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A blah shot of a SW1500 beating out the iconic 1983 NRHS triple decker shot at Richmond. What has this world come to?
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The favorites always tell a truer story than views.

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Neither one is near the top-viewed for the week.
Still, 5700 views and 35 faves for the Richmond is not bad at all!
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Neither one is near the top-viewed for the week.
Still, 5700 views and 35 faves for the Richmond is not bad at all!
Non-members cannot favorite image so if many views are originating off site faves will be low(are linked views still counted?). 20 favs for 12000 plus views????? I think as 1pc good for lower count and .5 pct for higher count

I find the Russians contributors overall excel in photography. It is hard to believe this photo is not screeners choice but maybe will show up a POTW. Sadly I missed it until showed up as Peoples Choice. This location is actually north of Sweden, December, does the sun even rise, what was the temp's. I'd guess train stopped for shot (composite and some good PS) unless someone else has insight?

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Agreed. Any photographer with an overly inflated ego can overly inflate their view-counts with external links, essentially using the site's features to self-promote. But only RP members can favorite an image.

When you see an image with mega-views and relatively few favorites, it is either an image in which you can't tell what you are seeing from the thumb or more likely and image heavily campaigned by the photographer using off-site links. In the case of the shot which started this thread, the image came from a photographer with a long history of forcing his way to To24 through a linking campaign. Based on the stream of submissions, there were others chasing the same train, some of whom actually got better angles IMHO, but their images didn't get the home page exposure, because the individual I am speaking of made sure of that.
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Non-members cannot favorite image so if many views are originating off site faves will be low(are linked views still counted?). 20 favs for 12000 plus views????? I think as 1pc good for lower count and .5 pct for higher count

I find the Russians contributors overall excel in photography. It is hard to believe this photo is not screeners choice but maybe will show up a POTW. Sadly I missed it until showed up as Peoples Choice. This location is actually north of Sweden, December, does the sun even rise, what was the temp's. I'd guess train stopped for shot (composite and some good PS) unless someone else has insight?

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Definitely an OCF composite. I really like the shot because it was executed well. A statement I can't say with a lot of OCF shooters on this site.

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This shot, posted about three hours ago, will be TO24 at the top of the hour.

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How many more drone wedgies from the Canadian border will be campaigned to the top before Admin stops the linking of this guy's images?
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How many more drone wedgies from the Canadian border will be campaigned to the top before Admin stops the linking of this guy's images?
LOL!!!! I was just thinking the same thing.

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Great scenery, great light, but I will never fave anything with a big watermark.
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I usually gloss over the diesel shots, but that one caught my eye as well. Really nice image. Agree on the oversize watermark. I was sort of surprised that it didn't get an SC. We haven't had a new one in a while. When you see one overlooked like that, you sometimes wonder if the photographer is in the doghouse.

Interestingly, I had this shot get picked up by Fickr's "Explore" group last week:

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No idea how that works, but it got several thousand views and several hundred likes in 24 hrs. Here, it barely covered 600 views in 24 hrs and only 7 likes. Night shots don't typically do well here, unless of course they are linked on the outside.
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Interestingly, I had this shot get picked up by Flickr's "Explore" group last week:

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No idea how that works...
However Explore works, it was changed dramatically fairly recently. It had become a long page of mediocre photos. The low point was 13(!) photos of garbage trucks in the garbage truck parking lot. Whatever Flickr is doing differently, Explore is now full of good to excellent photos.
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How many more drone wedgies from the Canadian border will be campaigned to the top before Admin stops the linking of this guy's images?
That's a trainload of views just from placing links. Where does one find those links?
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Holy crap, is the Jeepers Creeper dude?



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5700+ views and only 3 favorites.
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9,000+ views and only 38 favorites (one of them mine)??? Another case of linking offsite?

This is a really nice photo and it amazes me that only 37 members before me favored it.

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How many more drone wedgies from the Canadian border will be campaigned to the top before Admin stops the linking of this guy's images?
I don't come on these forums too often, but after seeing this shitty photo I figured I'd have a look to see if anybody else had commented on it. It only took me about a minute. I agree, the linking from this guy has got to stop. The photo is up over 10K views right now. It's backlit, oddly positioned and frankly plain garbage!!
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This shot is now one of the top shots of the week. What a joke!
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I don't come on these forums too often, but after seeing this shitty photo I figured I'd have a look to see if anybody else had commented on it. It only took me about a minute. I agree, the linking from this guy has got to stop. The photo is up over 10K views right now. It's backlit, oddly positioned and frankly plain garbage!!
Oh, come on now!
If the shot did not have such an astounding view count, would you be trashing it like you are doing?
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Holy crap, is the Jeepers Creeper dude?




That's quite a find and quite a resemblance there!
[Confession! I made a copy of the station scene, but without a trace of the oiling dude. (Just for fun, of course)]
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Does RP pay for linking clicks?

Maybe we're all just missing the boat.

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I don't come on these forums too often, but after seeing this shitty photo I figured I'd have a look to see if anybody else had commented on it. It only took me about a minute. I agree, the linking from this guy has got to stop. The photo is up over 10K views right now. It's backlit, oddly positioned and frankly plain garbage!!
I find nothing wrong with the lighting. Why should it matter if it doesn't have prominent sunlight on the nose when 99% of the visible train is well lit?

I find the cropping a bit tight (too close to the right side, and not enough foregrond). Otherwise, it's a pretty standard elevated wedgie of a beautiful red locomotive pulling a train.
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Currently 2791 views AND 31 Favorites:
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This photo has not been campaigned (assuming by the current count) and is deserving of more views BUT the favorites speaks volumes. In a fair fight, I cant imagine a blah farm field in the flat lands out viewing these stormy mountainous views.......
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This photo has not been campaigned (assuming by the current count) and is deserving of more views BUT the favorites speaks volumes. In a fair fight, I cant imagine a blah farm field in the flat lands out viewing these stormy mountainous views.......
Aside from needing some distortion correction, it's a very nice photo.

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Yeah, and it was getting creamed by you-know-who view wise. There are 4 or 5 names on this site who will almost always get a TO24 when they post. Screeners Choice is another thing altogether. The Midwest is rarely chosen, probably because it is not pretty enough (unless there is some weather event going on). Many locations are multiple SC favorites. In fact some of the same train on the same day at the same location by the same photographer have won the SC award twice! I'll buy a round of drinks if I ever win one! LOL!
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Aside from needing some distortion correction, it's a very nice photo.

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And then there is this. Actually I not so predisposed to pick on him but here what I see, the whole building scrunching down and tilted???, the grassy knoll well illuminated, the 7010 trucks have a weird look(might be how they are painted but still weird, the red CP gleaming and 4 Favs. As I mentioned I look for .5 to 1 pct of total views for Fav's, this is .001?? think I got that right, but only 4.

I am kinda conventional but I don't think the whole depot was needed, a crop up, we don't need to see all that nice lawn, and reduce the exposure or the lighting to begin with.????????

I have tons of night shots, some just get rejected, others I write off on my own.

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Also not in love with the latest SC, in my opinion not even close to the one I mentioned that did not get one, nice sky, nice light, oh yea and there is a train off in the corner.
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