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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Today, 01:12 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Joseph Cermak
Yeah I've found often times the dramatic lighting...

Yeah I've found often times the dramatic lighting doesn't occur until the train is there so I shoot everything and sometimes get lucky. After all, with digital storage is cheap so there's not much...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-15-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Again, I think that's a decent shot and the...

Again, I think that's a decent shot and the lighting certainly isn't harsh like true high sun. IMO that rejection should be based on the the light being harsh in the shot, not just because the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Cloudy/common also applies to subjects that can...

Cloudy/common also applies to subjects that can be reshot in good light, regardless of whether you personally have the time to go do so.

RP screeners also don't always have the same idea of what...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I agree with Mitch, I personally really like it,...

I agree with Mitch, I personally really like it, definitely something different but still easy to tell what's going on.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Joseph Cermak
That's a bummer. I didn't see the thread in...

That's a bummer. I didn't see the thread in question, but IMO I can understand not wanting call outs of screeners, but I don't see why other contributors shouldn't be allowed to discuss and critique...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-04-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I can see the point of high sun rejections when...

I can see the point of high sun rejections when the lighting is especially harsh, but I don't see that here. The rejection seems to be based purely on the shadows being present...but I don't think...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-27-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 793
Posted By Joseph Cermak
It looks to me like the stacks are leaning left...

It looks to me like the stacks are leaning left if anything...hmm
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-23-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By Joseph Cermak
That's a brakestick, used by crew members for...

That's a brakestick, used by crew members for operating brakewheels on freight cars. Again, something set down by the crew during crew change, but it's part of work on the railroad so I didn't see an...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-23-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Yeah I could see the bags being an issue, but...

Yeah I could see the bags being an issue, but with both doors open for the crew change, I left them in as they are part of the scene.

I'm not sure which the third pole to the right of 9736 that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-23-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Which way does it look unlevel? I can at least...

Which way does it look unlevel? I can at least fix that for flickr.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-21-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I don't see anywhere noticeable where that pole...

I don't see anywhere noticeable where that pole cast a shadow. The one on the concrete blocks was from the pole at the bottom of the stairs, not the one at the top which I assume was the one in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I didn't notice until he pointed it out, but...

I didn't notice until he pointed it out, but there's a line of some sort along the lead truck of 8746 in both photos. Not sure if its something I messed with when learning how to use adobe tools or...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Oh guess I didn't notice that, must have been...

Oh guess I didn't notice that, must have been something I did back when I first took the photo and processed it back in 2017...before I really knew what I was doing. I'll have to find the original...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-18-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Digital Manipulation: New Rejection?

I had submitted this shot and it was rejected for foreground clutter, I assumed it was the pole in the front that was just touching the coupler of one of the locos. I decided it would be easy to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-14-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,980
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Yeah I didn't see that, just refreshed the forum...

Yeah I didn't see that, just refreshed the forum page and the thread was gone so that may explain it.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-13-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,980
Posted By Joseph Cermak
It seems that with admin being more active in the...

It seems that with admin being more active in the forums any call out of an accepted photo results in the thread being deleted.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-10-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,980
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I'm not sure if you're being serious or not...but...

I'm not sure if you're being serious or not...but those are kind of the point. Running a coal train with big UP power on the South Shore, not just a random coal train anywhere.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-08-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,980
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I reuploaded a copy and made sure it was the new...

I reuploaded a copy and made sure it was the new version. I only adjusted the white balance by +200 so it is pretty subtle, but wanted to make sure I hadn't submitted an old version.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-06-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,980
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Do you thin it's still too blue? I can always...

Do you thin it's still too blue? I can always edit it and reupload if it's still off in color.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-06-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,980
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Well I only bumped it from 4500 to 4800 so it's a...

Well I only bumped it from 4500 to 4800 so it's a pretty minor adjustment...any more seemed too yellow.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-05-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,980
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Brought the white balance just a bit to the...

Brought the white balance just a bit to the right, seems to have worked, thanks

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-05-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,980
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Thanks for the feedback guys, I'll take a look at...

Thanks for the feedback guys, I'll take a look at bringing it a little more yellow tonight, but yeah, the nose was very faded, you can compare the color of the leader to the brand new tier 4 ace you...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-05-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,980
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Color (hue)

I can usually figure these out, but this one has me at a loss as to where the color is. Is it too blue or too yellow? I'm really not sure. Anyone able to help out? Thanks!
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-25-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,664
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Not sure what you gave as grounds for appeal, but...

Not sure what you gave as grounds for appeal, but when I have gotten this rejection I have made sure to justify the amount of similar images (if any) and why mine is different. Being clear and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-13-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,906
Posted By Joseph Cermak
That's a shame it was removed. I could see ending...

That's a shame it was removed. I could see ending further replies, but there was a lot of good conversation in that thread...
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