Old 10-18-2005, 03:34 AM   #1
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Hi! I was just wondering if crossings were good or bad to have in your photos if you want to get them accepted. Personally I love crossings, and if RP likes them too, I'm going to start trying to incorpperate more of them into my photos. Thanks again!
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Old 10-18-2005, 03:36 AM   #2
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That would be a good idea. I've seen some photos with crossings in them before. Give them a try. Take care.
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Old 10-18-2005, 03:38 AM   #3
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Hi! I was just wondering if crossings were good or bad to have in your photos if you want to get them accepted. Personally I love crossings, and if RP likes them too, I'm going to start trying to incorpperate more of them into my photos. Thanks again!
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That depends on how you compose it. There are many good examples on the site. I would say if you have a gate arm right across the engine, that would not help. Part of the picture is good. Obstructing the picture is bad.
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:59 AM   #4
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Depends-try to avoid a wedgie like the plague though or have it be interesting.

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Old 10-18-2005, 09:10 PM   #5
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Often I shoot at crossings because they are the easiest place to get shots. Often photos taken at crossings just look like boring photos, as the crossing gates/flashers are out of the pictures.
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Old 10-18-2005, 09:24 PM   #6
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My personal opinion, I love railroad crossings. I haven't had any shots incorporate the crossings, however now I want to try.
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Old 10-18-2005, 09:43 PM   #7
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Didn't seem to hurt this shot
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fixed it for ya Ken
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Old 10-19-2005, 12:48 AM   #9
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Some of mine, a little variety. Enjoy!

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Old 10-20-2005, 01:14 AM   #10
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I dig crossings. They're a great place to set up shots, and can make for good like this one...

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Just make sure that if you show the gates that they don't obstruct anything, and also watch for shadows.
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Old 10-20-2005, 01:23 AM   #11
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I like crossings because you may get to see idiots do what idiots do best: act like idiots:

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I actually thought about posting this shot around town in some of the fast food joints where people post business cards with arrows pointing to the two bikers asking, "Are you one of these idiots?"
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From a safety point of view, it is best to stand on the side of the crossing in which the train is approaching. If you are on the other side, a vehicle may come between you and the train at the last moment, when you are looking through the viewfinder, and you could be in the path that the vehicle gets tossed by the train.
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:17 PM   #13
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Crossings can be a great spot for photos --

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