Old 05-15-2009, 09:33 AM   #1
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Hi, I have a question for all of you. What is an uncommon angle?

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Old 05-15-2009, 12:11 PM   #2
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Un, common= Not the normal angle they publish- May not like it or is Un pleasing to their eye. Some shots just don't flow well in Railfan photography like it or not, There just looking for shots you will click on so the adds pay the bill's If no one looks you're costing them with the upload.
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Un, common= Not the normal angle they publish- May not like it or is Un pleasing to their eye. Some shots just don't flow well in Railfan photography like it or not, There just looking for shots you will click on so the adds pay the bill's If no one looks you're costing them with the upload.
A bit cynical; maybe true but I suspect not, no evidence for this. I suspect the RP standards are selected because that is what admins perceive makes a good picture. I suspect they don't do any optimizing as far as shot style X leads to $Y in ad revenues. And the cost of an upload is really, really, really small.
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They're just looking for shots you will click on so the ads pay the bills. If no one looks, you're costing them with the upload.
Come on now, there's no reason to jade the newbie.
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Come on now, there's no reason to jade the newbie.
We know they don't for the money but this is the real world and everything costing something like a new server and a rack to hold all the files don't come cheep. Some where in between the best photo's and one's that will get the most views most likely Jim.
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We know they don't for the money but this is the real world and everything costing something like a new server and a rack to hold all the files don't come cheep. Some where in between the best photo's and one's that will get the most views most likely Jim.

If that were the truth, they wouldn't keep accepting the weekly plethora of boring wedgies that end up getting 200 views or less. And THAT, my friend, blows a hole in your theory.
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This is an uncommon angle:

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If that were the truth, they wouldn't keep accepting the weekly plethora of boring wedgies that end up getting 200 views or less. And THAT, my friend, blows a hole in your theory.
A theory maybe, In the long run its just a hobby that cost a lot of Money for the gas, cameras, time. Yes, some wedgies are boring but if their sharp, lit right they get on. I think they weed out most of the bad ones.

A lot of shots that are not all that good get high views and good shots end up with low ones. In the long run I come to Rail Pictures to look at what the other guys doing and the good shots there getting.
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