Old 07-18-2009, 06:00 AM   #26
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Without searching my entire collection there are two that come to mind instantly:

High sun less then vivid colors.
I put it on RP simply so it's existence would not remain a secret.
Must be the old truck...
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This image for some time (thanks to a very unexpected SC) surpassed by far what I considered much better efforts from the same charter (of which 2 garnered a PC (thanks!). Must have been the horse...
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:56 PM   #27
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This soared to 1000 hits in about a month. I couldn't figure out why with it just being a crossing shot...nothing special.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:40 PM   #28
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For me, i still cant believe this shot has over 1000 views and 11 favorites, i dont even like the shot. Was just a mediocre roster shot i submitted after a shot i liked better was repeatedly rejected. Surely these patch jobs arnt that rare.
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It's a black CSX shot and a standard cab. There's only a few that came from NS that were allready black. I love catching these units.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:49 PM   #29
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I nearly didn't submit this one since it was going away and I figured it wouldn't even get accepted.

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Old 07-18-2009, 04:39 PM   #30
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Ah you guys with your big numbers - it's enough to make a fellow feel inadequate.I don't have any large numbers to quote but I was impressed with the views for this,as it was a grab shot -

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Old 07-18-2009, 05:48 PM   #31
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This one I didn't think would make it in, let alone a very high view count:
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This one I figured would do better.
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Go figure...
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:33 PM   #32
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I was quite surprised to see this photo receive so many views, comments, and favorites.

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Old 07-19-2009, 12:36 AM   #33
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I always expect my stuff to get lots of views

I this one I just did for just for fun, it's a little weird and somehow it's my highest rated.

(Hmmm, note to self, do more weird shots because they=more views.)

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Old 07-19-2009, 12:57 AM   #34
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Since galleries seem to be the "in thing" these days, which photos do you have in the DB that you thought were ok, but didn't expect to garner a lot of views that have surprised you by how well they've done? I still can't get over the fact that my most viewed photo, almost 500 views ahead of my next-most viewed, doesn't even have a train in it. I never figured it would be so "popular".

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Hi Jon,

I'm not surprised at all. You were the first to post a shot that contained the tank house at the WW&F and that structure was interesting to the "narra gauge" audience. The funky 3-way switch in the foreground was icing on the cake. Shortly after you, I posted a shot of their steamer tanking and it did pretty well also:

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BTW Jon, I see you were at Strasburg back on the 5th. I was in New Hope most of the day, but got back for the dinner train. Sorry I missed getting a chance to meet you.

WRT my biggest surprise, well, there are a lot of them....good and bad. Roster shots of restoration projects have surprisingly gotten decent views. Well-lit, decently composed shots of places people are apparently sick of have bombed. The only recipe I know of is to shoot a pretty woman looking over a smoking wreck in a yard full of stored locomotives. That'll suck in the views every time!

As for my biggest surprise, it was also a WW&F shot:

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Not a great B&W, but some site overseas linked it and it got over 1,000 hits in 2-3 days. Nearest I can figure, the site is in Scandinavia someplace. I'm glad somebody liked it.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:21 PM   #35
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These two surprised me when they climbed in views:
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:22 PM   #36
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The ones I can't believe got so many views:
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People love the Big Boy.

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The setup was interesting, and the lighting was well done, I just never expected the back of a steam locomotive's tender to receive almost 5,000 views.

The one I wish got more views:
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I know verticals bomb in the view department on RP, but I just loved the snow-covered river, colorful locomotives and blue sky. One of my favorites from that weekend.

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Old 07-19-2009, 11:15 PM   #37
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I've been more surprised lately by the shots that haven't gotten clicks:

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Old 07-19-2009, 11:32 PM   #38
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High sun less then vivid colors.
I put it on RP simply so it's existence would not remain a secret.
Must be the old truck...
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That one says something. Have you tried turning it B&W to bring it out a little more?
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That one says something. Have you tried turning it B&W to bring it out a little more?
I would suspect the lighting is too flat for a true contrasty black and white. If the lighting was from one of the sides early or late in the day I would agree with the B&W or even a B&W with a hit of a warming filter to give it a rust color.
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