Old 01-03-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:05 AM   #2
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A BART train? Seriously, what are you asking?
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Is that even possible? How did he not loose site of the train in the dark? This isn't one of those photoshop pans is it?
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We're looking at a stunning image...
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Several of his pans have left me mystified on how he pulled it off.. I loved it.

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Is that even possible? How did he not loose site of the train in the dark? This isn't one of those photoshop pans is it?
Not hard really. Just like any pan, but this one is at night in a well lit city.
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A very nicely done photo.
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That was one of those... "why do I even bother, I'll never be that good" pictures.
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I would like to see what this area looks like in the day just to try and get perspective. I have no idea how one would accomplish that.
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I belive that it's mostly street lights, traffic lights, and house lights. The more colorful lights are likely store fronts, but I have to be honest, I am guessing.

I would bet you could use the Sat function on Google Maps right now to get a look.
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I could be mistaken, but I think a fluid pan head on a tripod was used here. I know Mike recently bought one, and this is the sort of result that equipment like that would produce.

Superb photo.
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I think he shoulda Photoshop'd an NS Dash 9 in the shot somehwere. And maybe some fake snow...
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The more I look at it, I think of the movie Blade Runner
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Awesome photo! That's the work by a very talented individual.

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I think I see someone flipping him off in the lead car.
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Great shot.
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It's a nice shot, no doubt, but it doesn't belong on RP, IMO... too little train, too much not train.
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Out of the camera and onto RP - it belongs. Superb execution.

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Did anybody else hear that?

I could have sworn I heard Mike Johannessen call Mitch Goldman a punk.



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It's a nice shot, no doubt, but it doesn't belong on RP, IMO... too little train, too much not train.
Many other shots with less train. Alot of shots without a train too.
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I don't think they're over-rated...I think they SUCK.
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