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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-22-2020, 04:05 PM
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Posted By JohnJ
Yeah, I have absolutely no idea of how the Blue...

Yeah, I have absolutely no idea of how the Blue Angels clear the path in front of them in an event like this. No TFR, but there was a NOTAM issued to at least warn pilots of the event. I saw the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-07-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,652
Posted By JohnJ
The FAA quickly located the guy who posted the...

The FAA quickly located the guy who posted the video, but nearly two months after the incident, I can find no evidence of charges being levied. As much publicity as this incident received, the FAA...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-12-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,988
Posted By JohnJ
Good stuff, thanks!

Good stuff, thanks!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-10-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,988
Posted By JohnJ
Apparently the screeners agreed with the advice...

Apparently the screeners agreed with the advice given here, as the landscape version was accepted a little while ago. Thanks again for the good advice!

John
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-10-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,988
Posted By JohnJ
Oops - meant landscape of course! But previous...

Oops - meant landscape of course! But previous question still stands: for a 1200px wide image, what's the maximum vertical I can go with? If I can go beyond 825px, that will give me a little more...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-10-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,988
Posted By JohnJ
Thanks for all the comments and feedback, sounds...

Thanks for all the comments and feedback, sounds like portrait is the way to go. Another question, then - this is cropped to 1200x825 - for a 1200 px wide picture, what's the maximum height that is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-09-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,988
Posted By JohnJ
Pre-Screening: Portrait or Landscape?

I found a local view I really like, but unfortunately, most trains through the area are pretty short, which leaves me with having to crop in relatively tightly to avoid too much dead space. In...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-28-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,849
Posted By JohnJ
Thanks for all the feedback, much appreciated. I...

Thanks for all the feedback, much appreciated. I could definitely go wider on this as it is cropped to some degree. Overall, I was looking for advice for future cloudy day shots, or perhaps a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-27-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,849
Posted By JohnJ
Cloudy Day Blues

Well, this wasn't entirely unexpected, but a hoped-for acceptance devolved into the dreaded common power/cloudy day rejection. Amtrak ran a foliage special over the old Boston & Maine west end last...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-08-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,869
Posted By JohnJ
New members get 2 slots? I have 201 on the...

New members get 2 slots? I have 201 on the database and 1 slot. I guess I should delete my account and shots and start fresh, I'd double my upload allotment.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-10-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,422
Posted By JohnJ
I generally stick to A/V mode (aperture priority)...

I generally stick to A/V mode (aperture priority) at f8 and ISO 100 unless the lighting is really off. In good late afternoon light, this will generally give me something around 1/400, which I find...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-09-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,919
Posted By JohnJ
I finally got this thing accepted, much thanks to...

I finally got this thing accepted, much thanks to the help here. This was by far the toughest time I've ever had getting a shot accepted here; hope I'm not "losing the touch."

At any rate, thanks...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-08-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,919
Posted By JohnJ
OK, here the next round - thanks for bearing with...

OK, here the next round - thanks for bearing with me:

http://airshots.homestead.com/files/new_m8_edit.jpg
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-08-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,919
Posted By JohnJ
OK, more off the left: ...

OK, more off the left:

http://airshots.homestead.com/files/new_m8_edit.jpg
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-08-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,919
Posted By JohnJ
OK, left bridge girder cropped out, levels...

OK, left bridge girder cropped out, levels reduced slightly, and train moved down in the image as far as I can go - any more and my crop area is above the top of the image. Same link as before:
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-08-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,919
Posted By JohnJ
I have a fair bit of leeway in how to crop this...

I have a fair bit of leeway in how to crop this shot, but unfortunately going much more to the left is problematic as the opposite side platform of the station in heavy shadow begins intruding. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-08-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,919
Posted By JohnJ
Cropping Advice

Well, I am having a time with this subject. Just impossible to get it into the database, it seems even after three outings to get it. I'm up to 10 rejections on this subject with different locations...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-05-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By JohnJ
I appreciate the sample edit, and I do agree the...

I appreciate the sample edit, and I do agree the sky and main subject look better. I'm not sure what method was used to edit this, but the Amtrak unit's nose and the recycle bin in the background are...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By JohnJ
Thanks for the replies and advice. I shoot in...

Thanks for the replies and advice. I shoot in RAW, which gives me some flexibility in white balance correction. Any better?

http://airshots.homestead.com/files/mncr_9109_rpn_0619_3.jpg

As of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By JohnJ
Truth be known, the train was stationary and...

Truth be known, the train was stationary and actually about to move toward me. Darned engineer didn't switch on the headlight until the train was in motion, which doesn't work so well with a long...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By JohnJ
Thanks, Hatchetman. However, looks like I got...

Thanks, Hatchetman. However, looks like I got the "fatal" rejection reason I was looking for - after multiple rounds of dark and color/composition, it all ends with a poor image quality rejection. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By JohnJ
Dusk Photography Issues

I've been trying to capture Metro-North's new M8 equipment (unsuccessfully) in a manner worthy of the RPN database. The train in question's operating hours are challenging, with departures and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-14-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,400
Posted By JohnJ
Thanks for the reply - I tried a yet third angle...

Thanks for the reply - I tried a yet third angle with the crewmember off the loco and it got in. I'd hoped for a shot that highlighted the unusual FB2 trucks better (hence the side-on angle) but...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-14-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,400
Posted By JohnJ
Bad Angle(s)

Well, this is hardly ground-breaking photography but the motive here was to capture a type of unit that's not gotten a lot of railfan exposure, particularly with the FB2 trucks. Two different shots...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-19-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,992
Posted By JohnJ
Excellent tool, and thanks very much for posting...

Excellent tool, and thanks very much for posting the link.

John
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