Old 09-10-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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I favorited this photo by Jeff days ago, and was surprised it has received under 300 hits.
But me and fifteen other members favorited it.

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This seems to happen once in a while. But I did think it was pretty darn good. What say you?


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Old 09-10-2008, 02:29 PM   #2
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I have noticed especially with mine, that sunset, glint, and silloutte shot are really liked by some, like myself but I believe the majority of people do not take a second look. I don't get how I can like a shot so much and it only receives 300 views or less. His shot is really good and I like it.

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I favorited this photo by Jeff days ago, and was surprised it has received under 300 hits.
But me and fifteen other members favorited it.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=249884

This seems to happen once in a while. But I did think it was pretty darn good. What say you?


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I favorited this photo by Jeff days ago, and was surprised it has received under 300 hits.
But me and fifteen other members favorited it.
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This seems to happen once in a while. But I did think it was pretty darn good. What say you?
I say that RP wears multiple "hats" and that the majority of people visiting the site want to see trains and not art. I think sometimes people on the art side (art as in beyond classic pretty landscape) don't care for that, perhaps they feel marginalized (well, that is rhetoric, but a better, more moderate word is not coming to mind).

It is what it is. The appreciators favorited it, the rest passed it by. All parties are satisfied, until one party stars comparing its size to the other. The solution is to avoid making the comparison.
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Point well taken. I suppose that will always happen, but then, that's what makes it so much fun to post shots here.
I do think Jeff's shot is exceptional.

By the way, how do you put the smaller photo, as travsirocz did, in a post?


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Point well taken. I suppose that will always happen, but then, that's what makes it so much fun to post shots here.
I do think Jeff's shot is exceptional.

By the way, how do you put the smaller photo, as travsirocz did, in a post?


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[photo id=249884]

Just like that but take out the space between photo and id.
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By the way, how do you put the smaller photo, as travsirocz did, in a post?
[photoid=xxxxxx]

where the x's are the ID of the shot
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where the x's are the ID of the shot
Your just not quick enough!
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Your just not quick enough!
I am more thorough, providing the generic understanding applying to all IDs, whereas your pathetic, rushed attempt at communication unfortunately limited the explanation to all those images whose ID is 249884!

And I know how to spell "You're"!
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I was hoping that my blazen disregard for RP's strict no-backlighting rule would make this popular. It got 7 favorites, but less than 400 views in the last month.
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I am more thorough, providing the generic understanding applying to all IDs, whereas your pathetic, rushed attempt at communication unfortunately limited the explanation to all those images whose ID is 249884!

And I know how to spell "You're"!
You got me again, but I still beat you. What's the old saying, 2nd place is the first loser.
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This is a weekly local job, which has never been published on RP before, running in a location that's never been on RP before. I took a day off of work to shoot it, and was pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of geese adding visual appeal. What do I get? 173 views in 2 days.

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You got me again, but I still beat you. What's the old saying, 2nd place is the first loser.
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This is a weekly local job, which has never been published on RP before, running in a location that's never been on RP before. I took a day off of work to shoot it, and was pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of geese adding visual appeal. What do I get? 173 views in 2 days.

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I really wish people would stop thinking that getting a photo accepted on RP is being published.

In regards to your shot, well, there is nothing unusual about that location (compared to the POTW for example) so even though it may be the first on RP of that line, it doesn't really matter much. It's a nice shot, but I must confess that I didn't click on it. However, I think that's most likely because it's the PGR and I'm just unsure about that railroad.
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FANTASTIC shot, Travis (or in your words, "Great shot!" heh heh).

Without the line of clouds in the upper third, this shot just doesn't have the same impact. Those whispy clouds give a feeling a motion along the same line as the train. It's a subtle line of clouds, but they make this shot stand out.

By the way, why did you favorite your own shot?

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I honestly thought this would get more hits, I don't like to swell my chest but this is better than most of my 99% wedgie shots lol I think I'm getting better, I know how to make a shot look good, but making a nice composition and getting away from the constant wedgies is a hurtle I can't quite jump over yet. I like the ones I got today, and I finally pulled off a kinda glint shot finally!

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This is a weekly local job, which has never been published on RP before, running in a location that's never been on RP before. I took a day off of work to shoot it, and was pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of geese adding visual appeal. What do I get? 173 views in 2 days.
It is a local job, so no one on RP outside a local few know that it has never been seen on RP before. Same with the location. So it's not the big attraction that your words make it out to be, with respect to the wide RP viewership.

Also, it doesn't have a nice spread of colors, all blue and green and overall it thumbnails poorly.
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I know the point of this thread was to bring up OTHER people's photos but I can't help but scratch my head at ~400 views for this one.
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When it comes to my work, I am fairly modest and won't "toot my own horn" but this has to be one of my favorites/best. Maybe its because I was the only one there and know that this isn't posed or part of a photo special that makes it so unique and cool to me...but maybe the B&W kills it..or perhaps IQ?..I don't know. Anyone care to comment or tear it apart?
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Well depends on what yall call great. In my mind great might be different then others. But here is a few I thought would get more hits.

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Looking at Andrew's, and Ben's, and Travis' shots in this thread, I have to admit that I am not in that category... and there is a reason why I will never win a PCA... but that's why I'm the guy who can tell a GP7 from a GP9 on the fly, without needing to look it up anywhere.

(Sorry for the last part... had to momentarily justify my existance among the shutter elites...)
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Looking at Andrew's, and Ben's, and Travis' shots in this thread, I have to admit that I am not in that category... and there is a reason why I will never win a PCA... but that's why I'm the guy who can tell a GP7 from a GP9 on the fly, without needing to look it up anywhere.

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Like Andrew said, I know this wasn't to call out your own photos, but I always thought these photos would get more views than they did:

Granted this now has over 700 views, but it's taken almost 9 months to get there. Probably my favorite picture I've ever taken.
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Like Andrew said, I know this wasn't to call out your own photos, but I always thought these photos would get more views than they did:
Likewise I thought this one would do better:

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But I suspect part of the issue is that you pretty much "get" the picture from the thumbnail - you don't "need" to click it to look at the detail, etc. (although you can see the head end approaching a high green if you look closely) so it cuts down on the curiosity clicks and probably only attracts people who really want to see it bigger. Plus it's probably more meaningful to me than others since it's one of my better evening/dusk/glint type shots that I've taken so far.

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But I suspect part of the issue is that you pretty much "get" the picture from the thumbnail
I suspect this is the most basic explanation for about 90% of the photos in this thread. The people that check here often to "get inspired" or to really check out the more artistic side will click on these, but unless there's a reason click, like an already-high view count, screener's choice, derailment, girl in photo, etc... most people probably keep scrolling.

Even still, hard to believe this one only has 500 views

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But I suspect part of the issue is that you pretty much "get" the picture from the thumbnail - you don't "need" to click it to look at the detail, etc. (although you can see the head end approaching a high green if you look closely) so it cuts down on the curiosity clicks and probably only attracts people who really want to see it bigger. Plus it's probably more meaningful to me than others since it's one of my better evening/dusk/glint type shots that I've taken so far.

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I actually take the reverse approach. I'm more likely to click on the thumbnail of a glint shot, or motion blur, or pan, or anything more artsy. I'm almost always more likely to comment on one of those as well. That's not to say I don't click on wedgies as well, but they have to look unique in the thumbnail. I try to limit the number of wedgies I upload as well. I guess I'm trying to say I come here to see people's more 'artsy' pictures. If I want to see a wedge shot of a NS Catfish, I'll go over to that other RR picture site.
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