Old 10-09-2009, 09:50 PM   #1
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These two guys must have been standing right next to each other when they shot their pics!

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Old 10-09-2009, 09:59 PM   #2
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Dang, I think they were using the same tripod also. And remote release lol
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:11 PM   #3
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I was just about to start a thread about this.. There are actually three!

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Old 10-09-2009, 10:38 PM   #4
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The tripod theory is what im thinking, even though the train was stopped those are way too close for each of them to be able to get the angle exactly the same like that, who knows maybe just a coincidence, usually when i shoot with someone else we have alot of "duplicate" pictures.
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If you look closely, Tim's photo is taken from a slightly (very slightly) different position. There's a bit more space between the nose of the engine and the tree in his photo than in the other two. So his tripod must have been a bit to the right. As far as the other two, they might as well be the same photo.

Interesting, too, that only one of them actually has EXIF info. I was trying to figure out how close in time the three pics were shot, but Tim's doesn't have any EXIF info, and Gary's EXIF info comes up empty.

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Old 10-09-2009, 11:35 PM   #6
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All three shots are slightly different,the sky is slightly different in all shots and if you compare the placement of the tower with the fan housing on the first loco all three are also different.
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Regardless, two of the shots should've been rejected for similar as previous.

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Old 10-10-2009, 02:47 PM   #8
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These two guys must have been standing right next to each other when they shot their pics!
Actually we were.....I just waited to upload my pic till yesterday. Actually all three of us know each other. I guess I should have waited a month or longer

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Old 10-10-2009, 08:11 PM   #9
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I don't see any complaints when people upload the same angles from Tehachapi, Cajon, and the West Slope several times per week...is it okay just because they're railfan meccas?

Also note that the shots look to have gotten progressively better in quality...if a virtually identical photo is submitted shortly after another, but is of lesser quality, then I would say kick it for Similar To Previous (like when the Rat submitted his version of the F9s and complained about Andrew's better shot getting in...). I think uploading the same exact photo twice (from the same photographer) is something to be called out more than this - I just saw one today that apparently no one on here noticed.

In the end though, I'll pose just this one question: who cares?

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Old 10-11-2009, 11:53 PM   #10
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My opinion it is just one of those things that needs to be put up with, otherwise everytime me and my railfan buddies went shooting there would be a mad race to see who would get to the computer and upload theirs first! However, I also like to get creative and not always copy the shot of the guy standing next to me just because I think his shot might be a good one, therefore it would be as if I "stole the shot".
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