Old 01-24-2013, 10:55 PM   #26
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.......... I think the little beef HG has should be more with the screeners than with the photographer.........

My beef is totally with the screeners.

But your friend's photos are extremely repetitive and have been for a few years - not that there is anything wrong with that, to each their own.

I was just fascinated by the screener(s) allowing all those shots in at the same time.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:02 AM   #27
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Hey, any of you clowns want to bag on this shot he uploaded today:
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:26 AM   #28
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And "your" point is?
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:27 PM   #30
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I am fascinated by occurrences like this - all submitted on the same day.
The three together tell a story of BNSF's traffic diversity. A TOFC train, a merchandise train and a stack train. Just 'cause each has a GEVO leading....there's more to a train than the locomotive consist.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:32 PM   #31
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The three together tell a story of BNSF's traffic diversity. A TOFC train, a merchandise train and a stack train. Just 'cause each has a GEVO leading....there's more to a train than the locomotive consist.
Precisely! I tend to upload chronologically myself. Each shot stands on it's own merits and as far as RP is concerned - there's no denying that it is in fact, not only a place for the best railroad photos on the net but one of the best databases on the net as well.

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A fine addition to my "details" album, El R! I spotted it a few days ago, I think.
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Precisely! I tend to upload chronologically myself. Each shot stands on it's own merits and as far as RP is concerned - there's no denying that it is in fact.
Nobody was trying to deny that, in fact, just an issue with uploading them all on the same day. They're all great shots. I never felt the need to even say that because that is fairly obvious. My personal tastes dictate that I not upload the same location and same vantage point on the same day. When I chase the same train, I also don't upload the same side of the same train as I see a lot of folks do, the last case being a chase of the Lehigh Valley unit train. Nothing against wedgies -- I shoot them! -- but do we really need to see four wedgies of the same train from the same side of the tracks with no big variance in backgrounds? From a photog stand point, this has to kill your overall view counts, too, if that's important.
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The photos are all excellent, and I think the photographer is among the best I've seen for contemporary stuff out West. These comments have nothing to do with his chops as a railroad photographer.

But, I certainly do not fault the screeners for the nearly identical views. There are different screeners reviewing different shots at different times, and they don't have an encyclopedic memory of every shot on the site.

It's just a personal thing, but I wouldn't upload nearly identical shots so quickly. They were all shot on January 19th and uploaded the following day. I've been going back through shots taken five or six years ago (or even 50 in the case of one I uploaded a couple of days ago) to find views that I wouldn't have uploaded then (because they were too similar, in my opinion, of shots I had just uploaded), but that are fresh now.

I'm basically saying he could have uploaded some of those other trains months, or even years from now. Was there enough diversity in the motive power, the consists, or anything else to warrant a trio of nearly identical shots? No.

I'll close by saying his shot at Frost was a killer. I've been there several years ago, but I didn't achieve anything as serendipitous.
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