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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-18-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,387
Posted By Mgoldman
It is targeted - one, by one, hitting just four...

It is targeted - one, by one, hitting just four recently. As I noted - there are still others, just not to the same extreme - some campaigning, others simply prolific in sharing. I'm not looking to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-18-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,387
Posted By Mgoldman
I'm really surprised you take this view, Doug. ...

I'm really surprised you take this view, Doug.

You suggest now that admin has removed Top of Last 24 privileges to four whole people, (though Kevin B can still get one in every time) and the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-17-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,387
Posted By Mgoldman
Everyone is not playing by the same rules though...

Everyone is not playing by the same rules though - unless you believe, what, only 3 photographers were heavily linking images. There are dozens of others that link and campaign though reaching the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-17-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,387
Posted By Mgoldman
Well now, I wouldn't say level... the tilt is not...

Well now, I wouldn't say level... the tilt is not as drastic which is welcome.

Still like the idea of limiting images to 1 hour in the "Top of Last 24 Hours".

Everyone can link away -...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-10-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,387
Posted By Mgoldman
It does on RP! Just post any old shot and then...

It does on RP! Just post any old shot and then link it to 50,000 Facebook pages - voila! Top of the last 24, Top of last week - maybe even a PC, but at the very least, 8,000 people will see your...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,387
Posted By Mgoldman
Jean-Marc - lots of impressive statistics proving...

Jean-Marc - lots of impressive statistics proving what seems to be an undisputed point. There IS a bias here, no doubt. It's an "American" site flooded with American pictures viewed by a mostly...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-29-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,785
Posted By Mgoldman
Out Of Character? /Mitch

Out Of Character?

/Mitch
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-28-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,785
Posted By Mgoldman
You could move to Colorado... ...

You could move to Colorado...

www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=116565

Incidentally, Sam Phillips is still taking (even more) incredible images on the east coast which can be found off...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-28-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,785
Posted By Mgoldman
Toss the Canon, get a Nikon. :D As a Canon...

Toss the Canon, get a Nikon. :D

As a Canon user, I often use the eyedropper in "Select Color" within Photoshop and click on the headlight. Then in "selections", I'll expand and then fade the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-28-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,670
Posted By Mgoldman
Can you cite which specific posts over the last...

Can you cite which specific posts over the last 15 years resulted in the level of success we are now privy to see? ; )

Glad to see you here - stay awhile! One major advantage of RP over FB...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-28-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,387
Posted By Mgoldman
Said it once before, in lieu of not tallying...

Said it once before, in lieu of not tallying linked image views for "Top of the Last 24" - why not limit "Top of the Last 24" to 1 hour? That way RP won't have a single image occupying the front...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 05-28-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,404
Posted By Mgoldman
Joining in a bit late but I'll add...

Joining in a bit late but I'll add "auto-whatever" sometimes makes for the perfect second set of "eyes".

When you are done, or during your processing, click on "Auto Tone" or "Auto Contrast" or...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-28-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,060
Posted By Mgoldman
Interesting - I noticed it off CCW instantly. ...

Interesting - I noticed it off CCW instantly. Maybe I got your "next day" look at it, first.

I have Lightroom installed on my computer - comes with Photoshop for a monthly $9.99 fee. It happens...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-18-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,387
Posted By Mgoldman
This coming from someone with NO photos on the...

This coming from someone with NO photos on the site. Yes, Joe - you are wrong. No one has a problem with linking shots to FB to share. The issue is with people linking their shots to boost their...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-18-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,643
Posted By Mgoldman
Like everything in life today - someone had to do...

Like everything in life today - someone had to do it to get the ball rolling on future preventative measures.

Personally, I think drones are like guns - there's only so much of something people...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-04-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 33,757
Posted By Mgoldman
West Falls is perhaps a railroad location. West...

West Falls is perhaps a railroad location. West Falls is in Philadelphia. There are two railroad bridges at this location.

The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, Schuylkill River Viaduct, also...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-04-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 33,757
Posted By Mgoldman
With regards to the color on the IC photos - I've...

With regards to the color on the IC photos - I've had issues, not to that degree, in the past. I wonder if it's the color space? Unknowingly, while experimenting with Lightroom, I did not realize I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-23-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,051
Posted By Mgoldman
Perhaps these are similar compositions but with...

Perhaps these are similar compositions but with better results:

[photoid=300527]

[photoid=182235]

[photoid=314508]

And a favorite:
[photoid=206093]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-23-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,051
Posted By Mgoldman
I'd bet it could easily win an award in a...

I'd bet it could easily win an award in a photography contest, and no doubt, you could get hundreds likes on Facebook, but in the real world - I'd say no dice.

First - in my opinion, it's a really...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,499
Posted By Mgoldman
High Speed Subjects, Flash, and Shutter Speeds

Impressive shot, Loyd!

[photoid=699122]

Glad this made it off your hardrive and onto RP. Someone asked if I had seen Sean Hoyden's version of this shot, but because it was not on RP, it would...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 05-02-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,845
Posted By Mgoldman
Adobe tests DOUBLING price

Sure, why not?

Nothing like a captive audience.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/2/18526985/adobe-creative-cloud-lightroom-photoshop-plan-price-hike

/Mitch
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-05-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,124
Posted By Mgoldman
Wait, what?!? That's like saying you'll use more...

Wait, what?!? That's like saying you'll use more gas if you drive slower because you'll be driving longer. Granted, it's true you may save gas driving slower (less air drag), I do not think the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,065
Posted By Mgoldman
That looks like a shot that would've worked much...

That looks like a shot that would've worked much better had the train been going the other way (naturally...). Our eyes are led to a very dark spot within the scene unfortunately. As for the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-15-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,160
Posted By Mgoldman
Works for me - and certainly a unique image. ...

Works for me - and certainly a unique image.

I'd appeal - note the take you were after and note as well, the subject actually is set in the first third of the composition.

I assume the all blue...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-30-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,134
Posted By Mgoldman
Is it really 93% off, or is it often sold for...

Is it really 93% off, or is it often sold for about $20.00?

/Mitch
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