Old 01-30-2011, 07:58 PM   #1
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Well, I see a railroad in there.....

So, yes, it's a railroad photograph. Is that what you mean? Or are you asking if you should submitt to RP? Yes to the first, no to the second. It needs a train.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:26 PM   #4
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'Cause trains run on railways, and REAL railroad photography requires patience
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Why does it need a train?
NO it's a fine photo of a seen with track but is it an railfan photo No not in the traditional stile that this website wants, But it is fun to look and place a train in it with my mine like how would I do this shot.
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Umm Scott?
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I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
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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It needs a train for RP because otherwise they would get bombareded with hundreds of track shots. (Not abandoned, mind you; those are fine!) It's a neat scene. I'd love to see a train there.
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It needs a train for RP because otherwise they would get bombareded with hundreds of track shots. (Not abandoned, mind you; those are fine!) It's a neat scene. I'd love to see a train there.
I agree, and seeing a long train snaking through this scene would be really cool.
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Umm Scott?
Yes,? I was named after an uncle so every one calls me Scott, Can't be a Junior.
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I just thought your post was a little not-you ish.
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I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
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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It's a very nice photo, but the sentiment here is correct. If a rail line is active, then generally you need a train. Sometimes a very dramatic picture will work (high power sunsets, lightening strikes, signals) but in this case, you need a train

It looks like you have the skills, now you just need a train.
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'Cause trains run on railways, and REAL railroad photography requires patience
Dang, I like that.

Sage advice if I ever heard it.
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