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Old 01-19-2015, 11:18 PM   #105
Ron Flanary
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I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
Railroad photography is what you make of it, but one way is not "better" than another, IMHO. Unless you have a pole right thought the nose of the engine! -SG

....I've never commented on this tag line, but I love it! Yes, I do see railroad photography as an art form, but I don't demean anyone else if they see it as a way to document the railroad for other purposes. And, I create far more "mundane" shots than I do anything that would excite an art critic.

Indeed....railroad photography is what you make of it. There are some very broad and basic guidelines I think we could all agree on---but after that: do whatever turns you on!
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