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Mar 20, 2013 14:37 |  #1681

bryanlee1981 wrote in post #15734767 (external link)
@reole - Yeah I have some from the other side but the background was pretty cluttered. I'm actually in Hawaii now. I haven't lived in Jax for a couple years. I suppose I should update my location, lol.

when people start worrying about backgrounds (which = real life, not set up) that prevents themselves from taking pictures of whats in the foreground..... you need to just say "who cares" and take the shot.


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Mar 23, 2013 07:40 |  #1682

reole wrote in post #15736624 (external link)
..... you need to just say "who cares" and take the shot.

Quite right, if all you want is a snap.


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Mar 23, 2013 10:55 |  #1683

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I don't know about best. But I like this one. Taken 7 years ago, when I bought the Rebel XT.
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RWK, are those passenger trains in Alaska? I assume that is inter-city? Wow, didn't know that.. I assume that is targeted towards tourism?


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Mar 23, 2013 12:57 as a reply to  @ Scrumhalf's post |  #1684

The ARR doesn't do anything intercity. The coaches in the back are some of the cruiseship companies coaches. In the winter the only passenger trains running are on the weekend. Anchorage to Fairbanks on Saturday & returns on Sunday, ARR coaches only. During summer it is daily - 1 train each direction with tour coaches on the end of the train.


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Mar 23, 2013 23:47 |  #1685

Madweasel wrote in post #15746114 (external link)
Quite right, if all you want is a snap.

your point? the line between porfessionals, semi professionals and amateurs is quite thin now.


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Mar 24, 2013 13:00 |  #1686

reole wrote in post #15748578 (external link)
your point? the line between porfessionals, semi professionals and amateurs is quite thin now.

I didn't mention anything about professionals and amateurs. If you take a shot without concern for the background you're taking a "record shot"; a snap that says, this is what I saw. It's consideration for the smaller details, such as lighting, background, and other distractions that lifts a shot from a snap to a piece of art, which is what most people on this forum are apiring to. As I say, if all you want is a snap then go for it. You're not taking it for me anyway.


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Mar 24, 2013 13:18 |  #1687

reole wrote in post #15748578 (external link)
your point? the line between porfessionals, semi professionals and amateurs is quite thin now.

I disagree. The ease of making images may have been thinned, but everyone has eyes to see what's in front of them before they shoot. Granted that we can't always get just what we want, but when they take the time to process an image & post it in the forum, we have to think that they were doing the best that was possible under those conditions. So if we see where the image might have been improved by something simple, like taking the car keys out of their pocket & moving it away from a humongous pole, then we're going to say so.
And don't give me a title "Just a quick shot", either. ; )


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Mar 24, 2013 14:53 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #1688

JoeyBowman wrote in post #15465402 (external link)
I cant speak for the Dash 9 in the shot, but NS still has a lot of locomotives that are set up for "long hood forward" operation. I see them all the time down here in the Carolinas.

I doubt that Dash-9 is set up for long hood forward operation. Most of the newer locomotives have "safety cabs" and there is no need to operate long hood forward.

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No. 11 used to belong to the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, where I am a volunteer...

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Are those Deltics? The Deltics have a very interesting prime mover.

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Took the family to the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo this weekend. they have an interesting collection of old equipment. Also a fun train ride south to the Border and back.

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I thought that 1366 looked very familiar when I scrolled down. :mrgreen:

Here's a shot of the steam locomotive in your second shot with a bit of an antique treatment. This was when we had it outside for it's 100th birthday celebration last year.

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Mar 24, 2013 17:07 |  #1689

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Are those Deltics? The Deltics have a very interesting prime mover.

They are Class 37 English Electric V12 diesels later in life some were fitted Mirrlees Blackstone MB275Tt or Ruston RK270Tt. The Deltics were a large class 55 their engines were a deltic form engine


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Mar 24, 2013 20:28 |  #1690

opinions are like butt holes....


its not how you take the picture, its the final result before editing.

  
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Mar 25, 2013 01:39 |  #1691

[offtopic]
I'm planning a roadtrip through the SW USA and am trying to include some train stuff. If anybody has idea's on my trip, feel free to comment in this thread:
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1286283

Thanks!

I hopefully will be able to add a lot of nice pics to this thread afterwards :D
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Mar 25, 2013 07:35 |  #1692

Madweasel wrote in post #15750021 (external link)
I didn't mention anything about professionals and amateurs. If you take a shot without concern for the background you're taking a "record shot"; a snap that says, this is what I saw. It's consideration for the smaller details, such as lighting, background, and other distractions that lifts a shot from a snap to a piece of art, which is what most people on this forum are apiring to. As I say, if all you want is a snap then go for it. You're not taking it for me anyway.

oh so you think most shots taken in the 1950s and 1960s as far as motorsports went, you think the photographers thought about how the backgrounds went or were they more interested in what was going on in a foreground? sometimes record shots as you call them or snap shots last longer or have more long term effect than setup or thought out shots.


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Mar 25, 2013 09:16 |  #1693

reole wrote in post #15752651 (external link)
oh so you think most shots taken in the 1950s and 1960s as far as motorsports went, you think the photographers thought about how the backgrounds went or were they more interested in what was going on in a foreground? sometimes record shots as you call them or snap shots last longer or have more long term effect than setup or thought out shots.

This. :)


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Mar 25, 2013 12:06 |  #1694

gotta keep the amateur in you but strive to be the professional....


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Mar 25, 2013 12:56 |  #1695

this guy passed by my office a couple of hours ago :-)

an old Norfolk Southern Steam Engine passed by my office.

didn't seem right to have a color photo of something so old and unique.

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