Too much compression...

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Post by JhnZ33 » Thu May 24, 2007 8:10 pm

EMTRailfan wrote:I placed the raw UP photo with the flower into my Yahoo photos found here: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/knox404knox/my_photos

It is the only photo in the folder named RAW UP photo for RAILROAD.NET. Created this folder just for you guys.
For some reason, I cannot select this folder. I can select the other folders no problem.


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Post by EMTRailfan » Thu May 24, 2007 8:22 pm

Try again. You must have checked it as soon as I posted. I realized that I forgot to make the folder a public folder and changed it right after I posted it.
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Post by MEC407 » Thu May 24, 2007 8:53 pm

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Last edited by MEC407 on Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:13 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by MEC407 » Fri May 25, 2007 1:10 pm

Here is a prime example of a photo that has way too much compression, and yet the RP screeners accepted it:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=188296
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Post by EMTRailfan » Fri May 25, 2007 6:15 pm

Your edit appears more crisp than mine. Especially in the number area under the window. Mine looks, for a lack of better words, hazey compared to yours.
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Post by JhnZ33 » Fri May 25, 2007 6:37 pm

EMTRailfan wrote:Try again. You must have checked it as soon as I posted. I realized that I forgot to make the folder a public folder and changed it right after I posted it.
Still can't select on this computer. Must be a security setting on my end. I'll check with one of my other computers when I get some time.
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Post by myfavscr » Fri May 25, 2007 6:58 pm

I was wondering. Would the autofocus cause a similar problem with
that picture? It looks like the blades of grass are crisp and clear while the
flowers up close and the train further back are both blurry.

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Post by W.E.Coyote » Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:49 pm

MEC407 wrote:Here is a prime example of a photo that has way too much compression, and yet the RP screeners accepted it:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=188296
I see this a bit. My best reasoning is that it was accepted a while back when standards for photos accepted on RP were lower.

But as a screener you can't just go in and delete someone's photo claiming it is now of inferior quality when you previously accepted it. That would make a bigger stink about RP then there is now.

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Post by MEC407 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:41 am

W.E.Coyote wrote:
MEC407 wrote:Here is a prime example of a photo that has way too much compression, and yet the RP screeners accepted it:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=188296
I see this a bit. My best reasoning is that it was accepted a while back when standards for photos accepted on RP were lower.
I checked the history on that particular photo, and it was accepted by RP on May 25, 2007. Therefore, I have to stand by my claim that not all of the screeners are on the same page when it comes to deciding what gets accepted and what gets rejected.

I have experienced this issue personally. A few months ago, I submitted a photo of a very interesting, very rare, very endangered locomotive... and the photo was rejected because there was a very small item obscuring part of the front truck of the locomotive (a.k.a. "objects in foreground"). A few days later, while browsing RP, I saw a new photo of a typical, everyday, nothing-special locomotive. It, too, had an object in the foreground that partially obscured part of the locomotive... and yet it was accepted.

{shrug}
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Post by Conrail4evr » Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:17 pm

These guys are only human...so, like all humans, they sometimes make mistakes. It's also THEIR website, thus THEY control the content. I've got about 200 shots on there since last fall, and while it can be tough at first, they will help make you a better photographer. If you feel your photography is perfect as is and refuse to listen to their suggestions, then by all means, go start your own site and quit whining about theirs. Simple as that!

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