Old 02-22-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Chris Starnes, grand prize winner.

Forum regular Paul Hoffman, a "judges also liked" winner in color. Andrew Blaszczyk, three "also liked" in BW (Chris Starnes also has one here). John Ryan has one in color. Did I miss anybody?

Nice work, everyone, forum participant or not.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:04 AM   #2
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I am a big fan of great black & white photography. I just wish that B&Ws were more popular here on RP.

Congrats to Chris Starnes, Andrew Blaszczyk and my fellow White Passer Matthew Malkiewicz for their excellence efforts with B&W.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:50 AM   #3
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Excellent winner. I loved it when he uploaded it to RP. Congrats, Chris!
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Chris's shot is excellent, very well framed as has great depth to it. Most of the other B&W entrys are very nice as well. I wasnt really a big fan of any of the color images though, nothing really striking. On the plus side no glowing tunnel portals though.
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I wasnt really a big fan of any of the color images though, nothing really striking. On the plus side no glowing tunnel portals though.
I like the caboose (color carries a lot of weight with me), the back of signal in the snow, the interior, and to some extent the WM. Paul's shot is well done although it doesn't really move me. The others, not as much. Overall, maybe not "striking" but quality work.
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Paul's shot is well done although it doesn't really move me.
Thanks Janusz

Didn't think I stood a chance really and quite flattered to have been chosen.
RP didn't accept it either. Not to defend myself, but to give my perspective, I've always liked it because of the sidelighting on the conductor's backside. It would be a nothing shot if conventionally lit from my back or the train was stopped. What I'm proud of is, I think it makes something out of nothing, not that it's such an outstanding shot in itself. I have two tracks b/w us and no access to shoot him along side the train which would have been a shot of his back. This view gives perspective on a railroader at work which Stein enjoyed capturing.

Just goes to show you RP isn't the end all. And, what one person doesn't like, another one does. I appreciate your honest feedback. I had a female non-railfan, a fellow male railfan and my wife help me select my submission. My wife didn't pick it, so the count is 3 to 2.

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