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Old 07-03-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Just a quick poll...not taking the power into consideration but more the scenery, which type of shot would you rather see from me:

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Old 07-03-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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I say A. Its a EMD,Nice light & Amazing shot!
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:17 PM   #3
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I say A. Its a EMD,Nice light & Amazing shot!
Let me reiterate...

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not taking the power into consideration but more the scenery
Does your vote change?
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:39 PM   #4
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Just a quick poll...not taking the power into consideration but more the scenery, which type of shot would you rather see from me
B, endless wedgies bore me

just one opinion, but this one seems like a no-brainer! Since A has no scenery and you ask "more the scenery" haven't you answered your own question?
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:41 PM   #5
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B, endless wedgies bore me

just one opinion, but this one seems like a no-brainer! Since A has no scenery and you ask "more the scenery" haven't you answered your own question?
Just seeing what opinions are out there. Apparently 2 people like A better so far, so...
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:51 PM   #6
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Well, when I see a well executed, tack sharp, telemash shot of BNSF, I know who took the shot. It may seem dubious, but you shoot some of the best wedges on the site - you make them look professional.

When I see a train sweeping around a curve, with a pile of dirt behind it... well crap, anyone can pull those off if they're standing in the right place.

B will get more views, but A's more of an accomplishment, IMHO - I'd rather have A hanging on my wall.
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:15 PM   #7
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'B', without a doubt.
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:19 PM   #8
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Definitely "B"
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B. While A is well composed and has sweet light, the mountains, curve, and background subjects (mainly the red building) in photo B set it apart. I am also jealous that we lack that type of scenery here in America's Wastebasket!
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:56 PM   #10
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B. While A is well composed and has sweet light, the mountains, curve, and background subjects (mainly the red building) in photo B set it apart. I am also jealous that we lack that type of scenery here in America's Wastebasket!
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No mountains here though just hills with trees on them.

Obviously, my vote was for 2...I mean B.
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:10 PM   #11
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I vote B also.

I wouldn't rather see those kinds of shots from you or anyone else in particular. Just my preference. It's like comparing beer and wine. They're both great and have their purpose. Just depends on which you prefer.

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You don't count . You could work a trash can into a wedgie and it would still get POTW.
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You don't count . You could work a trash can into a wedgie and it would still get POTW.
Okay, you asked for it...
*Note: The photo is not PSed they actually put the number on the can.*

That should clear up any questions as to why or how I come back from trips with 2000+ photos.
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I'll go ahead and give my thoughts before you deposit that penny into my paypal account. I would have to say that I prefer B.

We all know what a train looks like, and while there are times and places where shots like A are called for, I would say the majority of the time shots like B are more called for.

While we do know what a train looks like, we don't all get to see scenic vistas and shots that show the location and what makes it a unique place that is worthy of taking a photo.
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How exactly do you plan to get that scenery in Grand Forks?
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:30 AM   #15
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How exactly do you plan to get that scenery in Grand Forks?
LOL i was thinking the same thing ,then seen your post. he is in the plains, not so bad just has to work harder to get a shot. Not all that different then ILL, Iowa , SD. Just pull up shots from these states.
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Okay, you asked for it...
*Note: The photo is not PSed they actually put the number on the can.*

That should clear up any questions as to why or how I come back from trips with 2000+ photos.

Guess I should offer a PCA vote now for my comment. Is it in que? I got to thinking about it after I ripped my PC apart for the move tomorrow, and I was hoping that you wouldn't take it the wrong way. Guess you didn't. If it matters, one of my shots has a trash can in it too. Same shot that I mentioned from another thread that I can't figure out why it took off like it did. It's just a crossing grab shot.
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How exactly do you plan to get that scenery in Grand Forks?
Photoshop.

Actually, you might be onto something...
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:58 PM   #18
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Just a quick poll...not taking the power into consideration but more the scenery, which type of shot would you rather see from me:
Dude, come on...this is a no-brainer.

Or are you just trying to tease us with your impending relocation?

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Well, when I see a well executed, tack sharp, telemash shot of BNSF, I know who took the shot. It may seem dubious, but you shoot some of the best wedges on the site - you make them look professional.

When I see a train sweeping around a curve, with a pile of dirt behind it... well crap, anyone can pull those off if they're standing in the right place.

B will get more views, but A's more of an accomplishment, IMHO - I'd rather have A hanging on my wall.
Nick, I really...really...REALLY hope you were being facetious with this post.

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Dude, come on...this is a no-brainer.
Are you saying the four people who voted 'A' have no brains? For shame!
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Nick, I really...really...REALLY hope you were being facetious with this post.
I really enjoy Ween's mashes - seriously! The bar graph indicates I'm in a minority though apparently...
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Are you saying the four people who voted 'A' have no brains? For shame!
Well, I was about to make a post commenting on roughly that...
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While "B" may be a nicer shot in the grand scheme of things, as Nick Benson has said, "A" really portrays your style. There's nothing wrong with telewedgies if that's your thing, and frankly, you're damn good at it. Tack sharp, good cropping, beautiful light, and great color & contrast - it's amazing how many people can screw up such a seemingly easy shot. If you want to try something new, then by all means, do it - just do what you're happy with, not what people here want to see!
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Nick and Nick: thanks for the kind words.

But the whole point of this poll wasn't about telemashes vs. scenic shots, my style vs. something new, EMD vs. GE, or anything else.

If you looked at the location of the two shots, A. was in the northern plains of western MN (my stomping grounds for the past 3+ years) and B. was taken in Palmer Lake, CO. I was asking about which scene is more preferable because I just found out this past Tuesday that I will be moving to Colorado Springs this coming January!! Wooooo!!!! Mountains! Elevation! Curved track! Sceneic views! Woooo!!!!

But for those of you who like the 'mash, don't worry, those still work in Colorado (you just have more to see other than ground, train, sky):
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Well, I'm sorry that my home state's losing a fine photographer. Kudos for your service - those of us on US soil certainly appreciate it.

Keep the mashes coming - nobody does them better.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:43 PM   #25
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Well you will have some good competition (?) for scenic shots. Or how about a combination?


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