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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-15-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,550
Posted By JLMcDaniel
Tried processing without brightening... same...

Tried processing without brightening... same rejection- http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=912024&key=1083473746

I'm really not sure what to do with this one...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-01-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,362
Posted By JLMcDaniel
Here are my top 10 photos from 2010 (my personal...

Here are my top 10 photos from 2010 (my personal favorites, not based on number of hits). They are in no particular order.

My Top Ten Favorites of 2010

Amtrak in Bunnell, FL for the first time...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-21-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By JLMcDaniel
Digitally Manipulated???

Not sure what that means. All I did to this picture was "auto smart fix", crop, and sharpen.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=847198&key=0
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-09-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,399
Posted By JLMcDaniel
BELIEVE IT OR NOT! but the first picture I asked...

BELIEVE IT OR NOT! but the first picture I asked for advice on (also my first train picture EVER) was accepted today! :D Every once in a while over the last year I would give it a go, basically...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-18-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,834
Posted By JLMcDaniel
Wow my picture got accepted and is gone...

Wow my picture got accepted and is gone now???????? http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=324689&nseq=0 Does anyone know what happened?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-18-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,834
Posted By JLMcDaniel
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-18-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,834
Posted By JLMcDaniel
Well I got one to go -...

Well I got one to go - http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=324689&nseq=0


I see what you guys mean about the other. I am still very new at this (a little over half a year), so I tend to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-18-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,834
Posted By JLMcDaniel
Well I have been trying the advice here. Still...

Well I have been trying the advice here. Still nothing but rejects. I have a new one also -

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=814891&key=0

Not having a very good week. I think I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-16-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,834
Posted By JLMcDaniel
recent rejections...

Normally I prefer to figure out how to correct things on my own... but these have me BAFFLED:


All rejected for composition and balance... I uploaded four that are kind of similar to each other...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-07-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By JLMcDaniel
Try having the train more in the center of the...

Try having the train more in the center of the picture... balance... since there is nothing really "interesting" in the background that would warrant having extra space above the train. I agree with...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-07-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,362
Posted By JLMcDaniel
If I spoke like that, even now at 26 years of...

If I spoke like that, even now at 26 years of age, my mom would kick my butt :eek:



Well said ;-)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-07-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,362
Posted By JLMcDaniel
Wow. o_O Ok, so you are in 8th grade now. ...

Wow. o_O

Ok, so you are in 8th grade now. Guess what, next year is high school. You may want to develop a more mature outlook in the next few months or you will have serious problems. I was an...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-06-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,362
Posted By JLMcDaniel
Personally, I love that this site has such high...

Personally, I love that this site has such high standards. At first it was quite discouraging, but once I got my first picture in and learned more about high quality photography it improved my...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-06-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,295
Posted By JLMcDaniel
Like Bob, I am a photographer and wasn't just out...

Like Bob, I am a photographer and wasn't just out there to wave... I had finished shooting my picture just seconds before his picture was taken (shorter lens) and didn't have time to turn my body......
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-18-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By JLMcDaniel
Need some advice on a night shot

I keep getting rejected for bad color/contrast on this picture:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=783088&key=0


Tried it probably a half-dozen times each time a different way with...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-13-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By JLMcDaniel
I shoot in speed mode even though I don't...

I shoot in speed mode even though I don't rapid-fire shoot so the pictures come out sharper (that was a tip from BP)... I originally sharpened 200% in unsharp mask and was rejected for noise/grain...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-13-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,159
Posted By JLMcDaniel
I agree with others about the blue... it looks a...

I agree with others about the blue... it looks a bit dark in general, and maybe a little undersharpened (I can't really tell because it is so dark). Definitely backlit... but the foggy...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-13-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By JLMcDaniel
Blurry?

Really? Note - my vision is HORRIBLE... but I REALLY don't see anything blurry in this picture... http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=770703&key=0


Would someone mind pointing it out...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-16-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,399
Posted By JLMcDaniel
This forum has helped me in the past - I am...

This forum has helped me in the past - I am having a bit of trouble with my newest picture. It has been rejected 5 times for unlevel horizon. I'm not sure what to do. Any help would be greatly...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-28-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,399
Posted By JLMcDaniel
One of my pictures got accepted!!!!!!!!!!!! :D ...

One of my pictures got accepted!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=298600


Thanks everyone!!! :)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-24-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,399
Posted By JLMcDaniel
I will agree this camera is certainly not user...

I will agree this camera is certainly not user friendly :)



Sorry for sounding like a n00b again... but what does that mean? :p (and where would I find that in the camera?)

I have been...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-24-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,399
Posted By JLMcDaniel
I use "save for web" because I can resize it...

I use "save for web" because I can resize it there. At the risk of sounding like a total n00b :D what is exif data? (and I also saw "ISO" a lot in the manual... what does that mean?...)

The...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-23-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,399
Posted By JLMcDaniel
I just looked up the model - it is a Canon...

I just looked up the model - it is a Canon PowerShot A 560
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-23-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,399
Posted By JLMcDaniel
I think I had it a bit dark... I tried again... ...

I think I had it a bit dark... I tried again...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j74/Jen318tkd/stuart202c.jpg
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-23-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,399
Posted By JLMcDaniel
That would work? :D lol cool! Anyways......

That would work? :D lol cool!

Anyways... Picture number two there actually wasn't a closer shot (well... there was, but it was a bit too close and the locomotive was backlit :( ) but I did...
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