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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-31-2018, 03:22 PM
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Posted By Frank Hicks
Illinois Railway Museum photos

I'm a volunteer with the Illinois Railway Museum and the museum is asking for photos to be submitted for consideration on its 2019 calendar. The museum is looking for photos taken at IRM of equipment...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-25-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By Frank Hicks
I gave it a go with Picasa... the result is here...

I gave it a go with Picasa... the result is here (http://www.irm.org/gallery/InServiceIRM/abb) (for comparison, original is here (http://www.irm.org/gallery/InServiceIRM/aaz)). I used the "fill...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-24-2009, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Frank Hicks
Thanks for the advice... I think I may finally...

Thanks for the advice... I think I may finally bite the bullet and buy a copy of Photoshop. Then all I need to do is learn how to use it... gulp... :)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-23-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By Frank Hicks
For all intents and purposes, no. I've been...

For all intents and purposes, no. I've been using MS Office Picture Manager, of all the bizarre things, to do basic (and I do mean basic) rotation, cropping and brightness adjustment.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-22-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By Frank Hicks
Need help, bad color

I like to think that I've been learning and improving by reading comments from the experts here on the forums, but I've got quite a ways to go before I know what I'm doing! I got this rejection for...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-21-2009, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Frank Hicks
Cropping advice

Photo (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_p-dVUTpbD9M/So69iOLCVgI/AAAAAAAAAc4/Fikp-fUNwfc/s1600-h/blog-rrmamtk603.JPG)

The photo isn't anything that will make POTW, a wedgie of a semi-unusual subject, but...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-16-2009, 02:58 PM
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Views: 1,154
Posted By Frank Hicks
Done and done! ...well, except for the backlit...

Done and done! ...well, except for the backlit part. :-)

The uncropped original:
http://www.irm.org/gallery/ProgressPhotos/abb
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-15-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
Posted By Frank Hicks
Worth submitting?

I could use some advice from the experts here on whether this is worth submitting, and if not what I should do differently next time. I'm quite a newbie but have started framing some of my shots...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-27-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By Frank Hicks
Thanks for the advice! Much appreciated... I'm...

Thanks for the advice! Much appreciated... I'm still working on Compositional Creativity 101 topics like placing the trains below the center of the photo as you suggest. Fortunately I have ready...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-26-2009, 08:03 PM
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Views: 1,141
Posted By Frank Hicks
Need advice - salvageable shot?

I'm pretty new to this and will be the first to say that I have a LOT of practicing to do before I am very good at photography, but I've been lurking on the forum for a while and that has helped me...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-15-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,939
Posted By Frank Hicks
Here are the two photos. They're not great,...

Here are the two photos. They're not great, but...

Interior: http://transit.nerail.org/showpic/?photo=200904142257445922.jpg
Exterior:...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-13-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,939
Posted By Frank Hicks
My father was visiting New Orleans around that...

My father was visiting New Orleans around that time and, if memory serves, snapped a photo or two of the Tatra demonstrator. I will see if I can dig out those photos and post them.
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