Old 02-13-2014, 03:12 AM   #1
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Yet another do you think they saw each other?

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Old 02-13-2014, 03:25 AM   #2
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Hey, leave the professor out of this. He can't help that he attracts riffraff.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:52 PM   #4
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Shhhh!

Its a thinly veiled call-out.
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If it makes you feel better, yours is the worst processed of the lot

… and BTW; the answer is Fullerton, Cajon, Ludlow.

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If it makes you feel better, yours is the worst processed of the lot.
That may be true in your opinion, however that hypothesis is not reflected in the view numbers. (Even accounting for the fact that Ken submitted his a day later.)

The photo was a top 4 of 24, so I think I stand on fairly firm ground in asserting that the processing didn't suck too much - further, since the photo doesn't appear to be one of those WTF thumbnail types, I think the top 4 of 24 is dispositive.


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..... and BTW; the answer is Fullerton, Cajon, Ludlow.
And your point is?

I think if you look at most people's RP photos, the bulk of them are going to be taken from within 150 miles from where they live.

Especially, if they are from the Northeast, the East and Appalachia.

I have two photos from DC, two from Dunsmuir and two from Redding that I can think of, but you're right, most are from within 250 miles from my house - course in some places that will put you in another state or two.

My three spots of emphasis:

Fullerton, yes because it is closest to home - and the least photographed by "me" in the last two years. These would include station shots, the Kimberley Lead and the ten miles of track in either direction from the station - Atwood to Buena Park.

Cajon is 90 miles from home and those photos would include about 10 miles of track from Blue Cut to Martinez.

Ludlow - Sure I got shots from there and who doesn't? Ludlow is 190 miles out and most of my images on the Needles Sub. in the last two years have been from East of Ludlow, and Danby to Amboy has been a favorite stretch of track lately. My Needles Sub. shots cover at least 100 miles from Minniola to the AZ border.

I also have a few from San Diego and spots in between.

So how far does one have to go to be a "true railfan" like you?

BTW - I don't like Tehachappi very much and would much rather head East put of the basin.

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How far does one have to go to be a "true railfan" like you?
True railfans travel hundreds of miles to get one shot!

I question your dedication
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:20 PM   #8
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True railfans travel hundreds of miles to get one shot!
That would usually not be me.

For instance, I have traveled up the Feather River Canyon at least once every Summer for the past five years and I don't have a single train photo from there.

I had my gear, and I could have stopped, but railfaning was not the purpose of my being there.

My Feather River photos look more like this.


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I am selectively dedicated and I make it a point not to subject the family to my photo junkets - usually.

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That may be true in your opinion, however that hypothesis is not reflected in the view numbers.
That's because an image's processing has nothing to do with view numbers.

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I question your dedication

This. Some people need to get out more.
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That's because an image's processing has nothing to do with view numbers.
I beg to differ.

If the image is over processed, or under processed, people don't look at it.
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I beg to differ.

If the image is over processed, or under processed, people don't look at it.
And if there is a slight difference in processing, as is the case with your photo in this thread, then no one can tell the difference with the thumbnail before clicking. So your theory in this case is invalid.

Keep begging.
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And your point is?
I made my point very clear when I first noted that you only go to three places:

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I also don't get the point of repeatedly calling out MojaveSub (or whatever he goes by now a days) for having similar shots when all of your pictures are taken at one of three places.
Btw, I don't disagree that most people stay close to home. Thats a very obvious and logical thing to do. In fact, if you look at my photo map, most of my pictures are centered around the two places I have lived since submitting to this site. But I lived in roughly the same area you did and found lots of other areas to shoot not including Tehachappi (btw, congrats on being the first person in history who doesn't like that place) including Pacific Harbor Lines, LA Junction, UP Cima Sub, UP Yuma Sub, UP Coast Line, Hobert Tower, etc.

But you clearly like your three places. Which is fine, I don't care. But you're a hypocrite for complaining and poking fun at someone else for doing the same thing…. largely at the same places you shoot to death.

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So how far does one have to go to be a "true railfan" like you?
I'm a little perplexed at the use of quotations here. That would infer that I have used that term in the past. As far as I can remember, I've never called myself, you or anybody on this website a "true railfan" or anything else along those lines. So… where did you get that from?

You're trolling, I got that. Its a fun thing to do on the internet. Truth be told, I'm much more brunt and confrontational on the internet too. Everybody is. It's easy, fun and makes for good reading. But that doesn't not make it annoying.


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I beg to differ.

If the image is over processed, or under processed, people don't look at it.
People click on monstrosity photos all the time. In case you missed it, there is a small thread about on these forums. Just like rubbernecking on the highway.
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I made my point very clear when I first noted that you only go to three places:

Btw, I don't disagree that most people stay close to home. Thats a very obvious and logical thing to do.
So this is worth mentioning only because I allegedly make fun of Mojave Sub for going three or four places?

Not trolling, just curious.


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(btw, congrats on being the first person in history who doesn't like that place)
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Not really interested in their power and background wise, the harbor is not that scenic.

Now if I had some access, that would be different, but I don't know anyone at PHL to get me in the fence.


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LA Junction
Once they quit using their CF7's, they all look like every other BNSF local in downtown LA.

BTW - That is Charles's turf.


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End of the Cima Sub.

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But, your're right, I seriously lack anything on the Cima Sub and it has been years since I have been to Kelso or Afton Canyon.

Perhaps 4014 will be the excuse to get out this direction.

And as with the Feather River Canyon, when I go to Vegas, I am not there to stare at the trains.


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True, like the Cima Sub, I have not posted many shots from here.

Would like to go out to Ferum and a side trip to Bombay Beach would be necessary.


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UP Coast Line
Two freights a day, two Starlights and a smattering of Surfliners.

Certainly a bit slower than the 40 - 50 trains a day that I would net at any of my other "three places."

The big problem with the surfline is I never end up by the tracks, rather I end up in the water because there are too many righteous surf spots up that way.

I am just not interested in investing that type of time on this hobby, especially when there are so many other things to do in life.

So like Troy says, I lack the dedication - to photograph the surfline properly.



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But you clearly like your three places.
I like the desert.

I like not seeing anyone other than who I am with, and the train crews while I am out somewhere.


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for complaining and poking fun at someone else for doing the same thing…
I was just curious if they saw each other.


And, I think I pointed out one time that he shot three trains on the same day, from the same spot, without moving the lens - and didn't get tagged by a screener for the "same as previous photo" rejection.

A feat for which I was duly impressed.

So as far as I know, that is the extent of my allegedly calling out Mr. MojaveSub.


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I'm a little perplexed at the use of quotations here.
Yes, to be more correct I should have put the term in italics - sorry.

I was in FB mode and as you know, FB doesn't support italics as of yet.

However, you got the point, so that was the intent.


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You're trolling
Not maliciously.

Just having a discussion.


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I'm much more brunt and confrontational on the internet too.
I don't say anything here that I wouldn't say in person and not trying to be confrontational.

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