Old 11-12-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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Both look good. The second one is really nice.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:44 AM   #3
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Both look good. The second one is really nice.
Yeah - sure, show some love for Nikos.

There's a whole range of adjustment to work with on both sharpen and radius - from 1 to 500 percent and respectively, 0.1 to 64. It's obvious to me that a boost in "Sharpen" of about 1 percent and increase of radius by 0.1 pix will correct this ridiculous oversight.

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Old 11-12-2012, 04:51 AM   #4
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You ever think maybe the screeners are going to look for every possible thing in your photos, Nikos, now that they know you photoshop things out and pass them off as legit shots? I'm not saying that's what they are doing here since as Mitch pointed out, it could use some sharpening. But if I were caught faking a photo on RP, I do believe I'd have all my ducks in a row from here out on.

If anyone wonders what I mean, look for a photo of the AT&SF units in transit from South Carolina to Galveston, TX. At one point, NS stopped to put some head end power in a siding and left the Santa Fe units "leading" the train. Except that didn't really happen.

And, yeah, it pisses me off.
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You ever think maybe the screeners are going to look for every possible thing in your photos, Nikos, now that they know you photoshop things out and pass them off as legit shots? I'm not saying that's what they are doing here since as Mitch pointed out, it could use some sharpening. But if I were caught faking a photo on RP, I do believe I'd have all my ducks in a row from here out on.

If anyone wonders what I mean, look for a photo of the AT&SF units in transit from South Carolina to Galveston, TX. At one point, NS stopped to put some head end power in a siding and left the Santa Fe units "leading" the train. Except that didn't really happen.

And, yeah, it pisses me off.
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That one was on RP without the comment about the "few creative liberties." It was also under another name. Nikos came clean on Facebook when RP took the shot down. So admittedly it's hard to listen to him talk about other photographers like the 1600 ISO guy on here now.
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That one was on RP without the comment about the "few creative liberties." It was also under another name. Nikos came clean on Facebook when RP took the shot down. So admittedly it's hard to listen to him talk about other photographers like the 1600 ISO guy on here now.
Ah. I missed that whole discussion then...
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Can't take a great shot so you fake one?

Nice.

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Except I've had rejections like this long before posting that F unit shot you are so butthurt about, so invalid argument, are you really still mad because you fell for it?
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There's a whole range of adjustment to work with on both sharpen and radius - from 1 to 500 percent and respectively, 0.1 to 64. It's obvious to me that a boost in "Sharpen" of about 1 percent and increase of radius by 0.1 pix will correct this ridiculous oversight.
Wow, talk about some nitpicking!
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I get soft rejections all the time now. I got them less when I used my cheap kitlens than now (I use a much sharper lens), so I figure there's been a change in policy. I just sharpen the sh*! out of every picture before submitting.
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You ever think maybe the screeners are going to look for every possible thing in your photos, Nikos, now that they know you photoshop things out and pass them off as legit shots? I'm not saying that's what they are doing here since as Mitch pointed out, it could use some sharpening. But if I were caught faking a photo on RP, I do believe I'd have all my ducks in a row from here out on.
Elections are over, Joe - we now have the liberty to debate the facts and pass on the misdirection, lol. I'm sure - I think? Lol - that admin would not play such a game as to misdirect Nikos on a rejection unrelated to the actual issue at hand due to a personal grudge of some sort. The question at hand which Nikos appropriately sought verification was in regards to a claim by admin that the image was soft. It would appear admin has the minority view. Jim caught the "sharpness" of my remark as I too agree Nikos's image has been over-scrutinized -or- perhaps accidentally rejected for the wrong reason.

In regards to Nikos's creative editing - that's news to me. Had I caught it, I'd have contacted Nikos personally and asked him to address the situation. As admin, I may have even banned him for a length of time if in fact the photo was altered to the degree implied without mention. As a newsman like yourself, I can appreciate your frustration. Hopefully, Nikos learned a valuable lesson.

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I get soft rejections all the time now. I got them less when I used my cheap kitlens than now...
Did anyone else first read this as a word that rhymes with "chitlins"?
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accepted on appeal, thanks to those who made relevant comments. I think I'll take magicmans advice of sharpening the sh*t out of everything and hope I dont start getting oversharpened rejections again lol
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accepted on appeal, thanks to those who made relevant comments. I think I'll take magicmans advice of sharpening the sh*t out of everything and hope I dont start getting oversharpened rejections again lol
You get two shots at it - go with your best judgement first. We don't all agree with the screeners as evident in your accepted appeal.

What about the other image?
(Assuming there really was a train on the bridge... .)

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What's that red dot in the sky over the train in the bridge pic??

I was in Bridgeport Saturday, but didn't know the 630 was around....

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the red dot is a weight put on the power line to keep it from moving too much
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the red dot is a weight put on the power line to keep it from moving too much
I'd just clone it out... couldn't help myself...
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The red dot is a globe attached to a power line to warn pilots of low flying aircraft of the existence of the wire. pp. 239 - Infrastructure - A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape.
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The red dot is a globe attached to a power line to warn pilots of low flying aircraft of the existence of the wire. pp. 239 - Infrastructure - A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape.
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The red dot is a globe attached to a power line to warn pilots of low flying aircraft of the existence of the wire. pp. 239 - Infrastructure - A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape.
I didn't notice there was a power line back there, but it makes sense now. Thanks.
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