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Old 07-09-2008, 09:32 PM   #2
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That's a cool shot. I like how he managed to avoid getting the CSX train shadow on the NS train. Pretty nifty photography trick there! I need to learn that one.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:37 PM   #3
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hohohohohhohhhohhhooohhhhohhhohoohohohoooHOW DID HE DO THAT?!?!
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:05 PM   #6
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There's some odd dark/blurry areas around the AC box on the lead NS unit. Also, I love how there's no exhaust distortion showing up on the upper train. Fail.
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There's some odd dark/blurry areas around the AC box on the lead NS unit.
I noticed that too Chris, and After zooming way in, there's a couple smaller circular areas of DTTX yellow on the AC box too..

A for effort I guess...

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Anyone notice the angle of the sun on each train? Check out the handrails.
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Basically my feeling on the matter.
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So now I'm pondering two questions:

1. Why would an accomplished RP photographer, with lots of good photos, attempt this?

*edit* The name ran a bell, he's got an awesome shot in my 2007 NS employee Calendar, for April.

2. How often does this happen, and not get caught?

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But in all seriousness, I read Ron Flanary's comment and it took me a while to notice the match line he was talking about, the a/c unit has a halo around it. Obvious use of a cloning tool....but from where? I believe the screeners are for the most part consistent, but I guess stuff like this slips by from time to time.

Obviously this is what a REAL over/under shot should look like.

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Old 07-09-2008, 10:53 PM   #12
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So now I'm pondering two questions:

1. Why would an accomplished RP photographer, with lots of good photos, attempt this?

*edit* The name ran a bell, he's got an awesome shot in my 2007 NS employee Calendar, for April.

2. How often does this happen, and not get caught?

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1) I dunno. Ask him. How many of his other photos might be "fake"? (Not saying any others are or anything, but if this one is....)

2) Well, if we knew the answer, then it would be 100% of the time getting caught, right?



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Old 07-09-2008, 10:56 PM   #13
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My apologies. I was mistaken.
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You might want to consider these few for review. Those lights all look very fake. The lens flare does not seem naturally occurring in any of the shots. The light streaks all go off in the exact same spot in each of them. I think he is a fan of the render tool in PS. There might be some more but I don't think its worth my time to go through all his shots.
Speaking of night shots, I love the, uhhh, "stars" in this one:

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Speaking of night shots, I love the, uhhh, "stars" in this one:

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You might want to consider these few for review. Those lights all look very fake. The lens flare does not seem naturally occurring in any of the shots. The light streaks all go off in the exact same spot in each of them. I think he is a fan of the render tool in PS. There might be some more but I don't think its worth my time to go through all his shots.
He appears to have used an 8 star filter on the lens, dont know if that is achiaviable in photo shop. Personally i dont mind the shots, they are all super sharp and clear, just my oppinion thought
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He appears to have used an 8 star filter on the lens, dont know if that is achiaviable in photo shop. Personally i dont mind the shots, they are all super sharp and clear, just my oppinion thought
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They look pretty decent to me, too. He used long exposures for all of them and smaller apertures, so the star pattern he achieved is pretty common.

Most likely this, though:



Very similar effect:


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You might want to consider these few for review. Those lights all look very fake. The lens flare does not seem naturally occurring in any of the shots. The light streaks all go off in the exact same spot in each of them. I think he is a fan of the render tool in PS. There might be some more but I don't think its worth my time to go through all his shots.

My little Kodak stars the headlights at night if I shoot a higher f/stop... I don't like it, but here's a one decent starry of mine...

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They look pretty decent to me, too. He used long exposures for all of them and smaller apertures, so the star pattern he achieved is pretty common.

Most likely this, though:

Thats what i think to Jim, have not used one for years. I think i over used it and spoiled a few shots.
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Thats what i think to Jim, have not used one for years. I think i over used it and spoiled a few shots.
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Never tried one, and I don't think I'd bother to, either. You can get a good star effect without one:



Not 8 point, but 6 still looks pretty decent.
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Those light shots are fine, and the photographer specifically mentions in one of the comments that he doesn't use a star filter. Anyone who shoots at night has gotten that effect before. See this shot:

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I know for a fact that there were no shenanigans with that shot.

The only issue I have is with the over-under shot... there are too many things going on in it that don't look right...
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Those light shots are fine, and the photographer specifically mentions in one of the comments that he doesn't use a star filter. Anyone who shoots at night has gotten that effect before. See this shot:

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I know for a fact that there were no shenanigans with that shot.
Dude, that water is SO fake!! You must have used the liquify feature in photoshop.

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I wish the photo wasn't deleted, now I can't see what it looked like. Sounds interesting after all of this discussion. Also, who was the person?
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I wish the photo wasn't deleted, now I can't see what it looked like. Sounds interesting after all of this discussion. Also, who was the person?
If someone wouldnt have pointed it out I woulda never known....His name was Casey or something like that!
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If someone wouldnt have pointed it out I woulda never known....His name was Casey or something like that!
Casey Thomason.



Also, notice these shots.....

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