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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-26-2005, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,646
Posted By mbates
Rejected appeals

The way I look at it, you get the chance to appeal a picture once.

If they reject the appeal, forget about it and just move on.

"Better Luck next time".

Use the input from the responses...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-26-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,464
Posted By mbates
Chris is right ...

Yep, you're much better off getting the screeners to tell you what improvements need to be made for future shots, than trying to
get input from the forum.

You'll get a bunch of opinions, none of...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-26-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,180
Posted By mbates
Security

2-3 weeks ago I was standing on a bridge about 1/2 a mile away from the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant in Savanna, Oklahoma, waiting for UP 1982 to start moving again after it had stopped for a red...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-17-2005, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,543
Posted By mbates
Exclamation It's probably a good thing ...

It's probably a good thing that the current system is in place. Imagine all the
unfavorable comments some photos would get.

It would be a battle zone for sure.

At least bringing it to the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-17-2005, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,543
Posted By mbates
Comments under pictures ...

You can post a comment under any picture any time you want to.

Mostly people pat each other on the back and make good comments

on a really good picture and leave it to the view count to let the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-16-2005, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,543
Posted By mbates
Newsworthy ???

If it's so newsworthy, why isn't is on CNN.com? :-D

I agree with BNSF sammy and dthawk. dthawk takes some excellent pictures and is entitled to speak up when he sees a crappy picture.

It's not...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-14-2005, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By mbates
Mid day sun

Avoiding the mid day sun is sound advice for all photographers.

The reason I started this thread has nothing to do with poor lighting or too much sun.

The rejection reason given was : "similar...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-14-2005, 03:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By mbates
Beating a dead horse now ...

All this "quote" stuff is silly ... I know what I typed.

Opening a can of worms is one thing ... kicking a bee hive is quite another.

I got the answers I was looking for from E.M.Bell.
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-14-2005, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By mbates
So I was wrong about the screener part

It still doesn't change the rest ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-14-2005, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By mbates
For cmherndon

Anyway, I got the answers I was looking for ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-14-2005, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By mbates
Two different reasons ???

I guess the part that got me so ticked was that at first the rejection was given as "poor cropping".

That's a legitimate rejection reason and can possibly be fixed. That's what I did. I fixed the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-14-2005, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,613
Posted By mbates
Similar to Previous Photo

This has got to be the most frustrating rejection reason there is.
The reason it's so frustrating is that is being applied at random.

Some people can post the same thing over and over and others...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-29-2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,869
Posted By mbates
Tripod ... hmmm

I have a nice tripod, but so far I've not used it on any of the pictures I have on RP.net.

I think I might give it a workout this weekend. ;)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-28-2005, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By mbates
Practice shots

Yep, those really are either too blurry, overexposed or too dark.

What resolution does your camera have?

Did you zoom in a lot on that first one?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-27-2005, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By mbates
Tripod

I have to agree with mkuchta. The tripod might be in order.

I've noticed this as well on some of my own pictures, especially when zoomed in at all.

It could also be how you depress the shutter...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-25-2005, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By mbates
The camera DOES matter ...

There's only so much CONTENT can do for you.

You've got to have a good camera, too.

I used to use a 2 megapixel camera and have since upgraded to
a 5 megapixel.

The difference is like...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-25-2005, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,466
Posted By mbates
Exclamation Not the venue?

If the screeners let it through and it's part of the webiste, then why is this forum not the venue to ask a legitimate question?

It doesn't matter who likes or dislikes a picture. The question is:...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-25-2005, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,498
Posted By mbates
Fuel prices

With fuel prices as high as they are now, I bet only 2-3 were running under power ... :wink:
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-25-2005, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,466
Posted By mbates
Only Billchor knows ...

I don't know. I'd hate to accuse a guy of something when it's really a legitimate picture. If it is legitimate though, it shouldn't be hard to prove.

I always take multiple shots and send in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-25-2005, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,167
Posted By mbates
cropping

You can only crop so much ... you risk making it fuzzy when you get it too close.

You might have to go out and take a new original with more sky in it.

Then you might be able to crop more.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-25-2005, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,737
Posted By mbates
Talking Rejections

Rejections are like getting bad news from the Doctor ... feel free to get a 2nd opinion ... :grin:

I've had plenty of rejections and sometimes I can actually agree with the screeners.

When I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-22-2005, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,026
Posted By mbates
Lightbulb Summer time

During the summer months, you can pretty much forget about taking pictures between 11:30 and 15:30.

The sun is simply too high, unless you're somehow taking a picture of the top of a locomotive.
...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-22-2005, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By mbates
Exclamation Grade crossing accidents

I don't mean to come accross as indifferent, but no matter what kind of lights or crossing arms you put across a road, people will still cross in front of trains.

I've seen cars and pedestrians...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-21-2005, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,492
Posted By mbates
Talking No Hassle @ 9000 ft

I could drop leaflets ... at 9000 ft they can't even see the plane ... :D
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-21-2005, 12:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,492
Posted By mbates
Post 9-11

Ever since 9-11, I've made it a point to carry extra business cards
around with me.
When I'm around the tracks and meet a train crew or other railroad employees, I introduce myself and give them...
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