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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-27-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By BE Tower 1999
If you read the rejection reasons, they were...

If you read the rejection reasons, they were kicked for more or less, technical reasons. There is one thin wire in the two rejects you are talking about and IMO do not take away much from the photos....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-26-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By BE Tower 1999
I would also consider not re-uploading the photo...

I would also consider not re-uploading the photo at Croton Harmon, it appears that there is a second person in the cab taking a photo (fireman's side). It very well could be an employee that has...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-26-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By BE Tower 1999
The wires have nothing to do with the rejections...

The wires have nothing to do with the rejections and it appears to be a sunny day.

The photos do look hazy and the image quality is poor giving them a soft look.
I'd start from scratch and bring...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-23-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By BE Tower 1999
That probably isn't too far from the truth. ;)

That probably isn't too far from the truth. ;)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-23-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By BE Tower 1999
I believe they were shot in manual mode.

I believe they were shot in manual mode.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-22-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By BE Tower 1999
I can't personally tell you anything about a...

I can't personally tell you anything about a Nikon dSLR as I'm a Canon user but I have a friend that uses a D40 and I have to say from the results he gets that it would be a wise choice. I would say,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By BE Tower 1999
Hey Joe, I think you forgot the "i" in photo id. ...

Hey Joe, I think you forgot the "i" in photo id.

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Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 04-13-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By BE Tower 1999
I'd leave the sky alone and add to the left and...

I'd leave the sky alone and add to the left and right sides, if possible, that's where you need the breathing room. Also, as mentioned above, I would take just a little off the bottom to put the...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 04-13-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By BE Tower 1999
I also think the crossbuck on the left is too...

I also think the crossbuck on the left is too close to the locomotive and at the angle you shot at, the crossbuck is distracting rather than adding to the photo.

Do you have another frame where...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 04-13-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By BE Tower 1999
I'd say the crop is too tight, loosen it up to...

I'd say the crop is too tight, loosen it up to give the subject some breathing room.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 04-12-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,110
Posted By BE Tower 1999
Fair enough J, I just glanced at the rejections...

Fair enough J, I just glanced at the rejections earlier and the squarness jumped out at me. After looking at them again it does look like they are 4:3 vertically but, for some reason it is not...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 04-12-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,110
Posted By BE Tower 1999
The common size most photographers upload at is...

The common size most photographers upload at is 1024X683 pixels. There are minimums, for a landscape shot, minimum height is 600 pixels and for a portrait, minimum height is 800 pixels.

I also...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 04-11-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,110
Posted By BE Tower 1999
The photos are too "square", crop to more of a...

The photos are too "square", crop to more of a 3:2 ratio.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-25-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,655
Posted By BE Tower 1999
Mr. Duda doesn't seem too interested, time will...

Mr. Duda doesn't seem too interested, time will tell.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-25-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,655
Posted By BE Tower 1999
I too was planning on staying away but I think...

I too was planning on staying away but I think I'm going with your second option. Now attempting to get Mr. Duda to join me.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-08-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By BE Tower 1999
Try the Amtrak station at Old Saybrook, CT.

Try the Amtrak station at Old Saybrook, CT.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-07-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,542
Posted By BE Tower 1999
I don't know if that's common place with Amtrak...

I don't know if that's common place with Amtrak now, but that locomotive really looks out of place with that train.

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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-05-2009, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,129
Posted By BE Tower 1999
Keith, The West Virginia Central located in...

Keith,

The West Virginia Central located in Elkins, WV. uses a F7 A&B in WM paint, they also use a BL2 also in WM paint. The power is usually kept at their yard in Belington, WV. I don't have any...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 33,969
Posted By BE Tower 1999
Yeah, made a day trip from Cleveland and you were...

Yeah, made a day trip from Cleveland and you were working, my bad.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 33,969
Posted By BE Tower 1999
Yup, he did get one of mine. ...

Yup, he did get one of mine.

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-19-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By BE Tower 1999
Not true at all, contrast will help. Andy, from...

Not true at all, contrast will help. Andy, from the look of the rejected photos I think it is more of a "levels" issue. I ajusted the levels in photoshop with the results attached below. Looking at...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-13-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,139
Posted By BE Tower 1999
John Not sure about Nikon, but with Canon,...

John

Not sure about Nikon, but with Canon, the battery grip holds a second battery. Also with Canon, when you shoot portrait style you have a second shutter release and a second set of controls in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-09-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By BE Tower 1999
Hi, I'm new to the forums but I have to say...

Hi,

I'm new to the forums but I have to say Loyd's version is level. For wide angle shots it is usually best to find something closest to center frame that should be vertical. In this case with...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-13-2007, 02:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,764
Posted By BE Tower 1999
Hi all, I'm new to the forums and figured I...

Hi all,

I'm new to the forums and figured I would chime in on this one. Christine's edit really works for me and solves the problem with the light on the nose, not saying there was a problem to...
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