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Joe the Photog 01-03-2011 08:18 PM

Year By Year on the RP
 
I always thought 2007 was a banner year for railroad photography for me, so I was surprised when I did the search and found out that it's actually the third best year (in terms of number of actual uploads) for me since joining. In terms of the number of views, eight of my ten most popular shots in my portfolio are from 2007 though. It's my White Album.

The last two years have been very slow, but I didn't realize how slow 2009 was until now. Only 58 shots in two years for me. Here's the numbers by years for those who are really bored right now.

2010

Number of Photos = 39

3 Most Viewed

[photoid=341082]
[photoid=328739]
[photoid=314553]

2009

Number of Photos = 29

3 Most Viewed

[photoid=307898]
[photoid=283318]
[photoid=290506]

2008

Number of Photos = 84

3 Most Viewed

[photoid=252017]
[photoid=229314]
[photoid=225514]

2007

Number of Photos = 107

3 Most Viewed

[photoid=198507]
[photoid=198497]
[photoid=179424]

2006

Number of Photos = 103

3 Most Viewed

[photoid=148904]
[photoid=213752]
[photoid=142183]

2005

Number of Photos = 132

3 Most Viewed

[photoid=125528]
[photoid=91026]
[photoid=93557]

2004

Number of Photos = 121

3 Most Viewed

[photoid=50491]
[photoid=53392]
[photoid=53381]

2003

Number of Photos = 40

3 Most Viewed

[photoid=48895]
[photoid=26603]
[photoid=34741]

2002

Number of Photos = 5

3 Most Viewed

[photoid=1677]
[photoid=26617]
[photoid=36588]

The few shots I have in the database were taken before RP came around and added later. A few shots were also added after the years they were taken in, but for the most part I uploaded the shots soon after I took them.

JRMDC 01-03-2011 08:34 PM

39 + 29 = 68, not 58 :)

Forget popular. Which year had the most shots you are really proud of?

JimThias 01-03-2011 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 127968)
[photoid=283318]

Minus the tracks down below, this looks like a scene right out of "Logan's Run".

Northern Limits 01-03-2011 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 127968)
The last two years have been very slow, but I didn't realize how slow 2009 was until now.

Yeh, that is pretty slow Joe. Three most viewed and not a train in sight. But they really fit into the category of RailPictures. :-D

bigbassloyd 01-03-2011 09:56 PM

Here's a breakdown on my top 15 viewed shots by year:

2007 - 3
2008 - 4
2009 - 4 (3 PCA's)
2010 - 4 (2 SC's, 1 PCA)

I can't figure out my uploads per year, because I've had 40-50 shots pulled off because they lost their coolness after I figured out the "quality over quantity" idea.

Loyd L.

stlgevo51 01-03-2011 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the photog
[photoid=48895]

Such a small world. I caught that same unit in 2009 south of St. Louis on the Union Pacific.
[photoid=295814]

Joey Bowman 01-04-2011 01:08 AM

Damn, I only got 4 on here in 2010

John Ryan 01-04-2011 01:46 AM

2003 - 23 photos - 1 PCA
2004 - 63 photos - 1 PCA
2005 - 50 photos
2006 - 42 photos - 1 PCA
2007 - 81 photos - 1 POTW, 1 SC, 3 PCA
2008 - 133 photos - 2 POTW, 7 SC, 8 PCA
2009 - 92 photos - 1 POTW, 2 SC, 4 PCA
2010 - 16 photos - 3 POTW, 2 SC, 7 PCA

Ironically, 2009 and 2010 have been my busiest years ever for railfanning. I have 879 photos in the "potential uploads" folder from 2010.

Flowing 01-05-2011 03:07 AM

I'm a statistics kind of guy so I'll play along, if only for my own curiosity. Although the numbers speak differently (due to my lack of selectivity and the site's lower standards in the old days), I personally consider 2008 to be my banner year for railroad photography, given subject matter, creativity, and personal accomplishment.

2010: 80 photos

most popular:

[photoid=322200]

2009: 88 photos

most popular:

[photoid=307336]

2008: 135 photos

most popular:

[photoid=237014]

2007: 161 photos

most popular:

[photoid=199086]

2006: 172 photos

most popular:

[photoid=163544]

2005: 262 photos

most popular:

[photoid=110749]

2004: 213 photos

most popular:

[photoid=74140]

2003: 1 photo

most popular (obviously - yuck!):

[photoid=43546]

Chase55671 01-05-2011 03:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Ryan (Post 128006)
2003 - 23 photos - 1 PCA
2004 - 63 photos - 1 PCA
2005 - 50 photos
2006 - 42 photos - 1 PCA
2007 - 81 photos - 1 POTW, 1 SC, 3 PCA
2008 - 133 photos - 2 POTW, 7 SC, 8 PCA
2009 - 92 photos - 1 POTW, 2 SC, 4 PCA
2010 - 16 photos - 3 POTW, 2 SC, 7 PCA

Ironically, 2009 and 2010 have been my busiest years ever for railfanning. I have 879 photos in the "potential uploads" folder from 2010.

