Old 03-27-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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After getting my first award yesterday, (and the first one in South Carolina, mind you), I really just wanted to say thanks to everybody for helping me improve dramatically over my almost two years contributing.

It started for me when in late March of '09, I stumbled on RP looking for train pictures for something I was doing for school. Through Google I found the link to all the BNSF shots on RP. Then I went to the main page and saw the others. I was enamored. I decided I wanted to take some shots too. Being the n00b that I was, I posted on these forums asking for a "Schedule" for the freight trains in my area. (Fail).

I was then given an idea for what railfanning was and I was on board (no pun intended). I took my P&S and went trackside. Here's one of my first rail pictures. Yeah, crap.

Anyway, it took me a few months to figure out basic lighting and a few more to figure out basic composition. By this time last year, I had it figured out, I was just waiting to get a train in good light. That happened in June and on 6/8/10, I got my first picture on RP.

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I soon moved up from wedgies to more interesting shots, all the while trying to soak up as much as I could. Now, 33 pictures later: A Screener's Choice???

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Thanks all. This site and the forum members have changed me from a foamer to a railfan to a rail photographer. I have learned so much and I am very thankful for what I have learned.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:21 PM   #2
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Oh, and you especially, Matt.
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Nice job, Peter! When I saw the thumbnail of the shot on the front page, I already knew who had taken it.
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Congrats! Its my off day and I have five Sierra Nevada Pale Ale's in me, but doesn't it look unlevel?
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Thank you for rubbing it in, too. First in South Carolina.
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Congrats! Its my off day and I have five Sierra Nevada Pale Ale's in me, but doesn't it look unlevel?
Well, I think it may be, but the stacks a few cars back are level, which is what I think is about the most legit reference point.

Joe, yes I was kinda rubbing it in, but its an SC, which we all know is highly subjective.

Troy, sarcasm, or no?

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Well, I think it may be, but the stacks a few cars back are level, which is what I think is about the most legit reference point.
The body of water has that tilt to it then in real life?
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The body of water has that tilt to it then in real life?
True. On the right it is legit, but on the left, it isn't. I'll agree. I'll go fix it. ::resubmitted::
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