Old 08-24-2004, 01:28 PM   #26
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As the person who took the second photo mentioned here( http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=70171 ), I wanted to add something.

I agree with those who disaprove of representing as real something assembled in photoshop. In the case of my photo, I assure you it happened exactly as shown. The photo was cropped and edited in Photoshop Elements and I did remove a telephone pole and some wires.

In this age of easily generated and modified digital images, it is reasonable to be suspicious of photographs depicting events of low probability.

Does anyone have any suggestions for ensuring photographs submited are not tricked out?

Is removing a telephone pole from the photo acceptable?

I think this whole concept of what is acceptable and what is not in terms of editing photographs is worthy of further exploration.
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Old 08-25-2004, 05:16 AM   #27
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Is removing a telephone pole from the photo acceptable?
I think you answered your own question:

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I agree with those who disaprove of representing as real something assembled in photoshop.
The photo is doctored and is not 'real.' Just my opinion though...
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:04 AM   #28
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We finally got in contact with the photographer of the three-way meet shot. He did own up to creating a fake.

We have removed the photo and I think the issue is solved. I hope this doesn't become a problem in the future.
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Old 08-25-2004, 05:01 PM   #29
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Actually, the best means of making sure the images is not doctored (for court use), is the testimony of the photographer that it is a fair and accurate representation of the scene.

Unfortunately, there are those who will lie in court also
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Old 09-01-2004, 08:28 PM   #30
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If you take anything out of a picture, pole, wire or otherwise, or add anything to it, it is no longer an accurate representation of a scene.
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Old 09-03-2004, 03:02 AM   #31
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This one looks a bit fishy...A huge temple with 20 foot high fences in the middle of a field? http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=76377
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Old 09-03-2004, 03:03 PM   #32
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No, I don't think so.

Here's another photo of it: http://www.steam-railway-videos.co.u...dongPagoda.JPG
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