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Old July 27th, 2020, 03:05 PM   #1
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A strange request on the phone.

The other day on Facebook I posted a picture of a train. The back of my new office has a railway line next too the car park, and I snapped a train going past. Today I got a phone call out of the blue asking about the picture, and asking off my office was on the East Suffolk line. I said yes - it is indeed. He was a train fan and apparently an unusual train was heading my way - was there any chance I could get a camera and shoot it passing at 10:40. I looked at what I was doing (waiting for a big drive to copy to another - so I grabbed a couple of cameras, tripod and an umbrella as it was raining and did it for him. Dead on time, a single engine arrived and headed south. Driver training, apparently. What gets me is that my office address is not on any internet location I'm aware of - and the phone number and address you get on a search is my home - not the office/studio. I guess he must have recognised the location. The power of the internet is amazing sometimes!
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Old July 27th, 2020, 08:48 PM   #2
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Does the image contain the time it was taken in the metadata? Any other data like copyright and contact info?
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Old July 27th, 2020, 11:57 PM   #3
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Id not thought about that? I'll check but I suspect there are more trainspotters around than I thought!
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Old July 29th, 2020, 01:11 AM   #4
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And the offending loco?

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ps former train - spotter in the days of steam
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Old July 29th, 2020, 01:35 PM   #5
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Here you go.
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Old July 29th, 2020, 05:28 PM   #6
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Re: A strange request on the phone.

I also got a similar call. The guy said my wife was coming out of the shower at 10:10 and asked if there was any chance I could grab a camera and get a picture of it. I don't know how he knew it was about to happen, but he sure liked the pictures.
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Old July 30th, 2020, 12:09 AM   #7
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Didn't the steam fog the lens, other than that, can't see a problem in these covid times any income stream is better than none.
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Old July 30th, 2020, 11:28 AM   #9
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I've heard in Southern California there are more of those types of jobs. ;-)
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Old July 31st, 2020, 01:26 AM   #10
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I heard the exposure really was terrific this time.

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Old July 31st, 2020, 05:58 AM   #11
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