Old 11-20-2017, 12:39 AM   #301
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I am very happy to be shooting that this coming Saturday and then uploading to Flickr, Facebook and Joe the Photog Dot Com. It's nice to realize that railroad photography is a fun hobby again and not a competition. Let others fret over rejections and Top 24s.
Why are you even posting on the forums? I thought you were boycotting RP.
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:40 AM   #302
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No way will there be more uploaded from the deadhead.. lol

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What amazes me is that unit made it all the way to Jacksonville, and then back again on a train full of passenger equipment, and there are hardly any shots from GA or FL. What gives? Did they sneak it down there and back in the dead of night?
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What amazes me is that unit made it all the way to Jacksonville, and then back again on a train full of passenger equipment, and there are hardly any shots from GA or FL. What gives? Did they sneak it down there and back in the dead of night?
It's coming to Orlando, so I get to take pictures of it after all...
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:58 PM   #304
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It's coming to Orlando, so I get to take pictures of it after all...
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What amazes me is that unit made it all the way to Jacksonville, and then back again on a train full of passenger equipment, and there are hardly any shots from GA or FL. What gives? Did they sneak it down there and back in the dead of night?
The majority of travel was through darkness. Don't worry, there was plenty of shots taken Friday-Saturday to make up for it.

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It's coming to Orlando, so I get to take pictures of it after all...
Doesn't count South of Spartanburg

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Old 11-20-2017, 03:23 PM   #307
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Even with the CRR units on the rear of the consist with no F40s attached? Hmmm...
So it looks like 40-50 participated all day Friday. I saw more than 100 people just at Osbornes' Curve on Saturday.

It was a very fun event and kudos to CSX, SARM, Kingsport COC, and the numerous individuals who made it all happen.

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Old 11-20-2017, 06:31 PM   #308
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Too bad they had to paint over that beautiful C&O paint scheme with a boring Clinchfield scheme.




(now it's time to run away from the angry crowd with pitchforks! hahaha)
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Too bad they had to paint over that beautiful C&O paint scheme with a boring Clinchfield scheme.
That C&O paint was looking pretty ratty... I saw it up close in 2014 at Spencer and it was showing it's age there.
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I mean...yeah, it's a cool concept, and Happy Thanksgiving and all, but holy crap, can you say "UNLEVEL"?!

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That C&O paint was looking pretty ratty... I saw it up close in 2014 at Spencer and it was showing it's age there.
That wasn't a reply I was expecting.
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Just took at quick look at the thumbnails for today as I haven't been much on the site the last few months and happen to click on a picture that I know the area well and wonder how some glitches slipped by on this one with the number of much better shots submitted by the photog?

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Being during the daylight the first question I have is what is the meteor shower affect in the sky from, over processing? The train and tree edges have a muddled look to them and drone or not many clearer shots don't make the cut, guess with this thread some things are status quo . Trying to make sense of things and get a little education too even though some things seem to make NO sense I know !

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The question I have about the sky is it would be very easy to deal with most of the the artifacts where ever they came from. So how do you not see that when you review your own image critically? There are other things but I guess you could say the overall scene might carry it but not skies like that??? are just too obvious even if you are on the bye list.

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Everything's leaning eastward as well.
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Typical Burkholder quality.

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Just took at quick look at the thumbnails for today as I haven't been much on the site the last few months and happen to click on a picture that I know the area well and wonder how some glitches slipped by on this one with the number of much better shots submitted by the photog?

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Being during the daylight the first question I have is what is the meteor shower affect in the sky from, over processing? The train and tree edges have a muddled look to them and drone or not many clearer shots don't make the cut, guess with this thread some things are status quo . Trying to make sense of things and get a little education too even though some things seem to make NO sense I know !

My 2 cents, Rich

Seeing that image just makes me feel like my eyes are being stabbed with needles.
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The question I have about the sky is it would be very easy to deal with most of the the artifacts where ever they came from. So how do you not see that when you review your own image critically? There are other things but I guess you could say the overall scene might carry it but not skies like that??? are just too obvious even if you are on the bye list.

