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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-16-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By KevinM
I think the equipment in the rejected image is...

I think the equipment in the rejected image is more interesting as well. The image is also noticeably sharper than the accepted one. I wonder, were they submitted side-by-side....meaning screened...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-15-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By KevinM
There certainly are some lenses that give you...

There certainly are some lenses that give you cause for pause when it comes to physical protection. With me, it's the Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8G. The front of that lens looks like a big, glass bowl. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-15-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By KevinM
I used to. Over the years, I think I have...

I used to. Over the years, I think I have purchased a UV filter for just about every lens I own. It's not so much to protect the front element from impact, but more because over time, cleaning the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-10-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By KevinM
I'm not a Canon shooter, but the 5DIII is a...

I'm not a Canon shooter, but the 5DIII is a pro-level camera and should easily handle ISO 200-400, without any issues with noise, perhaps unless the pictures were underexposed and processed heavily. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-10-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By KevinM
Of course, it's also a function of how fast your...

Of course, it's also a function of how fast your train is moving. The trains I shoot typically don't go much more than 20 mph, but even then, if I'm shooting wide for a close-up, I go for as much...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-09-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By KevinM
Just curious what your shutter speed was on the...

Just curious what your shutter speed was on the blurry shot? I have found that when you're shooting wide angle, and the train gets in your face, shutter speeds like 1/500th, 1/640th, that we're all...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-09-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By KevinM
Loyd, you're supposed to start that by saying...

Loyd, you're supposed to start that by saying "Bless me Father, for..." :lol:

That's what the military would call a "U2 shot." It's the kind of image more typically taken from a high altitude...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-08-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By KevinM
Have at it....provide examples. Let's dissect it...

Have at it....provide examples. Let's dissect it to death! :smile: I personally think most drone pilots shoot way too high. As a fixed-wing pilot of nearly 40 years, my $.02 is that the view...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-03-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By KevinM
It used to be something that would happen within...

It used to be something that would happen within hours, like screening and acceptance of a photo. It took hours when I joined....half a century ago. :lol: It could be that the forums have been so...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-02-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By KevinM
I've never seen drops on the lens cause major...

I've never seen drops on the lens cause major issues, but then I'm pretty careful to keep the lens covered (or facing down) until I take the shot, so I rarely have much in the way of water on the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-22-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,053
Posted By KevinM
Without a TFR, it is very likely done by working...

Without a TFR, it is very likely done by working with the applicable approach control so that there is an ATC Specialist assigned and dedicated to supporting the operation by providing advisories on...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-18-2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,066
Posted By KevinM
This image definitely fits in the "artsy"...

This image definitely fits in the "artsy" category, which means that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some might say it lacks a well-defined subject, but to me, the subject is the track...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-13-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,742
Posted By KevinM
Both submissions need closer cropping on the top...

Both submissions need closer cropping on the top and bottom, IMHO. That's particularly true when you have a completely featureless, blue sky. I would also crop off some of the foreground. Your...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-08-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,053
Posted By KevinM
Fair enough. It surprises me a bit though. The...

Fair enough. It surprises me a bit though. The demo teams typically get TFRs, even for flyovers, arrival maneuvers, etc. just to ensure that they won't be interfered with in terms of being able to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-30-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 49,085
Posted By KevinM
I don't know how I missed this discussion, since...

I don't know how I missed this discussion, since I am probably one of the worst offenders, when it comes to lengthy captions. At least I TRY to use paragraphs! :lol:

A few thoughts on this........
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-23-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,390
Posted By KevinM
Women in bikinis, Russian girls looking for...

Women in bikinis, Russian girls looking for love.....and lots of B&H ads. No nudes or extremist nut-cases......yet. :lol: Hopefully, my 85 year-old mom won't encounter any of that, when she...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-22-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,261
Posted By KevinM
I think that sums it up nicely. Shooting...

I think that sums it up nicely. Shooting through rain is challenging. The watery filter takes the detail out of many elements in the photo. Unless the rain is obvious, it just results in blah.......
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-19-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 35,811
Posted By KevinM
Loyd, I feel the same way. I am probably more...

Loyd, I feel the same way. I am probably more free with Comments than with Favorites. I have always reserved Favorites for images that I wish were mine....meaning they were photos that were better...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-17-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 35,811
Posted By KevinM
I'm pretty sure of what I reported. When I...

I'm pretty sure of what I reported. When I looked, the Schauer photo had 7,000+ views and showed at the top of the stack (by a decent margin of views) when I clicked the link, but it was not on the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-16-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 35,811
Posted By KevinM
Well, this is interesting..... ...

Well, this is interesting.....

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The latest submission from one of the more prolific linkers currently has like 7,000 views, and is at the top when you click the link for "Most...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-11-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,904
Posted By KevinM
Just an observation, and that's all it is..... ...

Just an observation, and that's all it is.....

The photographers (including the one most recently cited) who are often used as examples of favoritism toward US contributors all appear to have...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 35,811
Posted By KevinM
The numbers are not surprising, I think. But I...

The numbers are not surprising, I think. But I am just guessing, cuz I haven't done the research, that the US probably also dominates the hit-count on the site.....which may at least help explain...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-31-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 35,811
Posted By KevinM
One of the great mysteries of our times, my...

One of the great mysteries of our times, my friend! :-)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-30-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,617
Posted By KevinM
Ding, ding, ding ding!!! Winner! Yes,...

Ding, ding, ding ding!!! Winner!

Yes, that's exactly how Lightroom works. Picture a raw converter, like ACR, except with the entire tool set that Lightroom has (Tone Curve, Color Controls,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-29-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,617
Posted By KevinM
Hi Jim, I'm a Lightroom user, so Photoshop...

Hi Jim,

I'm a Lightroom user, so Photoshop is a bit foreign to me. I use PSE whenever I need certain tools for cloning, etc., but I primarily use LR. I bought the last version of LR that was...
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