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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-14-2013, 11:46 PM
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Posted By rathman11
Well put Jim. Basically took the words right out...

Well put Jim. Basically took the words right out of my mouth.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-29-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,539
Posted By rathman11
The 276 and 277 are the daily east and west...

The 276 and 277 are the daily east and west trains. For the Waseca Sub portion of the line, crews run the 276 from Waseca, MN to Minnesota City, MN (just outside of Winona, MN). The 277 runs...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-29-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,539
Posted By rathman11
Changes along the DM&E

Just heard from several sources that major changes will be occurring along the DM&E's Waseca Subdivision in the near future. The 276/277 trains (Huron, SD to Bensenville, IL) will no longer run...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-13-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By rathman11
These came to mind right away when thinking of...

These came to mind right away when thinking of farm of train.

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-24-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By rathman11
I agree Jim. Over processed may have been a...

I agree Jim. Over processed may have been a better rejection reason or something along those lines.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-24-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By rathman11
Well I decided to start over with the image and...

Well I decided to start over with the image and had success with getting it into the database. I must say, the accepted version does look better which means an apology is owed to the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-22-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By rathman11
Appeal rejected with no comment. I stated the...

Appeal rejected with no comment. I stated the the histogram shows even distribution and that several forum members, including long time contributors, agree that the exposure looks correct. I must...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-22-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By rathman11
Mathieu, the lighting this time of year makes it...

Mathieu, the lighting this time of year makes it difficult to frame the elevator with a train. I actually have an image in the database already with it fairly visible. Plan is to someday add a wide...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-21-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By rathman11
Overexposed?

Generally, I don't have a problem with the rejections dealt out from the screeners. However, this one has me somewhat baffled? First hit with bad color and I agree, upon looking at it again it did...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-31-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By rathman11
Ease back on the saturation a bit and a slight...

Ease back on the saturation a bit and a slight adjustment in levels and you should be fine. Here is a quick version I came up with.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-05-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,030
Posted By rathman11
Chris, glad it made it on! Not sure how much...

Chris, glad it made it on! Not sure how much longer the blue and yellow units will be around so the effort was well worth it.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,030
Posted By rathman11
First looks to have a yellow cast. Second, too...

First looks to have a yellow cast. Second, too blue. Last one needs more saturation, maybe some contrast work too.

I upped saturation +10 and came up with this. However, I did notice that when...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By rathman11
Thanks everyone for the help. I finally got...

Thanks everyone for the help. I finally got around to re-editing and the results were a success!

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-25-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By rathman11
J, that was exactly my dilemma. On the one hand,...

J, that was exactly my dilemma. On the one hand, I recall several times members of the forum suggesting to avoid a large, blank sky. On the other hand, there is the rather monotonous foreground. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-24-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By rathman11
Cropping, Compostion, Color...which is it?

First was for bad cropping, I was thinking I might get hit with it but I tried anyways. I liked how the crop looked and the train location didn't bother me.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-30-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,670
Posted By rathman11
It is a going away shot :wink:

It is a going away shot :wink:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-26-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By rathman11
Whatever the issue was (editing error or RP...

Whatever the issue was (editing error or RP glitch) it looks like a corrected version is now uploaded.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-26-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By rathman11
Looks like it caught the admins attention and has...

Looks like it caught the admins attention and has since been removed. Again, was not trying to call out the photographer as I am sure it was a mistake that can be fixed.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-26-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By rathman11
Is it just me...

...or is there something seriously wrong with the lower half of this image? Not trying call out the photographer, just seeing if it is my computer or the image. I've opened it in three different...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-20-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,292
Posted By rathman11
Shots were taken on different days J. But I see...

Shots were taken on different days J. But I see what you are saying. Will work on that next time. I thought both rejections were pretty nitpicky if you ask me. To be honest, I was expecting a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,292
Posted By rathman11
Also, the 3 images passed over finally made it...

Also, the 3 images passed over finally made it through. Went 1 for 3. Lets get some input on the rejected two. Both seem a tad nitpicky if you ask me but maybe I'm just being biased at this point....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,292
Posted By rathman11
Jim, the image overall or the weeds in the...

Jim, the image overall or the weeds in the foreground? I was thinking of sharpening it a bit more but wasn't sure. Like I said before, I may wait and see if I can get a shot here with crops just...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,292
Posted By rathman11
Not seeing it. Blurry would be your profile...

Not seeing it. Blurry would be your profile picture.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,292
Posted By rathman11
Yeah, I understand being on the fence for...

Yeah, I understand being on the fence for something that is unique or pushes the envelope but nothing out of the ordinary with these three. Just telephotos. I guess we shall see. As for bad angle,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,292
Posted By rathman11
My good friend bad cropping

Thoughts? Maybe move the train higher up in the frame? Not like I have much for an interesting foreground, just dirt and weeds. I attempted to minimize the weeds by showing some blue sky but I'm...
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