Old 10-17-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
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I'm sort of new to the rail photography terms, so can someone tell me what the term "wedgie" means? I've seen it a couple times on pictures and was just wondering what it meant. Thanks
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:59 PM   #2
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It's sort of the standard train shot, with the photographer standing trackside, level to the train, and the train forming an extremely long sideways letter "V" so that the engine is the open end of the V near the camera and the end of the train (or as much of the train that is visible) is the closed end of the V at the back to the picture. It's essentially the easiest shot to get and thus recieves some derision (due to its overuse). It's also a nice image to have, so many still take it (a whole lot of my images on RP.net are wedgies).

The style of shot was used by the great early 20th Century rail photographer Lucius Beebe and if you look at one of his books, you will find it again and again and again.

Personally, I don't think there's anything wrong with a good 3/4 wedgie, but they do get monotonous if that's all you are shooting.
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Freericks- Thanks for all the help, I feel that I understand a few things better now that you replied!
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:31 AM   #4
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Textbook wedgie (same train as my avatar. ):

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One thing that's good to do when shooting a wedgie...either get the end of the train, or, if it's going to be cut off, cut it off with another subject. Trees, bushes, buildings, whatever. A wedgie cut off by the side of the frame isn't the most appealing.

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Old 10-18-2007, 12:36 AM   #5
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Thanks for the help Jim, I really appreciate it.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:43 AM   #6
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I know we have a few wedgie threads hanging around, and if you do some good searching you can find a lot of examples of really popular wedge shots
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Jim's shot is a perfect example of why the term "wedgie" isn't always a bad thing!
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Jim's shot is a perfect example of why the term "wedgie" isn't always a bad thing!
Thanks, Wade.
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I'll echo that Jim. It's a great shot.
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I'll echo that Jim. It's a great shot.
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