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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: October 29, 2014, 10:48:44 PM »
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I don't approve or disapprove of tagging rail cars. If the rail companies actually saw it as damage, they would put the necessary resources into stopping it. They obviously care very little.

For me, I get to shoot it almost every day as a train comes right past my home here. I've got a gallery with 1600 rail pictures, almost all graffiti.

The guys running the local train got so curious eventually they stopped the train one day and asked me why I was taking the pictures all the time. When I told them it was for the graffiti they said, "Oh, well we'll have to get you some better cars."

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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: October 29, 2014, 09:58:11 PM »
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One of my graffiti favorites...


Freight Bums





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Couple of thoughts...

1. Moderators should take note. This is the third thread I've seen on this topic. I made the mistake of originating one after one had already been done. Now we have a third -- that I know of. Combine these three?

2. When your first sentence is an ad hominem attack (jackweed? what kind of thing is that to say about a professional photographer?) I have no interest in anything else you have to say. If you can't be reasonable and courteous, at least you should protect your own credibility.

3. Whether or not you like his opinions on what equipment works best for him, he's a guy who bothered to travel to Ethiopia to make a video like this:

http://youtu.be/Py8-bUSrG-k

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Landscape / Re: Miscellaneous
« on: October 28, 2014, 07:46:37 PM »
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Wow, that radio was made by Wells-Gardner Co., founded in 1925. Still in business, headquartered in McCook, IL.

Do you own the radio?

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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: October 28, 2014, 07:11:49 PM »
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Bourbon & Creosote





Frosty Rails




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Looks like he learned his group posing setup at the police lineup school of photography.

I have used two useful techniques for groups. First is the simple close your eyes and countdown to zero.  More complicated involves a balloon. The balloon trick I developed for public ("street") photography, but it works with a posed group.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
« on: October 27, 2014, 11:41:35 AM »
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I've imposed a moratorium on buying anything DSLR related, but this looks like it can be fun. Probably get one next spring.


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Portrait / Re: Jack-O-Lantern Portrait
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:03:55 PM »
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Wow. I think I found the mother lode...

http://mashable.com/2014/10/23/rise-of-the-jack-o-lanterns/


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Thanks. I didn't see that.

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Portrait / Re: Jack-O-Lantern Portrait
« on: October 23, 2014, 12:35:25 PM »
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Nice, Cold. I like it. Thanks.

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Yes, I should have said, interesting -- for those who have eyes to see.

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Photography Technique / Re: Austin,Texas
« on: October 23, 2014, 12:12:43 PM »
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I haven't been there since the seventies, but if you like lit/history, there is the O.Henry House.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Sidney_Porter_House

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: clown* photographer
« on: October 23, 2014, 12:05:58 PM »
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I'm no fan of the Digital Rev videos, but they do one thing very well -- their series on pro photographers using cheap cameras.

Perhaps the OP would be well served to view a few of those.

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Portrait / Jack-O-Lantern Portrait
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:17:24 PM »
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It being the Halloween season...

I just realized I don't have a decent jack-o-lantern picture. The best I have is this hastily done thing with a little P&S from five years or so ago. Anyone have any good pictures? I'm going out looking the next week or so, see what I can scare up, so to speak.



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Street & City / Re: State Fairs
« on: October 22, 2014, 07:30:58 PM »
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Always one of my favorites.

County Fair, Calaveras County, CA. May 2011.


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