Old 06-25-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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Worth another screener battle? A cloudy day but the colors look decent and it isn't the usual gray washout. Any thoughts?

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:24 AM   #2
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If it was in a rural setting with some landscape and had the clouds been more defind, perhaps.

This - no.
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Nope. Cloudy Day Common Power
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:43 AM   #5
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Thanks guys for the input! Gotcha on the cloudiness.

I think the "common power" thing was discussed before but to clarify there are only 17 of these units active. There are quite a few shots of them in the dtabase but as you will notice almost all somewhere on the Pittsburgh Line and nowhere else. This was obviously quite a distance from home turf.

Gotcha all on the cloudy day note, not worth any more effort.

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Common power can actually refer to a locomotive that is one of a kind if it has been photographed a lot and your photo doesn't show the significance of it being in a different location. You might have had a chance (argument) if you caught it with a recognizable landmark like a known station, tower, or Atlantic region building of some kind in the photo.

Learned the same thing myself when Frisco high-nose U25Bs visited New Jersey when I was a kid and I took a cloudy day wedgie of them with nothing but an nd grade crossing. The shot didn't show that they were in NJ. Had I gone a block south I would have got them with a local station in the shot and the shot would have meant so much more.

Okay - edit - I see that you have the Free State Steel in the shot - which to be honest, undermines what I just said - but only somewhat. It's kind of a ho-hum building. It's not like that viaduct you shot with the trolley underneath it or that bridge you turned me onto in Anacostia. Those are the kind of real landmarks I was thinking of.

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I think the "common power" thing was discussed before but to clarify there are only 17 of these units active. There are quite a few shots of them in the dtabase but as you will notice almost all somewhere on the Pittsburgh Line and nowhere else. This was obviously quite a distance from home turf.
Gotta make it look like it's not home turf. A generic type shot that could be anywhere, USA isn't gonna cut it.

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