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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-16-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By TedG
Agreed, Joe. No sense cheaping out by screwing an...

Agreed, Joe. No sense cheaping out by screwing an Amazon Basics filter onto an expensive NIKKOR lens. Besides, Bezos has enough money--he doesn't need mine.

I currently have a HOYA UV(0) PRO1D...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-16-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By TedG
Really well-thought-out commentary, gents....

Really well-thought-out commentary, gents. Thanks.
/Ted
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-14-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By TedG
UV filter...What's your opinion/experience?

Do you keep a UV filter "permanently" mounted to protect your lens' outer element? Or do you feel the extra layer of glass adversely affects the results achieved with your highly-engineered lens?...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-08-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By TedG
I would've called it a "bluish" cast, Doug, but...

I would've called it a "bluish" cast, Doug, but to me it still looks fine on RP. Maybe they need to add a UV filter to the RP server.

Sorry I know that wasn't much help. But I can't concentrate...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-09-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,781
Posted By TedG
Dave, If you want to fight the "bad info"...

Dave,
If you want to fight the "bad info" rejection, you should fix the other data fields as well:

Locomotive No.: "UP 1633" as opposed to "unknown".
Date: September 29, 2016" as opposed to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-15-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,264
Posted By TedG
I always carry one of these HOYA tree-eliminating...

I always carry one of these HOYA tree-eliminating filters in the camera bag. I think I got mine from B&H.
/Ted
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-11-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,264
Posted By TedG
Actually, I was rather hoping the Jean-Marc would...

Actually, I was rather hoping the Jean-Marc would translate, but feel free, Loyd, to take a stab at it, for this Merlin sh*tkicker with sub-par edumacation. The GoogleMachine wasn't much help, as it...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-10-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,264
Posted By TedG
"It's like those French have a different word for...

"It's like those French have a different word for everything." :confused:
--Steve Martin

/Ted
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-28-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,223
Posted By TedG
[photoid=737660] Thanks to all for the input. ...

[photoid=737660]
Thanks to all for the input.
/Ted
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-27-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,223
Posted By TedG
Kevin, I only wish that I could "eyeball" level...

Kevin,
I only wish that I could "eyeball" level like Jim Thias. I don't typically use a grid (unless there's an architectural element that demands perspective correction), but usually just drop a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-27-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,223
Posted By TedG
Thanks, gentlemen. I appreciate having a second...

Thanks, gentlemen. I appreciate having a second (and third) set of eyes on it. I'll give one degree CW a shot.
/Ted
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-27-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,223
Posted By TedG
New COVID symptom: crooked eyesight

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1798776&key=2744975

This is actually the second rejection of this image for "horizon unlevel-leaning left". I had rescanned in order to maximize the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-25-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 33,463
Posted By TedG
Good answer. Good answer. /Ted

Good answer. Good answer.
/Ted
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-05-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 47,034
Posted By TedG
Not bad. But you need some more weather...

Not bad. But you need some more weather references. Maybe add "the dark clouds of a threatening thunderstorm on the horizon" or describe just how unusually hot/cold it was.:p
/Ted
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-25-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,334
Posted By TedG
Why not post that photo, Loyd?:confused: That is...

Why not post that photo, Loyd?:confused: That is such good-looking power, I'd be willing to look past the foreground obstruction.

I'm anxious to see how they fit the whole name of the railroad on...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-04-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 47,034
Posted By TedG
-Agreed. -Me too. -Agreed. Without some...

-Agreed.
-Me too.
-Agreed.

Without some context (beyond what's provided in the required fields) a photo is meaningless. Is it that difficult to write a sentence or two? If it's so unimportant...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-02-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 47,034
Posted By TedG
Your captions are more than adequate, Jean-Marc....

Your captions are more than adequate, Jean-Marc. And your English is far better than that of some contributors whose first language (ostensibly) is English.
/Ted
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-12-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,365
Posted By TedG
[photoid=728424] Strikes me as being...

[photoid=728424]

Strikes me as being "unbalanced", although it's nothing that 2 or 3 additional watermarks, in the upper half of the frame, couldn't rectify.:p
/Ted
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-10-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,550
Posted By TedG
And no one appreciates your cleverness more than...

And no one appreciates your cleverness more than I, Bob. At any rate, at least I'm not a "hack" ;) (if you catch my drift).

With the search function, you're probably best off trying a couple of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-10-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,550
Posted By TedG
Yeah, turns out RP has this search function right...

Yeah, turns out RP has this search function right on the home page, and it works pretty well as long as photographers have entered valid data. before uploading my “marginal”, or as Bob put it...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-10-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,550
Posted By TedG
Now I'm really embarrassed because I see that...

Now I'm really embarrassed because I see that Doug has a perfectly lovely shot of B&O C-2478 at the Museum.

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/588605/

Now that I know it's already in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-10-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,550
Posted By TedG
I'm not pursuing this any further--I can't--I've...

I'm not pursuing this any further--I can't--I've got no more chrome to work with. But, just out of curiosity, Doug, did you drop a guideline, or just eyeball it as far as level?

I think I leveled...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-09-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,550
Posted By TedG
Composition too tight: B&O C-2478

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1771685&key=6601370

By today's standards, yeah, I suppose it's too tight. By 1985 standards, not so much, I think. Who could afford to waste...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-16-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 25,050
Posted By TedG
My first reaction, Bob, was "you have got to be...

My first reaction, Bob, was "you have got to be kidding me." But I suppose Kevin is right, particularly since they're blocking the lead truck.

However, I hope you obtained the young lady's contact...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-26-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,703
Posted By TedG
TheDieselShop has a U18B production roster, which...

TheDieselShop has a U18B production roster, which includes the original owner, at
http://www.thedieselshop.us/GE_U18B.HTML

and a Pickens roster at
http://www.thedieselshop.us/Pickens.HTML
...
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