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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-28-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By abr
It's supposed to be exposed. It's a dual mode...

It's supposed to be exposed. It's a dual mode locomotive capable of running as a catenary-powered electric that is being run in diesel mode. That section is where the locked down pantograph is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-28-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By abr
Foreground Clutter

Last Saturday, I went to NJ Transit's Gillette Station to catch some of the extra trains running on the Gladstone Branch for the annual Far Hill Steeplechase Race. It was a chance to catch some...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-24-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By abr
I decided to go back to the trailing end of the...

I decided to go back to the trailing end of the train and picked a different shot with the locomotives positioned a little further away from the one house and with a little more room to the left of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-20-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By abr
Troy, Looking at grid lines on some of the...

Troy,

Looking at grid lines on some of the vertical objects nearer the center, I thought I had it at the level where it needed to be. It's possible that the distant objects on the diverging shore...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-19-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By abr
Thanks to all who contributed! I was able to get...

Thanks to all who contributed! I was able to get one with that end of the train just up the river with the nose visible accepted (taken from the same location):
[photoid=634836]

For those who...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-18-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By abr
For reference to the wider scene and the other...

For reference to the wider scene and the other end of the train (which reversed direction upon return via the eastern side of the Hudson): ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-18-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By abr
"Going Away"

With the following photo, I wanted to set up more of a profile view of Amtrak's Autumn Express running some rare mileage on the west shore of the Hudson River. This submission captures the rear of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-11-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By abr
Maintenance of Way Equipment on a Cloudy Day

I know with RP, cloudy day shots usually only get in if they depict something a little more uncommon or have more of an artistic hook. Yesterday afternoon in Trenton, I came across two pieces of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-08-2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 629
Posted By abr
Backlit (side) - Typical Equipment, Unusual Operation

Backlighting, at least as far as the train goes, would be unavoidable here and when I submitted this image, I knew this sort of rejection was a possibility from a technical standpoint. Nevertheless,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-02-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By abr
Similar to Previous Photo

I had two photos from the same location, with the same class of locomotive, but different trains and composed in a different manner.

One, submitted last night, has a looser composition, so as to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-23-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By abr
Thanks to each of you for your input. I'll let...

Thanks to each of you for your input. I'll let this one sit in the personal collection and keep your insights in mind with future shots.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-18-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By abr
Composition (Balance) - Track Crew and Acela

I had taken the following shot of track workers in front of a passing Acela at the Trenton Transit Center back in March. Obviously, the lighting was less-than-optimal, but I thought the track crew...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-08-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,654
Posted By abr
Thanks for the input. Both have been accepted to...

Thanks for the input. Both have been accepted to the database after making the appropriate adjustments. Your comments have given me some additional things to be mindful of in working with Lightroom...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,654
Posted By abr
Rejected as Overexposed, But I See No Clipping

I had two images rejected as overexposed. Looking at the histograms for each image in Lightroom, I don't see any signs of clipping. They were uploaded and reviewed at roughly the same time, so I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-18-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By abr
I'm making a second post in this thread, since it...

I'm making a second post in this thread, since it does not appear that my attachments came up with my prior post.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-18-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By abr
Worth the Effort?

I have been unable to upload any photographs into the database since February. Since that time, I have sought to improve the quality of my shots and tried to become more adept at using the tools...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-25-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,381
Posted By abr
I'm writing, in large part, to see whether I...

I'm writing, in large part, to see whether I still have the ability to post in the forums.

So, I decided to step away for a bit after the second "Uncorrected Reupload" rejection. I sent a polite...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-17-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,381
Posted By abr
Jim, I guess the f-stop itself isn't so core to...

Jim, I guess the f-stop itself isn't so core to my point. Really it's the idea that this didn't appear to have the same focus/sharpness issue that the Acela shot did. Without that technical flaw...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-17-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,381
Posted By abr
Kevin, Thanks for the suggestion. I'll...

Kevin,

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll definitely read up on it. After all, I can't afford more mistakes like that at the present time. :lol:

Are there any other tools you would recommend...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-17-2017, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,381
Posted By abr
Kevin, thank you for your insightful response. I...

Kevin, thank you for your insightful response. I don't think I'll bother with this particular shot again at this time.

Here's my rationale for that submission and why the lighting issue wasn't so...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-16-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,381
Posted By abr
Maybe I need to be take the highlight reduction...

Maybe I need to be take the highlight reduction further, but seriously?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1556030&key=9274334

I filled out the comment field too, so shouldn't I have...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-16-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,381
Posted By abr
John, thanks for the advice. I've made changes...

John, thanks for the advice. I've made changes in line with your suggestions. I'll see how it goes.

Meanwhile, when I went to upload tonight, I noticed a nasty surprise: they cut my upload...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-15-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,381
Posted By abr
Uncorrected Reupload (Not Really)

I guess the screener hit the wrong button, because I've never uploaded it before and the only other rejections I have from the last seven days are images that have since been accepted into the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-14-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,232
Posted By abr
I'll caution that this is a quick and dirty edit...

I'll caution that this is a quick and dirty edit and the first time I've given advice on here so I'd recommend you see what others have to say, but what about something like this with a 16:10 aspect...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-13-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,557
Posted By abr
Clearly everyone was busy looking at this one...

Clearly everyone was busy looking at this one added shortly before, which made it as high as #3 in the 24 hours after it was added :lol::

[photoid=606408]

That makes two in less than a week...
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