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Old 01-04-2018, 10:02 PM   #476
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No apology necessary. I just wanted to explain why I thought the image was different enough from the early one that I chose to post it.

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I personally never saw any issue with the two photos or the "Dueling SCs." Lots of folks have submitted images of trains from the same location with different consists, different light, etc. etc.....including me.

Same train, different year, different sky......"Dueling PC2s!"

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Old 01-05-2018, 04:15 AM   #477
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I'll take similar shots from Mike over purple snow anyday...

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Or drone shots, or cloudy day or blown out sky Amtrak shots
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Or drone shots, or cloudy day or blown out sky Amtrak shots
AMEN!

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Or drone shots, or cloudy day or blown out sky Amtrak shots
I'm sure a photo with all three characteristics could be found in the database.
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AMEN!

You ever come back up this way I have a beer with your name on it.

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I was close to you (and Janusz) last week... In Mt Airy, MD for a day, DC metro for 4-5 days, then drove down I-81 to North Carolina... wanted so bad to take a right turn on I-77 up to do some railfanning, but with the weather, and family in tow, it wasn't happening.
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I was close to you (and Janusz) last week... In Mt Airy, MD for a day, DC metro for 4-5 days, then drove down I-81 to North Carolina... wanted so bad to take a right turn on I-77 up to do some railfanning, but with the weather, and family in tow, it wasn't happening.
I'm hoping to squeeze a few hours of railfannin in when I fly out to CES Tomorrow. Gonna spend a few days around Death Valley too.

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Old 01-06-2018, 02:30 AM   #482
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I like this shot and I'm hoping it's inclusion on the database is a sign of maybe a little bit of loosening of overly uptight standards here, but I can't help but wonder that if I had submitted it would it not have been hit with a blurry/hazy/too-much-heat-distortion type of reject?

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Scratch that - not wondering at all. I know damn well it would have, 'cause I am the Canadian Baggy Dave!
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:21 AM   #483
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I like this shot and I'm hoping it's inclusion on the database is a sign of maybe a little bit of loosening of overly uptight standards here, but I can't help but wonder that if I had submitted it would it not have been hit with a blurry/hazy/too-much-heat-distortion type of reject?

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Scratch that - not wondering at all. I know damn well it would have, 'cause I am the Canadian Baggy Dave!
I'd like inclusion of some more variety and so Ok, I guess, but for me a lot not to like but maybe that comes with territory.

I tried this with full knowledge of the likely hood of being accepted so no surprise and I am sure I will hear why not.

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Old 01-06-2018, 05:01 AM   #484
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I like this shot and I'm hoping it's inclusion on the database is a sign of maybe a little bit of loosening of overly uptight standards here, but I can't help but wonder that if I had submitted it would it not have been hit with a blurry/hazy/too-much-heat-distortion type of reject?

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Scratch that - not wondering at all. I know damn well it would have, 'cause I am the Canadian Baggy Dave!
I like the roller coaster terrain, but the photo needs a bit of brightening IMO.

Oddly, his photos don't save properly (at least on my system).
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:45 AM   #485
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I think this might be leaning a bit left.

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Old 01-09-2018, 04:57 AM   #486
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This is a neat photo, but it's really blurry. The train looks underwater.

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Old 01-09-2018, 01:21 PM   #487
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This is a neat photo, but it's really blurry. The train looks underwater.

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Don't know about that, heat waves?? but like the old school plow wagon, lights,wheels etc. Not sure the best pose for the engineer but ???

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I think this might be leaning a bit left.

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Hard for me to say but as I noted before, follows the basic screeners choice formula, nice photo for sure but all you have to do is look at the current three to see they are stuck. If they have to use another landscape train in the country I would prefer Jolin's drone shot of blasting through the snow. Not a huge fan of drone shots but I thought was really dramatic and a good use of a drone. Of course, lots of foreground clutter(smile). Don't get me wrong, I like the screener choice photos, just think some variety would be good.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:12 PM   #489
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I think this might be leaning a bit left.

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I really enjoyed this shot, but I thought the same thing when I opened it up.... leaning left a tad.

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Or drone shots, or cloudy day or blown out sky Amtrak shots
Funny. Many railfans spend their entire lives looking at model railroads from a "drone's perspective," yet when that very same perspective becomes a thing in the real world, it's suddenly shunned upon.

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Funny. Many railfans spend their entire lives looking at model railroads from a "drone's perspective," yet when that very same perspective becomes a thing in the real world, it's suddenly shunned upon.

The difference is that most model railroads would need to be viewed from the second floor to replicate the perspective of the majority of drone shots that appear here.
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The difference is that most model railroads would need to be viewed from the second floor to replicate the perspective of the majority of drone shots that appear here.
Every kid around Chicago has gone to the Museum of Science and Industry.

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The difference is that most model railroads would need to be viewed from the second floor to replicate the perspective of the majority of drone shots that appear here.
All you really need is a set of ultra wide-angle contact lenses. After all, ya gotta make sure the locomotive closest to you looks 3 times longer than the next one in line! Bob's museum example actually looks like a real aerial shot, in regards to the proportions at least...
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Rejection: Going away shot

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Don't know about that, heat waves?? but like the old school plow wagon, lights,wheels etc. Not sure the best pose for the engineer but ???

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Its not blurry at all... those snakes are incredibly hot, what you are seeing is the heat distortion from the flame. God forbid an engineer has some fun once in awhile...
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Its not blurry at all... those snakes are incredibly hot, what you are seeing is the heat distortion from the flame. God forbid an engineer has some fun once in awhile...
Heat, I think that is what I said, Bob. Nothing against having fun or the photo but in todays environment even simple things can cause one problems. Personally Don't really care if he did a handstand over the fire.

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What's interesting is that the "going away" shot got twice as many views as the "comin' at ya" shot. Frankly, I'm not surprised. Virtually every shot I have ever seen of The General in this museum is that darn-near head-on view that shows very little detail of the drivers, cab area and tender. I submitted this rear-quarter view for that reason. Because I standing on a set of stairs and a tripod really wouldn't work, I shot it hand-held with the 14-24mm f/2.8 at 2500 ISO. The shot has some noise up in the rafters, but hopefully, that's not where the eye goes first.
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What's interesting is that the "going away" shot got twice as many views as the "comin' at ya" shot. Frankly, I'm not surprised. Virtually every shot I have ever seen of The General in this museum is that darn-near head-on view that shows very little detail of the drivers, cab area and tender. I submitted this rear-quarter view for that reason. Because I standing on a set of stairs and a tripod really wouldn't work, I shot it hand-held with the 14-24mm f/2.8 at 2500 ISO. The shot has some noise up in the rafters, but hopefully, that's not where the eye goes first.
That noise is somewhat visible at 200%.

But I have to wonder how many people view web photos with magnification.
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What's interesting is that the "going away" shot got twice as many views as the "comin' at ya" shot. Frankly, I'm not surprised. Virtually every shot I have ever seen of The General in this museum is that darn-near head-on view that shows very little detail of the drivers, cab area and tender. I submitted this rear-quarter view for that reason. Because I standing on a set of stairs and a tripod really wouldn't work, I shot it hand-held with the 14-24mm f/2.8 at 2500 ISO. The shot has some noise up in the rafters, but hopefully, that's not where the eye goes first.
Just giving you a hard time. It's a nice view of the tender.
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