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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-23-2014, 02:07 AM
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Posted By Dave Schauer
That is an interesting read, thanks for sharing...

That is an interesting read, thanks for sharing it. I think the one line that my source probably was referencing was "If one pays attention only to the central portion, the angle of view we see...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-23-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By Dave Schauer
I've always wondered about the concept of...

I've always wondered about the concept of distortion. A well known railroad photographer (and occasional contributor to RP.net) once told me that our eyes view close to 50mm and that if our eyes were...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-22-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,338
Posted By Dave Schauer
I'm certainly open to suggestions Ron on how...

I'm certainly open to suggestions Ron on how W.D.'s shot is QUITE a bit better. I get that the original 28 mm distortion (since adjusted) and weathered logo/color on mine make W.D.s better but in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-19-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,338
Posted By Dave Schauer
I agree there is some wide angle lens distortion...

I agree there is some wide angle lens distortion that can be seen in the frame. I'll correct that and resubmit.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-19-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,338
Posted By Dave Schauer
Double vision :-) You paved the way W. D. - no...

Double vision :-) You paved the way W. D. - no PAQ and I'm happy to see the screeners continuing to accept "different" type shots. Unfortunately I didn't know an identical image was already in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-14-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,759
Posted By Dave Schauer
I think it would make a powerful vertical image...

I think it would make a powerful vertical image cropped with the location sign on the right. The dead space on the far right, although I like the "Spring green" on the hill, distracts from the real...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-22-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,382
Posted By Dave Schauer
I can see the point about run-of-the-mill roster...

I can see the point about run-of-the-mill roster shots needing to have ideal lighting (i.e. WGRF standards) and accept that as a valid reason for rejection. I didn't view this as a roster shot when I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-22-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,382
Posted By Dave Schauer
Question Backlit?

This image was rejected for being backlit. At first I thought it was a quick screen that resulted in a quick rejection so I appealed given there is light on the cab of the unit plus ample light on...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-07-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By Dave Schauer
Derailment Images Pro and Con

I was surprised to see Mitch’s original comment on my photo. I’m still not sure what to make of that. If I was upset that I had a shot rejected I would take it up directly with the screeners, not...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-18-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Dave Schauer
Thanks Kevin. I know what you mean about RP...

Thanks Kevin. I know what you mean about RP liking shots weighted more to the sky (which drives me crazy) so yesterday when I received the first rejection for bad crop I did exactly what you said...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-18-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Dave Schauer
More Bad Crop Mystery

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1130883&key=7186439
This one has me scratching my head. Uploaded and received a bad composition/bad crop rejection. The subject matter is centered...
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