Old 02-08-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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sorry forgot that you cant see those...
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:37 PM   #3
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And you guys over there laugh at us when we go nuts over Yellow & Orange GEs... You guys can keep that trash over there for as long as you want...hell send it to Mexico.

Anyways, why do you shoot from that one spot at JLS again?
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haha, this spot gave me better results then the platform... so i decided to shoot the rare power from there...
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:41 PM   #5
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I see a boring NS unit and possibly a P42. Why not show the whole train? The engine itself isnt rare, but the train as a whole is not uncommon, but at the same time not a normal occurrence(although around here it seems like thats all they run with). I think if you had shot the train it would stand a better shot. And why the hell did you submit two of the same shot pretty much?
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Bad angle, compostion or cropping on all of them. Seriously...pay attention to signs and whatnot when shooting. One of them says "Square." Uhh, WHAT "Square?"
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i see what you mean...but well, we can't change what already happened...so i'll deal with these photos now, and hope for a northbound with the same consist or something...
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You never learn will you....
Railroad photography basics: Outside of the curve sucks unless your going for a nose tellemash, very bad for showing a interesting consist.
Second: I'm surpised the self proclaimed "street running king" hasn't bitched you out about it yet, but why on earth would you shoot at a fairly boring Amtrak station rather than the awesome streetrunning, makes absolutely no sense.
Third: Its pretty poor practice to send in 3 identical shots at once.

Oh and Ant speak for yourself, wont see me foaming over UP and BNSF trashcabs
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Not to put too fine a point on it, but...

I just did a quick search through the home page for an NS C40-9W, and it returned 11,590 images. Does that answer your question RE rare power?
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I think what Coast means is that this is a Norfolk Southern engine pulling a passenger train into Jack London Square in Oakland California, 2,000 miles from it's home rails.

To me this seems fairly rare to have the combination of NS engine pulling a passenger train in Oakland CA. I'd expect to see a UP or BNSF helper unit.

I know there is an NS engine that works with BNSF running back and fourth on the BNSF Mainline though.
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You never learn will you....
Railroad photography basics: Outside of the curve sucks unless your going for a nose tellemash, very bad for showing a interesting consist.
Second: I'm surpised the self proclaimed "street running king" hasn't bitched you out about it yet, but why on earth would you shoot at a fairly boring Amtrak station rather than the awesome streetrunning, makes absolutely no sense.
Third: Its pretty poor practice to send in 3 identical shots at once.

Oh and Ant speak for yourself, wont see me foaming over UP and BNSF trashcabs
Haha, street running king? More like, master of the wedgie.

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Why were the first two shots in the queue back-to-back? It's the same shot at the same location of the same thing...just a little farther down the line. Pick one (the best one) and submit only that.

I'm surprised you're not down to 1 or 2 uploads per day...
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I would recommend in the future that when something like this happens, that you make a special effort to show the location (as well as the entire train).

As others have pointed out, an NS wide cab GE is meaningless... but a NS wide cab GE leading an Amtrak through Jack London Square is a once ever shot. You need to get that shot... with a familiar Jack London iconic building and the famous street running.

It's a mistake I made when I was a kid. A Frisco U25B came through NJ once, and I got to it and shot it tight, so you couldn't tell where it was.
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I kind of like the third one, I would have shot something similar, but from the other side of the tracks coming around the curve. Hard to do when you don't have a lot of reach though..

As for the other two, I would have zoomed out as wide as possible to shoot the catfish leading a passenger train. I think its a cool consist, but I would shoot it completely different.
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Haha, street running king? More like, master of the wedgie.

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Last time I checked that wasn't a wedgie in my book
And it certainly doesn't appear to be a street running scene, so that makes both of our statements inaccurate.

Perhaps "king of excessive use of the bold font" would be an appropriate title.

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How does shooting the same stretch of street running in one town make someone the "street running king"? Shouldn't the name go to someone who has a bunch of different locations in their street running portfolio?

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In my view, if the engine does not appear in a shot (in this case CSXT 4617) then its number should not appear in the locomotive ID section. The B/W simply is not a shot of CSXT 4617.
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And it certainly doesn't appear to be a street running scene, so that makes both of our statements inaccurate.

Perhaps "king of excessive use of the bold font" would be an appropriate title.

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Yea, that's more like it! Haven't you heard Chase? Bold is Better! BTW, I didn't know making one sentence bold was excessive, my bad.

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Actually Chris I don't think was Augusta (Oh, boy watch Nikos try to take credit for this)... but I'm planning on trying to revisit this spot next week to hopefully get better shot along this line....

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In my view, if the engine does not appear in a shot (in this case CSXT 4617) then its number should not appear in the locomotive ID section. The B/W simply is not a shot of CSXT 4617.
Oh, let me go fix that...I wouldn't want too many people crying over it...
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Last time I checked that wasn't a wedgie in my book

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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.
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That's probably the most homo thing I've heard... and I'm just going to leave it at that...This has gone too far...
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