Old 07-11-2017, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Wow, it got accepted

As a roster shot no less and a top shot too. Getting a photo accepted is like playing Russian Roulette. #Inconsistency

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Yeah I was very surprised by that getting on as well. I had always been under the impression that a roster shot needed to be technically perfect to get on or of something extremely rare, of which this is neither. Oh well \_(ツ)_/
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I didn't pay attention to it, passed it by. The number boards are sharp.

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And its the #1 top of 24 photo today, what the hell?

Anyone else notice what a poor photoshop job it is? The selector tool missed a big spot before the shadow and highlights tool was jacked, and it looks really bad.

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That's actually a shadow

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I was just about to call this one out too. High sun, poorly cropped, grass obstruction (I've been hit with this with as little obstruction).

1) Not sure why the photographer wanted to share this.

2) Shaking my head that the screeners let it through.

3) Wondering what in the world is so interesting about it that it's got over 3K views.
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Troy, I think that's the dynamic brake blister shadow. You're not used to seeing that being so big like that because such a ridiculously high-sun shot isn't usually in the DB.
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That's actually a shadow

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Indicative of high sun. and not side lit.
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3) Wondering what in the world is so interesting about it that it's got over 3K views.
I wish they hadn't removed the feature to see where linked views came from. A shot like this leaves me wondering...
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Troy, I think that's the dynamic brake blister shadow. You're not used to seeing that being so big like that because such a ridiculously high-sun shot isn't usually in the DB.
Ok, got it, I can see that now, thought someone was just being lazy with the selector tool.
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I wish they hadn't removed the feature to see where linked views came from. A shot like this leaves me wondering...
Could be WTF clicks or it was whored out aka Burkholder style.

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Honestly, of my three questions, the second one, how'd it get past the screener, is the least concerning. Of course mistakes get made and sometimes you're distracted.

The other two questions are what stupify me. Why on earth would you post that unless you wanted to show someone what high sun is (and explain not to shoot it)?

And why are so many people viewing it?
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Except...this is not a high sun shot.

Come on, you guys.
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Except...this is not a high sun shot.

Come on, you guys.
Fine - head-on nose light causing shadows on the side of the locomotive similar to those caused by high sun also.

Happy now?
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Fine - head-on nose light causing shadows on the side of the locomotive similar to those caused by high sun also.

Happy now?
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If I made a grammatical error Jim would know it wasn't I.

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Except...this is not a high sun shot.

Come on, you guys.
I disagree. It's definitely axis-lit, but look at the angle of the dynamic brake shadow that Troy pointed out. Not quite straight down (That only happens between the tropics (+/- 22 degrees latitude)), but it's about as close as it gets in Portland.
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I disagree.
You disagree that it's not high sun? Uhhh....take a look at the short shadows from the grab bars on the nose. Definitely not even close to being high sun. If this loco was rotated 20-30 degrees CW, this would be a textbook-lit roster shot.

And if the camera data is correct, this photo was taken at 5:33pm.

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The angle and length of the shadow have been distorted at 145mm (232mm on his crop sensor D5100). Thus, the angle of the shadow looks straighter down due to the compression of the focal length.
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The angle and length of the shadow have been distorted at 145mm (232mm on his crop sensor D5100). Thus, the angle of the shadow looks straighter down due to the compression of the focal length.
Looking closer. I was thrown by the lack of apparent shadow in the black area. and I concede.

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Looking closer. I was thrown by the lack of apparent shadow in the black area. and I concede.

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