Old 10-21-2010, 03:54 AM   #1
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Largest grain elevators in the world...
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:56 AM   #2
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Not enough train for RP. If that unit in the background was closer I think you would be in good shape.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:26 AM   #3
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Not enough train for RP. If that unit in the background was closer I think you would be in good shape.
Pretty obvious
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:33 PM   #4
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I love that truck. Hopefully you can go back when there are a lot of cars there and the switcher is closer. Meanwhile, there's a lot of I love grain elevator groups on Flickr.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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Not sure how its obvious Troy, plenty of pictures on RP with the train much farther away than mine... Well hopefully I can reshoot in the coming weeks.
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Max, composition has every thing to do with the acceptable distance in the shot. Sometimes trains can be much smaller, yet more prominent compositionally, however, in your shot, the switcher doesn't hold a compositionally prominent location in the frame, that is why the train is too far for the picture.
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Nothing in the shot (or Remarks) makes mention of this fact...
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Nothing in the shot (or Remarks) makes mention of this fact...
Not a fact. Largest elevators are in Kansas.

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Just looked it up, I have seen many publications around here touting it as such.


From when it was built to the 1970's it was touted as the largest grain elevators in the world. It currently has to most storage space of a waterside elevator at around 18.5 million bushels.
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If this was Grain Elevators dot Net than it probably would be a PCA, but alas......

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....[portion omitted]....From when it was built to the 1970's it was touted as the largest grain elevators in the world. It currently has to most storage space of a waterside elevator at around 18.5 million bushels.
If that was the case, I bet there is some place in China with a bigger one now.

Seems they are the new Texas.
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Pretty bummed no one likes the contrast between the big elevator and the tiny engine. Will have to try and re shoot.
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Pretty bummed no one likes the contrast between the big elevator and the tiny engine. Will have to try and re shoot.
We will like that contrast once you reshoot with the engine in a more noticeable location, so we notice the contrast being made.
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We will like that contrast ........
I know at least one person who will be unmoved.
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You need to find the worlds biggest cowpie
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You need to find the worlds biggest cowpie
I would wager that were one to actually locate the worlds largest cowpie, the worlds largest cow would be close by.

Further, I would surmise that both could be found in China since everything is either made there, or owned by people who live there.
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Salem Sue, the World's Largest Cow.

Address:8th Ave. N, New Salem, ND
Directions:I-94, 34 miles west of Bismarck, south side, New Salem exit 127.


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