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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 10:57 PM
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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 Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
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 Yesterday, 03:31 PM
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Views: 422
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: 14
Views: 422
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: 1,029
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: 86
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: 86
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: 106
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: 1,029
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: 14
Views: 422
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...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-09-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By bigbassloyd
Sweet Home Chicago

Left the house at 6pm on Thursday evening and drove non-stop to Deshler for a for a short rest before motoring into Chicago Friday morning. Stopped briefly at Roosevelt road and shot a few movements...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-09-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,029
Posted By bigbassloyd
I use my drone to capture shots I otherwise...

I use my drone to capture shots I otherwise couldn't pull off. 99% of my shots are under 100 ft agl, and I always do the proper post process to make it look like it's not from a drone. Someday I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-09-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,029
Posted By bigbassloyd
If only there was some sort of function within an...

If only there was some sort of function within an editing program to correct the woes of shooting hard down from the edge of space with a drone...

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-03-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,029
Posted By bigbassloyd
Black NS locomotives are only good to shoot while...

Black NS locomotives are only good to shoot while on the NS Pokey in fog / rain / snow / etc. :D

Honestly, I couldn't tell you if there's a concerted effort against them here. I had to go look,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-28-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By bigbassloyd
Leaving Home either Thursday Night or early...

Leaving Home either Thursday Night or early Friday Morning. Staying in Schaumburg Friday Night Through Monday Morning. Will be free at night as well. Monday I'm planning on some racetrack and...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 12-27-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By bigbassloyd
They were still in service as of 2 years ago. 3...

They were still in service as of 2 years ago. 3 sets on the property, unsure how many were in use.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-22-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By bigbassloyd
Not so wild of a guess. Loyd L.

Not so wild of a guess.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-21-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By bigbassloyd
Someone has more pressing issues to attend to. I...

Someone has more pressing issues to attend to. I will not link any information here, but it's flowing through the railfan ranks on social media if one cares to dig a little.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-21-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By bigbassloyd
Haha. I doubt I'd ever be asked. Loyd L.

Haha. I doubt I'd ever be asked.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-21-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By bigbassloyd
Fun is against the law here. On an unrelated...

Fun is against the law here. On an unrelated note, Anyone wanting to give TO24 a shot should have a much better chance now....

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-20-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By bigbassloyd
Maybe a touch heavy with the shadow work. He...

Maybe a touch heavy with the shadow work. He could be working from a darker monitor though and didn't notice the tells however.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-20-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,479
Posted By bigbassloyd
Losing the ability to appeal kinda clears that up...

Losing the ability to appeal kinda clears that up though. :D

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-18-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,479
Posted By bigbassloyd
Submit rarely, appeal neverly, and enjoy the...

Submit rarely, appeal neverly, and enjoy the website (it works great for me).

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-17-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,479
Posted By bigbassloyd
I'm just blown away that someone would appeal 6...

I'm just blown away that someone would appeal 6 times in such a short timeframe.



I'd like to know the overall data on his appeal to acceptance / rejected again rate.

Loyd L.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-13-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,479
Posted By bigbassloyd
I agree fully! You should always be the harshest...

I agree fully! You should always be the harshest critic on your work. It also helps to have someone that can critique your work, and who isn't afraid to tell you something sucks when it does. You...
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