Old 09-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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Great photo. Does not belong on the site. A streak of light in the trees hardly seems railroad related to me, whether it's a train or not. Yes, it's an impressive bridge, but it carries automobile traffic, does it not?

At least he didn't give himself a Screeners Choice... I really don't like calling anyone out on their shots, but this one is just wild to me.

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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I did a double-take on that myself. I was thinking, "wow that's a sweet time lapse of the night sky," and then I was, "wait there's a train in there too?"
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Someone should start an album entitled "PEQ if it was me".
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Wyatt, screeners don't screen their own submissions.

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Someone should start an album entitled "PEQ if it was me".
That would be an interesting album to see and what kind of opinions it creates.
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That would be an interesting album to see and what kind of opinions it creates.
I don't think it would last long before they took it down.
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You should just do it for shits and giggles then
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Great photo. Does not belong on the site. A streak of light in the trees hardly seems railroad related to me, whether it's a train or not. Yes, it's an impressive bridge, but it carries automobile traffic, does it not?.
You do realize there is a train under the bridge streaking through the shot, right? The bridge is an element in the shot, not the whole shot itself.
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Did you read my post, Joe? I mean, seriously, did you read it? I mentioned the "train" in the shot.

This would be a PEQ if it wasn't a screener. Simple.
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This would be a PEQ if it wasn't a screener. Simple.
I don't mind you disagreeing with the screening, but that is more, that is an accusation of no integrity. I don't see why you think you have the basis to go there. And I already know that you are wrong on your view of who screens what. So you came in to the topic with a bias.
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Did you read my post, Joe? I mean, seriously, did you read it? I mentioned the "train" in the shot.

This would be a PEQ if it wasn't a screener. Simple.
Didn't we have a "three points of light" photo by a non screener that made the rounds here a few years ago? But, really? What's the point? Why does it matter to you?
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Complaining about other peoples's accepted photos just makes a person sound like Dan.

Sure there are photos "I" would like to see accepted but hey, it ain't Bill's RR Pictures now is it.
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I knew it wouldn't be long after a thread was posted complaining about lack of complaining, that another thread would be posted, complaining about something.
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I knew it wouldn't be long after a thread was posted complaining about lack of complaining, that another thread would be posted, complaining about something.
Ya, this one is moving right along.
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Complaining about other peoples's accepted photos just makes a person sound like Dan.
Ain't that the truth?

Personally, I find that "put-down" threads....and that's what they really are.....end up reflecting more poorly on the initiator and the participants, than on the intended victim. One person casts a rotten tomato at someone else, then essentially invites others to pile on. Sometimes, the folks involved are even so bold as to refer to their actions as "constructive criticism"....which is laughable. Most of these threads are put-downs, pure and simple. Enhance one's standing by denigrating another.

I suppose that starting threads like this is a great way to guarantee that you'll always be alone trackside.
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Ain't that the truth?

Personally, I find that "put-down" threads....and that's what they really are.....end up reflecting more poorly on the initiator and the participants, than on the intended victim.
To be fair, Wyatt started his post with "great photo," so I really don't believe there is a "victim" in this thread.
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Jesus Christ...

I never once ragged on the picture. In fact, I said it was a great picture! The way I see it, it doesn't have enough railroad-related influence to be on the site. If we didn't know any better, those streaks of light could be a truck on a highway! Everyone can have their own opinion, and mine is simply this: If it were not a screener that submitted that photo, it more than likely would have been a PEQ rejection.

You all can think whatever you want about me, I don't really give a damn. I didn't call out the photo in anger, I didn't say the photo sucked, and I didn't say the photographer sucks. If you think I'm that much of an asshole, why don't you try meeting me in person first, THEN judge me.

That's all.
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To be fair, Wyatt started his post with "great photo," so I really don't believe there is a "victim" in this thread.
Thanks Jim. Some people just don't like to read everything, I guess.
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I suppose that starting threads like this is a great way to guarantee that you'll always be alone trackside.

Perhaps that's the whole point.
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Folks,

Since we're parsing posts, you might want to take another look at mine. I didn't quote Wyatt, and wasn't even referring to his original post.

I quoted El Rocco and agreed with something he said in response to a suggestion that we start another "How-the-hell-did-this-get-accepted?" thread. We had one of those last week and that was more than enough for a while IMHO. In that particular one, the originator started his post by saying: "I'm not calling out the photographer or anything"...and then proceeded to do just that in the very next sentence. And then lots of folks piled on with how "horribly" overprocessed the picture was, etc.

How uplifting
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Everyone who posted in this thread takes crappy photos.

And a vehicle coming down county route 82 does look very similiar to a train at night at the bridge.



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Everyone who posted in this thread takes crappy photos.

And a vehicle coming down county route 82 does look very similiar to a train at night at the bridge.



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I really don't mean to overreact guys, I just feel like some of you are misreading what I said.
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I didn't call out the photo in anger, I didn't say the photo sucked, and I didn't say the photographer sucks.
I don't recall where anyone claimed you said any of this, but you did make the point -- three times -- that if anyone other than a screener submitted the shot, it would have been given a PEQ. First of all, that's not a comment you can prove or one we can disprove, really. I did mention the "three points of light" photo from a few years ago that made the forum rounds. I don't believe that was a screener shot.

But look back at what you wrote --

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If it were not a screener that submitted that photo, it more than likely would have been a PEQ rejection.
It's hard to look back at that and not think you were calling out the photographer (as well as the screening process.) Frankly, I don't guess it matters too much to me except that you are denying the very thing you are doing. Just once I wish someone would call out a photographer and actually have the balls to say they are doing it. When I saw your post, the thing that struck me is that someone was once again calling out Chase because he's Chase.
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I'm not calling out Chase "because he's Chase." I've never met the kid, but I've talked to him once or twice via the internet and always felt that we're on good terms. I have nothing against him or any of the screeners, I just have an issue with how this photo fits the sites guidelines. Yes, that's a train in the trees, but I've already talked about that.
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