Old 06-22-2008, 02:55 PM   #1
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Add female to the shot and watch the view counts rise!
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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the problem is that the shot is staged, and not even staged well. Even the second try didn't turn out well:
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Staged shots on RP.net seem to be specifically awkward...excluding the ever prevalent night steam photo shoots. A shot like this just can't compare to a scene that is shot as is by the photographer. There's a certain quality and purity to them.
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Wow, talk about bad image quality.
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the ever prevalent night steam photo shoots.
Don't you mean "Model Railroading" ?


Anyway, that shot looks like it was taken with a cellphone camera, why is it in the database? Because theres a female in it? Way to perpetuate a stereotype eh?
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Anyway, that shot looks like it was taken with a cellphone camera, why is it in the database?
That's a wildly off balance over statement. The quality does not appear the bad on my screen. My problem with it is the "mermaid" is in the center of the frame and is cut off at the legs. Bob comes to these forums some. I don't think it's a bad shot; the GP40-2 trio is a much better one in my opinion. But why is it a problem to "stage" shots? I've seen shots on here with the photog's kids, with other photogs or with random peple. Some of them are probably more staged than the others.


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Wow, talk about bad image quality.
They made an exception....... Learn, John, learn. There needs to be a commercial ad for that .......


'Add a chic to your photo, 100% acceptance!'



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I'm sorry, but Jim's comment cracked me up... I busted out laughing when I read that.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:21 AM   #8
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Add female to the shot and watch the view counts rise!
I only have one shot on here with a female in it. Mitch Goldman is the only one to have found her that I know of. My wife is kinda 'foreground cluttered', but I didn't mention her being in the shot because I'd rather have legit hits because someone likes the WHOLE shot, not just something specific in it.

I have another shot that has only been in the DB since Dec '07, and it has over 1000 hits. It is just a crossing wedgie, and I can't figure out for the life of me why that one took off over some of my others.
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When in Rome...

Are the image quality remark(s) supposed to be humorous? Bob's picture looks good to me, as are most (if not all) of his pictures on the site. There are not many pics coming in from FL, Bob does very well representing his home state. Like Jim in MI, you gotta keep it interesting when the most scenic of locations are outside of you local area.

As for staged - every photo fits a category, often multiple categories. Documentary, nostalgic, B&W, staged, flashed, abstract... if such images are not your style, move on, it's a big database.

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Kevin - memory eludes me, and perhaps others - which pic are you referring to?

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Kevin - memory eludes me, and perhaps others - which pic are you referring to?
It would elude the others cuz it was in an email reply to a comment that I left on your PRR GG1/baggage cart photo unless I misunderstood your reply.
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Here's Mitch's
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I guess I should get the female conductors to lean out the window or something ...

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A couple of gals jogged by on the sidewalk right ahead of me when I was taking this shot. As the train continued over the bridge I realized I had just had a perfect opportunity land in my lap. It's not a shot I would have even considered taking had it not been for the conditioning I've received from this damn site. Do you guys think its worth submitting?



At least it wasn't staged
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Maybe we should name this "syndrom" and call it the Brooks & Dunn Syndrom. Like their current hit 'If you want to get you photo accepted" "PUT A GIRL IN IT".
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Maybe we should name this "syndrom" and call it the Brooks & Dunn Syndrom. Like their current hit 'If you want to get you photo accepted" "PUT A GIRL IN IT".
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I'm sorry, but Jim's comment cracked me up... I busted out laughing when I read that.
I couldn't help it...her pants seem a little wedged up in the back.


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Are the image quality remark(s) supposed to be humorous? Bob's picture looks good to me, as are most (if not all) of his pictures on the site. There are not many pics coming in from FL, Bob does very well representing his home state. Like Jim in MI, you gotta keep it interesting when the most scenic of locations are outside of you local area.
/Mitch
I can only imagine how much more boring the Florida landscape must be to work with. Not much in the way of hills there. Plenty of water, so at least rivers and lakes might make things interesting (as Bob has shown).

Speaking of keeping things interesting. I had a chance to have my own "girl in the shot" pic last weekend. I went to my favorite railroad bridge and decided to try something different from the gazillion other shots I have of it. So I climbed up onto the upper supports of the pedestrian bridge which I usually shoot from and decided I wanted to show that bridge in the foreground. About two minutes before the train came, a somewhat attractive woman (by RP standards) came jogging toward me across the bridge. As she passed me, she said, "beautiful morning for pictures," to which I agreed. She then turned around started to run back where she came from. For a moment, I thought, "I should stop her and have her wait until the train comes, and then I can get a shot of her jogging away, showing her fine rear end in those sweat pants. I'm SURE to get a ton of views on RP..." Nah! I couldn't do it. Too cheesie!

Instead, I opted for a train shot with an empty pedestrian bridge.

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A couple of gals jogged by on the sidewalk right ahead of me when I was taking this shot. Do you guys think its worth submitting?
No. They aren't hot enough. Oh, wait a minute....

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No. They aren't hot enough. Oh, wait a minute....
Rejected for being too soft...

I'll give it some selective USM tonight and see what happens.
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Well so much for the "Put a Girl In It" theory.
For today's second spot honours - two guys with cameras

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Heres to me trendsetting

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two years before staging a girl in the photo was the 'in thing.' I think this one finished third or fourth that day.
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And it is even a cloudy day with common power. What is this website coming to?
Just another turd from the big pile of crap that John Ryan keeps flinging at all of us...


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Heres to me trendsetting

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two years before staging a girl in the photo was the 'in thing.' I think this one finished third or fourth that day.
Well I was only one month behind you

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This was not staged, we were sitting on a low wall outside, waiting for the cleaners to finish inside the train and, when they did, they walked up to the loco and started to clean that as well!

Perhaps I ought to offer to appear in my husbands railway photos....but there again, maybe not - would probably get a PEQ rejection
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Heres to me trendsetting

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two years before staging a girl in the photo was the 'in thing.' I think this one finished third or fourth that day.
I see what your problem was, John...the girl is too dark. You should have at least shined a light on her toosh...that certainly would have garnered many more views!
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