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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-21-2015, 04:50 AM
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Posted By dnsommer2013
Nah, I think that would be me! I have gone from...

Nah, I think that would be me! I have gone from zero forethought and knowledge, to just piecemeal, in all of eleven years! It's all been strictly hit or miss with me. Maybe only in the past two or...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-21-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,408
Posted By dnsommer2013
Good tip! Thanks!

Good tip! Thanks!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-21-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,151
Posted By dnsommer2013
These photos are really interesting! Thanks!

These photos are really interesting! Thanks!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,408
Posted By dnsommer2013
I do not see it. And also, I'm surprised this set...

I do not see it. And also, I'm surprised this set is being retired. Has it really been that long? :-(
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By dnsommer2013
I got one in!

Grabbed this from a highway bridge after a 30-mile chase on Route 17!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=527488&nseq=0

I thought it wasn't going to make it because it's centered.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-13-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,911
Posted By dnsommer2013
I like the BLE shot!

I like the BLE shot!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-13-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,209
Posted By dnsommer2013
Yesterday I used my DSLR and my Olympus Stylus 1...

Yesterday I used my DSLR and my Olympus Stylus 1 side-by-side at the airport. To my eyes, the images they produced are clearly distinguishable from one another, strictly in in terms of image quality....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-12-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By dnsommer2013
It's a unique photo. I like it!

It's a unique photo. I like it!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-11-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,209
Posted By dnsommer2013
I want to clarify that it was the use of the term...

I want to clarify that it was the use of the term "Unacceptable Image Quality" that raised questions for me.

In other words, I am not saying this is a great shot or a terrible shot, or that it...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-11-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,209
Posted By dnsommer2013
It was "GEVO" in particular. Yup. Didn't know...

It was "GEVO" in particular. Yup. Didn't know that. Thanks.

And wedgie? Well, any kid who's been to summer camp knows what a wedgie is!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-11-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,911
Posted By dnsommer2013
Are your uploading privileges banned altogether,...

Are your uploading privileges banned altogether, or just for this image?

I think it's unique and colorful, but what looks like heat distortion detracts from it a bit for me.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-10-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,209
Posted By dnsommer2013
No, please, go on. It's okay. If you can do it...

No, please, go on. It's okay. If you can do it without being condescendingly vague, by all means. Let's hear it. Because the comment you left, as it stands, is.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-10-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,209
Posted By dnsommer2013
What is a GEVO wedgie? Granted the photo...

What is a GEVO wedgie?

Granted the photo doesn't illustrate it well, but these tracks go right across the biggest park in the city, right beside kids playing and picnicking couples, without any...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-10-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,513
Posted By dnsommer2013
I like the water. It lends perspective, and...

I like the water. It lends perspective, and emphasizes the pastoral nature of the view.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-10-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,209
Posted By dnsommer2013
Overall Standards

This is the first time I've seen this reason for rejection, and I'm taking it to mean the camera sensor is no good? It was a Panasonic LF-1 with a 1/1.7" sensor.

"Poor Image Quality: The overall...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-01-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,390
Posted By dnsommer2013
Do you have a photo of the 25' tripod in action?...

Do you have a photo of the 25' tripod in action? Dave
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-27-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By dnsommer2013
You guys are right (of course!) LOL Like I...

You guys are right (of course!) LOL

Like I said, the shot was seriously flawed so I just played with it, I used the Quick Selection tool to isolate the train, then Select > Inverse to darken...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-26-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By dnsommer2013
Salvage Attempt

Okay, so the original RAW was out of focus. So I edited this one with a sort of quick-and-dirty cavalier attitude, since it clearly was not going to ever be a keeper. And rather than try and brighten...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-26-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,390
Posted By dnsommer2013
I've Been In Trouble More Than A Few Times

A few months ago I pulled onto the shoulder of I-81 to take a few pictures of a hot air balloon that appeared to be making an unplanned landing in a farm field beside the road. I had only taken three...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-26-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,390
Posted By dnsommer2013
see next thread

see next thread
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-25-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,619
Posted By dnsommer2013
Re: Poor Image Quality

John,

Thank you for your comments! This image was shot in RAW + JPEG with a Pentax K-3 and a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 at ISO 800 and 1/400 at f/5.6. Here is the original jpeg, re-sized and saved for...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-25-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,619
Posted By dnsommer2013
Trying to Understand, But Clouds Get in the Way

Rejected today:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1334457&key=7959664

Secondary Link: http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=220523

In this case, I think the sky adds a dramatic...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,263
Posted By dnsommer2013
Wanna sell the 5D? LOL! Actually, I am looking...

Wanna sell the 5D? LOL! Actually, I am looking for my first FF. Can you believe the new Sony camera that came out today? The Alpha 7 Mark II - FF with IBIS. For $1,099!

Here's an awful photo I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-20-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,263
Posted By dnsommer2013
That LV photo really is special. What were you...

That LV photo really is special. What were you doing up there? Was the line active otherwise at the time?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-20-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,263
Posted By dnsommer2013
I like the output of that Canon 5D, Jim! I...

I like the output of that Canon 5D, Jim! I suppose you've upgraded since?
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