Old 01-01-2010, 05:11 AM   #1
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Me, in April: Does anyone have an NS schedule for the mainline between Atlanta and Charlotte? I live near it and I want a schedule.

My first photo submission attempt


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Old 01-01-2010, 05:18 AM   #2
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We all have to start somewhere and your first attempt definitely wasn't the worse I've seen.

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Old 01-01-2010, 05:26 AM   #3
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I'm looking for more examples, Chase.
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Old 01-01-2010, 05:27 AM   #4
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for me all i can say is search Keane Maher in keywords, those are my first shots. I've had a rough time getting that far and i've used up alot of forum space trying to get help and so on as i'm still fairly new.

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Old 01-01-2010, 05:51 AM   #5
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My first ever attempt at a night shot:


How far I have come:
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Quite a difference!

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Those were fun days though, I'll tell ya.

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I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
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Firstly HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL.

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Thanks to help from the forums i can see an improvement in both the shot and the processing,but i am definitely still a newbie.Mark.
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My first accepted image was back in January of 2008, almost two years ago.

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My two newest photos below..

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This thread is where you post some of your first few posts on RP and how different it was back then.

Me, in April: Does anyone have an NS schedule for the mainline between Atlanta and Charlotte? I live near it and I want a schedule.

My first photo submission attempt


Bring it on, we want the laughs.

Happy New Year!
Its a great photo, but isn't it a little zoomed much?
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My first was a film image and taken October, 2004.

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Interesting how these images are separated more by time than distance and that 3254 is featured in both.
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I was also thinking about putting in some of your first posts in the forum, preferably complaining about how they are rejecting your awesome shots or asking stupid questions.
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I was also thinking about putting in some of your first posts in the forum, preferably complaining about how they are rejecting your awesome shots or asking stupid questions.
OK, copy that. Here is my first post to the forum regarding my rejects. Hard to believe it was less than two years ago.

http://forums.railpictures.net/showthread.php?t=6754

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I was also thinking about putting in some of your first posts in the forum, preferably complaining about how they are rejecting your awesome shots or asking stupid questions.
That works. This was my first rejection thread..

http://forums.railpictures.net/showthread.php?t=8523

I still haven't mastered fog.

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I don't think I can be included, since my first train photo was in 1958 (not on Rail Pictures ). Also, the first 300 or so shots of mine on RP were scanned and posted by the list owners, not me (I wasn't "into" this internet posting stuff then, but I've done the last 1500 or so since then). It was a new idea, and I just gave them a stack of old slides to work from. Also, I didn't take a digital photo until five or six years ago.

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This thread is where you post some of your first few posts on RP and how different it was back then.

Me, in April: Does anyone have an NS schedule for the mainline between Atlanta and Charlotte? I live near it and I want a schedule.

My first photo submission attempt


Bring it on, we want the laughs.

Happy New Year!
I must have missed something...how did this post garner a bunch of "first" and "latest" photo replies??
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I must have missed something...how did this post garner a bunch of "first" and "latest" photo replies??
What are you, new here? Threads never go the way the OP intended. People can't even follow the directions on most galleries the right way.

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I must have missed something...how did this post garner a bunch of "first" and "latest" photo replies??
Well I'm not sure why you would be confused, it only makes sense that if one is showing their very earliest work, they would show how far they have come, i.e latest photo. Even if it deviated a tad bit, no reason why you should be confused...
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Well said Coburn, you said it better than I, hence the reason I removed my post.
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If you look at some of my earliest stuff, circa early 2004, you will see some truly horrifying images. My rejections in those days consisted of cut-off locomotive noses and cloudy shots that were so dark and grainy you couldn't even tell what was going on. Both RP and I have come a long way.

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Well I'm not sure why you would be confused, it only makes sense that if one is showing their very earliest work, they would show how far they have come, i.e latest photo. Even if it deviated a tad bit, no reason why you should be confused...
Apparently you didn't read the first post in this thread. Where again does it say anything about posting a first and last photo?

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Seems YOU and the others are the ones who are confused here. He was making a request to link to an early thread where you made a fool of yourself with a newbie question, hence the "bring it on, we want the laughs."

Again, HOW does that translate into a bunch of "first and last" picture posts?

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Very true, Chris, and I'm fine with that, but for someone to claim *I* am confused because I wanted to know how all these posts had ANYTHING to do with the OP's request is....well, laughable.

OOooooooh...I get it, now...coborn35 is the one who derailed this thread, so of COURSE he's going to be the one to say *I* am confused.
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