Old 03-31-2008, 02:41 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me where the see any dirt or dust? Im stumped on this one. Please show me where if you can spot it....
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:50 AM   #2
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Uhh....about halfway between the beacon and the right edge of the picture. And uh...........next to the left edge of the picture aligned with the horn. Also maybe along the top there are some very small ones...not sure on that though. Man these screeners are good! I wouldn't have seen any of them unless they were pointed out to me. Sweet picture, btw. The Kentucky Railway Museum is now on my list of places to revisit!
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Uhh....about halfway between the beacon and the right edge of the picture. And uh...........next to the left edge of the picture aligned with the horn. Also maybe along the top there are some very small ones...not sure on that though. Man these screeners are good! I wouldn't have seen any of them unless they were pointed out to me. Sweet picture, btw. The Kentucky Railway Museum is now on my list of places to revisit!
Thanks, I still cant spot them but thanks anyway. Yes KRM has a nice operation and I feel very honored to be a volunteer down there. I have a blast everytime I get a chance to help out.
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:22 AM   #4
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Hey Alex...

First off, nice shot, and it has a great subject!

Attached are two images, the first has the two prominent dust spots circled, and the second is the result of 30 seconds worth of clone/stamp tool.

Hope that helps!

EDIT: oops, missed a spot... I just noticed a small spot just to the right of the horn, perhaps?
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Hey Alex...

First off, nice shot, and it has a great subject!

Attached are two images, the first has the two prominent dust spots circled, and the second is the result of 30 seconds worth of clone/stamp tool.

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Hello Chris,
Thanks, I must be blind cause I still dont see the dust but thats just me. Also using clone stamp is not allowed on RP is it?
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I was under the impression that it is OK to use it to remove dust spots, but NOT to remove poles, wires, etc...
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Thanks, I must be blind cause I still dont see the dust but thats just me. Also using clone stamp is not allowed on RP is it?


You're right. No clone stamp to take out dust specks. Also, you can't rotate an image if your horizn is unlevel.


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Sorry, kid, just being sarcastic. Of course you can use the clone stamp to take out specks of dust. Be careful not to take out other things though, like telephone poles and Dash 9s.


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Sorry, kid, just being sarcastic. Of course you can use the clone stamp to take out specks of dust. Be careful not to take out other things though, like telephone poles and Dash 9s.


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We wouldnt want to take a beutiful dash 9 out of the shot right?
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Sorry, kid, just being sarcastic. Of course you can use the clone stamp to take out specks of dust. Be careful not to take out other things though, like telephone poles and Dash 9s.


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If I was any good at photoshop every photo I uploaded would have an EMD product up front. Maybe I can get the guys over at CSX to help me out.
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Just to reiterate the Photo Submission Guidelines found here:

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Got it. Thanks guys!
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Be careful not to take out other things though, like telephone poles and Dash 9s.
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Got it. Thanks guys!
Nice shot, congrats!!
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Nice shot. I just got a copy of Cary Poole's book on CF7's - it's pretty interesting, in a hardcore train geek sort of way.
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Heavy photoshopping is one of those games you can play on railpictures; feel free to do as much as you like, just don't get caught. I know personally I won't let a pesky pole or wire (or three) ruin a great shot and I would say that most serious contributors are the same way.

Now I've personality never done something wild like put another engine in the photo, I would not be surprised if there is more than few like that on RP.
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Got it. Thanks guys!
Yes, great shot. I have trouble seeing some of my dust spots too. A trick that I found for myself is to zoom in...in the editor enough that you have to use the slide bar to move the photo around a good 1/3-1/2 screen. I tend to see a moving spot better than one just hiding in the clouds waiting for me to break out the infrared goggles.
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Now I've personality never done something wild like put another engine in the photo, I would not be surprised if there is more than few like that on RP.
I like the idea of "build your own consist"!

I can't say I've did any editing to remove poles, people, etc. I would like to take a chainsaw and open up some scenic areas though!

CF7 is a sexy looking locomotive, good to see you got the shot in!

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Alex,

What you may want to start doing is being a little more careful when changing your lens. The best pointers I have gotten from people is never leave your mirror exposed long at all, with no lens on it, and change your lens inside, in the open, away from furniture where dust flies everywhere etc.

I know its hard to get away from it, but wait till the dust settles until you change lenses. Even I have noticed a few dust spots working their way into my photos. Its really unavoidable, unless you have a camera that automatically cleans the mirror itself.

But if it gets to a point where dust spots are everywhere, like one of my friends Nikon D70 is, all you have to do is send it off to your local camera store and get the mirror cleaned.

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I like the idea of "build your own consist"!
So does CSX!
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You're right. No clone stamp to take out dust specks. Also, you can't rotate an image if your horizn is unlevel.

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