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Old 07-12-2016, 11:43 PM   #16
Noct Foamer
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I'll add some thoughts to those already mentioned. I see myself as more of a "generic" outdoor photographer who happens to like trains. Before I was photo'ing trains I mostly did wildlife and landscapes. The landscape photography got me acquainted with English and particularly Scottish photographers, and we'd email back & forth. I'm also very into the history of photography and how different styles developed. I do think there is a distinct difference in how most European photographers approach things vs Americans. This seems ESPECIALLY true with trains. Here, that kind of photography is much more specialized, and I'll say more "formulaic*". European photos tend to be more about the landscape (yours especially,) where American photos seem to concentrate mostly on the engines. Yes, there are deviations from this, but generally speaking I think I have a point.

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