

Baseball


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Baseball: 15 minutes of action crammed into 3 1/2 hours of television...
Football: 11 mintues of game action crammed into 60 minutes of clocktime crammed into 3+ hours of television.

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[quote=JRMDC;179833]Football: 11 mintues of game action crammed into 60 minutes of clocktime crammed into 3+ hours of television.

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"If you think the networks are a little too fond of cheerleaders, you may be mistaken: In these broadcasts, only two networks showed cheerleaders at all. And when they did, they were only on camera for an average of three seconds. "We make it a point to get Dallas cheerleaders on, but otherwise, it's not really important," says Fred Gaudelli, NBC's Sunday Night Football producer. "If we're doing the Jets, I couldn't care less."

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Baseball is the best plain and simple. In baseball, you have to pitch to every batter. You can't just kneel and run out the clock. You have to give that team a chance.
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Baseball is the best plain and simple. In baseball, you have to pitch to every batter. You can't just kneel and run out the clock. You have to give that team a chance.
Except when the pitcher walks them...

I'm in the baseball sucks camp. Soccer too. Golf too if you consider that a sport.
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You've never seen an intentional walk?

Baseball games are great to watch in person. You can catch up with old friends, and not miss anything

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