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Old 12-06-2017, 04:57 PM   #401
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It would almost be worth photoshopping the watermark out, and emailing it to the photographer just to prove the fallacy that is watermarking.

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I agree. I've been putting a small watermark on mine for the past couple of years, if only to ensure that if someone copies the image intact as a screensaver, FB page, etc, it is still clear who owns the work. But your point is undeniable. If someone with even basic editing skills wants to pirate, modify or otherwise bastardize copyrighted work, they can.....and probably do it with relative impunity. Copyright laws are pretty gutless unless the copyright owner becomes aware of the violation and has the time and financial resources to try and make them stick. There are no "Copyright Cops", unfortunately.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:13 PM   #402
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I wonder if they'll reject my comment.

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Old 12-07-2017, 02:51 PM   #403
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I wonder if they'll reject my comment.

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(I added "blue" to the food coloring comment before I posted)

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The 1225 makes a great subject. Would love to get back up there and see her again. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of this particular image. After I read your comment, I took a look at it on an IPAD. The Apple displays are usually pretty true color-wise. I am really surprised that the photographer (and the screener) didn't catch the obvious color-cast issue. Other less-than-pleasing aspects include too much flash power (nuked) and a large, complex watermark that does not blend well at all with the woods.

I suspect that the target (FB) audience probably doesn't care about any of those issues.


Jim, do you sell your patented Snow Hood (TM)? I want one!
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:56 PM   #404
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Most of his 'great' photography should be rejected.

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Old 12-07-2017, 05:55 PM   #405
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Jim, do you sell your patented Snow Hood (TM)? I want one!

Kevin, that "hood" is a small black lamp shade I bought at a dollar store, which I then taped to the hood for the Canon 100-400.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:24 AM   #406
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WTF?

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Do they no longer reject for stupid dimensions or aspect ratios? This shot would look decent if it were cropped on the bottom where the left rail exits the frame but as accepted it just looks like some idiot shot it with a cell phone.
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Do they no longer reject for stupid dimensions or aspect ratios? This shot would look decent if it were cropped on the bottom where the left rail exits the frame but as accepted it just looks like some idiot shot it with a cell phone.
It's not even a cell phone ratio. That's just terrible.

However, I can now sleep tonight...

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It's not even a cell phone ratio. That's just terrible.

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It's not even a cell phone ratio. That's just terrible.

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And I got an 'size: unusual aspect ratio' rejection for an 8x10 a little while back ... lol
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And I got an 'size: unusual aspect ratio' rejection for an 8x10 a little while back ... lol
So did I a couple months ago.
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The 1225 makes a great subject. Would love to get back up there and see her again. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of this particular image. After I read your comment, I took a look at it on an IPAD. The Apple displays are usually pretty true color-wise. I am really surprised that the photographer (and the screener) didn't catch the obvious color-cast issue. Other less-than-pleasing aspects include too much flash power (nuked) and a large, complex watermark that does not blend well at all with the woods.

I suspect that the target (FB) audience probably doesn't care about any of those issues.


Jim, do you sell your patented Snow Hood (TM)? I want one!

I realize Kevin is not liked but cmon, thats a sweet shot with the plume standing out.
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I realize Kevin is not liked but cmon, thats a sweet shot with the plume standing out.
It would have been even sweeter if the plume wasn't blue
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It would have been even sweeter if the plume wasn't blue

The blue-ness is odd. It might be an artifact from converting from NEF to JPG maybe. Or Srgb. It would have been very easy to color correct, or simply use the desaturate tool to turn it gray. All in all though, pretty well done. The focus is the tough thing in the dark and it looks OK. Exposure is actually pretty good, although I would probably have darkened it down a little with the exposure tool. The hard thing is spacing the flash correctly and that was done here. Steam engines are different from diesels in that they are flat black where diesels are not only bright paint, the paint is usually metal flake. It takes a different lighting strategy for each. My only criticism is the train isn't in a particularly interesting setting. Not sure if there was something better somewhere else though.

This railroad is on my "will get to it" list. In the past our family vacations have been either way north (Arctic), the West, or Europe. We've never been to Michigan. Now that my kids are grown and gone, and wife & I have more vacation days, I intend to start knocking off a few things from my "will get to it" list.


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