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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-01-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By Mgoldman
Oh my God... if I see ANOTHER photo from the...

Oh my God... if I see ANOTHER photo from the Llanberis Lake Railway that will make, what? 3 on RP.

Jeeze Louise. I thought RP had lightened up, and I question why, if not, especially with a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-01-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Mgoldman
Your editing software can be your friend here -...

Your editing software can be your friend here - surely you have an "auto-color" option to select - most photo processing software does - heck, even Photoshop has it. Click it. Though it may not...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-20-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By Mgoldman
I think RP has more an issue with backlit shots...

I think RP has more an issue with backlit shots that were "saved" in Photoshop vs backlit shots where the effect was exactly what the photographer was after.

There are plenty of great backlit...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-13-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Mgoldman
There's (obviously) a lot of "empty/extra" space...

There's (obviously) a lot of "empty/extra" space to the right - but the positives far outweigh that factor. I like it - looks like I'm looking out a window and not at am image on screen. Would look...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-27-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 47,464
Posted By Mgoldman
If you look and see what is "popular" vs what is...

If you look and see what is "popular" vs what is average on RP, average seems to be the way to go anymore. Links have thrown off the "popular" results and participation has thrown off just about...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-22-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By Mgoldman
A good picture is a good pictures - regardless of...

A good picture is a good pictures - regardless of whether or not it looks like another, or is even a duplicate. One thing that always bothered me about the same as previous rejection was the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mgoldman
I personally, and most that participated in your...

I personally, and most that participated in your earlier thread, never said we do not like "fake" shots. Just that without noting the image was not as seen... or at least as captured in the camera,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-06-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,854
Posted By Mgoldman
What exactly is your question? Maybe you...

What exactly is your question?

Maybe you are asking:
"Must a railroad photograph be right out of the camera for you to like it?"

But I think most are hearing:
"Is RP the place for...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-05-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,854
Posted By Mgoldman
I think most of us agree - exaggerations are...

I think most of us agree - exaggerations are acceptable, so long as they don't get too extreme. Used like spice, they add, so long as you don't dump them on the main dish.



Still shooting...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-05-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,854
Posted By Mgoldman
Do you really believe on a site like RP... or a...

Do you really believe on a site like RP... or a magazine like TRAINS, it is fair game to submit a photo with a panned effect that was created in post processing without noting? I don't care how...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,854
Posted By Mgoldman
Badge of honor to make it into that album - but,...

Badge of honor to make it into that album - but, I'd suggest the majority of those images are in fact, grounded in reality, echoing my sentiments above in regards to the challenge of mastering...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,854
Posted By Mgoldman
I think you overlooked something in the replies -...

I think you overlooked something in the replies - a photograph CAN be enjoyed even if it is not reality grounded - just not here, on RP. Why? Because RP is a conservative, journalistic, document...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,854
Posted By Mgoldman
I'll add - I feel every image presented to date -...

I'll add - I feel every image presented to date - shy of Dennis's photo number 1 and 3 would fit my definition of a photograph (aka "real enough") unless of course, I'm being deceived in some way...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,854
Posted By Mgoldman
In a nut shell - a photo depicts very closely -...

In a nut shell - a photo depicts very closely - reality as you saw it, give or take a few SLIGHT to moderate exaggerations (color, over-shapening/ "structure", and lens conditions - vignetting,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-25-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 29,390
Posted By Mgoldman
Lester's shot is the "big foot in the woods" shot...

Lester's shot is the "big foot in the woods" shot - some of you are looking at the woods, I was looking at the prize. Love the light - and the thought to "see" the opportunity for the shot at last...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-24-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 29,390
Posted By Mgoldman
Hey gang - "Eight" - favorites and under...

Hey gang -

"Eight" - favorites and under 500 views, really?

Let me guess.... up against the FB link or 3 wrecks and a Heritage unit?

While browsing RP, sometimes I leave a few pages open...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-30-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,381
Posted By Mgoldman
And the actual TIME that was once, but no more,...

And the actual TIME that was once, but no more, shared within the EXIF further assisted in determining "when" the photographer was.

I always thought of RP.net as a photographer's site, as much...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-21-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,627
Posted By Mgoldman
Let me just quickly jump in and clarify my...

Let me just quickly jump in and clarify my thoughts on Canon....

They don't "suck", though I know Kevin was kidding when he said that, but Loyd was correct in stating I'll throw a pitch for them...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-16-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,637
Posted By Mgoldman
Exactly. Loyd and Troy probably ETTL ...

Exactly.

Loyd and Troy probably ETTL :grin:


https://petapixel.com/2017/04/01/expose-left-really-maximize-image-quality-night/

/Mitch
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-15-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,637
Posted By Mgoldman
Noise is introduced when you boost the exposure...

Noise is introduced when you boost the exposure in post processing. You do not get (considerable) noise when you reduce the exposure. Consequently, you would want to expose as bright as possible...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-15-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,637
Posted By Mgoldman
That sounds backwards - I would think you would...

That sounds backwards - I would think you would want to expose as bright as possible using the histogram to verify you have not clipped anything. Noise comes from trying to boost the details in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-14-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,637
Posted By Mgoldman
Nope... you have to have a camera /sensor that is...

Nope... you have to have a camera /sensor that is capbable of capturing the detail that you are hoping to recover. Aka; a camera with a high dynamic range which Sony offers and Nikon uses. Nikon...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-04-2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,629
Posted By Mgoldman
Railvideos.net - still around?

Links from home page gone - can't seem to find it any longer?

/Mitch
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-02-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By Mgoldman
Yeah - lol, that's why I suggested cropping just...

Yeah - lol, that's why I suggested cropping just a pinch off the bottom. Not a lot, just a pinch.

/Mitch
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-02-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By Mgoldman
I'd go tighter all around - mostly, shave a pinch...

I'd go tighter all around - mostly, shave a pinch of the bottom, much more on the top and a bit on the right and left.

My first thought was simply to lower the train ever so slightly, but dragging...
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