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In another thread Kevin M said: "Sure, you will find a winner here and there, but if you want to up your odds of bombing on RP.....post a Black and White Vertical! " Certainly true! But still interesting photography at times. Here are most or all of mine on RP.

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One that isn't B/W but has the feel of sepia, albeit with a bit of color. I include it because I started the thread and can do what I want! Bwa ha!
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:10 PM   #2
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I tried one, not the rejection I expected.

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B&W verticals? Yeah, I've got a few like that

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And on...I only clicked thru the first 10 pages of my stuff here...
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Sure enough, this one took a long time to reach 1000 views.

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I tried one, not the rejection I expected.

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Now that's a fine shot. I love the way the elevators loom over everything into the darkness. Unlevel?

You really ought to go back there for more!
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Now that's a fine shot. I love the way the elevators loom over everything into the darkness. Unlevel?

You really ought to go back there for more!
Thanks, there was a lot of distortion as I was shooting pointing up at 35mm, I corrected some of it, probably some left. It was a foggy night and I have several of these types of shots. thing is you are driving around at 1AM and you don't know what you are going to get until you see it and it doesn't last very long. Still it is neat being out there watching the lights even when you can't get a shot.

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That is oh so close to being an absolute gem of a b&w. If there was just some way to bring up the highlights/exposure on those silos a bit. And of course the leveling thing....
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That is oh so close to being an absolute gem of a b&w. If there was just some way to bring up the highlights/exposure on those silos a bit. And of course the leveling thing....
Thanks for feedback. I'll give it a try with some layer blending, the leveling I think is just patience.

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Wait, what? Vertical AND B&W? That's a death knell on RP, lol. Might as well go all out and put a steam engine in the shot, lol. If this were FB, I'd tag Kevin Madore.

Turns out, I have a few - been some time:

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I almost forgot!

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Oh yeah! Don't know how I forgot that one.
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I've played this game, too. I haven't put one out in a long time though.

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B&W verticals? Yeah, I've got a few like that

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And on...I only clicked thru the first 10 pages of my stuff here...
That is one master class in B&W verticals!

I was going to post a couple I have but I'll just go back in my room and forget such thoughts...
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That is one master class in B&W verticals!

I was going to post a couple I have but I'll just go back in my room and forget such thoughts...
I was thinking the same thing, as I am sure Janusz, Jim and Michael were...

"Yeah - just go back in your room!"

Lol

Kidding, of course - indeed, a mighty find collection Thomas!

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I was thinking the same thing, as I am sure Janusz, Jim and Michael were...

"Yeah - just go back in your room!"

Lol

Kidding, of course - indeed, a mighty find collection Thomas!

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I was thinking the same thing, as I am sure Janusz, Jim and Michael were...

"Yeah - just go back in your room!"

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That is one master class in B&W verticals!

I was going to post a couple I have but I'll just go back in my room and forget such thoughts...
You guys are killin' me...

Thanks for the kind words...means a lot, especially from three gents who's work greatly I admire (and one who keeps getting nods from that CRPA contest - he must be pretty good)

But only two were taken on "real" railroads - the rest really don't matter since they were on "non-real" railroads (even worse is some involve steam)...

(tongue firmly planted in cheek, if you couldn't tell...)
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Thanks for the kind words...means a lot, especially from three gents who's work greatly I admire (and one who keeps getting nods from that CRPA contest - he must be pretty good)
See? If I set myself up right, there is no way someone can crop me out of the sentence with Mitch and Dennis!
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Both of these did respectable on views.

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I like verticals and don't hesitate to do them when that seems appropriate for the image. But this thread made me curious about their popularity, or lack thereof. In terms of hits, my color verticals seem to be mixed in pretty well with my other stuff. I had to dig pretty deep to find a B&W vertical, but when I did it had done reasonably well, but that may well have to do with historic content rather than esthetics.

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So then I looked for my least popular B&W vertical and found this.

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Not sure I can draw any meaningful conclusions for all this, but it was fun looking through all the old stuff.

I seem to remember "back in the day" that Richard Steinheimer was very frustrated with the way his photos were reproduced in books, because almost all the books were vertical format and most of his pictures were horizontal. So when he published, I think it was, "Backwoods Railroads", he insisted that the book be done with a horizontal format to better fit his images. If you look at a shelf of railfan books, that is usually the one that sticks out from the shelf.
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Well, I have regained my courage after the tsunami of Nanos master class verticals to bravely offer these submissions. They are all I've got here.

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Bottle courage. I keep a fifth in my room.
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Not sure I can draw any meaningful conclusions for all this, but it was fun looking through all the old stuff.
The answer is obvious: "Foreign".

Even though the engine could fit happily on the East Broad Top roster.
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