Old 02-06-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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I saw this on Flickr today, I want to know what peoples thoughts are on it. Even after reading I'm not 100% on how he actually did this, but it looks pretty damn neat. Click the photo to go to the website explaining how he did it.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:15 PM   #2
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Looking at his other stuff, he is one of the best photographers i have ever seen!
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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
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:23 PM   #3
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It's not a photo, it's a series of likely hundreds of photos stacked in photoshop taken with a fisheye lens. I'm not trying to be critical, just pointing out the facts.

That said, I think it's awesome.

Google "star trails stacking" for many websites on the technique...
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:56 PM   #4
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And the sun on the other side so yea this was a 24 photo to. By the number of suns in the shot there is 80? shots in this one photo?
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:08 PM   #5
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I have a friend who is into sky photos. you basically take hundreds of short images, and use a program to merge them into a single image, and corrects the movement of the stars.

The end result does look very good.

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I love it, but I would consider it art more-so than photography.
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A few flickr groups devoted to them. Here is one. http://www.flickr.com/groups/360degrees/ The one above in this thread is much more complicated then most though. Very cool.
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I shot this bean (attached), which I thought was cool, but their stuff is really neat.

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That reminds me of this:
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I love it, but I would consider it art more-so than photography.
Yeah I guess thats because photography isn't even close to being an artistic medium.
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That image is pretty cool. I dont have the patience to sit around all day taking countless shots not to mention the time spent on the computer to merge everything.
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That image is pretty cool. I dont have the patience to sit around all day taking countless shots not to mention the time spent on the computer to merge everything.
Think thats his hobby not yours, We just stand by the tracks all day LOL.
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I don't think it was taken with a fish-eye. It's a panorama of photos that were taken wit about half-hour intervals depicting the apparent track of the Sun on the sky and a long-exposure night shot stitched together in a ring, not in a rectangle. It's a much-liked photoshop technique: http://content.photojojo.com/tutoria...orama-planets/
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Looks like this can be done with trains too.



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Very nice, Chris!

Go ahead and submit it! I wonder what the rejection reason will be ...

I just wish it had a more interesting center, maybe a switchstand. I'd have to see it, might be a totally bad idea.
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Very nice, Chris!

Go ahead and submit it! I wonder what the rejection reason will be ...

I just wish it had a more interesting center, maybe a switchstand. I'd have to see it, might be a totally bad idea.
Most likely it will be rejected for digital manipulation, maybe even a PEQ.

I started doing more fun stuff and posting it on flickr lately. I'm starting to feel like this site is a little too restraining. Hmmm, somewhat.

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Most likely it will be rejected for digital manipulation, maybe even a PEQ.

I started doing more fun stuff and posting it on flickr lately. I'm starting to feel like this site is a little too restraining. Hmmm, somewhat.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadjunkie/

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Thanks for the compliments Janusz. I played around with another shot of that train, and made it a circle instead of an oval. Hmmm, what to put in the center?



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Hmmm, what to put in the center?
The paper or an action figure obviously
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I'm not exactly sure how one would go about making a shot like this, but if you're looking for something to put in the center, why not something railroad-oriented, such as track, a signal, or a crossbuck?
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