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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-11-2019, 05:21 AM
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Posted By miningcamper1
There is always some risk that someone will make...

There is always some risk that someone will make a copyright infringement claim. Even the large online archives hedge a bit by stating "No known copyright restrictions".

If you own the print, and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-07-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By miningcamper1
On the other hand, you could view the set as...

On the other hand, you could view the set as documenting the fine work of the firefighters in keeping the flames from consuming the adjoining buildings!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-25-2019, 06:18 PM
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Views: 217
Posted By miningcamper1
2016 Wilson Creek Elevator Fire

This turned up in a search for something else:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0rrfmTJTfks/VqGS1v8vYAI/AAAAAAAAMEQ/ar3WuyF_ENU/s1600/DSC_5073.JPG

And for the rest of the story (total loss of the two...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-23-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By miningcamper1
My rule was that the sun absolutely had to be...

My rule was that the sun absolutely had to be dead center in the frame to avoid internal reflections. Of all the cameras I used, the Argus C3 "Brick" was a good choice (surprisingly) for shooting the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-22-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By miningcamper1
Some fine scenery in his RP portfolio. Here's an...

Some fine scenery in his RP portfolio. Here's an even bigger sun:
[photoid=589807]

Note that the rails actually look like rails, despite the sun glare.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-21-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By miningcamper1
Agreed! Often I will leave 2 or 3 versions in a...

Agreed! Often I will leave 2 or 3 versions in a folder so I can see which one I love after a day or so. :)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-21-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By miningcamper1
Funny you should post that since I enhanced a...

Funny you should post that since I enhanced a couple of pale sunrise/sunsets just a couple of hours ago. Real life skies actually can be intensely saturated and brilliant.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-21-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By miningcamper1
I like the big sun...but the odd-looking rails?...

I like the big sun...but the odd-looking rails? :shock:
It's especially odd that what should be the shady side of the right hand rail doesn't look shady at all. I notice he tagged the photo as HDR-...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-18-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By miningcamper1
Good information there. Do drone sellers share...

Good information there. Do drone sellers share those restrictions with drone buyers?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-17-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By miningcamper1
...some photographers get, shall we say, more...

...some photographers get, shall we say, more leeway? :evil:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-16-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By miningcamper1
Just for the heck of it I resized that one to...

Just for the heck of it I resized that one to 1600 x 1200. Still a good-looking result! :-)
Many web images can't stand any enlargement, such as for a desktop wallpaper.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-14-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By miningcamper1
Lots of pics on here can be better than they are....

Lots of pics on here can be better than they are. I download them just for practice. Often a single click can do the job. :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-11-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By miningcamper1
I just refreshed my homepage a few times and got:...

I just refreshed my homepage a few times and got:

Chase Bank
Generic Drugs
Geico
Trump's Border Wall (!)
Squarespace
Sean Hannity

None of which I have recently visited online...:lol:...and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-11-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By miningcamper1
Practically every time I attempted a day of...

Practically every time I attempted a day of shooting on the old C&O lines, the crickets were chirping. For hours and hours. So I avoided it in favor of busier and/or more scenic lines. Is it much...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-11-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By miningcamper1
Ouch! Didn't notice that. I wonder if the...

Ouch! Didn't notice that.
I wonder if the person who posted the link noticed that little detail.

Longer trains and fewer trains- that sure sounds like SP drag freights!
If they can keep the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-10-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By miningcamper1
I'll take your word for that. As for running...

I'll take your word for that.

As for running the same amount of tonnage with fewer locomotives, are we talking short fast trains that run on a schedule, or are we talking drag freights? Fewer...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-10-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By miningcamper1
Are we in a recession???

Someone posted this link below a photo of stored UP power:
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-10-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By miningcamper1
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____:lol::lol::lol:____
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-10-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By miningcamper1
Really? My ad-blocker is off, yet I'm not seeing...

Really? My ad-blocker is off, yet I'm not seeing that.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-10-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By miningcamper1
Why does Railpictures.net have to be so picky? ...

Why does Railpictures.net have to be so picky?

RP would not be RP if they were not picky! :lol: Just go back into the forum archives and see for yourself!

In the first I would also trim that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-10-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,356
Posted By miningcamper1
Times change...on the first charter I attended,...

Times change...on the first charter I attended, the guys with sound recorders were complaining to the organizers about all the noise from motor-drive SLRs. I was unable to accommodate them, since my...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-04-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,356
Posted By miningcamper1
Did someone say "...what a little splash of red...

Did someone say "...what a little splash of red can do..."?

[photoid=505868] [photoid=422060] [photoid=2200]

Actually so rare that only 4 or 5 out of 1000+ PC photos here have that.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-03-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,356
Posted By miningcamper1
I honestly asked myself: Is it a train photo with...

I honestly asked myself: Is it a train photo with a cactus, or is it a cactus photo with a train? :twisted:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-03-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,356
Posted By miningcamper1
The best thing about the NS black scheme is that...

The best thing about the NS black scheme is that it's not worse than it is. :(
It certainly has been around an awfully long time as mediocre schemes go.

Of course NS is a leader in special...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-30-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By miningcamper1
Also, they are oddballs, and railroads have a...

Also, they are oddballs, and railroads have a long history of not loving oddballs. Perhaps someone looking for a cheap-to-buy used one will go for one or two.
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