Old 09-26-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Here are my two new rejects for today!

Okay what in the world is this intriguing machine called?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=735055&key=0

And any ideas how to improve this shot? Or is it hopeless?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=735051&key=0



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Old 09-27-2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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Here are my two new rejects for today!

Okay what in the world is this intriguing machine called?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=735055&key=0

And any ideas how to improve this shot? Or is it hopeless?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=735051&key=0



Thanks!
Backlit and obviously front-coupled. Hopeless.
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:21 AM   #3
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Front coupled never crossed my mind, and what exactly does backlit mean?
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Backlit and obviously front-coupled. Hopeless.
The train is about to tip over, too.
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Backlit means that the train is not lit on the side and nose that are visible. In this case I don't see what Andrew sees, since there is obviously sun on the nose and, while the sun is coming down from a pretty high angle, the side of the engine is also lit.

But front-coupled is a big no-no on RP, so it does not matter. And as Jim said, it is nowhere close to level.

Yes, it is nice to grab a shot of a unit mostly still in SP color for one's collection, but a "roster shot" of a non-lead unit just doesn't fly for RP.

I don't see "poor image quality" myself, maybe a mis-click by the screener?

On the other shot, don't know what it is, maybe a tamper? I'm pretty ignorant on this stuff. But cool to see that loose ballast, and so white, interesting texture. RP is not a fan of roster shots of maintenance equipment, usually.
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Backlit means that the train is not lit on the side and nose that are visible. In this case I don't see what Andrew sees

On the other shot, don't know what it is, maybe a tamper?
Yes, the machine depicted is a tamper, and AB(2) was pointing out that this image, not the SP roster shot, was backlit.
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Ah, got it. First sentence, two brief diagnoses, one for each shot, second sentence, overall verdict.
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I'm guessing the screener gave him the PIQ just because there was so many things to choose from. Frount coupled, going away, horizon unlevel (understated!) poor lighting..... Might have been better to choose the Top 3 and let it go.
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Thanks for the info on the front coupled and identifying the tamper, also thanks for explaining 'backlit' to me.
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