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JRMDC 11-18-2012 11:42 PM

Then and now, or a bit ago and now
 
Two shots, same event, same location, same photographer, one year apart

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[photoid=382135]

Interesting to compare the choices the same photographer made. I suppose one could make this comparison with any of hundreds or thousands of pairs of shots. Something about the way today's upload struck a familiar note, subsequently confirmed, in a spot I have not otherwise seen, compelled me to post.

JimThias 11-18-2012 11:50 PM

Good to see they are accepting shots with shadows on the locomotive. I think I have a few I could submit.

:)

WMHeilman 11-19-2012 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 161387)
Good to see they are accepting shots with shadows on the locomotive. I think I have a few I could submit.

:)

That's the first thing I noticed too! :lol:

I wish they'd run that with a pair of F40's. SD40-2's are cool, but they don't look right paired with that F40.

JimThias 11-19-2012 01:50 AM

I'm certainly not complaining as this was one of my shadowed accepted shots a few years ago...

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I don't find shadows as annoying as most people do. :)

And Trevor's comment made me laugh:

"Posted by Travis Dewitz on February 15, 2009
Great looking shot, Jim. Nice shadow."

Ween 11-19-2012 02:04 AM

It's interesting that the choice was made to go back to the same spot and deal with people in the shot...

nikos1 11-19-2012 02:26 AM

All rules are suspended when it comes to the Santa train, everyone knows that.

Dennis A. Livesey 11-19-2012 02:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nikos1 (Post 161409)
All rules are suspended when it comes to the Santa train, everyone knows that.

Apparently.

Sorry to be a grinch but I do not care for either one.

Shadows, too far way, foreground clutter and big butts.

JimThias 11-19-2012 03:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nikos1 (Post 161409)
All rules are suspended when it comes to the Santa train, everyone knows that.

:lol: So true.

Joe the Photog 11-19-2012 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nikos1 (Post 161409)
All rules are suspended when it comes to the Santa train, everyone knows that.

It's apparently anything Santa-related. Like Santa Fe F units.

Holloran Grade 11-19-2012 06:42 AM

Oh my.
 
Rail dorks like "chick butt."

Even if it is large.:evil:

bigbassloyd 11-19-2012 01:19 PM

I've seen several "repeat the shot from last year and upload" shots too..

Loyd L.

JimThias 11-19-2012 01:48 PM

CSX should be ashamed of themselves for running that train before Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time, please! http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/th...key-waving.gif

Joe the Photog 11-19-2012 02:39 PM

I try to vary the same train, same location as much as I can.

L&C Santa Train 2006

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L&C Santa Train 2009

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But sometimes there's only so much you can do.

CSX1702 11-19-2012 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WMHeilman (Post 161390)
That's the first thing I noticed too! :lol:

I wish they'd run that with a pair of F40's. SD40-2's are cool, but they don't look right paired with that F40.

I wish they would have never given up their F- units.

Jeff Hawkins 11-19-2012 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dennis A. Livesey (Post 161410)
Apparently.

Sorry to be a grinch but I do not care for either one.

Shadows, too far way, foreground clutter and big butts.

I like the first photo. Quite frankly I'm not sure how or why the second shot was accepted.

Watain 11-19-2012 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nikos1 (Post 161409)
All rules are suspended when it comes to the Santa train, everyone knows that.

Not anymore, I've got 11 rejects to prove it. :lol:

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 161433)
CSX should be ashamed of themselves for running that train before Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time, please! http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/th...key-waving.gif

It's been that way for 70 years, always the first Saturday before Thanksgiving. :-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 161430)
I've seen several "repeat the shot from last year and upload" shots too..

Loyd L.

I'm probably the worst one for that.. :o

JimThias 11-20-2012 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Watain (Post 161456)
It's been that way for 70 years, always the first Saturday before Thanksgiving. :-)

70 years? That's even more shameful!

Watain 11-20-2012 01:24 AM

I mean they start playing Christmas music in October, so they might as well run a Santa train a month before Christmas. :lol:

Holloran Grade 11-20-2012 04:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Watain (Post 161468)
I mean they start playing Christmas music in October, so they might as well run a Santa train a month before Christmas. :lol:

My 8 year old complained about that today while at a restaurant.

He exclaimed that it was "stupid" to be playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving, and that "they" should have one holiday at a time.

I was astounded that he even cared, let alone had an opinion.:D

I guess others notice when Walmart starts pushing the holiday and Christmas crap before the Labor Day weekend.;)

Freericks 11-20-2012 05:36 AM

How come no railroads have a Festivus train with a Festivus pole?

Ween 11-20-2012 06:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freericks (Post 161475)
How come no railroads have a Festivus train with a Festivus pole?

Because railroads are donating to The Human Fund instead...

Joe the Photog 11-20-2012 06:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freericks (Post 161475)
How come no railroads have a Festivus train with a Festivus pole?

Columbia has a Festivus celebration and, frankly, I can't help but think how 1998 it is.

:twisted:

JimThias 11-20-2012 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Holloran Grade (Post 161474)
My 8 year old complained about that today while at a restaurant.

He exclaimed that it was "stupid" to be playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving, and that "they" should have one holiday at a time.

I was astounded that he even cared, let alone had an opinion.:D

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17...s/applause.gif

Your 8 year old should lead a crusade of today's youth to push these premature Christmas celebrations back to starting the day after Thanksgiving. Sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders already!

I put lights up on my gf's house last weekend, but I refuse to turn them on until Friday (and she agrees). Meanwhile, three neighbors surrounding her house are already pimpin' their lights. I will....not....break.....



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Mr. Pick 11-20-2012 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 161485)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17...s/applause.gif

Your 8 year old should lead a crusade of today's youth to push these premature Christmas celebrations back to starting the day after Thanksgiving. Sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders already!

I put lights up on my gf's house last weekend, but I refuse to turn them on until Friday (and she agrees). Meanwhile, three neighbors surrounding her house are already pimpin' their lights. I will....not....break.....

I'll bet it took hours and hours to get all of those little lights perfectly straight and level....did you use a laser level?? :D

Holloran Grade 11-20-2012 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Pick (Post 161489)
I'll bet it took hours and hours to get all of those little lights perfectly straight and level....did you use a laser level?? :D

I am still chuckling and I first read this 5 minutes ago. http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17...s/applause.gif


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