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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-01-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,296
Posted By SP3197
Thanks to those who have accepted my challenge. ...

Thanks to those who have accepted my challenge. I would love to see other peoples results. I have tried it my self and could not see a difference but I am far from being a professional...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-01-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,091
Posted By SP3197
Well checking historical data, the moon appears...

Well checking historical data, the moon appears to be in the correct phase for that day.

The following information is provided for Port Jervis, Orange County, New York (longitude W74.7, latitude...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-01-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,296
Posted By SP3197
I shoot in .jpg mode. I have tried RAW a few...

I shoot in .jpg mode. I have tried RAW a few times but saw absolutely no difference in the finished products so I have opted to skip the hassles of RAW processing.

For those of you who swear by...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-19-2007, 02:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 21,310
Posted By SP3197
[QUOTE=Rich K]For you folks that carry and...

[QUOTE=Rich K]For you folks that carry and distribute railfan business cards .

I designed my own in Photoshop and then print them at home on heavy photo paper. They come out far better than...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-18-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 21,310
Posted By SP3197
Man, I feel left out. In 30+ years of shooting...

Man, I feel left out. In 30+ years of shooting trains, I never been questioned by cops or railroad special agents. The most I have ever gotten is the occasional curious railroad employee saying "Hey...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-07-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By SP3197
Smile The shoot in the late afternoon/early evening :-)

The shoot in the late afternoon/early evening :-)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-01-2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,294
Posted By SP3197
If this is for something other than a hobby...

If this is for something other than a hobby magazine cover, you can probably get a lot more than $125 for it. I have sold photos for trade publications and for other corporate uses and for a full...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 06-05-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By SP3197
Yes the city of Lhasa is at over 12,000 ft. It's...

Yes the city of Lhasa is at over 12,000 ft. It's airport is one of the highest in the world with commercial airline service.
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-05-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,872
Posted By SP3197
No we are not asking for specific reasons on each...

No we are not asking for specific reasons on each rejected photo. We are only trying to figure out what the screeners are looking for when accepting or rejecting a photo so that we dont waste our...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,872
Posted By SP3197
Well call me dense but to me that sounds pretty...

Well call me dense but to me that sounds pretty vauge to me. I was hoping to get a bit more specific criteria from Mr Starnes as to what exactly the screeners are looking for. The reason for the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,872
Posted By SP3197
So what are the criteria for this rejection? ...

So what are the criteria for this rejection? What are you looking for? Just saying "Yes it is a new rejection catagory" does really help us photographers.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-16-2006, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,288
Posted By SP3197
Unfortunately no more room at the bottom. That...

Unfortunately no more room at the bottom. That shot was not cropped. I was standing on the edge of the platform when I took it and if I had backed up any more I would have been on the mainline :-(
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-15-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,288
Posted By SP3197
Need another opinion on this one

This was rejected for underexposed. How does it look to the rest of you?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=316165
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-17-2006, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By SP3197
I had the same problem with my D70 when I first...

I had the same problem with my D70 when I first got it over 2 years ago. Took my UV Haze filter off and no more problems. I have been told that if you buy a high quality filter that it is less...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-17-2006, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,369
Posted By SP3197
[/QUOTE] And I just added this one after seeing...

[/QUOTE] And I just added this one after seeing it in Ween's post.
[photoid=151173]
I'm a sucker for good B&W pictures. :D[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the compliments. I almost did not even try to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-04-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By SP3197
This shot was published in a recent issue of...

This shot was published in a recent issue of Railfan & Railroad.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=135056
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2006, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By SP3197
I too like the first one. Definitely not a...

I too like the first one. Definitely not a "cloudy" shot but it does appear to be washed out. Try adjusting the levels a bit. Below is what I came up with after a minute or so in Photoshop.
...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 03-24-2006, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By SP3197
Hi Peter, Welcome to Railpictures. I was...

Hi Peter,

Welcome to Railpictures. I was shocked to see your post here. I had no idea you did trains as well as planes.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 03-16-2006, 01:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,196
Posted By SP3197
Oh OK, I see it now. I looked all over for that....

Oh OK, I see it now. I looked all over for that. For a free program, Picasa is really good. For myself though, I use Photoshop CS.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-15-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,046
Posted By SP3197
True but often what I feel are my best shots are...

True but often what I feel are my best shots are not the one's that the viewers and publishers like. An example of that are shots that I recently took of special museum equipment move here in the SF...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 03-15-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,196
Posted By SP3197
Picasa is a neat little program. It is however...

Picasa is a neat little program. It is however missing any kind of sharpening tools.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-08-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,583
Posted By SP3197
There is also a very large and annoying dust spot...

There is also a very large and annoying dust spot in the sky just above that first container.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-16-2006, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By SP3197
If you shoot a lot, a digital camera will pay for...

If you shoot a lot, a digital camera will pay for itself very quickly when you consider the cost of film and processing. My Nikon D70 probably paid for itself in the first year!
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 02-14-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By SP3197
If you use Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements...

If you use Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements then you should have Adobe Gamma control on your computer. That is what I use.

http://www.pictopia.com/perl/doc?process=gamma_control
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-14-2006, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By SP3197
The "roster shot" is a tad dark. I think a few...

The "roster shot" is a tad dark. I think a few adjustments can save it however.

http://home.comcast.net/~r.silagi/469_side.jpg

BTW, I got a roster shot of the other side several hours later....
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