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Old 08-10-2017, 04:16 PM   #51
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Honestly not a call out at all. As a South African I'm just keen to know, in terms of American railroading history / uniqueness, what has given this photo its elevated appeal?

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This might be of more interest(1975). Never a Screener's choice plus I'd hate to find out what is wrong?

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Old 08-10-2017, 04:36 PM   #52
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This might be of more interest(1975). Never a Screener's choice plus I'd hate to find out what is wrong?

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I'm in familiar territory now and love it!

South Africa only has 7 photos from that decade (70s) in the database, perhaps give it a try?
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:23 AM   #53
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The key is to mix in 'pretty' train photos with the other stuff. And don't go all foamer in the description.

Or get new friends on facebook.

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Or join some of the great railroad groups on facebook. I post photos on fb for a number of reasons such as freedom, large local community and even the image resolution. I personally know just one other on RP and I'd be lucky if 10 of my countrymen saw my photos on RP - that is unless I post a link to one of them on fb like I did on last photo posted here. I would like to promote RP itself but that doesn't go down well on fb. A negative for fb is there's no photo database.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:55 AM   #54
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I agree. Nowadays I shoot more landscapes then trains...
In that order? I tend to shoot more trains, then landscapes.
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Honestly not a call out at all. As a South African I'm just keen to know, in terms of American railroading history / uniqueness, what has given this photo its elevated appeal?

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The reason I clicked on it was curiosity as to the source of the smoke....was it a steam engine back there.
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We can say what we want about the site but then something like this shows up.

But shouldn't it have been tagged because of the weeds. Smile.

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I know so many guys with really good ---- and wish more of the would dig it out and post somewhere.

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--- and wish more of the would dig it out and post somewhere.
Scanning and editing is far more work than I ever expected. Some of the more difficult slides result in 8-10 intermediate frames in a folder.
An approach I am trying now is to set the scanner to produce the final desired size, thus avoiding the need to resize.
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In that order? I tend to shoot more trains, then landscapes.
type fast and click send. It sometimes gets the best of me.

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In that order? I tend to shoot more trains, then landscapes.
Oh, this technical writer is glad to see grammar coming back under the microscope in the regeneration of this thread...
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Scanning and editing is far more work than I ever expected. Some of the more difficult slides result in 8-10 intermediate frames in a folder.
An approach I am trying now is to set the scanner to produce the final desired size, thus avoiding the need to resize.
Way more work than what I ever got out of this site. Once I go to the trouble of scanning and working a slide, I'm not going to mess with some stupid rejection reason. So I just won't do it.

Note: my early 70's stuff was shot with an Argus C3 that wasn't the world's most forgiving camera. Vignette city.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:29 PM   #61
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It's crucial when mingling with such an exclusive group.

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For fucking real... Charles? Come on man...

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For fucking real... Charles? Come on man...

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I don't see anything wrong with it. Processed pretty well considering the lighting in my opinion.

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Better suited for the Jetphotos side of the enterprise, not a "real" United aircraft, the monorail (see previous post, Simpsons "Monorail!" song now playing in my head) is secondary at best, and not a subject most visitors to this site are seeking. But I will vote with Loyd on "Playing the hand you're dealt" points.

It would have gotten the big R from me, but not on image quality or effort. Just not the right site to post this, IMO...
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"Note: my early 70's stuff was shot with an Argus C3 that wasn't the world's most forgiving camera. Vignette city."


I'm still trying to figure out how to scan these shots I took as a kid with my super cool Kodak DISC camera. Man, they marketed that thing perfectly to a kid not thinking beyond the next hour or so with respect to archival photography...
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For fucking real... Charles? Come on man...

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Don't know what your issue is, Troy. Seriously, for fucking real, what the fuck are you talking about?
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Better suited for the Jetphotos side of the enterprise, not a "real" United aircraft, the monorail (see previous post, Simpsons "Monorail!" song now playing in my head) is secondary at best, and not a subject most visitors to this site are seeking. But I will vote with Loyd on "Playing the hand you're dealt" points.

It would have gotten the big R from me, but not on image quality or effort. Just not the right site to post this, IMO...
Most aren't seeking and yet it hit Top of 24. Guess by "most" you mean "ShortlineUSA."
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"Note: my early 70's stuff was shot with an Argus C3 that wasn't the world's most forgiving camera. Vignette city."


I'm still trying to figure out how to scan these shots I took as a kid with my super cool Kodak DISC camera. Man, they marketed that thing perfectly to a kid not thinking beyond the next hour or so with respect to archival photography...
There is nothing you can do with Kodak DISC or Kodak 110 negatives. There is just not enough image there to pull anything up.
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Most aren't seeking and yet it hit Top of 24. Guess by "most" you mean "ShortlineUSA."
Nope, I meant "real" trains. I would expect most visitors to this site would not consider an airport monorail a "train" even though they probably are by some folks' definition. Hell, I even look at the signal indications and how the things are running, so I guess you could say I am one of them. I'm glad your photo did well, and the screeners accepted it.

But you also bring light to an algorithm I've figured out with the site-- if you post something that makes people think "What the hell is this?" and click on it, you will score the Top 24. That, and heavily campaigned photos on SnapCrap. We see them daily. Some use a thong on a beach, some use a sexy 757 with Rolls Royce RB211s. Some spend the bulk of their day saying "Go look at my photo" on social media. Same end result.
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Nope, I meant "real" trains. I would expect most visitors to this site would not consider an airport monorail a "train" even though they probably are by some folks' definition. Hell, I even look at the signal indications and how the things are running, so I guess you could say I am one of them. I'm glad your photo did well, and the screeners accepted it.

But you also bring light to an algorithm I've figured out with the site-- if you post something that makes people think "What the hell is this?" and click on it, you will score the Top 24. That, and heavily campaigned photos on SnapCrap. We see them daily. Some use a thong on a beach, some use a sexy 757 with Rolls Royce RB211s. Some spend the bulk of their day saying "Go look at my photo" on social media. Same end result.

Not what I was doing. I do admit I like to have a photo be seen and I certainly know that if you can't figure out why the pic is on RP from the thumbnail you'll click on it, however my motivation in posting this picture was to post a photograph of a train that I thought turned out well and wanted to share.
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And that, you did. Not what many of us "experts" here on the forums would have ever said would be accepted, let alone hit the Top 24, and that shows what we know. The worst that can ever happen if you submit something you like is the screeners say no. Maybe it comes up for discussion in a thread like this, but at the end of the day, you accomplished exactly what you set out to do, and good on you.
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Most aren't seeking and yet it hit Top of 24.
I wonder how many of those views resulted in people scratching their heads.
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I wonder how many of those views resulted in people scratching their heads.
That's why a Flickr view is "worth" more. There, you view new photos large enough to determine whether they are worth viewing full-size.
I usually view Flickr at 133%. You could do that here as well, but the resolution suffers.
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Thats a really nicely composed shot, looks like a typical day in Italy.
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