Old 02-14-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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This photo is really blurry.

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It seems like the screeners are really relaxing their standards for certain shots. Surely there are better photos of this beast.

I realize that standards are eased significantly for older images but out-of-focus is a no-no. It doesn't look bad as a thumbnail which probably explains why it is getting a lot of views.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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That's a toss up - Considering there IS a photo in the database from John taken on the same day of the front and side of that exact engine.

Some of us have better recall than others, I assume, and if RP is going to accept nearly every sunny wedge, wreck and engines in the yard shot, why not accept the fact that RP is in fact a database worth featuring more then just the 'BEST railroad photos on the net. Such as John's ultra rare color image of a PRR Baldwin built Centipede.

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:06 PM   #3
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There's already two other shots of it in the database by Mr. Dziobko both of which are actually better than this one.

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All were taken by the same photographer on the same day at the same location by the same photographer.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:51 PM   #4
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There's already two other shots of it in the database by Mr. Dziobko both of which are actually better than this one.
Among his almost 900 shots; he forgot what he uploaded almost 6 years ago. Having only 200, it is easier for me to remember mine. Although of late I do get, not surprised, perhaps bemused by seeing a shot I had forgotten about.
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They are more lenient with color slides from the 1950s, I think. I have a photo of a Southern Railway DL109 leading a passenger train at Bristol taken by my dad that has been rejected twice, but is less blurry than the first Centepede. Still, I understand, a Kodachrome from the 1950s of a rare locomotive is actually quite valuable.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:56 PM   #6
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......my dad that has been rejected twice, but is less blurry than the first Centepede.......

It is you Charles, they just don't like you.
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It is you Charles, they just don't like you.
Well... when you come down to it... no one does, right?
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Well... when you come down to it... no one does, right?
Right - not even your imaginary friend.

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Right - not even your imaginary friend.

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Well... he is too cool.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:08 PM   #10
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Well DUH. Of course they're more lenient with older images. Technology wasn't what it is now back then!
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