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MassArt Images 07-11-2017 12:35 PM

Wow, it got accepted
 
As a roster shot no less and a top shot too. Getting a photo accepted is like playing Russian Roulette. #Inconsistency

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Joseph Cermak 07-11-2017 12:55 PM

Yeah I was very surprised by that getting on as well. I had always been under the impression that a roster shot needed to be technically perfect to get on or of something extremely rare, of which this is neither. Oh well \_(ツ)_/

RobJor 07-11-2017 02:44 PM

I didn't pay attention to it, passed it by. The number boards are sharp.

Bob

MassArt Images 07-11-2017 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by RobJor (Post 191795)
The number boards are sharp.

Bob

Ahah!! You might have stumbled on to the secret. Brilliant!!;-)

troy12n 07-11-2017 04:19 PM

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And its the #1 top of 24 photo today, what the hell?

Anyone else notice what a poor photoshop job it is? The selector tool missed a big spot before the shadow and highlights tool was jacked, and it looks really bad.

http://forums.railpictures.net/attac...1&d=1499786516

bigbassloyd 07-11-2017 04:50 PM

That's actually a shadow

Loyd L.

Freericks 07-11-2017 04:55 PM

I was just about to call this one out too. High sun, poorly cropped, grass obstruction (I've been hit with this with as little obstruction).

1) Not sure why the photographer wanted to share this.

2) Shaking my head that the screeners let it through.

3) Wondering what in the world is so interesting about it that it's got over 3K views.

Freericks 07-11-2017 04:57 PM

Troy, I think that's the dynamic brake blister shadow. You're not used to seeing that being so big like that because such a ridiculously high-sun shot isn't usually in the DB.

Decapod401 07-11-2017 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 191798)
That's actually a shadow

Loyd L.

Indicative of high sun. and not side lit.

Joseph Cermak 07-11-2017 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freericks (Post 191799)

3) Wondering what in the world is so interesting about it that it's got over 3K views.

I wish they hadn't removed the feature to see where linked views came from. A shot like this leaves me wondering...

troy12n 07-11-2017 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freericks (Post 191800)
Troy, I think that's the dynamic brake blister shadow. You're not used to seeing that being so big like that because such a ridiculously high-sun shot isn't usually in the DB.

Ok, got it, I can see that now, thought someone was just being lazy with the selector tool.

bigbassloyd 07-11-2017 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joseph Cermak (Post 191802)
I wish they hadn't removed the feature to see where linked views came from. A shot like this leaves me wondering...

Could be WTF clicks or it was whored out aka Burkholder style.

Loyd L.

ATSF666 07-11-2017 06:36 PM

F a c e b o o k

Freericks 07-11-2017 08:57 PM

Honestly, of my three questions, the second one, how'd it get past the screener, is the least concerning. Of course mistakes get made and sometimes you're distracted.

The other two questions are what stupify me. Why on earth would you post that unless you wanted to show someone what high sun is (and explain not to shoot it)?

And why are so many people viewing it?

JimThias 07-11-2017 10:31 PM

Except...this is not a high sun shot.

Come on, you guys.

Freericks 07-11-2017 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 191808)
Except...this is not a high sun shot.

Come on, you guys.

Fine - head-on nose light causing shadows on the side of the locomotive similar to those caused by high sun also.

Happy now?

JRMDC 07-11-2017 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Freericks (Post 191809)
Fine - head-on nose light causing shadows on the side of the locomotive similar to those caused by high sun also.

Happy now?

Givr Jim a misspelling or a grammatical errors that he can responded too and then he will be happy!

Freericks 07-12-2017 02:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRMDC (Post 191810)
Givr Jim a misspelling or a grammatical errors that he can responded too and then he will be happy!

If I made a grammatical error Jim would know it wasn't I.

:-D:-D:-D:-D

Decapod401 07-12-2017 02:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 191808)
Except...this is not a high sun shot.

Come on, you guys.

I disagree. It's definitely axis-lit, but look at the angle of the dynamic brake shadow that Troy pointed out. Not quite straight down (That only happens between the tropics (+/- 22 degrees latitude)), but it's about as close as it gets in Portland.

JimThias 07-12-2017 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Decapod401 (Post 191813)
I disagree.

You disagree that it's not high sun? Uhhh....take a look at the short shadows from the grab bars on the nose. Definitely not even close to being high sun. If this loco was rotated 20-30 degrees CW, this would be a textbook-lit roster shot.

And if the camera data is correct, this photo was taken at 5:33pm.

Quote:

...but look at the angle of the dynamic brake shadow that Troy pointed out.
The angle and length of the shadow have been distorted at 145mm (232mm on his crop sensor D5100). Thus, the angle of the shadow looks straighter down due to the compression of the focal length.

miningcamper1 07-12-2017 03:29 PM

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zzzzzzzzzz....

JimThias 07-12-2017 03:46 PM

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Decapod401 07-12-2017 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 191814)

The angle and length of the shadow have been distorted at 145mm (232mm on his crop sensor D5100). Thus, the angle of the shadow looks straighter down due to the compression of the focal length.

Looking closer. I was thrown by the lack of apparent shadow in the black area. and I concede.

Go back to sleep, miningcamper!:-)

miningcamper1 07-12-2017 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Decapod401 (Post 191820)
Looking closer. I was thrown by the lack of apparent shadow in the black area. and I concede.

Go back to sleep, miningcamper!:-)

Sorry, couldn't resist!

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