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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-02-2004, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,744
Posted By Bob
Screeners & Rejections

At the risk of never getting another photograph accepted, here is my two cents: It seems some of the screeners are not artists ... just train buffs.
Forum: Trip Reports 01-22-2004, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,126
Posted By Bob
When I first read this post about a "bad trip on...

When I first read this post about a "bad trip on Amtrak" I thought I'd reply. Then I thought again and decided not to. Then I re-thought and here goes ...
Having grown up in a railroad household...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-22-2004, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,897
Posted By Bob
Having not seen either the prints or the...

Having not seen either the prints or the negatives my guess would be a bad color balance on the prints. This happens when the prints are being done, not with the processing of the film. Most places...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-09-2003, 01:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,845
Posted By Bob
Here are a few of the ones I really like. I...

Here are a few of the ones I really like.

I like the way the eye just roams around in this shot ... http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=39846


I like this one because it looks like...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-05-2003, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By Bob
Thanx, Chris and Ken. I'm glad I asked! I heard...

Thanx, Chris and Ken. I'm glad I asked! I heard a rumor to it's existence quite some time ago and filed it in the back of my head. It's nice to have a bunch of train-nuts to share info with. ...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-04-2003, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By Bob
Mojave, California

I have heard that there is a viewing area of some kind at Mojave, California. If anyone has any info on this, I would appreciate it if they would let me know.
Thanx!!
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 11-27-2003, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,752
Posted By Bob
I'll take Henry Weinhardt's Root Beer any day of...

I'll take Henry Weinhardt's Root Beer any day of the week, month, year, decade, century, etc., etc.!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-26-2003, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,630
Posted By Bob
In my bag I have 2 Olympus digitals, a C2100uz...

In my bag I have 2 Olympus digitals, a C2100uz and an E20n.
The 2100 has a 10x optical zoom and a stabilizer, which makes it ideal for long shots as it has a 35mm equivalent focal length of right at...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-26-2003, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,630
Posted By Bob
S.C.Vermillion, I use a Hakuba LensPen. ...

S.C.Vermillion,
I use a Hakuba LensPen. They're about 10 bucks at B&H Photovideo. A way cool, handy dandy, gizmo for your goody bag!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-24-2003, 12:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,497
Posted By Bob
tbookout, B&H PhotoVideo is an excellent place...

tbookout,
B&H PhotoVideo is an excellent place to buy photo equipment AND they have a lot of resources. Before you buy a digital camera answer this question for yourself: What do you want to do...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 11-22-2003, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,395
Posted By Bob
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 is also a very good...

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 is also a very good program.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 11-01-2003, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,144
Posted By Bob
To change image size in PS7, once you have loaded...

To change image size in PS7, once you have loaded the pic into PS, activate the "image" selection in the menu bar. Scroll down to "image size" and click on it. You will be at the Image Size...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-31-2003, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,557
Posted By Bob
I have noticed one thing that REALLY applies to...

I have noticed one thing that REALLY applies to filters ... you definitely get what you pay for. If you opt for cheap you'll more than likely get more mares, ghosts, etc. than if you opt for...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-30-2003, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,557
Posted By Bob
I've not used a UV filter with my digital stuff,...

I've not used a UV filter with my digital stuff, but with film cameras I'd keep one on each lens, if only for protection. Cheap insurance!!! A polarizer, on the other hand, is, in my humble...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 10-21-2003, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,392
Posted By Bob
No doubt about it, Canon makes great equipment. ...

No doubt about it, Canon makes great equipment. For my money, I'll wait for the Olympus E1, which is due any day now.
The E1 is a comprehensive SLR interchangeable lens system that is built from...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 10-21-2003, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,392
Posted By Bob
No doubt about it, Canon makes great equipment. ...

No doubt about it, Canon makes great equipment. For my money, I'll wait for the Olympus E1, which is due any day now.
The E1 is a comprehensive SLR interchangeable lens system that is built from...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-18-2003, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,585
Posted By Bob
Interesting dilemma

Well, I've tried leaving a message from the front page of railpictures, but I get an error message which basically says it's not working. So, I'll try it here ...
First of all, we're using Windows...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-10-2003, 04:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,274
Posted By Bob
AKRR -- The Alaska Railroad WP&YR -- White Pass...

AKRR -- The Alaska Railroad
WP&YR -- White Pass & Yukon Route (aka Wait Patiently & You'll Ride)
UP -- Uncle Pete
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-10-2003, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,051
Posted By Bob
Welcome aboard, Carley. Trust me! You're on...

Welcome aboard, Carley.
Trust me! You're on the right track!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-10-2003, 04:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,700
Posted By Bob
This is a most interesting thread! Haven't...

This is a most interesting thread! Haven't enjoyed talking photo shop, pun intended, in a LONG time.
Has anyone ever played with a view camera??
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-08-2003, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,700
Posted By Bob
Actually, this "pincushion" effect will be...

Actually, this "pincushion" effect will be visible with any lens of less than 50mm (35mm equivalent). It is more pronounced in the wider lenses, but the MAIN cause is the film plane ( in a digital...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-26-2003, 11:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,497
Posted By Bob
The word photography means "paint with light". ...

The word photography means "paint with light". Therefore, in my opinion, the best thing we can do, as photographers, is learn to read the light.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-26-2003, 05:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,497
Posted By Bob
The camera doesn't "take" the picture, it holds...

The camera doesn't "take" the picture, it holds the picture until it's processed. This applies to all cameras. The photographer "takes", that is "sees" the picture, and, with enough practice, know...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 09-26-2003, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,933
Posted By Bob
At a VERY early age, 5 yrs. or so, my dad taught...

At a VERY early age, 5 yrs. or so, my dad taught me the same thing his dad had taught him many years earlier. That is this: "ALWAYS expect a train on any track, at any time, from any direction."
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-22-2003, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,763
Posted By Bob
ICE, I would guess it could be done it less...

ICE,
I would guess it could be done it less than 30 days.
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