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12-21-2004, 02:33 AM
My January 2005 issue of Railpace
http://www.railpace.com/ arrived
today and with it Alex Lang and Peter Furnee's
inaugural column on Digital Photography, "Dimensions".

With two very capable photographers at the throttle,
so to speak, the purpose of this column is to "provide tips and
insights on the art and science" of digital photography
as well as to guide railfans "through the steps
involved" in submitting high-quality images to Railpace.

Accompanying the text are sample photos, from JPEG and
Raw format, taken with 3 and 5 megapixel cameras, proving
that you don't need a state-of-the-art Digital SLR to be
published in Railpace.

On the following pages is a two-page spread of a CSX
coal train captured in RAW by Peter with a Fuji FinePix
S2 Pro DSLR. This photo is rich in detail and indistinguishable
from an image taken with film.

Railpace and its editor, Tom Nemeth, deserve praise for,
as Tom put it, publishing "all photo contributions -
slides and digital - without prejudice" and for selecting
two very skilled photographers, Alex and Peter, to lead
the task of educating the digital photographer.
I'm sure that we shall learn something in every
column from this pair.

The January issue of Railpace also contains digital
photos from RailPictures.Net veterans Rob Shook and Robert Palmer
as well as Mike Bogaty, Lewis Bogaty and Joe Tischner. Congratulations to all for being in the vanguard of Railpace's acceptance of digital photography.

I wish Alex, Peter and Tom great success with the column
and look forward to seeing many more excellent photos from the
digital community in Railpace in the future.


02-20-2005, 02:21 AM
Glad to see all of the responses to this old thread! :)

I just received my March, 2005 issue of Railpace; in it is our third Dimensions column. If you've had a chance to read any of the material, please let me know what you thought of it at Dimensions@jalexlang.com.