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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-31-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By TJFarmer
The shadows on the tree and the pilot of the...

The shadows on the tree and the pilot of the locomotive are both bad. The lighting on both went away before you pressed the shutter.

The lighting was off to the side, and not over your right...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-31-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By TJFarmer
1/2 the image is in focus, thus, 1/2 is out of...

1/2 the image is in focus, thus, 1/2 is out of focus. The color is bland as if you did this on a cloudy day, hence a large aperture??

Alot of images as such that do get approved, depend on whose...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-31-2010, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By TJFarmer
What form of photo-shop program do you have...

What form of photo-shop program do you have installed on your hard drive?

With PSE7, I went to the layer adjuster in the guided edit function. Moved the middle adjuster .79 to the right. It...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-30-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,930
Posted By TJFarmer
Face it, some images will never make it. All the...

Face it, some images will never make it. All the advice in the world won't help.

So why lead someone on? Why not just be more plainspoken, instead of doling out the techno mumbo-jumbo that serves...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-30-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,127
Posted By TJFarmer
How tight of a telephoto is that, and were you...

How tight of a telephoto is that, and were you freehanding, or using a tripod? Looks like the headlight shows a bit of flare.

TJ Farmer
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-30-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,930
Posted By TJFarmer
It looks like you shot that through a dirty...

It looks like you shot that through a dirty window.

And yes, it is leaning.

Time to archive it and move on.

TJ Farmer
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-29-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By TJFarmer
Lots of grain for 200 ISO. Especially from a DSLR.

Lots of grain for 200 ISO. Especially from a DSLR.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-29-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By TJFarmer
You got under a cloud and it produced a very drab...

You got under a cloud and it produced a very drab color problem.

Also, what ISO were you on? I see grain all over the front of that "common power".

TJ Farmer
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-29-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,056
Posted By TJFarmer
The railheads have a yellowish tint. Try...

The railheads have a yellowish tint.

Try pressing the "auto correct" key. Your complicating the entire process.

TJ Farmer
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-29-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By TJFarmer
Loyd wrote, "Questionable photos do slip...

Loyd wrote,

"Questionable photos do slip through".

"Slip"?

Somedays, the floodgates are open.

Rosters must be free of foreground and background distractions.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-29-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,151
Posted By TJFarmer
To SD9, Don't pull "my tax money paid for...

To SD9,

Don't pull "my tax money paid for it" on me. I was using what is termed a "similarity", of which you missed the entire point and made a fool of yourself.

How many sports areans are paid...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-28-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,151
Posted By TJFarmer
Cinderpath, I totally disagree. Consider...

Cinderpath, I totally disagree.

Consider that the Train Station is a sports arena. Do your first admendment rights apply in a sports area when you are doing something that would be considered...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-28-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,151
Posted By TJFarmer
In the outside world, emphasis on the word...

In the outside world, emphasis on the word "outside". We have some rights. Go into someone's house, you play by their rules, or stay the hell out.

Just as if you would go into a friends house, and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-27-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By TJFarmer
I would like to know why some think that every...

I would like to know why some think that every image that gets uploaded to RP.net, in some way, belongs there.

There are some images that have no hope at all from the word "go".

The locomotive...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-27-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,151
Posted By TJFarmer
Bad cropping and blurry. Seriously, what is...

Bad cropping and blurry.

Seriously, what is this doing on the photography board??

Where is the image that got rejected. I wanna see it.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-27-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By TJFarmer
A bush as such is easily pulled from the ground....

A bush as such is easily pulled from the ground. I do believe cropping is the least of your worries on that photo.

Cloudy day and common power come to mind as well
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By TJFarmer
Archive it and move on. TJ Farmer

Archive it and move on.


TJ Farmer
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-25-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,807
Posted By TJFarmer
You shot "across" the light, not with it. That...

You shot "across" the light, not with it. That pole shadow is evidence of that. Looks like a grab shot, and you did not have time to adjust.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-25-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By TJFarmer
The picnic bench does not make it a rejection,...

The picnic bench does not make it a rejection, but that dark pilot, which makes the the unit look nose coupled draws my attention.

Give it a bit more room all around. That bench does not obstruct...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-24-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By TJFarmer
I think both could look alot better, if they were...

I think both could look alot better, if they were captured a bit below track level. If that is at all possible at this location.

TJ Farmer
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-22-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By TJFarmer
Anytime after 11am to around 4:30pm on July 8th,...

Anytime after 11am to around 4:30pm on July 8th, shots like that should not be attempted. Escpecially when your playing hide and seek with the sun.

That railhead shadow tells the tale. I see a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-22-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By TJFarmer
Was that train coming at you? Those types of...

Was that train coming at you? Those types of "streak" shots work best when the train is going away from you. Then you avoid that "blob" where the headlight is shining directly into your lens.

TJ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-22-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By TJFarmer
Second shot has alot of grain on the plow. What...

Second shot has alot of grain on the plow. What ISO were you set at?

TJ Farmer
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-21-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,694
Posted By TJFarmer
The screeners personal feelings about individuals...

The screeners personal feelings about individuals do play into the screening decisions. I know, I know, they shouldn't, but they do.

You'd better send some heart felt birthday gifts. And by...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-21-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By TJFarmer
Why don't the "remarks" match the image? ...

Why don't the "remarks" match the image?

That angle only works when you can trail the train back into the heat rising off the tracks. And this was the incorrect time of day to attempt that image....
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