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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By stlgevo51
Gotcha. I heard from multiple, unconnected...

Gotcha. I heard from multiple, unconnected sources (though not NS "insider" sources) that the 765 was going to KC via St. Louis this September. I guess not. Rich seems like he would be a pretty...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-25-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By stlgevo51
I've heard a lot of rumors about a 765 trip to...

I've heard a lot of rumors about a 765 trip to the St. Louis area in September from some sources both in and out of the St. Louis area. That might include KC too, but as of right now nothing has been...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-02-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,801
Posted By stlgevo51
The clouds in the rejected shot are cool. Put...

The clouds in the rejected shot are cool. Put more emphasis on them; crop some of the boring foreground out and take some off of the right. If you ever do this over again, put the road in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-15-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,403
Posted By stlgevo51
It sucks that the image quality is so poor for...

It sucks that the image quality is so poor for this shot. How often do you see three diesels lined up that perfectly?

Troy, your second shot does suffer from some quality issues, but there are a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-03-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,458
Posted By stlgevo51
The question should not have been why the Big 10...

The question should not have been why the Big 10 Curve shot was an SC, but why the following shot was not an SC.
[photoid=467854]
This shot will obviously get a PCA, but how did the screeners not...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-24-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,713
Posted By stlgevo51
CNN needs to focus on some real stories.

CNN needs to focus on some real stories.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-20-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By stlgevo51
Grainy, overprocessed, cloudy day. Those are...

Grainy, overprocessed, cloudy day. Those are three things working against you. That blob of undefined whiteness in the sky is very unappealing. This would take a miracle to get accepted even with...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 01-07-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,574
Posted By stlgevo51
You've got that right. Knowing the rate G&W...

You've got that right. Knowing the rate G&W repaints or replaces their engines on a newly acquired operation, it won't take long until the blue and gold SD40-2s are gone. Is there any information...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-05-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,875
Posted By stlgevo51
Here are my top 7 photographs: [photoid=441791]...

Here are my top 7 photographs:
[photoid=441791]
[photoid=444138]
[photoid=448754]
[photoid=448084]
[photoid=456756]
[photoid=457655]
[photoid=464800]

And here are three "honorable mentions"...
Forum: Trip Reports 10-06-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,931
Posted By stlgevo51
All of these shots are nice, but the first and...

All of these shots are nice, but the first and fourth shots are the real deal. Awesome!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-27-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,671
Posted By stlgevo51
These are pretty cool, especially the first one!...

These are pretty cool, especially the first one! As far as sharpness goes, they look sharper than some of my stuff taken with a 24-105mm (of course, my poor post-processing skills might have an...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-07-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
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Views: 815
Posted By stlgevo51
I will never get tired of seeing these A&M Alco...

I will never get tired of seeing these A&M Alco shots. Ever since I ventured down there three weeks ago I have been fascinated with their operation. Too bad it will come to an end with those hideous...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-28-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By stlgevo51
Well, thanks for all the comments guys! I might...

Well, thanks for all the comments guys! I might re-crop the image to eliminate some dead space, but I won't worry too much about it. If RP doesn't want it, then they don't get it. I have a few other...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-25-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By stlgevo51
They Say Bad Cropping, I Say No Way

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1154613&key=5568104
I don't really see the bad cropping rejection here. What should I do differently to this shot to make it acceptable?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-20-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By stlgevo51
DPI, TIF, lzw--What???

I was recently looking at some photography sites and noticed a lot of detail about saving images on Photoshop. I learned a few new "terms"-if you can call them that- such as dpi, tiff, lzw, and what...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-18-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By stlgevo51
Thanks for the input guys! I will rework it and...

Thanks for the input guys! I will rework it and see what I come up with.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-16-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By stlgevo51
Good Ole' Bad Cropping

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1130136&key=3083361
I had this shot rejected for bad cropping, but I'm not really seeing it. Is is because the train is too far to the left side of the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-09-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,954
Posted By stlgevo51
Well, I'm a little late to this thread, but I'll...

Well, I'm a little late to this thread, but I'll post 'em anyway.
The first three are all from one day: March 27th. UP 844 came into town pulling a long train filled with actors for the 150th...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-02-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 46,057
Posted By stlgevo51
My average-1578.23. My closest shot at 1577:...

My average-1578.23.

My closest shot at 1577:
[photoid=415143]

I don't have anything really close to the site average of 1679, but here's my closest at 1640:
[photoid=375046]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-24-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By stlgevo51
Some Help with Leveling

I can not figure out how to level this shot. When I level the nose of the lead GEVO, the skyline in the distance leans to the right and vice-versa. I played around with the "correct camera...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-24-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By stlgevo51
I don't really see it personally. It is a wedgie,...

I don't really see it personally. It is a wedgie, which is hard to get on with no sunlight, and black and white isn't a cure-all in this situation. The clouds are cool, but I wish there were some...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-12-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,722
Posted By stlgevo51
I have a few steam plumes, but they aren't really...

I have a few steam plumes, but they aren't really that great. Ironically, the best plume I have actually comes from a diesel:
[photoid=398533]

Here are some steam plumes that I am particularly...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-08-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By stlgevo51
That place is crazy. I would absolutely love to...

That place is crazy. I would absolutely love to go there just to see how different it is. Plus, I want to hang on the outside of a speeding commuter train at least once just to say that I've done it....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-27-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By stlgevo51
I'm Confused

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1097096&key=9235539
This shot was rejected three times for color and contrast. I took a break from it for a while and then resubmitted a version I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-12-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By stlgevo51
Need Some Cropping Assistance

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1092686&key=6680613

I had this shot rejected for bad cropping. What should I change?
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