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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-09-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,402
Posted By CSX1702
More advice that has been a huge help. Another...

More advice that has been a huge help. Another thing that I had learned from someone on here (can't remember who) was "Don't just show me the train, show me a scene."
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-08-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,402
Posted By CSX1702
RP rejections and reading these forums helped my...

RP rejections and reading these forums helped my photography tremendously. I challenged myself for years to get better and it took awhile but I got there. I am grateful to these "brutal" folks for...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-02-2017, 03:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 601
Posted By CSX1702
3x the GSMR

I haven't posted to the forums in quite awhile and I haven't attempted to add a pic to RP in even longer. The addition of a girlfriend and a full time job has made railfanning quite difficult....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-16-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,981
Posted By CSX1702
First one is fine. I would've rejected your...

First one is fine.

I would've rejected your second shot for horrendous selective editing.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-05-2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,825
Posted By CSX1702
Rail-vids never really did take off. No real need...

Rail-vids never really did take off. No real need for a site like that with Youtube out there. RP still wins for photos. For not at least :lol:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-29-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,825
Posted By CSX1702
Kevin, as far as I could tell there wasn't much...

Kevin, as far as I could tell there wasn't much room on the other side. And if they did let more than Ms. Boggs over there, then we all would've been clamoring to. It isn't as cleared off as the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-23-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,825
Posted By CSX1702
Thank you! RP rejected it for being backlit and I...

Thank you! RP rejected it for being backlit and I fully understand. One person was allowed on the other side of the tracks and it was a Trains magazine photographer. This was my first trip with the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-06-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,825
Posted By CSX1702
Rode the photo special today. It ended up being...

Rode the photo special today. It ended up being an 8 hour ride, traveling the entire length of track that GSMR uses today (Dillsboro to Nantahala) and back. It was interesting to try to learn my new...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-25-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,825
Posted By CSX1702
Got my New Camera Today

I just purchased a Nikon D3300. An upgrade from the D3100 I had. This will be an increase from 14.2 to 24.2 mp.

Also comes with 2 lenses and a bag and some new features (I was just introduced to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-03-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,993
Posted By CSX1702
The train is leaning CW (seems to an elevated...

The train is leaning CW (seems to an elevated curve) while other verticals in the scene are leaning CCW. It's a tough one that boils down to personal preference but if Jim says it needs rotation, by...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-26-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,103
Posted By CSX1702
I'd definitely sharpen it some. It'll probably...

I'd definitely sharpen it some. It'll probably get accepted after that.

If you return to this location I'd stand about where you're at here, get some elevation if you can and point the camera a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-08-2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By CSX1702
This is one of those things they need to work on....

This is one of those things they need to work on. This is an awesome pic and I really like looking at it. RP is not any better off without it. But wedge shots of gevo's seem to be set to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-17-2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,627
Posted By CSX1702
Screener had to hit the wrong button....real nice...

Screener had to hit the wrong button....real nice shot!
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-12-2016, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,373
Posted By CSX1702
I know I say it too much, but my favorite...

I know I say it too much, but my favorite locomotive is good to go for another 15 years! And wow does this video bring back some childhood memories.

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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-11-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,373
Posted By CSX1702
Not to sound like one of "those" foamers but they...

Not to sound like one of "those" foamers but they could always buy out and repair the Saluda ROW. Lol
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-08-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,373
Posted By CSX1702
611 Problems?

I've seen a couple of comments about the 611 not running excursions for awhile and I was wondering what the reason was?

If I had to guess it would be the state of railroads and the cut-backs and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-07-2016, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,929
Posted By CSX1702
Yeah, it's high sun but you can probably sneak...

Yeah, it's high sun but you can probably sneak that first one in. The boundary between good light and high sun is when there are not distracting shadows. The rule of thumb I think most of us use is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-22-2016, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,798
Posted By CSX1702
Ah, the frustrations of railroad photography. You...

Ah, the frustrations of railroad photography. You nailed the composition here but there's not enough light. Save it for your personal collection.

Also, don't get downhearted by RP. There's some...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-20-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,362
Posted By CSX1702
You need to give up on this one and use it as a...

You need to give up on this one and use it as a learning experience. Keep it for your personal collection and move on. Remember for a RP wedge shot:

1. The rule of thirds is basically a tic tac...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-17-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,654
Posted By CSX1702
Call your local utility company and tell them to...

Call your local utility company and tell them to do some cutting because you want to take pictures of trains. And post the response on here. :twisted:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-17-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,056
Posted By CSX1702
Caboose Tracking

Hey all,

There used to be a set of cabooses in my hometown and I was wondering if there is anyone here who has ever tracked cabooses from one place to another. There were two cabooses that used to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-08-2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,142
Posted By CSX1702
The first one could possibly get in even with the...

The first one could possibly get in even with the pole but I wouldn't recommend submitting it. Remember: quality over quantity when it comes to submitting. You're getting better!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-30-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,654
Posted By CSX1702
I liked it.

I liked it.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-26-2016, 03:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,577
Posted By CSX1702
It may possibly be leaning unlevel to the right.

It may possibly be leaning unlevel to the right.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-22-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,411
Posted By CSX1702
I always thought it was one the best looking...

I always thought it was one the best looking steam engines.
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