Old 03-15-2012, 05:29 AM   #1
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There might have been an article in the April Trains about this, but this is about the worst I've ever seen.

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Old 03-15-2012, 12:10 PM   #2
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I bet she didn't get as dirty as this girl, though:

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There might have been an article in the April Trains about this, but this is about the worst I've ever seen.

Wow. That almost leaves me speechless. FWIW, it you go to his web site there is a Facebook link and in the folder Senir Pics 2012 (real photographers should never refer to them a "pics" but I digress) you will find this photo. There are a few comments on how great the picture is, but so far none on how both photog and model could have died a very violent and nasty death.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
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They aren't photographers. Real photographers wouldn't endanger their clients in that manner.

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Old 03-18-2012, 06:55 PM   #5
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The worst situation I have seen was a photographer taking engagement photos at an active grade crossing here in Utah. The couple was seated between the rails and the photographer was on a medium tall, aluminum step ladder, also between the rails! My warning was answered with a naive "We'll keep a look out", or words to that effect.
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Here is a link about warning parents to choose the right photographers that stay away from the tracks.

http://www.violetphotographyanddesig...-photographer/

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I guess I don't understand the fascination with being photographed standing, sitting or lying on railroad tracks....active or abandoned.
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I guess I don't understand the fascination with being photographed standing, sitting or lying on railroad tracks....active or abandoned.
Aww... c'mon Kevin. Even Steinheimer had *some* fascination with the idea!

http://forums.railpictures.net/showthread.php?t=14832

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After seeing this come up on Facebook a little while ago, I actually went to the trouble of going to the website and using the "contact us" link to send an e-mail about trespassing, endangering clients lives and limbs, etc. No response, of course - surprise, surprise. But I had to make the effort.

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The whole "senior pics" thing is vain and silly enough without throwing yourselves on the tracks.
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I bet she didn't get as dirty as this girl, though:

Is it just me, or is the bokeh absolutely terrible in that photo?
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Is it just me, or is the bokeh absolutely terrible in that photo?
Considering it was shot with a crappy Rebel XT, what would you expect?
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Considering it was shot with a crappy Rebel XT, what would you expect?
I was unaware that a sensor could much affect bokeh. I think that is a lens characteristic. The focal length was 400mm; I don't know much about lenses in that range. The cheap 75-300 might have poor bokeh, I don't know, but what 400 would have it that way?
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I was unaware that a sensor could much affect bokeh. I think that is a lens characteristic. The focal length was 400mm; I don't know much about lenses in that range. The cheap 75-300 might have poor bokeh, I don't know, but what 400 would have it that way?
It was my 100-400L. I've seen great bokeh from that lens on my 5D. I'm pretty confident that image quality issues came into play shooting that scene with my rebel.
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Bokeh is pretty much just a function of the lens, not the sensor.

BUT...

The same lens on a crop sensor versus a full frame sensor would look slightly different because you dont see the entire full field of view on a crop sensor, you dont see the extreme edges which usually have more of the bokeh effect than, say, just off center.
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It was my 100-400L. I've seen great bokeh from that lens on my 5D. I'm pretty confident that image quality issues came into play shooting that scene with my rebel.
A 100-400 really is not capable of producing bokeh, it's largest aperture is f5.6
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A 100-400 really is not capable of producing bokeh, it's largest aperture is f5.6




Yep, you're right, the 100-400 really is not capable of......producing bokeh...



400mm, f5.6, ISO 1600.
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A 100-400 really is not capable of producing bokeh, it's largest aperture is f5.6
Troy, did you find a large, empty bottle beside the computer this morning??
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Yep, you're right, the 100-400 really is not capable of......producing bokeh...



400mm, f5.6, ISO 1600.

Bokehlicious!
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Have you ever even used a 400mm before?
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How much further behind the hummingbird are the trees than the brush is behind the idiots on the railroad track? Bokeh is a function not only of the lens, but of focal plane and depth of field. I suspect the brush behind the idiots just isn't far enough beyond the focal plane to allow for a pleasing bokeh.

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I suspect the brush behind the idiots just isn't far enough beyond the focal plane to allow for a pleasing bokeh.

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Exactly. Cheap camera, zoomed in, bad lighting, probably cropped (it's been a few years), bad almost-bokeh.

In fact, it never even occurred to me until CN railfan mentioned it.

The trees in the bird shot are about 20-30 feet beyond the bird. However, I'm only about 10 feet away as you can see my reflection in the feeder.

With the picture of the people on the tracks, I was probably 50-100 yards away from them.
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Exactly. Cheap camera, zoomed in, bad lighting, probably cropped (it's been a few years), bad almost-bokeh.
"Exactly" makes it sound as though you think Jon agrees with you! I can't speak for him but I suspect he would disagree. In my view his point is valid and is the explanation and you are wrong about the camera. Take an expensive camera, same lens, same zoom, same lighting, etc., you get the "bad almost-bokeh." As I suggested many posts ago, Troy said it, Jon said it, nothing to do with the sensor. XT/D1X/D3 whatever, doesn't matter.

Troy can be wrong about that lens being incapable of bokeh and yet right about the sensor.
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"Exactly" makes it sound as though you think Jon agrees with you! I can't speak for him but I suspect he would disagree. In my view his point is valid and is the explanation and you are wrong about the camera. Take an expensive camera, same lens, same zoom, same lighting, etc., you get the "bad almost-bokeh." As I suggested many posts ago, Troy said it, Jon said it, nothing to do with the sensor. XT/D1X/D3 whatever, doesn't matter.

Troy can be wrong about that lens being incapable of bokeh and yet right about the sensor.
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