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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-24-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,556
Posted By capwell
I'll second that notion. That's simply lazy...

I'll second that notion. That's simply lazy selection.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 06-22-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,649
Posted By capwell
my 2, coming from a guy who worked in...

my 2, coming from a guy who worked in independent camera retail for four years - go to a camera store and get ALL of this stuff into your hands before you make a decision. heck, you could even go...
Forum: Trip Reports 01-28-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 27,918
Posted By capwell
What, if any, facts do you have to back this up?...

What, if any, facts do you have to back this up? I realize that railroaders are infinitely more qualified to bandy about any and all opinions involving anything railroad-related, but you may want to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 28,131
Posted By capwell
so hey, do you have ANY shots that aren't from an...

so hey, do you have ANY shots that aren't from an overpass? i've rocked the YYZ a few times, and there's plenty of track-level, non-boring-passenger stuff to shoot. unless you are handcuffed to that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 28,131
Posted By capwell
gotta say, this thread has been making me laugh...

gotta say, this thread has been making me laugh hysterically for two nights now. keep up the good work, guys!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-23-2009, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By capwell
i've always deferred to the submission guidelines...

i've always deferred to the submission guidelines -

"Please avoid similar angles of the same train from the same location. Generally one shot is enough of a train at a particular location. If you...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-15-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By capwell
here's an idea, why not do the old-timey thing on...

here's an idea, why not do the old-timey thing on old-timey film? nothing beats some real silver on rp - for some self-gratifying proof of that: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=244674
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-11-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By capwell
This also looks like it may have been shot with a...

This also looks like it may have been shot with a cameraphone, am I right?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-11-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By capwell
Next time, you may opt to not center the...

Next time, you may opt to not center the locomotive, it'll help give your image a little more visual balance. Also, looks a little unlevel.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-11-2009, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By capwell
ISO relates to the relative sensitivity to light...

ISO relates to the relative sensitivity to light of your film, or in the case of digital, sensor. It actually stands for nothing photographic, International Standards Organization, who, as the name...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-01-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By capwell
lens out a bit next time, maybe. there's nothing...

lens out a bit next time, maybe. there's nothing worse than a floating signal bridge!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 33,930
Posted By capwell
Glad the story has a happy ending, Michael! Being...

Glad the story has a happy ending, Michael! Being a native of the Lehigh Valley myself, I'll second your endorsement - great service, smart staff, and good stock. Dan's also recently (last two years...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2009, 03:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,443
Posted By capwell
Doesn't this guy spend a lot of time on the west...

Doesn't this guy spend a lot of time on the west slope list complaining about rp, too? Seems like someone who should spend more time shooting and less time whining - he might get better at the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 33,930
Posted By capwell
What, no Vic.Louie?! That guy loves himself some...

What, no Vic.Louie?! That guy loves himself some commenting/favoriting! Any idea who he is, anyway?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2009, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,937
Posted By capwell
I've got to agree with John on this one....

I've got to agree with John on this one. Concentrate on taking a good picture to begin with, and you won't have to go nuts with the post-processing. The thing to remember about editing your photos is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 33,930
Posted By capwell
http://www.betterphoto.com/Clubs/Default.asp?join=...

http://www.betterphoto.com/Clubs/Default.asp?join=1&id=7602

I sent a note to the owner of this photo club with a link to this posting. If my local club had someone in it who was stealing photos,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-02-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By capwell
Unfortunately, with falling snow, comes a lot...

Unfortunately, with falling snow, comes a lot less contrast. I get the feeling that's what the screeners see, along with the cloudiness that comes with the snow. You might try getting your blacks...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-28-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,471
Posted By capwell
Also owning a 40d, the only real input I've got...

Also owning a 40d, the only real input I've got for you is that maybe the sodium light creep from off the frame was messing with things? Especially if you're just shooting jpg, you can expect a bit...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-27-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,665
Posted By capwell
You know, the first shot of those dumbassedly...

You know, the first shot of those dumbassedly rejected pictures, I honestly thought that it was a jpg that only loaded halfway, but then I realized it was just snow. Now THAT is some blown out dead...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-26-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By capwell
"Foreground clutter" comes to mind. Also, it may...

"Foreground clutter" comes to mind. Also, it may just be me, but that looks really soft, through the whole image.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-26-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By capwell
A few things I notice right off the bat - the...

A few things I notice right off the bat - the rejection is not in the best of light, especially compared to the shot you pose as its equal, which is taken in sun, with a pretty desirable angle of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-26-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,596
Posted By capwell
Keith, it sounds to me like you need to go to...

Keith, it sounds to me like you need to go to your local library and check out some books on basic photography. that's not a dig at your skills at all, but some introductory instruction on how to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-26-2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,596
Posted By capwell
Wow, I don't think anyone could say it as...

Wow, I don't think anyone could say it as diplomatically as Chris just did. There's no substitute for taking criticism and going back to the drawing board.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-26-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By capwell
It looks to me like sort of a weird composition,...

It looks to me like sort of a weird composition, did you take anything closer to maybe a 3/4 shot of this rather unique engine? If you look at the picture, there's just a whole lot of dead space,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-25-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By capwell
You know, that is a GREAT point. I've been...

You know, that is a GREAT point. I've been uploading images on here since 2003, and there is some of my earlier work that I absolutely cringe at, knowing that by the standards of what rp has become...
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