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JRMDC 03-08-2010 04:25 PM

Gallery: One-Armed Monkey Shots
 
Well OK! Chris has laid down the gauntlet!

Quote:

Originally Posted by cblaz (Post 110801)
You could give a one-armed monkey a camera and he'd take a decent shot anywhere west of Denver.

But what does it all mean, really? Is a O-AM shot a nicely lit scenic mountain shot, albeit not PCA level? Is it a simple basic wedgie that someone took at a location where everyone else takes their time and gets the grand image? Or is it in fact a silhouette SC, yellow/orange background sky, destined for greatness, so, so easy to take out west, you can almost take the lens off and just wave the sensor at the scene? Who knows?

So the floor is wide open, whatever fits your personal vision of the one-armed monkey shot! Let's get to it!

I myself have not taken many west of Denver shots, and alas I am probably that one-armed monkey, except wearing a sling. so here is a station wedgie, could just as easily have been taken here in the east. And then a shot I stick in the forum over and over because I like it, didn't think about it much at the time, just shot, just like a monkey would!!!, and since we are talking WEST well, here we go again!

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Bring on the monkey shots!

EMTRailfan 03-08-2010 05:24 PM

Not my shot, but:
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KevinM 03-08-2010 05:28 PM

This one's a no-brainer. I could spend three days on the Cumbres & Toltec or Durango & Silverton and get more decent shots than I would in 6 months of chasing tourist railroads in the east. All of these are chase shots....no photo charter, no planning, no sitting for hours....jump out of the car, shoot and hop back in:

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Sure, no SCAs, no PCAs or other hardware, but I can't get stuff like this back east. The kind of scenery that grabs the eyes (mountains, tall trees, wide open spaces) is just very, very hard to come by out here in the woods.

Freericks 03-08-2010 05:34 PM

I'm happy to admit that most one-armed monkies would shoot better images than I do.

Wonder if I moved to California from New Jersey to improve the quality of my shots?

Dennis A. Livesey 03-08-2010 06:09 PM

Here's my big scenery one-arm monkey shot...

Wait, am I disqualified because it's east of Denver and I was with Kevin at the time?

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Eugene 03-08-2010 06:44 PM

And here's my contribution:
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East or west of Denver, take your pick, it just depends which way around you go to get here!

Eugene

KevinM 03-08-2010 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dennis A. Livesey (Post 110819)
Here's my big scenery one-arm monkey shot...

Wait, am I disqualified because it's east of Denver and I was with Kevin at the time?

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The Cog was just about the only place I could think of in the East, where Chris' OA-M theory didn't hold water. Folks would almost have to TRY to take an uninteresting photo there.

Now unfortunately, unless you're willing to scale the mountain before dawn, you're not going to be shooting steam and even if you do, you'll get one shot and you'll be done for the day.

Joe the Photog 03-08-2010 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eugene (Post 110821)
And here's my contribution:
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East or west of Denver, take your pick, it just depends which way around you go to get here!

Eugene

LOL Great shot no matter how you got there!

Joe the Photog 03-08-2010 07:52 PM

I bet there are plenty of one armed monkey photo spots in the east, probably the northeast, say, for example, Pennsylvania.

:twisted:

Chris Z 03-08-2010 08:43 PM

Hmmm....I've never seen a one armed monkey. Ohhhh......I know, you mean the guys that stand next to the tracks taking pictures of trains.

Chris Z

bigbassloyd 03-08-2010 08:55 PM

There's a couple of these spots in WV and VA.

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Easy to get to, once you find it. [photoid=295056]

Not so easy to get to, even if you find it. [photoid=279015]



Loyd L.

asis80 03-08-2010 09:04 PM

From a recent thread, it's so easy to get too, just like all the overpasses in the Pittsburgh area, and shoot from. But the scenes are nice.

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Can't forget the overlooks either :

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And Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh is a category all in itself! Someone with NO arms could take a fairly decent shot in Pittsburgh! It's hard to go to Pittsburgh or the greater Pittsburgh area and NOT get a nice shot.

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Ben

PS- Great thread by the way.

JimThias 03-08-2010 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 110828)
I bet there are plenty of one armed monkey photo spots in the east, probably the northeast, say, for example, Pennsylvania.

:twisted:

Agreed. RP is chock-full on one-armed monkey shots from the east. :lol:

Chase55671 03-08-2010 09:21 PM

Interesting thread!

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Chase

bigbassloyd 03-08-2010 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 110834)
Agreed. RP is chock-full on one-armed monkey shots from the east. :lol:

I've been to every state in the contiguous US of A and there's a ton more potential West of the Mississippi. I will go one step further, and draw the line West of the corn field states :). It's a bit bland in the Midwest.

So in conclusion:

West > East
East > Midwest

That is all.

Loyd L.

Chris Z 03-08-2010 10:27 PM

You can pretty much point a camera anywhere in western Colorado a get a decent picture.
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Chris Z

JimThias 03-08-2010 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 110837)
I've been to every state in the contiguous US of A and there's a ton more potential West of the Mississippi. I will go one step further, and draw the line West of the corn field states :). It's a bit bland in the Midwest.

That doesn't change the fact that RP is chock-full of one-armed monkey shots from the east. :p

bigbassloyd 03-08-2010 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 110844)
That doesn't change the fact that RP is chock-full of one-armed monkey shots from the east. :p

It's chock-fuller of Western shots though.

Loyd L.

JimThias 03-08-2010 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 110845)
It's chock-fuller of Western shots though.

Loyd L.

So in conclusion, there are one-armed monkey shots from EVERYWHERE in this country. :lol:

asis80 03-08-2010 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 110846)
So in conclusion, there are one-armed monkey shots from EVERYWHERE in this country. :lol:

Not precisely, there's obviously a swarm of one-armed monkeys everywhere in this country. :lol::lol:


Ben

Doug Wolfe 03-08-2010 11:57 PM

Oh, one armed monkey. I thought you said armed monkey:

http://www.bootsandsabers.com/images...nkey_thumb.jpg

JRMDC 03-09-2010 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asis80 (Post 110848)
a swarm of one-armed monkeys

a troop of monkeys!

ottergoose 03-09-2010 03:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 110837)
I've been to every state in the contiguous US of A and there's a ton more potential West of the Mississippi. I will go one step further, and draw the line West of the corn field states :). It's a bit bland in the Midwest.

Less competition is fine with me ;)

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... yep, just a bunch of bland, boring, corn :smile:

JimThias 03-09-2010 04:50 AM

Hey, something just occurred to me....Ansel Adams was a one-armed monkey!! :lol:


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