Old 07-08-2008, 07:31 AM   #1
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I dont usually bring our photos to the forums, but on this occasion i feel the need to. Brooke who took this shot on Sunday is my Daughter, she is only 9 years old and has been submitting photos to RP since she was 7. This shot , Brooke asked me what way would be best to compose it, we surveyed the area for suitable angles and came up with this

But before the train arrived ,the cows got in inquisitive and blocked her view, I managed to get most of the cows down in my shot about 100 metres away. I turned around to make sure Brooke was ok only to find the position totally changed to what was discussed, she was now positioned in the back of my ute with who knows what in mind for the photo, all from this from a kid that ive dragged out of bed at 4 in the morning to teach time exposed shots that will be added to the DB in a while. Im blown away that she recieved a SC for this shot in particular, as it had no input from me, appart from driving there and helping edit which it hardly needed. As can be seen i am a very proud Father.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:16 AM   #2
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Holy smokes, that's impressive... I hope she maintains an interest in the hobby, she's putting out great work.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:38 AM   #3
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Great background story!

I had already made a mental note that, whenever someone comes to this forum complaining about how hard it is to get shots onto RP, I would simply point to the SC and say it was done by a nine year old!
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:43 AM   #4
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Great photo Brooke/Lee! Your daughter takes some stunning photos. I still cannot believe that she is 9 years old!

I will have to meet up with you guys when I am in Sydney for World Youth Day.

Keep up the fantastic work! I feel your pain when it comes to cows - they're a right royal pain in the ass when they get inquisitive.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:52 PM   #5
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Great background story!

I had already made a mental note that, whenever someone comes to this forum complaining about how hard it is to get shots onto RP, I would simply point to the SC and say it was done by a nine year old!
I'm right there with you. No adult should EVER whine and complain about not being able to get a quality shot on this site. If you can't get a photo on RP, YOU are doing something wrong and it's not RP's fault.

Excellent shot from your daughter, Lee. I can definitely see why you feel so proud. If she keeps up with this, she's going to OWN the railroad photography world by the time she's a teenager!
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Wow..... I am once again amazed that Brooke, at nine years old, can do this! Most girls at that age would be playing with barbies . Riggorous training and lots of time learning and teaching pays off for sure, as visible in her work! What a great job you guys do.

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Old 07-08-2008, 02:18 PM   #7
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Thumbs up Very Impressive!

That is some good angling and timing, the morning glow is very setting, tell Brooke someone on Rail-Pictures.net said she did very good.
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:13 PM   #8
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It's an amazing photograph, and as the father of a 9-yr-old girl myself, astounding considering that it came from a 9-yr old.

Trains or not... she's got a great eye for photography.
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Brooke just blows my mind! Sometimes I just feel like hanging up my camera when I see her stuff! Another great shot, I just had to comment on it.
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Brooke who took this shot on Sunday is my Daughter, she is only 9 years old

[Grumpy Old Man]

"Why, in my day, telling someone that he " . . . took pictures like a nine-year-old girl" was an INSULT!

And we had to walk to school! Uphill! Both ways! In the snow with the sun beating down on us! Barefoot!

Kids these days . . ."

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Outstanding shot.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:00 AM   #11
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"Originally Posted by Lee Baxter
Brooke who took this shot on Sunday is my Daughter, she is only 9 years old"

Yeah, yeah - only 9, but she's been shooting for what, 8 years now? ; )
Keep it up Brooke - keep raising that bar.
And, Lee - don't be shy about asking Brooke for help if /when you need it!

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[Grumpy Old Man]

"Why, in my day, telling someone that he " . . . took pictures like a nine-year-old girl" was an INSULT!

And we had to walk to school! Uphill! Both ways! In the snow with the sun beating down on us! Barefoot!

Kids these days . . ."

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Outstanding shot.
John i laughed my head of when i read that so true though, and Brookes beside saying thanks for liking the photo
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"Originally Posted by Lee Baxter
Brooke who took this shot on Sunday is my Daughter, she is only 9 years old"

Yeah, yeah - only 9, but she's been shooting for what, 8 years now? ; )
Keep it up Brooke - keep raising that bar.
And, Lee - don't be shy about asking Brooke for help if /when you need it!

/Mitch
Yeah its been a while, she made up a little song about screeners choice, stirring the pot i think, and asking for help, i get it even if i dont need it. But shes a great kid.

Thank you all for the support.

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Only Nine!!! I honestly thought Brook was older then that, she's way ahead of her time.

I've got only one thing to say.

Brooke Stop it!!! you're making as all look bad.

Cheers,

Christine.

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