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Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-28-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,541
Posted By WembYard
My interest in railways has ebbed and flowed a...

My interest in railways has ebbed and flowed a lot over the years for many reasons, though it always returns at some stage.

Photography-wise the ups and downs are even more pronounced, I lost a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-24-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,233
Posted By WembYard
2010 has gone in fits and starts photography wise...

2010 has gone in fits and starts photography wise for me - as a result I only have 31 photos from this year to choose from so here are seven that I particularly like:
[photoid=309839]
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Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 12-06-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,237
Posted By WembYard
Patriot Rail

Hi, I don't normally post here but came across this (http://www.railway-technology.com/news/news103964.html?WT.mc_id=DN_News) little snippet of news about Patriot Rail operating services on the P&N...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-16-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,854
Posted By WembYard
Not as unusual as Steve's Western + class 40, but...

Not as unusual as Steve's Western + class 40, but here is one of three class 37s.
[photoid=155450]

They do work in multiple up to three locos and have done on certain very heavy trains in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-16-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,789
Posted By WembYard
Not as stormy as some of the others on here: ...

Not as stormy as some of the others on here:

[photoid=161647]

[photoid=153143]
After taking this, we returned north to Ulm (in the direction that the camera is pointing) straight into a raging...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-07-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By WembYard
I have some including boats, but not actually...

I have some including boats, but not actually taken from one - anyway, how about this:
[photoid=253205]

You didn't say that the train has to be outside the boat :grin:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-06-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
Posted By WembYard
IIRC, one drawback of Flickr's free account is...

IIRC, one drawback of Flickr's free account is that you can only display 200 photos. I don't think there is anything to stop you uploading more than 200 pics, but only the most recent 200 will be...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-16-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,877
Posted By WembYard
A couple more to add 1978 [photoid=171608] ...

A couple more to add

1978 [photoid=171608]

1996 (not really up to date, but the location looks the same today) [photoid=311341]

1966 [photoid=182453]

1979 [photoid=90410]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-16-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,364
Posted By WembYard
I'll give this a go: Most views...

I'll give this a go:
Most views [photoid=171586]

Least views [photoid=333949]

Taken first [photoid=171593]

Taken and uploaded last [photoid=333953]

Uploaded first [photoid=134212]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-11-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,163
Posted By WembYard
Thumbs up Congrats; I wonder if anybody this side of the...

Congrats; I wonder if anybody this side of the pond will sell it - there are a couple of places over here that are quite good for stocking foreign publications.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 08-08-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By WembYard
Rightly or wrongly, I never bother with altering...

Rightly or wrongly, I never bother with altering the dpi when preparing pictures for the web - though I do change it to 300 dpi on the rare occasions that I send something to be printed.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,280
Posted By WembYard
UK and many European countries can be railfanned...

UK and many European countries can be railfanned to a certain extent by public transport, the main problem is the scenic lines where the lack of population reflects in few rail stations and sparse...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-25-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,280
Posted By WembYard
What's that saying about two countries being...

What's that saying about two countries being divided by a common language :D
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-23-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,280
Posted By WembYard
I know, that is what puts me (and John) off...

I know, that is what puts me (and John) off driving in Europe - get enough trouble with other road users raising the blood pressure when driving on the side of the road I'm used to without driving on...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-23-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,900
Posted By WembYard
I think he means where the copyright symbols...

I think he means where the copyright symbols appears with the name under the photo, which is done automatically of course.

It is a nice photo Matthew make the approaches to New Street look quite...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-23-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By WembYard
I was looking at that, 625 pixels is a little on...

I was looking at that, 625 pixels is a little on the "narrow" side - something more like 1024 x 683 would be better. I would have done the same as you did and include the sign on the right hand side...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-22-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,280
Posted By WembYard
Working shifts means that I usually get blocks of...

Working shifts means that I usually get blocks of days off which can be padded out with annual leave to give enough time for a decent trip away if required. I don't tend to do a lot in the UK these...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-21-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,452
Posted By WembYard
He was using a very high f stop and, though I am...

He was using a very high f stop and, though I am not familiar with that stretch of line, a Railjet train would probably be moving pretty quickly at that point, possibly up to 100mph.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-20-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,452
Posted By WembYard
If you are referring to Tamas' photo, that has...

If you are referring to Tamas' photo, that has exif data attached which surely wouldn't be the case if it consisted of multiple exposures :confused:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-01-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By WembYard
Same here. Did you take any shots in portrait...

Same here. Did you take any shots in portrait (vertical) format that show the top of the crane jib and sand tower? It would also be preferable if the guy in the hard hat and yellow jacket wasn't...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-30-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By WembYard
For the first picture you could crop down to just...

For the first picture you could crop down to just above the top of the tree and also crop a fair amount off the bottom which would bring the dimensions down to something more "acceptable" to RPs...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-30-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,560
Posted By WembYard
Foxes in daylight are relatively unusual. I have...

Foxes in daylight are relatively unusual. I have seen plenty wandering round freight yards in the UK, but always at dawn or dusk. Walked out the office one night years ago and was confronted by a fox...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-21-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By WembYard
I am far from an expert, but I have found that...

I am far from an expert, but I have found that the best way to deal with snow is to bump the contrast up slightly more than you would normally.

The loco in your picture looks grey (presume it...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-21-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By WembYard
I think the backlighting is too strong on the...

I think the backlighting is too strong on the rejected one, it is not as pleasing to the eye as your accepted pic. The bright patch where the single line starts is distracting and there is a fair bit...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-21-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By WembYard
Agree with the above comments, but the PEQ...

Agree with the above comments, but the PEQ rejection could also apply to the fact that you are very close (or appear to be) to the nearest rail.
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