Old 11-29-2007, 07:28 PM   #76
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I sure hate it when a shot has a chance for top two but gets pushed down by a wreck shot - AARGH!
Tell me about it. My shot of a new CN SD70M-2 as a mid-train DPU got second to a shot of a damaged stack car. Mine is the first shot of one of these on RP.net, but the well car is just too interesting
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:41 PM   #77
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Tell me about it. My shot of a new CN SD70M-2 as a mid-train DPU got second to a shot of a damaged stack car. Mine is the first shot of one of these on RP.net, but the well car is just too interesting
A shot of an engine in the middle of a train isn't all that great either.
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...to a shot of a damaged stack car.
Ha Ha!

The entire day I was thinking "My damaged stack car better not lose out to a mid-train helper!"
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:51 PM   #79
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The entire day I was thinking "My damaged stack car better not lose out to a mid-train helper!"


Those DPU's have been good to me here. The most interesting thing I saw on my one trip to Tehachapi was a transport with spinners!
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:54 PM   #80
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A shot of an engine in the middle of a train isn't all that great either.
It is when it's a first of for the site. No one else has a CN SD70M-2 in DPU up.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:55 PM   #81
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a transport with spinners!
???

A truck carrying windmill blades? A truck with children's bicycle spoke stuff attached to its wheels?
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:58 PM   #82
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???

A truck carrying windmill blades? A truck with children's bicycle spoke stuff attached to its wheels?
No, those rims with the centre that spins. On a transport truck. I can't imagine what that must have cost, they were pretty big.

Edit: Like these , only bigger...
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No, those rims with the centre that spins.
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It is when it's a first of for the site. No one else has a CN SD70M-2 in DPU up.
I'm sorry, but just because it's a 'first' doesn't make it good. I'm sure that the photo of the well car was the first photo of a well car like that.
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A friend and I were just e-mailing on this very topic. You have a picture that is getting an amazing amount of hits.. and all of a sudden, someone posts either a wreck, a post-wreck damaged piece of equipment, an arial of a yard, or a picture of a dead line... and you just watch it zoom past you.

Not that it matters; as Michael B points out quite well, top of the day is not best of the day... but it's still fun to get it.

A funny aside that happened to me... Whenever a model railroad forum links to a picture, it starts going through the roof. But that link has to come on day one of course. A picture I posted last week got linked to by a model railroad forum (I assume) in Germany (I don't read German). But the picture had already been up for three days. In that one day, it had something like 700 hits.
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I'm sorry, but just because it's a 'first' doesn't make it good. I'm sure that the photo of the well car was the first photo of a well car like that.
Then what, might I ask, makes a good or worthy shot?
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I think the answer to this question relates back to a recent thread about what kind of pictures you'd like to see on RP. And from the responses that thread got, it looks like it depends on who you ask. However, no matter who you are or what you like, I'd be shocked if anyone who visits this site regularly doesn't find at least one shot a day that they really enjoy.

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Then what, might I ask, makes a good or worthy shot?
I'll quickly chime in with my opinion. First of all, this is all opinion because ultimately what makes a good shot is a matter of preference, although there are some general principles that can be followed that result in an image being more highly preferred by more people (such as rule of thirds).

To me, a good shot, from a photography point of view, has good composition and interesting light - not just good light, not necessarily full sun, but interesting light. Your mid-train DPU shot (and the one half a year ago which scored many, many views ) doesn't have an interesting composition, it's just a train going diagonally through a scene without great interest.

Now, there is a second dimension of good shot, namely, the information it records. In that dimension, obviously lots and lots of people are taking an interest in your DPU shots, and I am presuming it is for the information rather than the photography. Just as one can put a scan of a boring slide from 50 years ago and it becomes interesting, not because the composition magically improved over 50 years but because the information content became more compelling.

The same reasons apply to the great and surprising interest that people took in, yes, here it comes, one more time! , The Greatest Switchstand Shot of All Time (C)!

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Finally, constructive criticism that has a point without making people feel low! Thanks Rich! I will pay more attention from the rules once the month is up.
Good motive; however, I can probably accurately guess that the motive of at least the majority of the others who have participated in this thread was not to put you down, but rather to try to make you realize that the current happenings are not the fault of the screeners, admins, or anyone else's, for that matter. You tried to BS the screeners multiple times and you got caught.

Now, had you tried it once, admitted fault, apologized, and never done it again, that's a minor issue that can, and should, be let go easily. But, you did it again, how many times I don't know, and then came to the forums and bragged about it. When you goofed up big time and then blamed the screeners for the problems, you got kicked from uploading for a month. There's your slap on the wrist. When you can upload again, straighten up, bring some creativity into your uploads, and follow the guidelines. If you end up uploading a large batch of photos and two similar photos get accepted, email the admin and have them remove it. Even some of the very well-known, long-time RP contributors have had this happen. By emailing the admin and having them remove one of the photos, it looks good for you because they recognize that you're not trying to cheat on the upload guidelines. If an email to Chris Starnes about it will work for me, which it did, then one will work for you as well.

Don't think of RP as a game of acceptance and rejection; think about it as a good way to show your greatest work on the internet, and, if it's not going to look good for you, it won't get accepted. Take a step back, look at the fact that this site intends to display only the "Best railroad photos on the 'net", and enjoy the fact that your work is on here and hundreds, if not thousands, of people are viewing it here.

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Everyone has his or her own preferences. I like a wide variety of stuff and have been getting into the habit of leaving comments as I come across something I find "inspirational" or appealing to me. The ultimate "good" or "worthy" shot tells a story, the who? what? why? where? when? without words, or sometimes a good "calendar" shot. Pretty scene with a train in it is a winner to me.

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The same reasons apply to the great and surprising interest that people took in, yes, here it comes, one more time! , The Greatest Switchstand Shot of All Time (C)!
Yawn. Can I write a 3 page article on every time I get a top photo and bring it up every opportunity I get, too?
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Yawn. Can I write a 3 page article on every time I get a top photo and bring it up every opportunity I get, too?
I've stopped taking those opportunities, in general, as it was done to death, but just felt compelled to do so in this instance. Call it a personal failing. Self-deprecating, perhaps you couldn't tell.
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Funny you should mention that, look what is one of the Top Shopts today

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Why, it's the Greatest Spacer Car Shot of All Time!!!!
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I think Janusz' is in no danger of beaten beaten out as the GREATEST SWITCHSTAND SHOT OF ALL TIME (C) as Joe's shot is disqualified for not being just of a switchstand
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I think Janusz' is in no danger of beaten beaten out as the GREATEST SWITCHSTAND SHOT OF ALL TIME (C) as Joe's shot is disqualified for not being just of a switchstand
No, no, no.... mine is the Greatest Spacer Car Shot of All Time!!! Those switch stands just got in the way!




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I think Janusz' is in no danger of beaten beaten out as the GREATEST SWITCHSTAND SHOT OF ALL TIME (C) as Joe's shot is disqualified for not being just of a switchstand
Would Janusz' shot then qualify as a "Roster Shot" of a switchstand?
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Would Janusz' shot then qualify as a "Roster Shot" of a switchstand?
as the switchstand was not moving when I took the picture, yes it does!!!!

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The locomotive was moving here. But it's still a roster shot. Not sure exactly what you mean here.
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