Old 07-18-2008, 02:00 AM   #51
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How many times has a photo similar to this been rejected? The best out of brutal light, heat haze and clutter. But it all comes together to form an interesting photo.
Sweet, it only took me until page 2 to get on this thread =D
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:02 AM   #52
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I took the spaces out from photoid
Thanks travsirocz. I am kind of a moron.
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Sweet, it only took me until page 2 to get on this thread =D
Page 3 you mean. edit -- Your right, page 2!

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Thanks travsirocz. I am kind of a moron.
Took me awhile to figure it out also!
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Page 3 you mean.
Nope, still on page 2.
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Here is the link to see your PCA votes.

http://www.railpictures.net/members/...oplechoice.php


I love the lighting is this shot and how you can see the exhaust of the locomotives way off into the distance. The photo is a little heavy on the left side since the train and mountain both taper to the right side but that also adds to the feel of the train moving to the right.

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I like how the train is curving thru the photo and the great mountain view. The stream and trees kinda also crop the train.

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Old 07-21-2008, 05:34 PM   #57
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Last week was a great week for photos. Tons of PC candidates, with several shots just missing out.

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Paul Duda's slam-dunk PCA shot for last week earned a vote from me too. Not only is the dreamlike atmosphere perfect, but the addition of the railfan puts the cherry on top as I like to say. That could easily be any of us sitting there watching the trains go by on a perfect morning. I find it interesting that Tom Granville's shot from this location on apparently the same morning won a PCA. Clearly, Cassandra was the place to be on that day!

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Here I chose Gerald Oliveto's shot from his trip to the west coast. While others don't apparently think this shot is quite as good as I do, it is a well done sunrise shot.

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Interestingly, another European wedgie makes my list for this week! The beautiful and rich colors of the Alpine regions of Europe look wonderful in this photo, and the small village behind the train completes the scene. This shot has almost no dead space in it, and is a joy to view.

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Finally, John Ryan nabbed one of my votes with a nice dusk scene from Maine. One thing that impresses me with John is his ability to know the territory and set himself up with really nice shots no matter where he is. Then, he often gets that one little extra which completes the shot. In this case, it is the birds which captured my attention, and the reflection in the still water is outstanding, as is this shot.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:31 PM   #58
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Is there any way to find out how many votes a PCA gets? How many people even take part? How many pictures get one or two votes?

It seems that the people in this thread vote for a PCA based on the merit of the photo- is this what the majority does as well, do you think? Sometimes I see PCA vote comments for roster shots- which is fine, of course, just an interesting thing to note. I wonder how many pictures get votes during the course of a PCA voting period. I would love to see a list, like HOF voting in the MLB, because it would be interesting. Your top four, and then a few that get a handful, and maybe down at the bottom, a guy with one vote.

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Chris K told me the results for the PCA a few weeks ago was somewhere in line of 500 - 400 - 300 - 250 votes for first through fourth place. We were both surprised by those numbers... that's a lot of folks!

I too think it would be interesting to see how many votes they get... or at the very least see if I made the cut for top 10, etc.

BTW, thanks all for your votes - I got my first PCA this week (4th place).
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BTW, thanks all for your votes - I got my first PCA this week (4th place).
I too want to thank everyone. I got my first PCA this week also (1st place).
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I, too, have often wondered how many votes it takes to get into the top 4.

For all I know, 5 votes could get a PCA if no one voted that week or there was just a broad range of photos voted for.

Based upon the numbers Nick gave, it does seem like a lot of votes, but it's good to know there are that many people voting.
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It also means it would be impossible to stat pad with multiple accounts
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It also means it would be impossible to stat pad with multiple accounts
Why do you think it's AB(2) and not just AB?
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I always assumed there was an accident with a cloning machine and some contraceptives about 20 years ago...this month...
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Time to fire up this thread again!

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This shot by Billchor is a real gem, a telemash executed to near perfection. At first I thought that it was just a neat shot with the train and the moon, but a closer look revealed the ruins which sealed my vote. This is a classic example of the possibilies of the telemash. On this forum, they have been touted as simply a change of pace from wedgies. In this shot, we see that the telemash not only presents the train in a more dramatic fashion, but more importantly, allows the background to truly take it's place as the subject of this scene. By taking a conventional shot of this scene, the moon and ruins do not stick out very much at all, and most of the scene is boring sky. Kudos to Billchor on this shot.

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It's interesting how something as minor as a few clouds and shadows can elevate the interest in a picture. In this shot, I really like the play between shadow and light. The train and mountain are illuminated, while the muted forest has shadows playing across it. Beautiful shot.

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This one is all about the sky. And the perfect light, nice scene, great color, graceful curve, and so on. Not many people do them like James Belmont!

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One of the few photographs I'd go as far as proclaiming as perfect. Composition? Spot on. Lighting? Brilliant. Color? Rich. IQ? Outstanding. I hope I can bag a shot like this before I retire from railfanning.
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One of the best black and white shots I've seen in a long, long time.

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Landscape + Train + Great Light

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I've never heard of Bryant Kaden before, but I love this shot.

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I wouldn't go so far as to say this shot is flawless, but it's close.
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My four. The right week, right?
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I like how the train cuts across the photo at a slight angle.
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I think these two speak for themselves and by you's above.
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As I have stated before, I am new to this website (6 wks or so). When voting PCA, are choices 1 thru 4 based on number of votes or do we vote on each place? I have voted 2 times so far but only 1 or 2 photos, not 4. I agree, a system allowing a post of all photos that get votes would be nice, then I can tell if my wife is voting for me or not.

I am very impressed not only by some of the work shown, but by the level of assistence many of the members have offered to me wehen I asked.

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As I have stated before, I am new to this website (6 wks or so). When voting PCA, are choices 1 thru 4 based on number of votes or do we vote on each place? I have voted 2 times so far but only 1 or 2 photos, not 4.
They are based on the number of total votes. They only allow you to vote for 4 so you don't keep voting on a large number of photos for the week. Of course, you can remove any of the ones you have chosen during the week if another photo comes along that you think is more deserving. It's what's locked in at the very end of the week that is counted toward the total.
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I always assumed there was an accident with a cloning machine and some contraceptives about 20 years ago...this month...
LMAO!!! Thats a new one!
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Awesome:

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But I also think it works great in a vertical crop:
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I just like the feel of this one. The golden field and blue locos with a nice sky.
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Love the lighting and composition of this one. I think the BNSF orange is off a little but the rest of the image is great.
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You know me and poor weather. I love the fog and how you can see the grain bin in the background.
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Just 2 for me this week.

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AB2 does it again. I don't know if this was another straying from the photoline moment, but great situational awareness clearly set him up with this shot of the fisherman completely oblivious to the special train in the background. I also like the contrast of the glassy water in the background with the rapids in the foreground, as well as the overall dark mood of the shot. Well done as usual!


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This is one I like for a lot of reasons. The patchy fog gives a real different look to this shot, and I like how some things are sharp while others are muted by the fog. Great shot.
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Love the lighting and composition of this one. I think the BNSF orange is off a little but the rest of the image is great.
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You know me and poor weather. I love the fog and how you can see the grain bin in the background.
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I'll ditto these two.
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