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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Decapod401
You made me look that one up. I thought Murica...

You made me look that one up. I thought Murica was the WV Governor! :twisted:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-07-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,454
Posted By Decapod401
In this case, the fallen tree is part of the...

In this case, the fallen tree is part of the story. Otherwise, it would be another run-of-the-mill head-on shot. I'm OK with it.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-07-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Decapod401
It's not about the locomotives - it's about them...

It's not about the locomotives - it's about them being where they don't normally go.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-20-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,001
Posted By Decapod401
I am not negative about drones as much as the way...

I am not negative about drones as much as the way most RP contributors use them. I follow folks on Flickr who use their drones in a manner that is more consistent with the way I (and presumably...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-18-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,001
Posted By Decapod401
And yet, most model photography that I've seen is...

And yet, most model photography that I've seen is not from a high-altitude drone perspective.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 02-14-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,438
Posted By Decapod401
Another link: ...

Another link:

https://www.pennlive.com/life/2020/02/after-eight-year-hiatus-the-historic-east-broad-top-railroad-plans-to-get-back-on-track-with-new-owner.html
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-10-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By Decapod401
My assessment is very approximate, as I didn't...

My assessment is very approximate, as I didn't put a grid on this - I just narrowed the window and compared verticals to the nearby edge.

Leveling is based on a reliable reference vertical in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-10-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By Decapod401
Actually, I'm embarrassed - I totally forgot that...

Actually, I'm embarrassed - I totally forgot that I had this in the database!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-10-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By Decapod401
Unfortunately, even if you have some more...

Unfortunately, even if you have some more Kodachrome to give, you will eat it up when you do the leveling needed to get it accepted.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-05-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,840
Posted By Decapod401
The issue with non-fans and quite a few fans with...

The issue with non-fans and quite a few fans with cameras is that they think the best photo is closest to the train. They never realize that they can get the same perspective when the train is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-03-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,840
Posted By Decapod401
Kevin, There are railfans that do lots of...

Kevin,

There are railfans that do lots of stupid stuff because the treat their hobby as an entitlement instead of realizing that they could be interfering with other people's means of earning a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-03-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,840
Posted By Decapod401
I've never been there, so you can't blame me!

I've never been there, so you can't blame me!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-03-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,840
Posted By Decapod401
I grew up in the Lehigh Valley, and spent 24...

I grew up in the Lehigh Valley, and spent 24 years of my post-college life in Montgomery, Chester, and Lehigh Counties. Never do I recall "youse guys" as an indigenous term. That was considered to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-03-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,840
Posted By Decapod401
I see what you're trying to do there. I know...

I see what you're trying to do there. I know Illinois politics can be confusing, but I didn't think it was a Confederate state. :roll:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-03-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,840
Posted By Decapod401
I find these "obstructions" to be atmosphere, not...

I find these "obstructions" to be atmosphere, not obstruction, which, by my definition is an opaque solid object that most often can be avoided by better selection of photo location.

On another...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-29-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,840
Posted By Decapod401
While I'm not sure that a photo with a bunch of...

While I'm not sure that a photo with a bunch of foamers in the foreground is worthy of an award, those foamers are not obstructing the view of the subject, which is the criteria for foreground...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 12-14-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,438
Posted By Decapod401
Nice thought, Mike, but unless the EBT starts...

Nice thought, Mike, but unless the EBT starts hauling coal, ganister rock, and other commodities to enable industrial development, I can't imagine that it would even remotely qualify for such a grant.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-29-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,001
Posted By Decapod401
The biggest offender has denied campaigning here...

The biggest offender has denied campaigning here in the forums, but I don't buy it. There's no way that every "Where's Waldo" image leaps to the TO24 without outside help.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-19-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,956
Posted By Decapod401
Please understand that I was not calling you one...

Please understand that I was not calling you one of those foamers. I was pointing out that the railfan hobby is rife with people who love trains, but wouldn't know how to differentiate between their...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-19-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,956
Posted By Decapod401
One of my friends who did several western trips...

One of my friends who did several western trips with me in the 80's recently retired after a career with Conrail/NS in the marketing department. He is a very accomplished photographer, but never...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-18-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,956
Posted By Decapod401
While I'm not interested enough to devote much...

While I'm not interested enough to devote much dedicated time to Amtrak's electrification, I think you would do well to spend a few hours along the northeast corridor. It's not the trolley operation...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-18-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,956
Posted By Decapod401
NEC and possibly the Harrisburg line - the only...

NEC and possibly the Harrisburg line - the only places Amtrak is electrified. Not sure why you would think an Amtrak loco would stay in one spot.
Forum: Trip Reports 11-08-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,861
Posted By Decapod401
Nice stuff, Loyd. I had a similar experience on...

Nice stuff, Loyd. I had a similar experience on my first California railfan trip 36 (yikes!) years ago. I came away with a slightly different opinion of Cajon vs. Tehachapi. After a day or two of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-05-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 99,303
Posted By Decapod401
I'm late to this year's party, but I always liked...

I'm late to this year's party, but I always liked this thread and want to see is stay alive.

Doug Lilly currently has 2241 photos in the database. The photos have been viewed a total of 6,829,005...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-23-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,753
Posted By Decapod401
JMF Will flag it! ...

JMF Will flag it!

https://www.railpictures.net/album/1146/

He busted me for two slides of the same subject, filed separately, that I processed and posted 5 years apart. Sometimes I think he has...
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