2009 and 2010 have certainly been a success in terms of Railpictures. 2010 showed a considerable gain in uploads and awards given. Most likely due to the amount of time I had free. Put almost all of my free time into train oriented trips. I think I traveled more than the rest of the family. :lol:

2008 - 39 photos
2009 - 280 photos - 2 PCA, 1 SC
2010 - 472 photos - 6 PCA, 1 SC, 1 POTW

Chase

Northern Limits 01-05-2011 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flowing (Post 128093)
... I'll play along, if only for my own curiosity. ...

It does look like an interesting exercise.
My first uploads were in 2006. A total of 7. I was still using a film camera.
Most popular
[photoid=162905]

2007 - 26 photos. Wow I didn't realize it was that many.
Most popular
[photoid=217481]

2008 - 43 photos.
Most popular, and not even one I took.
[photoid=242120]

The most popular one that I took.
[photoid=237775]

2009 - 38 photos and a change of address. (No one armed monkey comments please :cry: :-D )
Most popular.
[photoid=302245]

2010, the year that blows me away - 51 photos,
6 PCAs, 2 SCs, and 1 POTW.
Most popular.
[photoid=316645]

I really have learned a thing or two hanging around this website 8-)

ken45 01-05-2011 11:47 PM

I decided to sort mine by the year the shot was actually taken, rather than uploaded to RP.

Unfortunately, rail photography didn't really "click" with me till 2005, but in my opinion, I've improved every year since.

2005- 1 Photo. I used to have 2, but pulled my first RP acceptance since it wasn't up to par.

2006- 24 Photos.

2007- 56 Photos. Graduated college, got a job, and some free time to go shoot trains.

2008- 77 Photos. 2 POTW, 4 SC, 7 PCAs. Probably my coming out year, I really developed as a photographer and took advantage of some great shot opportunities.

2009- 68 Photos. 1 POTW, 1 SC, 3 PCAs.

2010- 38 Photos. 2 SC, 4 PCAs. Even though it looks like I've regressed since 2008, my average photos have dramatically improved. I looked through my 2010 photos the other night and really liked what I saw. Definitely my best year yet, but bring on 2011!

Joe the Photog 01-01-2012 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ken45 (Post 128133)
I decided to sort mine by the year the shot was actually taken, rather than uploaded to RP.

That's how I searched on the front page -- by my name in the drop down menu with year selected. That's why if I searched 2007 again, I'd have more shots from that year now than I did when I first posted this. As way of an update, here's 2011 --

Number of Photos -- 88

Tree most viewed.

[photoid=382248]
[photoid=355407]
[photoid=364776]

coborn35 01-01-2012 09:09 PM

113 photos
[photoid=357808]
[photoid=351647]
[photoid=351551]

Mgoldman 01-01-2012 09:42 PM

John - Chase - why'd you stop at 2010? It's 2012.

As for me - year by year:

2006 was my first year but no photos with dogs.

2007, same.

2008, same.

2009 - My first success!
[photoid=284346]

2010 - My second dog on RP:
[photoid=314508]

2011 - The campaign continues and I reach two submissions this year, totaling 4 dogs total for the year, and 6 total to date from me.
[photoid=361782]
[photoid=376525]

Already have a dog on a cart lined up for 2012, though it was inadvertent. But this gives me "a leg up" on the next 12 months. Get it, lol! Maybe 2012 will be the year of the dog?

/Mitch

Freericks 01-01-2012 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 149251)
That's how I searched on the front page -- by my name in the drop down menu with year selected. That's why if I searched 2007 again, I'd have more shots from that year now than I did when I first posted this. As way of an update, here's 2011 --

Number of Photos -- 88

Tree most viewed.

[photoid=382248]
[photoid=355407]
[photoid=364776]

I'm not seeing the tree.

JRMDC 01-01-2012 10:49 PM

2011, a slow year, but actually probably average given my family/trackside balance, heavily skewed right now.

Most viewed (and most viewed slide scan from the past), an ordinary shot but ordinary from the past works on RP:

[photoid=366690]

Most viewed shot taken in 2011:

[photoid=368448]

I didn't upload enough to justify showing three shots.

JimThias 01-01-2012 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freericks (Post 149254)
I'm not seeing the tree.

But the Martians have made a return to the forum. :lol: :twisted:

troy12n 01-02-2012 02:59 AM

I have only been here since 2008, so here goes. Everything I had before that was film (print film shot on kodak gold or whatever I could find) or really horrible non-dslr digital camera

2008 - 3 shots got on, this was the most popular
[photoid=246242]

2009 - 21 shots got on, this was the most popular
[photoid=304173]

2010 - 166 shots got on, this was the most popular
[photoid=320882]

2011 - 126 shots got on, this was the most popular
[photoid=368714]

No PCA's or other awards, a couple top of 24, I dont know if that counts or how to track it.

IHapsias 01-02-2012 05:00 AM

2010 - 31 photos.

Most viewed for 2010: [photoid=342753]

2011 - 50 photos

Most Viewed for 2011: [photoid=371577]

No POTW's, no SC's, no PCA's for all my photos

Cameron A. Photography 01-02-2012 05:41 AM

Photos dated 2010: 25
Photos dated 2011: 125

2010 is when I started on this site.. Been a learning experience!

Have a safe New Year..
cam ;)


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