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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-11-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By bigbassloyd
If you hold the original then you're less likely...

If you hold the original then you're less likely to run into issues by posting it. This would be especially true for older content.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-11-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By bigbassloyd
I would be very hesitant to post it on your...

I would be very hesitant to post it on your account. By the RP guidelines, you do not have possession of the original (because prints are a copy). If someone tried to upload a print that they...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-08-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By bigbassloyd
Bigger is better usually. I did knock my image...

Bigger is better usually. I did knock my image size back from x3 to x2 on the website, but only out of fear of giving the thieves too big a file to work with. Viewing full size on a big monitor...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-08-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By bigbassloyd
I think I know what you were going for, but I...

I think I know what you were going for, but I would have maybe tried to adjust my position and tighten in on the crew while getting some separation between them and the power. It is a little dark...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-08-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By bigbassloyd
After the frequent quiet spells on here I was...

After the frequent quiet spells on here I was excited to see a thread started by you only to read 'nevermind' once I opened it. I was quite sad.

:D

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-08-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By bigbassloyd
Thank you! Yes, I believe smugmug did purchase...

Thank you! Yes, I believe smugmug did purchase them. I just went live on Monday, and I need to get my butt in gear editing and uploading more content.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-07-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By bigbassloyd
A much needed addition to the other 64 shots he...

A much needed addition to the other 64 shots he has of it on here!

I kid, honestly.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-07-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By bigbassloyd
The composition isn't wrong, but the composition...

The composition isn't wrong, but the composition is making the less than perfect nose light more obvious.



Feel free to argue the language of the rejection, but it certainly more side lit than...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-06-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By bigbassloyd
I agree with Bobs idea on loosening up the...

I agree with Bobs idea on loosening up the composition.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-05-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By bigbassloyd
I highly suggest entering into a written contract...

I highly suggest entering into a written contract for any request of usage, even if there is no compensation requested. Verbal agreements carry little to no weight when you're the one getting...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-01-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By bigbassloyd
Unless they mention financial compensation in the...

Unless they mention financial compensation in the request, I say no. Fame in the foamer world doesn't interest me in the least. There's been a few good ones come through RP however. Saint-Gobain...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-23-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By bigbassloyd
Cloud cover / fog / smoke makes a fine filter. ...

Cloud cover / fog / smoke makes a fine filter. No removal of any flare I assure you. :)

http://forums.railpictures.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=9695&stc=1&d=1548206214...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-22-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By bigbassloyd
I saw him :D Loyd L.

I saw him :D

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-21-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By bigbassloyd
Yes, I've photographed rails in that manner...

Yes, I've photographed rails in that manner before. Looks exaggerated due to the use of a long lens and it being 'optimized' in editing.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-18-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By bigbassloyd
Most UAVs will display a warning, and require an...

Most UAVs will display a warning, and require an override by the user to fly in restricting locations. Any UAV running on AIRMAP software will be unable to leave the ground unless a key is provided...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-16-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By bigbassloyd
I was scared to death to fly my drone up there. ...

I was scared to death to fly my drone up there. Airspace restrictions out the wazoo, and that wind. I would like to attempt the grain facility at Ransom again though.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-16-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By bigbassloyd
I started with a canon megazom S3IS in 2006, so I...

I started with a canon megazom S3IS in 2006, so I would expect your body to be more than capable enough to capture sunny day compositions without issue.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-16-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By bigbassloyd
This one is quite soft which lessens the impact...

This one is quite soft which lessens the impact significantly. Your accepted one was far better technically, even though it's not your favorite.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-14-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By bigbassloyd
With that attitude, you would have loved hanging...

With that attitude, you would have loved hanging out with Doug Lilly, Bob Jordan, and me in Western Springs Sunday night. :D

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-14-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By bigbassloyd
The effect is best when shooting in areas devoid...

The effect is best when shooting in areas devoid of elevation change. :D

Loyd L.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-11-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By bigbassloyd
8-18 trains every 24 hours. Combining 2 unit...

8-18 trains every 24 hours. Combining 2 unit trains into 1 (grain and coal) didn't help. While I usually don't railfan my home railroad much (I've literally shot every shot shootable over the last...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-11-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By bigbassloyd
CSX has fully embraced the less is more mentality...

CSX has fully embraced the less is more mentality here on the C&O. 220-230 car DPU equipped 30,000 ton coal trains are now the norm. Even our manifest runs as a DPU monster. Less crews, less...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-11-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By bigbassloyd
I had wanted to meet up with them for quite a...

I had wanted to meet up with them for quite a while, and luckily it worked out. I did pretty well at the show too. I think I ended up seeing / shooting 110 trains during the trip in total.

Loyd...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-10-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By bigbassloyd
:D. Thoughts on Metra f40s? Loyd L.

:D. Thoughts on Metra f40s?

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-10-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By bigbassloyd
Trying not to be mean, but snow is white, not...

Trying not to be mean, but snow is white, not gray. You should increase the exposure more. For the composition part on the first one, don't center the primary interest in the middle of the...
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