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I have to wonder if some of the issues that folks are detecting in this image were missed because of mobile processing....meaning perhaps it was a quickie edit done in the car on some mobile device, for the purpose of getting it out quickly....for whatever reason. These days, there seems to be an emphasis on instant gratification. During my last charter, a couple of weeks back, I am told that certain attendees had photos all over the internet before everyone made it to their hotel rooms. Not being a F***book addict, I was unaware of it. But now having seen some of the results of that kind of activity, the only thing I can say is that sometimes, when you want it bad, that's how you get it.
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I have to wonder if some of the issues that folks are detecting in this image were missed because of mobile processing....meaning perhaps it was a quickie edit done in the car on some mobile device, for the purpose of getting it out quickly....for whatever reason. These days, there seems to be an emphasis on instant gratification. During my last charter, a couple of weeks back, I am told that certain attendees had photos all over the internet before everyone made it to their hotel rooms. Not being a F***book addict, I was unaware of it. But now having seen some of the results of that kind of activity, the only thing I can say is that sometimes, when you want it bad, that's how you get it.
Kevin, you have some good points but it boils down to the argument of an apparent "double standard" with screeners when you see shots get in and then see some rejected ones on the forum that seem to have better quality and pass the other criteria! It just makes for more threads like this , but it could be in the quest to get more "views/hits" for the site using certain photogs at the expense of keeping standards in line. In this day of shots getting in that have been "photoshopped" into made up shots, obvious issues such as the sky and the muddled look to the engines should be addressed even if it takes time, IMO. If it can't get fixed then it should not be accepted but I'm just a outsider to the site and can only give my opinion .

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I have to wonder if some of the issues that folks are detecting in this image were missed because of mobile processing....meaning perhaps it was a quickie edit done in the car on some mobile device, for the purpose of getting it out quickly....for whatever reason. These days, there seems to be an emphasis on instant gratification. During my last charter, a couple of weeks back, I am told that certain attendees had photos all over the internet before everyone made it to their hotel rooms. Not being a F***book addict, I was unaware of it. But now having seen some of the results of that kind of activity, the only thing I can say is that sometimes, when you want it bad, that's how you get it.
Yes, but he had 21 months to fix the flaws on this one!
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I mean...yeah, it's a cool concept, and Happy Thanksgiving and all, but holy crap, can you say "UNLEVEL"?!

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Those type of shots are pretty difficult. I have done a couple of them, and shooting at a super wide-angle on full frame with lots of verticals in the near-ground it's pretty hard to keep everything level because of wide-angle distortion. In fact, out of the camera, it's impossible. You can fix it in post obviously with photoshop perspective correction. And it's obvious he didn't do it, or at least completely do it.

I remember it took me quite a few attempts to get these shots accepted on here, and always for level if I remember right. These were all shot on a tripod, and I had the luxury of having the entire place to myself, didn't have to move stuff around waiting for a train. Also this was back when trains were more common on this stretch of the C&O

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I'm not saying any of my shots are great, but I was proud of what I got out of them at the time. The day was a complete washout, dreary, cold, brutal day for photography.
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Those type of shots are pretty difficult. I have done a couple of them, and shooting at a super wide-angle on full frame with lots of verticals in the near-ground it's pretty hard to keep everything level because of wide-angle distortion.
Uhhh...what? Dude, I've been shooting real estate for a living for nearly 11 years and a room like that is a PIECE OF CAKE to fix. Come on...it's just lazy editing and lazy screening.
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Uhhh...what? Dude, I've been shooting real estate for a living for nearly 11 years and a room like that is a PIECE OF CAKE to fix. Come on...it's just lazy editing and lazy screening.
Well, I will admit lazy screening, like I said, I had mine rejected multiple times. Maybe they gave a shit more back then, maybe they are just phoning it in at this point.

I don't do a lot of shots like that, so it was challenging to me.
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Yeah, I remember those, and I think I remember playing around with the first one. I probably should have done the other two as well, because your verticals are f*cked on those.
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Troy,

It seems that you shot those three images at 17mm on a full frame camera(according to the EXIF information)

David's was shot with a 28mm on a crop sensor.

Shooting with the 17mm FX is going to have significantly more distortion than the 28mm DX. Indoor shots are still difficult, but your shot -with that lens- would be significantly harder.
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Seriously....1 minute of intoxicated sloppy editing resulted in this...


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Starting from the raw file sans beer consumption would have resulted in a the verticals being perfect.
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