Old 08-22-2008, 09:43 PM   #1
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Some folks criticize photographers who just drive up to a set of tracks, get out and snap a picture. They say those shooters are taking the easy way out or are intellectually lazy. In this case, I take it one step BACK and don't actually get out of my car!

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It took a small amount of concentration to frame up the window just right, to place the engine right and to make sure the top of the car would not block out the top of the train. Not to mention levelling. Let me know what you think of it.


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Old 08-22-2008, 10:05 PM   #2
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Looks great. I like how with the side mirror we can even tell what type of train it was, coal.
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Hmm I thought It was really going to be a locomotive plowing into your car hahaha. Nice photo!!!
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Looks great. I like how with the side mirror we can even tell what type of train it was, coal.
Yes, that is what I like about it also.
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Let me know what you think of it.

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I think you wasted your time. Those shots, IMO, are just pointless.
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I thought it was pretty unique Joe...I clicked on it. Hopefully (for the sake of the motoring public!) you were stopped when you shot it!
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I thought it was pretty unique Joe...I clicked on it. Hopefully (for the sake of the motoring public!) you were stopped when you shot it!


I was actually racing it to beat it across the next crossing!

Just kidding. Yep. I'm stopped and the train is actually going backwards. This is a DPU.

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I'd be more impressed if it was a pace shot
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I like being able to read the "Objects in mirror are closed than they appear."

Plus, what's with that blue? It looks - normal.
Must be my monitor.
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I think you wasted your time. Those shots, IMO, are just pointless.
I totally disagree with grumpy, I love it Joe.

Well thought out.
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I totally disagree with grumpy, I love it Joe.

Well thought out.
Save that nickname for the original Grumpy in good ol' Nebraska.
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Save that nickname for the original Grumpy in good ol' Nebraska.
He's retired, apparently: http://www.grumpysworld.com/
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:11 AM   #14
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Mike, you should be the new Grumpy! You should buy a 1D Mark II and complain that your 50mm doesn't have a full frame 50mm FOV! Then complain about everything else!
On your own site!
Instead of here.
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But then who would you guys complain about?

Screw canon, I'll never buy that cheap plastic.
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*opens mouth to make comment....closes it again and decides to go laugh at the n00bs on RRF instead*
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But then who would you guys complain about?

Screw canon, I'll never buy that cheap plastic.
Unless your talking about there cheapest ones the rebels there not plastic, and i like Joe's shot, a pan would worked better. Mike you remind me of some one A good friend Craig Williams that post photo's on here. I am not going to say why, I like to keep friends
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and i like Joe's shot, a pan would worked better.
You thought he should sit in the car and pan, blurring the door and mirror?

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You thought he should sit in the car and pan, blurring the door and mirror?

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No the car moves along with the train at the same speed so only the foreground blurs . Thats the best way to do it.
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No the car moves along with the train at the same speed so only the foreground blurs . Thats the best way to do it.
That would be a pacing shot, not a pan.

Ask Mitch Goldman for further details on the subject, he's the expert.
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No the car moves along with the train at the same speed so only the foreground blurs . Thats the best way to do it.
That would be a pace shot, not a pan.
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That would be a pacing shot, not a pan.

Ask Mitch Goldman for further details on the subject, he's the expert.
I will and wont agree , In my book a pacing shot is a video term, Shot with a still camera with everything sharp its a pacing shot and blurred its a pan shot from a car while Pacing. If its going to get your rear ends in a pucker i will try to remember how you guys want it.
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I will and wont agree , In my book a pacing shot is a video term, Shot with a still camera with everything sharp its a pacing shot and blurred its a pan shot from a car while Pacing. If its going to get your rear ends in a pucker i will try to remember how you guys want it.
You must think the ex-Oakway SD60s are EMDX as well, eh?
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You must think the ex-Oakway SD60s are EMDX as well, eh?
No i think of them as Oakways , At the time they came out i disliked "Oakway" now i hear EMD and i think of a blue GP 38-2. Now its getting just past high sun and im getting out and look for a shot. you can try to get me mad later.
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Some folks criticize photographers who just drive up to a set of tracks, get out and snap a picture. They say those shooters are taking the easy way out or are intellectually lazy. In this case, I take it one step BACK and don't actually get out of my car!

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Joe,

It reminds me of all those people that drive around the car park at shopping centers for what seems like hours just to get a parking spot next to the entrance door so they don't have to walk very far. I guess you have produced the railfan equivalent.

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