Old 09-25-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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There was a recent "challenge" on DPReview where the theme was "Just the tracks, ma'am. No trains." I think it is interesting to see what non-railfans see. Mixed quality, of course, but some interesting shots; 202 shots total.

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Old 09-25-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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Peq no train peq no train
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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 09-25-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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Interesting. Not as many sunset shots as I would have thought.

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #4
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My favorites are --

#9
#3 (even if it's unlevel)

and the one I would have entered had I known about the contest beforehand!
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #5
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If i had known about this, this would have been my entry.

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Old 09-26-2012, 03:17 AM   #6
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Lightbulb Pictures Sans Trains.

I would have entered this one.....

Winter at Mile Post 57.25X

But I didn't enter, so I didn't win.

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