Old 06-04-2012, 11:56 PM   #26
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OK, I guess I am not getting my embedded attachments right. How do I use the paperclip? I am doing the awkward combo of a) uploading the attachment, b) opening the attachment in a new window to get the url, c) using the Insert Image icon to get the image to appear in the post.
After you upload an attachment and close the attachment window, click on the paper clip icon and you'll see the attachment in the little drop down menu. Click on it, and the attachment number will appear within attachment quotes. You can then move that around to anywhere in the post, or leave it as is. Also, when you do it the "old" way, you can't write any text after the photo. But if you use the paper clip method, you can.

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Okay Jim, you're saying the hood end is a distraction? Does this look any better? I thought it was a bonus in that I also got a glint in there.
Looks better, but that image could use a little more saturation. To me, strong glint on one half of the end of the long hood is unattractive like that of a windshield glinting.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:15 AM   #27
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After you upload an attachment and close the attachment window, click on the paper clip icon and you'll see the attachment in the little drop down menu. Click on it, and the attachment number will appear within attachment quotes. You can then move that around to anywhere in the post, or leave it as is. Also, when you do it the "old" way, you can't write any text after the photo. But if you use the paper clip method, you can.
I think I can put text after the photo, at least if I edit the post and add the text them, after the IMG HTML.

Anyway, here is a test.Name:  Amtrak.OcciquanBridgeVA060312P164.5073s.jpg
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And here is the test text. Great stuff, Jim!
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:36 AM   #28
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Looks better, but that image could use a little more saturation.
Well Jim, I took your advise and increased the saturation. No bad color rejection this time. Now I need your advice on leveling. So much for using lasers for leveling, it appears it didn't work.

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Old 06-05-2012, 12:55 AM   #29
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Appeal. It's level. When one has a big dominant vertical like that, the end of the long hood, and one has seen thousands of wide shots not perspective controlled, sometimes one that is adjusted looks like it is now the opposite, going wider at the top, an illusion. Appeal, tell them to grid the thing.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:21 AM   #30
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Appeal. It's level. When one has a big dominant vertical like that, the end of the long hood, and one has seen thousands of wide shots not perspective controlled, sometimes one that is adjusted looks like it is now the opposite, going wider at the top, an illusion. Appeal, tell them to grid the thing.
Well the one thing I have never done on RP is appeal a picture. If an appeal is required to get this picture on, then it just isn't going to happen.

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Old 06-05-2012, 01:35 AM   #31
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it "looks" like it needs to go clockwise, but that may be an illusion.
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Well the one thing I have never done on RP is appeal a picture. If an appeal is required to get this picture on, then it just isn't going to happen.

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Well, frankly, I don't know what principle of life you are applying here, but you have done a heck of a lot more than a simple appeal already. But then I lean toward the practical side.

I see someone else has chimed in on the illusion side.

Up to you! But put it this way, it is level. You could rotate it a bit, I suppose, to reduce the illusion, or redo the perspective control to leave a bit of tilt in there, on the principle of meeting the viewer's expectations (not necessarily a bad thing). But then it isn't "right", although it may be more pleasing. Being right is also a principle worth upholding.

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BTW the color looks great now.
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Holy crap. .05 rotation and it's on. Thanks Hatchetman. That little sliver made a difference. No appeal necessary, just a quick fix. Now for a drink to see where my sanity went to.

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Chris, glad it made it on! Not sure how much longer the blue and yellow units will be around so the effort was well worth it.
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Wow - I submit, appeal if I don't agree and once in a very great while I might actually re-work and resubmit once only. Most of the time I move on to the next photo that I decide to submit. I'm afraid I would go crazy if I kept re-working a photo to get it on RPnet.

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I remember being there in the early eighties taking pictures of the Milwaukee Road. I was glad to see that the unit was an ex Milwaukee. Sure brought back some memories. Only the color has changed. The train coming at me all of sudden throttled up, started making smoke and some good old fashion diesel noise a la 1970's as it made a run for the hill to get out of the Mississippi valley.
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Wow - I submit, appeal if I don't agree and once in a very great while I might actually re-work and resubmit once only. Most of the time I move on to the next photo that I decide to submit. I'm afraid I would go crazy if I kept re-working a photo to get it on RPnet.

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Thanks Indecline. I think I had an insanity moment here. I hope it doesn't happen again.

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you must be a very patient man. after that type of go-around I usually yell at the kids and then I'm in the doghouse with everyone.
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