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Old 06-07-2008, 07:42 PM   #85
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Originally Posted by Strasburg_fan
Can someone please explain to me how this shot...

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...is any different from this one...

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...yet I haven't heard a single peep from anyone about it?

-Christian S.
First of all, thanks for showing the other shot, I missed it at the time.

Michael's shot is a shot of a man doing what he is doing! The RR is incidental but offers some context, in that the old man and (implicitly) the old technology of the bundled sticks serves as commentary of a sort on the about to be eliminated steam operation. (One could argue there is not RR content for RP, but as a photo in general it is terrific.)

AB2's shot is a shot of a fence with a bit of RR context. The fence is, to my eye, not interesting enough to make a great photograph; the shot is OK but does not move me in anyway. As an RR shot, there is too much obstruction for my tastes and the fence does not provide an interesting enough environment. Sorry, Andrew, not a fan!
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