Old 11-18-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Two shots, same event, same location, same photographer, one year apart

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Interesting to compare the choices the same photographer made. I suppose one could make this comparison with any of hundreds or thousands of pairs of shots. Something about the way today's upload struck a familiar note, subsequently confirmed, in a spot I have not otherwise seen, compelled me to post.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:50 PM   #2
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Good to see they are accepting shots with shadows on the locomotive. I think I have a few I could submit.

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Good to see they are accepting shots with shadows on the locomotive. I think I have a few I could submit.

That's the first thing I noticed too!

I wish they'd run that with a pair of F40's. SD40-2's are cool, but they don't look right paired with that F40.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:44 PM   #4
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That's the first thing I noticed too!

I wish they'd run that with a pair of F40's. SD40-2's are cool, but they don't look right paired with that F40.
I wish they would have never given up their F- units.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:50 AM   #5
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I'm certainly not complaining as this was one of my shadowed accepted shots a few years ago...

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I don't find shadows as annoying as most people do.

And Trevor's comment made me laugh:

"Posted by Travis Dewitz on February 15, 2009
Great looking shot, Jim. Nice shadow."
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It's interesting that the choice was made to go back to the same spot and deal with people in the shot...
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All rules are suspended when it comes to the Santa train, everyone knows that.
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Apparently.

Sorry to be a grinch but I do not care for either one.

Shadows, too far way, foreground clutter and big butts.
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Apparently.

Sorry to be a grinch but I do not care for either one.

Shadows, too far way, foreground clutter and big butts.
I like the first photo. Quite frankly I'm not sure how or why the second shot was accepted.
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So true.
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It's apparently anything Santa-related. Like Santa Fe F units.
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I've seen several "repeat the shot from last year and upload" shots too..

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Not anymore, I've got 11 rejects to prove it.

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CSX should be ashamed of themselves for running that train before Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time, please!
It's been that way for 70 years, always the first Saturday before Thanksgiving.

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It's been that way for 70 years, always the first Saturday before Thanksgiving.
70 years? That's even more shameful!
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I mean they start playing Christmas music in October, so they might as well run a Santa train a month before Christmas.
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I mean they start playing Christmas music in October, so they might as well run a Santa train a month before Christmas.
My 8 year old complained about that today while at a restaurant.

He exclaimed that it was "stupid" to be playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving, and that "they" should have one holiday at a time.

I was astounded that he even cared, let alone had an opinion.

I guess others notice when Walmart starts pushing the holiday and Christmas crap before the Labor Day weekend.
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CSX should be ashamed of themselves for running that train before Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time, please!
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How come no railroads have a Festivus train with a Festivus pole?
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How come no railroads have a Festivus train with a Festivus pole?
Because railroads are donating to The Human Fund instead...
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How come no railroads have a Festivus train with a Festivus pole?
Columbia has a Festivus celebration and, frankly, I can't help but think how 1998 it is.

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How come no railroads have a Festivus train with a Festivus pole?
I'm late to the party on this one, but it occurs to me that railroads may very well have a Festivus train with a Festivus pole - but you'd never find a picture of one on RP.net. Poles growing out of trains are a serious no-no, after all!

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Wow Jim - posting a shot that's leaning... next thing you know dogs will be sleeping with cats, Republicans will be agreeing with Democrats, and China will say "that money you us, let's just called it even."
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Wow Jim - posting a shot that's leaning... next thing you know... Republicans will be agreeing with Democrats,..
...or Democrats will be agreeing with Republicans....
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