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Famous for the Georgetown Loop, a narrow-gauge railroad visible in the distance.
http://www.shorpy.com/node/15888?size=_original#caption
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I'm always taken aback by how sharp these Shorpy photos are. I can study them for hours, soaking up every little detail.

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Wow, that is a great photo!

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FlyTyinFool wrote: I'm always taken aback by how sharp these Shorpy photos are. I can study them for hours, soaking up every little detail.Holding down [CTRL] and hitting [+] you can enlarge the image still more, then hitting [PRT SCR] save the portion of the pic you are seeing at the moment. Works for Linux [url=javascript:emoticon(':glad:', 'images/emoticons/yahoo.gif')]document.write('[/url]');. Jose.

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Superb

A product of a large format negative (10x12", possibly 11x14") on a glass plate, and a "rectilinear" lens. Those lenses were made obsolete because the largest that they would open was usually F8, so they were only practical for non moving objects. But they gave a beautiful, sharp image.

Ever see old pictures of a racing car at speed--where the car seemed to be lunging forward, and the wheels were oval? A product of a "focal  plane" shutter, another early photo item, that was discarded--although a Leica that I had was relatively modern, and it had a focal plane.


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Good explanation Herb. Great shot but where is I-70.
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Great shot but where is I-70.

Have you looked between H-69 and J-71?




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Is that bingo lingo? I can't begin to count the times that I have looked down over the scene. I even have spent many day riding the rails over the high bridge on a hand car. That ride can make things pucker up.
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