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Old 06-08-2020, 02:47 PM   #110
Joseph Cermak
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Originally Posted by vcode455 View Post
I could hike in to take an obscure bridge shot on a Midwestern branch line that sees 1 train a week and still not stand a chance against a pretty mountain overview where I have to squint to see the train. I guess that's just the way it is.....
I definitely agree. There's tons of shots anywhere that require a lot of effort to get whether that be by hiking/4x4, lack of trains on a line, weather, etc. but I don't think that "effort spent" should be a determining factor in whether a shot is good or not, let the photo stand on it's own merit as a final product.

Not to say that a good story can't make a photo more interesting, but from a technical/photography perspective, I don't think it has a place in the criteria for judgement.
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