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Old 09-11-2013, 05:13 PM   #27
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Thank goodness. I think toning the sky down helped a lot in getting it accepted. Nice photo to get number 25 with.

Thank you everyone for your help. You all really went a long way helping me.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:28 PM   #28
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Thank goodness. I think toning the sky down helped a lot in getting it accepted. Nice photo to get number 25 with.

Thank you everyone for your help. You all really went a long way helping me.
It's a really nice pic. Would've been nice if it would've game through in better sun though.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:31 PM   #29
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It's a really nice pic. Would've been nice if it would've game through in better sun though.
I know.... But, like I said, it was by chance I even saw it. I think that if the sun had been up any more It probably would have been unusable, and the mist in the background would have burned off making it just another high sun angle photo. It was very humid. My camera and astronomy equipment was soaked at around 10pm the prior night.
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I know.... But, like I said, it was by chance I even saw it. I think that if the sun had been up any more It probably would have been unusable, and the mist in the background would have burned off making it just another high sun angle photo. It was very humid. My camera and astronomy equipment was soaked at around 10pm the prior night.
You did great for what you had though.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:58 PM   #31
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Thanks! I really appreciate it. RP has been a constant and steep learning curve.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:11 PM   #32
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Sky looks a LOT better in the accepted version. Glad it got on. Looks like it could have been taken any time from the early 70's through the mid-late 90's.
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Thanks! Sadly, I just realized after looking at the site I could have saved myself a lot of time and just taken a photo of a door. I'd probably have a PC under my belt too.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:51 PM   #34
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It should have been rejected for Bad Info.
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It was shot in raw. Again, these are technical challenges from the angle of the sun. And every time I reprocess to the screeners comments, It degrades.
Can you explain this? Are you actually reprocessing the formerly processed image, or are you starting over from the original file each time (like you probably should to avoid that degradation)?
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PS - I rotated it .01 CCW and that looked crooked.
In other words, looks good to me as is.
The verticals on the centered Chessie cab look PERFECT.

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perpendicular to the ground?
.8 CCW and it started to look better.
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Agree on the CCW, I noticed it right away. Mitch can't always be right.

Glad it's on. Go into the editing feature and change "B&O 6340" to "BO 6240" as RP chokes on the ampersand and the shot will never appear in a search.

It isn't conventional to identify the 2nd locomotive instead of the leader, but I have no argument that says one should do it differently.
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Agree on the CCW, I noticed it right away. Mitch can't always be right.

Glad it's on. Go into the editing feature and change "B&O 6340" to "BO 6240" as RP chokes on the ampersand and the shot will never appear in a search.

It isn't conventional to identify the 2nd locomotive instead of the leader, but I have no argument that says one should do it differently.
Why is RP even accepting "&" in the data field? Refuse once, and you never have to worry about it again. I've fixed a bunch for others already...

As for .8 degrees (not even a full percent of a single degree) - was it turned? I can't tell. The "structure" is still leaning and Loyd was the one that said tipping left or right /CCW or CW was not the issue.

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PS - I think the engines popped a bit better in my edit - Sean, did you try (do you have PS) adjusting the clipping as noted? Engines seem just a bit dark and less then crisp in the accepted version, though the sky seems more accurate.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:17 AM   #39
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Why is RP even accepting "&" in the data field? Refuse once, and you never have to worry about it again. I've fixed a bunch for others already...

As for .8 degrees (not even a full percent of a single degree) - was it turned? I can't tell. The "structure" is still leaning and Loyd was the one that said tipping left or right /CCW or CW was not the issue.

/Mitch

PS - I think the engines popped a bit better in my edit - Sean, did you try (do you have PS) adjusting the clipping as noted? Engines seem just a bit dark and less then crisp in the accepted version, though the sky seems more accurate.
I wish that I could have got the engines in with more pop. However I kept getting hit with overprocessed with them. I may try to re-edit the accepted photo master and resubmit down the line. I am done for now though. I have a file with about twenty photos in it of that one photo. Still, I am pleased with the fianl outcome, or at least the fact it finally made it.

I'm sure there is plenty to nitpick. I might have been an expert photojournalist at one point, but I am not an expert train photogrpaher. At 32, married and a job that requires me to be away from home 12 hours a day, I just don;t have the time to set up and plan out some of the spectacular shots I have seen on here. One day maybe. For now I just have to rely on being at the right place at the right time like this shot. Or a trip to a heritage railway like Strasburg or Western MD on my birthday.

Again, thanks for those who took the time to help a stranger in his quest to get a photo accepted.
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I hope that was a tounge in cheek post about the Hog in a leisure suit Mitch..

Sean, I wouldn't sweat it. The photo makes you happy, and that's job number one.

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I hope that was a tounge in cheek post about the Hog in a leisure suit Mitch..

Sean, I wouldn't sweat it. The photo makes you happy, and that's job number one.

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C'mon people, this is real Chessie!

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C'mon people, this is real Chessie...
Pfffffttt..... OK, I was just playing, but if you want to see the REAL Chessie, look no further!

"...The C&O heavily promoted the 500 as the locomotive of the future, and advertised them pulling the soon to be placed in service "Chessie" passenger train. The Chessie was to have four dome cars and one of the lounges had a large warm water aquarium with tropical fish...."

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Not even close guys. The real Chessie:

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I think this argument has now been won.... by about the width of a cat's whisker.
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I think this argument has now been won.... by about the width of a cat's whisker.
Yes, I did, thank you very much! It only counts if one only go the shot by one's self, back in the day.

Now watch Ron pop in with a picture of the cat he took himself.
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Question Just to be an asshole (sorry Joe) I used the conjunctive of " asshole.".

Just to be an asshole (sorry Joe).

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