Old 10-24-2011, 02:11 AM   #1
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I am not upset over this rejection, I just thought it was an interesting picture when you consider the history of the line it's on

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Old 10-24-2011, 09:14 AM   #2
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I was going to comment that abandoned line shots need to have some work put into them to work. They rarely can be just walk up to the track and shoot a trainless wedgie type of shot. Then I read the caption and realized this isn't an abandoned line. Get a train there!
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:22 PM   #3
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The sky is a bit funky and washed out. Maybe with better weather you could get it in but a train would go a long way on a photo of a line that is not abandoned.

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Old 10-24-2011, 06:30 PM   #4
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Yeah, that would be a real prize though. The Connecticut River Railroad is not exactly shall we say...busy, and north of Greenfield, it one train away from abandoned.

Until Amtrak brings the Vermonter back to Northampton.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:01 PM   #5
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That's why our hobby is a challenge...I could shoot all the best railroad photography locations in the US and Canada, but a lot of those shots would produce a yawn from most railroad and non-railroad photographers without a train in it to provide a sense of "excitement". Unless there is a train in the shot, it should be a "vista" shot of something VERY scenic, or maybe a detail shot to make the cut. Not a bad picture by any means, but it's the equivalent of shooting a roster shot of a diesel locomotive, it is a roster shot of a railroad line.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:21 AM   #6
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Irony of Ironies, the next day I watched Deerfield Yard build ED4 which services this line. Sadly, it was to late in the day to do anything.

I really do have a love/hate relationship with Pan Am rail fanning. The rewards are great, but it's soo hit or miss.
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