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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-13-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By mersenne6
Slide scanners

I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations concerning scanning of 35mm slides? My old faithful Minolta won't work in Windows 10 and I haven't been able to find much in the way of information...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-06-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By mersenne6
I agree with Loyd L. I don't see anything unusual...

I agree with Loyd L. I don't see anything unusual with respect to the color. I've seen (and photographed) sunset and slightly post sunset shots as well as sunrise and pre-sunrise shots that look like...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-01-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By mersenne6
Yes and no. If you look at the hill line in the...

Yes and no. If you look at the hill line in the very back of the photo it is level and I assume that is what the photographer used for a reference. When I was there some time back I used a wide...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-31-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By mersenne6
I don't think it is fair to say Railpictures...

I don't think it is fair to say Railpictures doesn't like dark sunset/sunrise shots but I do know that my reject rate for pictures I've submitted which meet this criteria is high. I would say just...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-19-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,307
Posted By mersenne6
It's been my experience that, starting sometime...

It's been my experience that, starting sometime in May and running through mid September, high sun in the east is essentially anything after 9:30 AM and before 4:00 PM.
It's one of the reasons I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-06-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By mersenne6
I agree with RobJor - it must have been fun being...

I agree with RobJor - it must have been fun being there. I've had a few going away shots accepted. In addition to being accepted on this site the first picture was also part of a two page spread in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-04-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,544
Posted By mersenne6
RobJor - I agree-I'll let it go. As for the...

RobJor - I agree-I'll let it go. As for the setup - tripod, train barely moving faster than a person could walk - also cable release. Again thanks for taking the time to respond.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-02-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,544
Posted By mersenne6
Well...so much for Cascada. No go. Again thanks...

Well...so much for Cascada. No go. Again thanks for all of your suggestions/observations.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-02-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,544
Posted By mersenne6
The focal length and exposure time are correct. ...

The focal length and exposure time are correct. I didn't get a rejection for under sharpening. He was moving dead slow so the raw image is good.

The distance between the grade crossing and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-01-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,544
Posted By mersenne6
Ok, thanks. Let's try this again. ...

Ok, thanks.

Let's try this again.

The first picture was rejected as being too dark

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1621680&key=1151892

So I attempted to lighten it a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-01-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,544
Posted By mersenne6
Well, so much for that. I thought the correct...

Well, so much for that. I thought the correct way to reference a photo was [photoid=xxxxxx] but I guess not.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-01-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,544
Posted By mersenne6
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-05-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,891
Posted By mersenne6
I guess my top two would be a couple of pictures...

I guess my top two would be a couple of pictures taken at the Rockville Bridge in Marysville, Pa.


[photoid=597066]


and

...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-03-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,918
Posted By mersenne6
Here, in no particular order, are my favorites...

Here, in no particular order, are my favorites for the year.

[photoid=556361]


[photoid=558897]

and

[photoid=527551]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-18-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,684
Posted By mersenne6
A copy of the picture is in the lead post to the...

A copy of the picture is in the lead post to the thread below.

http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/new-ns-rebuild-dandh-tribute
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-02-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,910
Posted By mersenne6
I too used to think along the lines of wds -...

I too used to think along the lines of wds - listing subdivisions as a way to hide where the actual picture was taken. I've only had one instance of this kind of correction and rather than delete...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-12-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,991
Posted By mersenne6
Keep sodium vapor lights out of a scene.....well,...

Keep sodium vapor lights out of a scene.....well, like everything else, it depends


[photoid=363945]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-16-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,590
Posted By mersenne6
Here's a few [photoid=189339] ...

Here's a few


[photoid=189339]

[photoid=500676]

[photoid=466159]

[photoid=342327]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-19-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 56,284
Posted By mersenne6
Under the right atmospheric conditions skies just...

Under the right atmospheric conditions skies just on either side of sunrise or sunset will look like that
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-03-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,035
Posted By mersenne6
For a number of reasons 2014 was a very slow year...

For a number of reasons 2014 was a very slow year for me with respect to rail photography. Most of the pictures that made it on this year were from previous years. However, I did get one that I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-02-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,588
Posted By mersenne6
Both spots are just fine. I've taken numerous...

Both spots are just fine. I've taken numerous pictures from both places and never any hassles. The Olmsted Falls park has parking spaces on the same side of the track as the park. If you are doing...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-26-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,395
Posted By mersenne6
Given your interest in aviation photography and...

Given your interest in aviation photography and the current climate of suspicion I would have guessed your encounters with officialdom would be far greater than those of a railfan. Like others on...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-19-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,829
Posted By mersenne6
Bob E - not really - it's N gauge. You can even...

Bob E - not really - it's N gauge. You can even see the plastic mold casting line running right down the center of the diesel from nose to cab... and yes, for the way too literal, I am joking - it's...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-27-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,286
Posted By mersenne6
The Nikon multiple exposure feature is good and...

The Nikon multiple exposure feature is good and it mimics the short term double/multiple exposure of the film world but one thing in the world of multiple exposure in the film field that it cannot...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,335
Posted By mersenne6
ten letters? - sunset shot?

ten letters? - sunset shot?
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