Old 05-08-2011, 04:35 AM   #1
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Thoughts? The green signal is definitely blurry, but the locomotive looks okay to my eye.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=929193&key=0

Can it be fixed?

And the bigger question, will fixing matter or will it get hit with a slew of other reasons?
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:57 AM   #2
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You have another shot where the signals look better? I like it.
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I like it, it has some moodiness to it.

Give it a shot.

And hey, I tried to find you at the event, did you go?

All the other foamers were there (including me).
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It's the only one I have that is vertical. I've got some nice horizontal ones, but they don't have the entire plume - hence they don't work.

Bob - I was only out there for an hour to see the 3751 come in. I was going to go back around 4PM to see them clear out, but life got in the way.
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All the other foamers were there (including me).
Most importantly, was James Stewart there? We have missed him.
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It's the only one I have that is vertical. I've got some nice horizontal ones, but they don't have the entire plume - hence they don't work.

Bob - I was only out there for an hour to see the 3751 come in. I was going to go back around 4PM to see them clear out, but life got in the way.
I was there for the pull out with all the other dorks.

It was fun, pictures to follow.

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Most importantly, was James Stewart there? We have missed him.
Funny you should ask, yes he was there along with Qi Gon Gin, however they did not pose for any images because I was busy doing other things.

I really wish I would have caught the line up of rail dorks (of which I was one) lined up for the pull out of AT&SF 3751 from LAUST.

It was the classic foamer photo parade a la grande.

Typical steam event - where they let the loonies out of the mental institution on a 24 hour pass.

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What time did they come out? Was there light on the smokebox?

Did the PHL six-axle genset go out too?
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What time did they come out? Was there light on the smokebox?

Did the PHL six-axle genset go out too?
At about 4:52 PST.

Watching the Tea Kettle Pull Out of LAUST

I was there with a bunch of the Fullerton crowd and we took the 5:10 Amtrak back to the barn.

The UP and PHL genis were still there when we left.

I was really hoping to meet you there, but alas....

I really enjoyed wandering around the parts of the station that are not normally open like the Harvey House.

LAUST has some really profound architecture and it is beautiful to photograph in the late afternoon light.

The Harvey House is awesome - I just love Deco.


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Old 05-08-2011, 02:54 PM   #9
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You guys are lucky, you have 3751, 4449 and the UP steamers regularly make visits. The last time we had a steam train here was the AFT dressed 4449 in like 1977 and N&W 611 can as close as Jacksonville in like 1991.
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Did you run to Cesar Chavez?

I'm curious if it was in shadow or still sunny by then (of course, if 3751 was moving in your shot, you would have had to run really, really fast).
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Did you run to Cesar Chavez?

I'm curious if it was in shadow or still sunny by then (of course, if 3751 was moving in your shot, you would have had to run really, really fast).

"I was there with a bunch of the Fullerton crowd and we took the 5:10 Amtrak back to the barn."

Um, no.

I din't feel like running all the way down there.
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"I was there with a bunch of the Fullerton crowd and we took the 5:10 Amtrak back to the barn."

Um, no.

I din't feel like running all the way down there.
D'oh... reading is your friend.

Sorry.
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Sorry.
I looked for you and the regulars on the bridge as we went under but it was empty.

I was a little surprised by that since the photos at the station were not going to be very good due to the position of the sun.

I am always fascinated how viciously people jostle each other to get lousy pictures of a steamer.

Ever see the kitchen of the Harvey House?

Harvey House Kitchen LAUST
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:19 PM   #14
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Nice shot of the kitchen.

I agree on the steamer shots (and all specials). With the Amtrak pointless arrow that came through a month ago, the photo lines I saw were usually not the best shots and yet, everyone clumped together to get them.

As to being there, I was an almost show... sorry it didn't quite work out.

How would you have known it was me though? The mullet has been gone for 23 years.
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Nice shot of the kitchen.

I agree on the steamer shots (and all specials). With the Amtrak pointless arrow that came through a month ago, the photo lines I saw were usually not the best shots and yet, everyone clumped together to get them.

As to being there, I was an almost show... sorry it didn't quite work out.

How would you have known it was me though? The mullet has been gone for 23 years.
The guy in all the pictures on your Facebook page looks sufficiently like an aged version of the mullet picture, so I assume I could pick you out of a crowd.

You on the other hand might find Bill down at LAUST because that is where I shot that image, but that guy might be a little surprised should you address him as Bill.
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Where did you place the emphasis on the word "aged?"

More specifically, did you make it polysyllabic?

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Where did you place the emphasis on the word "aged?"

More specifically, did you make it polysyllabic?

I suppose you could look at it that way, I meant it as aged, and in old or yellowed.
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Fixed the blurry, now got hit with Poor Lighting. It sat at the front of the queue for many hours, so obviously it's already been considered by both Chrisses.

Do I try again? If it was underexposed, I'd just take another stab.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=929816&key=0

Poor lighting can't be fixed - or am I wrong?
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Do I try again? If it was underexposed, I'd just take another stab.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=929816&key=0

Poor lighting can't be fixed - or am I wrong?
Not sure what the difference is between underexposed and dark. But the shot is pretty dark, and I think unnecessarily so. See the attached, which is a quick adjustment rather than a deeply thought out ideal, just to give you a sense of how you can change the image while, I suspect, remaining true to the conditions.

EDIT: I attach a 2nd version, a bit of shadow adjustment and contrast also. Also, it seems to me that if they looked at it for a while and then rejected it for dark, they are not rejecting for PEQ or whatever and so it has a shot.
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I like the second one by Janusz. I would also brush out that orange ball on the wires, I think that would be OK.?
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