Old 08-31-2010, 11:20 PM   #1
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I thought this was interesting, and I gave a little history...but got the old PEQ
(I know there are several of these in the data base but so are a lot of other shots) anybody want to give their opinion
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Hi,

I like it, I really do! A very interesting subject, with that odd railhead. I'm not sure, but if I were to guess, you might have gotten the PEQ becuase you were trespassing when you took the shot.


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becuase you were trespassing when you took the shot.


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I guess Ill have to my boss I can't work because I'm trespassing I could use a day off
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:59 AM   #4
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It's a piece of rail
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:48 PM   #5
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Its not a given that he was trespassing. He may work for the RR or have taken it from a grade crossing, either are likely. Ya never know. But this has already been discussed in a thread a few days ago.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:01 PM   #6
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I don't like the angle and the light isn't that interesting which would help make the writing pop.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:28 PM   #7
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I hate following Travis, as he's usually thinking what I am.

It's a rail in normal light. Nothing exciting, drawing, or artistic to ponder.

I'd skip it.

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Next time, play around with a shot using DOF. A shot like this demands something - anything -- artistic. I also like to put the camera on a tie and look the date more in the eye than down on it.

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Agreed, however the shot in question has been proven time and time again acceptable for railpics and I wanna say one was just To24 a few days ago...

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It was probably a To24 because everyone clicked it trying to figure out what was special about it?

"Because someone else did" shouldn't be an excuse to throw poor shots on RP...

Nothing personal against anyone who takes offense.

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Maybe he linked it to fredmiranda.com and 20 other sites...
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It was probably a To24 because everyone clicked it trying to figure out what was special about it?

"Because someone else did" shouldn't be an excuse to throw poor shots on RP...

Nothing personal against anyone who takes offense.

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Well if the screeners don't want them then they shouldn't allow any on in the first place....

Troy, bear with me here, this is kind of a big concept to understand. Maybe, just maybe (still here?) other people have different interests than you? Maybe some people enjoy seeing shots of the things trains run on, not just the standard wedgie of a train? Again, big concept that can be hard to grasp.
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Railroad photography is what you make of it, but one way is not "better" than another, IMHO. Unless you have a pole right thought the nose of the engine! -SG

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Maybe he linked it to fredmiranda.com and 20 other sites...
That's what "Detailed Photo History" is for.
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Whoa! I never knew about that!
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Railroad photography is what you make of it, but one way is not "better" than another, IMHO. Unless you have a pole right thought the nose of the engine! -SG
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While I think there should be a place here for things like interesting railhead, and old rail, and so on, I do think a different composition might help. The question is whether you want to lean in the direction of more artistic, a la the first couple of examples Joe published, in which case you may have to give up on including the information visible on the rail, or whether you might just want to try a different angle/composition. For me, I think the crop is a little too tight for all the words on the rail, and the shock of grass at the top is distracting if the rail is the focus. A shot where you allow a little more room for the wording while including only track, ties, and roadbed might have a shot. And make sure to leave a note for the screeners explaining that you're an employee and not trespassing.

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Two more railshots on today I noticed:
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This is one of those categories that RP has decided to accept if done right. And, if you notice, there is nothing special about the rail in my shot, it is just a 132.25 lb Tennessee 1968 piece of metal. However, I am very pleased with the result.
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This is one of those categories that RP has decided to accept if done right. And, if you notice, there is nothing special about the rail in my shot, it is just a 132.25 lb Tennessee 1968 piece of metal. However, I am very pleased with the result.
I was looking for opinions like Travis & Joe suggested, and you are correct, if done right, depending on the screener I'm not sure you could really define "if done right" but anyway one thing that I did get out of mine was a little research on rails, and Ironically your shot was stamped Tennessee also, with a few years difference, this is one of the sites I came across while researching,
http://www.bhamrails.info/TCI.htm in case your interested

So maybe I'll try it again and try a few of the different suggestions

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OMG they dont like my rail shot!!!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=164307480

help!

And in classic RP fashion, they rejected it the first time for being soft, I think not understanding what DoF is, the second time for PEQ

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OMG they dont like my rail shot!!!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=164307480

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And in classic RP fashion, they rejected it the first time for being soft, I think not understanding what DoF is, the second time for PEQ
Are you seriously trying to get this shot accepted or just having a bit of "fun" at the rude expense of screener time? Given your attitude, I honestly cannot tell.
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OMG they dont like my rail shot!!!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=164307480

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And in classic RP fashion, they rejected it the first time for being soft, I think not understanding what DoF is, the second time for PEQ
That photo is kinda neat. I guess I am going to have to get my 50mm 1.4 out and play around.
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OMG they dont like my rail shot!!!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=164307480

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And in classic RP fashion, they rejected it the first time for being soft, I think not understanding what DoF is, the second time for PEQ
Great color! The rail is definitely soft (by RP standards) though, no doubt about it. Do some masked sharpening. The telephone pole and wire is a bit distracting, but for some reason I quite like this shot.
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And in classic RP fashion, they rejected it the first time for being soft, I think not understanding what DoF is, the second time for PEQ
YOU...took a picture of rail?

Wow!
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