Old 11-22-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Besides trains, what else do you photograph?

for fun I mean. not family snapshots. not for work.

I do some closeups of flowers, but that's not too challenging.

I carry my camera around a fair bit of the time, but I don't pull it out too often. I might go out of town for work and take 2-3 pictures to show my kids.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:22 PM   #2
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Whatever sparks my fancy.

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Old 11-22-2011, 11:53 PM   #3
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:59 AM   #4
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Historical things, cars, and wildflowers.

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Old 11-23-2011, 01:29 AM   #5
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Not for work? Uh...any photo I take that's not intended for sale is some sort of family snapshot...
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I guess it all boils down to the simple fact that trains are the single best thing to photograph....well, maybe the second best thing.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:37 PM   #8
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For a couple years I tried to force myself to take pictures of something else besides trains so when people asked what I took pictures of I could say something beside just trains. In particular I was trying to impress girls by sounding arty. I really didn't enjoy taking pictures of anything else so I stopped. With that being said, I recently deployed to the Middle East and knowing it would be the only time I would ever go to alot of those places, I forced myself to take pictures. Looking back at them now I'm glad I took them. Some of them are actually pretty good. That being said, I still remember not really enjoying it at the time.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:39 PM   #9
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For a couple years I tried to force myself to take pictures of something else besides trains so when people asked what I took pictures of I could say something beside just trains. In particular I was trying to impress girls by sounding arty. I really didn't enjoy taking pictures of anything else so I stopped. With that being said, I recently deployed to the Middle East and knowing it would be the only time I would ever go to alot of those places, I forced myself to take pictures. Looking back at them now I'm glad I took them. Some of them are actually pretty good. That being said, I still remember not really enjoying it at the time.
I didn't enjoy it there either. Nobody I know liked it there.


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Old 11-24-2011, 11:41 PM   #10
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For a couple years I tried to force myself to take pictures of something else besides trains so when people asked what I took pictures of I could say something beside just trains.
I rarely tell people that I photograph trains when I'm asked (which is quite often). I usually tell them "landscape photography and whatever catches my eyes." So much easier that way than to try to explain to people such a geeky hobby.
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