Old 11-01-2006, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Your favorite type of shots.

What are your favorite (general) type of shots?
Personally I like the head on side by side comparison
like
Image © Mike Bates
PhotoID: 163675
Photograph © Mike Bates

and
Image © WGrow
PhotoID: 162479
Photograph © WGrow

not to mention some the more artistic shots like
Image © Jarrett Mullen
PhotoID: 163616
Photograph © Jarrett Mullen

and
Image ©
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Photograph ©


What kind of shots does everyone else like to see around here? (don't turn this into a anti-wedgie thread, we've already discussed that.)
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:27 PM   #2
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Well composed, well thought out shots are definitely my favorite. But like everything else in life, I have other types that rank right up there. Scenery, people and "life" is key to me. If I don't get a story from the photo or with the photo, I don't really care much for it, unless its something rare. I prefer wide angle shots as they show more of the "scene" than a tight shot of the train. I applaud those photogs who make use of strange or different lighting situations. Creativity is also another thing that I am a big fan of. Most people when they get into this hobby think of RR photos being of the head-end of the train or the helpers or DPU's on the end. It's the photos that you take after the engines pass or even when there is no train that deserve credit. You can also through night shots and B&W's in there too. I like a lot of different stuff and have noticed from the "My Comments on Others' Photos" section that I never seem to comment just ONE type of photo. Time for the examples:

Composition:
Image © David Tuttle
PhotoID: 162005
Photograph © David Tuttle

Image © Michael F. Allen
PhotoID: 152063
Photograph © Michael F. Allen

Image © Joe LeMay - www.CTRGroup.net
PhotoID: 82550
Photograph © Joe LeMay - www.CTRGroup.net

Scenery:
Image © Ron Flanary
PhotoID: 163699
Photograph © Ron Flanary

Image © Ray Peacock
PhotoID: 133051
Photograph © Ray Peacock

People:
Image © Christopher Blaszczyk
PhotoID: 160199
Photograph © Christopher Blaszczyk

Image © Ryan D. Humphrey
PhotoID: 131555
Photograph © Ryan D. Humphrey

Life:
Image © Joe LeMay
PhotoID: 163703
Photograph © Joe LeMay

Image © Ray Peacock
PhotoID: 149780
Photograph © Ray Peacock

Wide Angle:
Image © I Butler
PhotoID: 155951
Photograph © I Butler

Image © Brian Smith
PhotoID: 116648
Photograph © Brian Smith

Lighting:
Image © R.A.Durfee
PhotoID: 16361
Photograph © R.A.Durfee

Image © Thomas Johnson
PhotoID: 162868
Photograph © Thomas Johnson

Creativity:
Image © Ron Flanary
PhotoID: 161273
Photograph © Ron Flanary

Image © Jeff Terry
PhotoID: 133668
Photograph © Jeff Terry

Night shots:
Image © Dave Kerr
PhotoID: 163623
Photograph © Dave Kerr

Image © Chris Starnes
PhotoID: 152778
Photograph © Chris Starnes

B&W:
Image © Daniel Putz
PhotoID: 158458
Photograph © Daniel Putz

Image © Anthony Gruerio Jr.
PhotoID: 162701
Photograph © Anthony Gruerio Jr.

Story:
Image © John Higginson
PhotoID: 162894
Photograph © John Higginson
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:49 PM   #3
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I love these shots:

Image © Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
PhotoID: 163079
Photograph © Andrew Blaszczyk (2)

Image © David Graham (cdlu) - www.railfan.ca
PhotoID: 130932
Photograph © David Graham (cdlu) - www.railfan.ca

Image © Noah Hofrichter
PhotoID: 153688
Photograph © Noah Hofrichter

Image © Eric Daly
PhotoID: 156723
Photograph © Eric Daly

Image © Dave Toussaint
PhotoID: 159526
Photograph © Dave Toussaint

Image © Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
PhotoID: 155888
Photograph © Andrew Blaszczyk (2)

Image © Adam Weddle
PhotoID: 155264
Photograph © Adam Weddle


Also, I really admire Mr. Gary Knapp's work, and I decided to see if I could do something similar to what he does. What I came up with only works with a train that has no crew in it because I would literally blind them. It wouldn't work if the train was moving anyway. I take a spotlight that is powered by a battery pack, set up a time exposure, and shine it on the engine/car for the duration of the time exposure. It isnt nearly as cool as the "Gary Knapp affect" but I still like it:

Image © Adam Weddle
PhotoID: 163767
Photograph © Adam Weddle

Image © Adam Weddle
PhotoID: 163513
Photograph © Adam Weddle

Image © Adam Weddle
PhotoID: 163512
Photograph © Adam Weddle


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Old 11-02-2006, 12:09 AM   #4
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I'm a fan of wide angle shots too. Give me some scenery! It dosen't have to be majestic mountains. I tend to really like photos where natural elements (i.e. trees (and their shadows), leaves, shrubs, hillsides, lakes) are incorporated, either in part as framing or in whole as a major part of the composition. I also tend to like broadside views across fields or over bridges and shots showing signals. Not by coincidence, all the types of shots I mentioned are the kinds I like taking the most myself.

