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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-26-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By mattyrob87
Disagree with the Bad Angle!

Hello All, been a while since I posted!

CP's tech train was in town, but unfortunately the weather wasn't the greatest. However I thought I had one worthy shot. It has been getting rejected for...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-18-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,938
Posted By mattyrob87
Night Photography Help, Tips, Advice!

Hi All,

I went to do some night photography last week for the first time just to try it out and overall I liked what I was getting although I didn't really know how to shoot in the night, so I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-23-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By mattyrob87
I just read your comments now after the shot was...

I just read your comments now after the shot was already up, and I had looked at a crop that wasn't so tight and I liked this one over the other. Thanks for the help everybody!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-22-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By mattyrob87
I realized having the caboose blocked is...

I realized having the caboose blocked is annoying, but there wasn't much else I could do. Like you mentioned if I shot any later then the lead loco would have been blocked out by a few things. If...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-22-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By mattyrob87
Composition/Balance Problems

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=578847&key=974496511

Hmmmmm... I don't like the reject... but I don't really understand what they mean... Could anybody help explain it to me? Any...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-10-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By mattyrob87
I tilted it 1.5 and it worked! You are right Jim,...

I tilted it 1.5 and it worked! You are right Jim, it still looks a little unlevel... but ah well.

As for the red rocks... I don't know what it is! Some sort of paint? I really don't know, but they...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-09-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By mattyrob87
Horizon Unlevel: What should I do?

I can't seem to figure out how to level this picture, so I just submitted it anyway to see if it would be rejected! Anyhoo, it was, so now I turn to you for some help!
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-27-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By mattyrob87
Backlit Problems

I've been slowly working through my collection of photos I took of CP's FP9 and I came across this one I posted, but it was rejected for being backlit
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-13-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By mattyrob87
Hmmm yes it does look a little uneven... It was...

Hmmm yes it does look a little uneven... It was pretty uneven before so I thought I'd fixed it... still better then before
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-11-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By mattyrob87
Thanks! Got it in! ...

Thanks! Got it in!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=238954
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-10-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By mattyrob87
Bad Cropping Advice

Yes... once again... I'm posting about bad cropping! One of my weakness it seems!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=534665&key=0

I'm thinking that there is too much dead space to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-06-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By mattyrob87
This is a new one for me!

I'm sure a lot of you have seen this photo recently!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=237180&nseq=3

I had just been there the day before taking pictures as I was following CP's...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-06-2008, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By mattyrob87
Thanks everybody, I was just seeing what people...

Thanks everybody, I was just seeing what people thought... all your suggestions are great, but I can't really do anything about it because I was just there on holidays and it wasn't my caboose!...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By mattyrob87
ooops sorry... ...

ooops sorry...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=532321&key=1167021843
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By mattyrob87
Borderline Poor Esthetic Quality?

Good morning all!

Now in my opinion I thought this picture should make it. I've seen similar pictures on this site... but that's just me. What does everybody else think? Suggestions, opinions, and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-16-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,746
Posted By mattyrob87
Maybe the website doesn't like me!

Maybe the website doesn't like me!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-16-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,746
Posted By mattyrob87
Yea, I did a little cropping here and there......

Yea, I did a little cropping here and there... not much... I really didn't want to go vertical, but hey! It made it!

Definitely was an interesting day! I had just found out that the FP9 was in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-16-2008, 03:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,746
Posted By mattyrob87
Hahaha! Thanks! but where should I start?!

Hahaha! Thanks! but where should I start?!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-16-2008, 03:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,746
Posted By mattyrob87
Hahaha! Thanks! but where should I start?!

Hahaha! Thanks! but where should I start?!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-16-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,746
Posted By mattyrob87
Cropping and I never Did Get Along!

Okay, seems I am having problems in the cropping department!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=523988&key=159090205
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By mattyrob87
Bad Contrast Killing Me!

I am trying to figure out how to fix the contrast in this picture... but with no luck.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=520184&key=836546620

In the first picture there, I took the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By mattyrob87
It made it in! Thanks for the help! ...

It made it in! Thanks for the help!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=234493
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2008, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By mattyrob87
Yes, they are the usual power! Ever since CP took...

Yes, they are the usual power! Ever since CP took over the O Yard back in the 80's it's either been 1237 or 1239 and I believe it was in 2000 they decided to keep both of them in the O Yard together...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-06-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By mattyrob87
Thanks for the tips... I'll go tinker around see...

Thanks for the tips... I'll go tinker around see what I can fix. I showed this to a friend who isn't a train fan, but a photographer and she was telling me she didn't like the dock in front of the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-06-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By mattyrob87
Composition/Balance Strikes!

Okay, I'm going to be honest... I don't really know what the screener means when he says "The composition of this photo is poor relating to the overall balance of the image"
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