Old 11-15-2011, 01:55 AM   #1
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I've been mulling this one over for a couple of weeks now and I think I already know the answer, but what to you think? I don't generally try to shoot tags but this one caught my attention. It's also hard to tell the railroad connection, it's on the side of a hi-cube but it could just as easily be on a container. I also took wider shots that show more of the boxcar, but they lack the impact of the close up. Think I should bother?
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:02 AM   #2
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Interesting, but I don't know if it's RP material.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:29 AM   #3
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Interesting indeed, but I wouldn't count on it getting on here. Not that it matters..
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Yeah, that's what I figured. Thanks guys.
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Don't know if I agree with Wyatt -- there's a guy on RP who regularly gets photos of freight car logos on car sides accepted. What's the harm in giving it a try, so long as the context is obvious?
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Don't know if I agree with Wyatt -- there's a guy on RP who regularly gets photos of freight car logos on car sides accepted. What's the harm in giving it a try, so long as the context is obvious?
Appreciate the feedback Dave, but I fear the only way to take this and make the context clear is by mentioning it in the Remarks section. I recall others saying many times that if you have to mention it, it's not obvious enough. Still, maybe I will give it a go tomorrow when my eyes are fresh. One never knows...
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Appreciate the feedback Dave, but I fear the only way to take this and make the context clear is by mentioning it in the Remarks section. I recall others saying many times that if you have to mention it, it's not obvious enough.
I strongly disagree: I believe that a photo should be accompanied by a well-thought-out caption to fully engage the viewer and explain things that may not be immediately obvious. Sometimes, only two words are necessary:
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Sometimes, an essay:
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Would either photo have been successful if presented only by itself? I really don't think so.

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I'd give it a try and even mention in the remarks section that you're not entirely sure about the shot for RP. Sine will say that if you have to ask, then it's not RP material. And I generally feel that way. On the other hand, it's their site. They should have a say in it too. Some of my most interesting shots were submitted with that same thought, though I'm too tired to look through them to find a few.
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:09 AM   #9
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Though the crop is a bit tight. Do you have a version where it's clear this is on the side of a box car?
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:27 AM   #10
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Tell them you saw what Chase Gunnoe is going to look like at 30 drawn on the side of a box car and you just had to catch it.

Submit it, WTF?

Might want to get part of the car in the shot to provide an RR nexis for the really clueless.
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So at any rate I haven't got around to submitting it yet, busy day. That vertical shot was pretty much the whole thing, just cropped a bit from top and bottom to make it 4:5. Here is a sample of one of the wider shots I mentioned previously. Like I said, although it shows the raiload relevance it's completely lacking in the impact department when compared to the close crop. Thing is; I can't see how to crop this one down far enough to give it impact yet still show the "railroady" without making it look, well, dumb I guess.
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Now it is way too small.
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Precisely!
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It's neat, but for this particular shot, I have a hard time noticing it's a railcar. I think if you had capture some more of the car or perhaps the entire car, you may have something. Then again, incorporating the entire car will take away the emphasis on the graffiti and the shot will therefore lose some of it's impact. Maybe just leave this one for Flickr or Facebook?

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Can you post the entire picture that you have - not cropped in any way?
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I wonder if it is sufficient to get in enough content so that the RR connection is identifiable, yet the graffiti is big enough to discern the details. My attached version includes the "1 1/2 INCH HF COMP SHOES" section.

Oops, the forum is not allowing me to upload into the post. I will try later, but just do a crop where the graffiti is near the left margin and the text ends near the lower right corner.
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Very poor camera handling skills. Plus he has a camera around his neck yet.

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Something like this, J?
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Can you post the entire picture that you have - not cropped in any way?
HG - Here's a wider version of the portrait shot, no crop just resized and sharpened.
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Oops! Brain fart!
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Something like this, J?
I would accept that one.

My typing those words does you no good whatsoever. But give it a go!
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:44 AM   #22
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...6&key=56705476
...as predicted. Janusz, I think I'll just hold on to this one until the day you decide to become a screener, then resubmit!
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Very poor camera handling skills. Plus he has a camera around his neck yet.
Travis, give the poor one-armed booger a break! At least he's trying!
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Something like this, J?
This is better than the first wo versions, but I'm on the fence as to whether it's RP worthy at this point. I like the shot. He kinda looks like D.B. Cooper with a goatee and a few extra pounds.
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Maybe a version like this? It gives it a railroad look.



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