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BUFFIE 04-28-2012 12:31 PM

The rails or the weeds?
 
Weeds i can pull, rails........not so much

;-)

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...67&key=7504518

thanks,

DB

EMTRailfan 04-28-2012 01:11 PM

The weeds just barely overtake the trucks and fuel tank of the loco. Is there any way that you could get some elevation to shoot over them?

JimThias 04-28-2012 02:06 PM

This is why you should keep a small step ladder in your vehicle. ;-)

MassArt Images 04-28-2012 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EMTRailfan (Post 154980)
The weeds just barely overtake the trucks and fuel tank of the loco. Is there any way that you could get some elevation to shoot over them?

This one made it in. Screeners preference I guess....Sorry not much you can do about it.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...=396160&nseq=3

nikos1 04-28-2012 04:00 PM

Thats a pretty stupid rejection.......

JimThias 04-28-2012 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MassArt Images (Post 154982)
This one made it in. Screeners preference I guess....Sorry not much you can do about it.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...=396160&nseq=3

Apples and oranges. One is a scene telling a story, the other a simple roster shot. Screeners like perfection for roster shots.

BUFFIE 04-28-2012 11:46 PM

I'll take a ladder and try to reshoot
 
Unless they sell that loco it should still be there in enough time for me to jump up on the stepstool and get above the weeds with good sun.

:wink:

Thanks

DB

Coloradorailfan 04-28-2012 11:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 154981)
This is why you should keep a small step ladder in your vehicle. ;-)

You could always sit on the roof of the car :lol:

BUFFIE 04-29-2012 12:01 AM

I do stand on it from time to time.
 
Except when it's muddy - that one I learned the hard way. :o

That would make a good shot...........getting a railfanner slipping off the roof of the car while that once-in-a-lifetime heritage consist goes by. :lol:

DB

milwman 04-29-2012 12:44 AM

CN is buying some, They seem to know how to make GE's run. Will rebuild and repaint and getting old EMDX 9000's too 2 are on the lot now.

JimThias 04-29-2012 01:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coloradorailfan (Post 155000)
You could always sit on the roof of the car :lol:

I tried that once and dented the roof. :(

lalam 04-29-2012 02:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 155003)
I tried that once and dented the roof. :(

Luckily, I was able to manage such act while taking this photo.;-)

BUFFIE 04-29-2012 03:06 AM

Nice
 
Nice shot Lalam.

lalam 04-29-2012 04:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BUFFIE (Post 155005)
Nice shot Lalam.

Thanks. Learning many things from Railpictures dot net forum.

Ron Flanary 04-29-2012 12:39 PM

It's just okay. I would have used a wide angle and gotten low on the ground and have the rusty rails (and weeds) rather prominent in the scene, with the unit in the background. As it stands, it's just a strange kind of standard roster shot---nothing exciting to look at, IMHO.

BUFFIE 04-29-2012 05:45 PM

I'll try some different angles
 
There are some interesting engines being stored in this yard that I think would be nice additions to the database.......but not sure if there is a unique way of capturing them that meets the guidelines (such as not being front coupled)

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...66&key=6898595

DB

JimThias 04-30-2012 12:09 PM

Quote:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...66&key=6898595

Front Coupled: Roster shots with front coupled locomotives are generally not accepted.

How did the "front-coupled" rejection come about for roster shots? Were front-coupled roster shots often frowned upon in railroad photography circles back in the day and RP just adopted that sentiment?

If a broadside roster shot such as Buffie's focuses directly on the locomotive, what difference does it make if it's front or rear coupled or both?

coborn35 04-30-2012 03:42 PM

This is not a roster shot by any stretch of the imagination.

coborn35 04-30-2012 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by milwman (Post 155002)
CN is buying some, They seem to know how to make GE's run. Will rebuild and repaint and getting old EMDX 9000's too 2 are on the lot now.

:lol: Not quite...

JimThias 04-30-2012 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coborn35 (Post 155041)
This is not a roster shot by any stretch of the imagination.

So what is it?

bigbassloyd 04-30-2012 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 155045)
So what is it?

That's for foamertogs to know, and you to find out? :D

Loyd L. (who really is kidding, seriously.)

rathman11 04-30-2012 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 155045)
So what is it?

It is a going away shot :wink:

JimThias 04-30-2012 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rathman11 (Post 155047)
It is a going away shot :wink:

Going away roster shot. Got it. http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17...s/thumbsup.gif

JimThias 04-30-2012 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 155046)
That's for foamertogs to know, and you to find out? :D

Loyd L. (who really is kidding, seriously.)

Are those "foamertogs" the same ones who voted a cloudy day roster shot a #1 PCA? :lol:

nikos1 04-30-2012 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by milwman (Post 155002)
CN is buying some, They seem to know how to make GE's run. Will rebuild and repaint and getting old EMDX 9000's too 2 are on the lot now.

CN is buying the SD90H MAC's? Where did you hear this?


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