Examples:

Image © Jonathan Guy
PhotoID: 85084
Photograph © Jonathan Guy


Image © Joe LeMay
PhotoID: 104516
Photograph © Joe LeMay


Image © Pete Ruesch
PhotoID: 137798
Photograph © Pete Ruesch


Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


Image © Michael Biehn
PhotoID: 148478
Photograph © Michael Biehn


Image © Michael F. Allen
PhotoID: 154680
Photograph © Michael F. Allen


Image © Ray Peacock
PhotoID: 156926
Photograph © Ray Peacock


Image © Brian Wiggins
PhotoID: 158540
Photograph © Brian Wiggins


Image © Dave Schauer
PhotoID: 160528
Photograph © Dave Schauer


Image © Pete Ruesch
PhotoID: 161510
Photograph © Pete Ruesch


Image ©
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Photograph ©

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Old 11-02-2006, 01:29 AM   #5
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Telemash shots...obviously! However, I do like to see mountains and mountain railroading. I also like B&W shots alot, but wish I was better at them...
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:13 AM   #6
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Adam... you seem to have a fixation on RR grades!

In short, I will echo what Andrew stated - give me a picture
that either tells a story, is creative or gets the emotions
revved up.

I've been enjoying Andrews eye for composition lately, and
much of the backlit photos from Michael Allen and Michael
Rhoads. You may see their influence in my future photos.
It would not be feasible to list all the photographers whose
work has inspired me, there are many!

/Mitch

Here are a few favorites.
The list was quite long so here's an edited random sampling
which by no means includes all of them!

B&W

Image © Jeff Terry
PhotoID: 135767
Photograph © Jeff Terry


Image © Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
PhotoID: 153654
Photograph © Andrew Blaszczyk (2)


Backlit

Image © Dave Toussaint
PhotoID: 162074
Photograph © Dave Toussaint


Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


Image © Michael F. Allen
PhotoID: 158043
Photograph © Michael F. Allen


Composition /Slice of life

Image © Alan John Crotty
PhotoID: 138239
Photograph © Alan John Crotty


Image © Bob Avery
PhotoID: 162192
Photograph © Bob Avery


Image © Jeff Terry
PhotoID: 136004
Photograph © Jeff Terry


Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


Creativity

Image © Chris Starnes
PhotoID: 158877
Photograph © Chris Starnes


Scenic

Image © Dave Toussaint
PhotoID: 160236
Photograph © Dave Toussaint


Image © Wayland Smith
PhotoID: 158062
Photograph © Wayland Smith


Image © Gary Knapp
PhotoID: 137565
Photograph © Gary Knapp


PS - that Mitch dude ain't too bad, either.
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This site has some strict code, eh?
I was typing [Photoid=XXXXXX] but it wouldn't
take with the "P" being capital!

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Old 11-02-2006, 02:31 AM   #7
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:40 AM   #8
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Sorry that I can't find my favourite shot back ,
so I use my shot only .

Take an example , I like Mike Bates's shots most

For me , I like roster shot or locomotive-only shot most .
Image © Gordon Graham
PhotoID: 155480
Photograph © Gordon Graham

Image © Gordon Graham
PhotoID: 149739
Photograph © Gordon Graham


Head-On + Composition is my second favourite .
Image © Gordon Graham
PhotoID: 163275
Photograph © Gordon Graham

Image © Gordon Graham
PhotoID: 153574
Photograph © Gordon Graham

Image © Gordon Graham
PhotoID: 163188
Photograph © Gordon Graham

Image © Gordon Graham
PhotoID: 127131
Photograph © Gordon Graham

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Old 11-03-2006, 12:08 AM   #9
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I love Urban action and Night stills, I'll use some of mine and some I've found really quickly

"Urban"

Image © Jaanfo
PhotoID: 162836
Photograph © Jaanfo


Image © jean-pierre Vergez-Larrouy
PhotoID: 163886
Photograph © jean-pierre Vergez-Larrouy


Image © Joel Hinkhouse
PhotoID: 156112
Photograph © Joel Hinkhouse


Image © Ryan M. Martin
PhotoID: 135136
Photograph © Ryan M. Martin




"Night"

Image © Jaanfo
PhotoID: 155432
Photograph © Jaanfo


Image © Jaanfo
PhotoID: 158899
Photograph © Jaanfo


Image © John Witthaus - stlouisrail.tk
PhotoID: 158815
Photograph © John Witthaus - stlouisrail.tk


Image © Marcin Kubek
PhotoID: 158284
Photograph © Marcin Kubek



"scenic"

Image © Jaanfo
PhotoID: 155539
Photograph © Jaanfo


Image © Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
PhotoID: 163769
Photograph © Andrew Blaszczyk (2)

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Old 11-04-2006, 09:19 AM   #10
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I like telemash shots specially when the train in agrade.Also i like artistic shots when there is abalance between nature and the train.I'd say that i like shots of the human side of the railroad specially when its in B&W.
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Old 11-04-2006, 04:39 PM   #11
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I don't really have a "favourite type of shot", it's usually the subject matter that gets my interest

Recent examples

Image © Richard W. Jones
PhotoID: 163236
Photograph © Richard W. Jones

Image © Richard W. Jones
PhotoID: 162402
Photograph © Richard W. Jones

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©

these three feature areas and locomotive types that I am very fond of.

Image © Carl Perelman
PhotoID: 164031
Photograph © Carl Perelman

Image © Stephen A. Benkovitz
PhotoID: 163743
Photograph © Stephen A. Benkovitz

Image © npapaletsos
PhotoID: 163789
Photograph © npapaletsos

Not environmentally friendly, but "clag" from diesels always catches my attention.

and one last one
Image © Mitch Goldman
PhotoID: 161179
Photograph © Mitch Goldman

I love photos that are a bit different.
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Old 11-04-2006, 09:33 PM   #12
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I tend to like more "out-of-the-box" type shots, as well as human-interest type shots. Or, at the very least, I like taking those kind of shots. Other than that, I stopped trying to figure out what was my favorite type(i.e. subject/location/something like that) of shot several months back, and just accepted the fact that I pretty much like everything from gritty urban shots to scenic vistas. Also, I'm a B&W addict.
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