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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-20-2017, 03:00 PM
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Posted By SAR Connecta
Have to agree, I too see nothing wrong with the...

Have to agree, I too see nothing wrong with the photo being here on RailPictures.Net. I thought the photographer gave an exceptionally good explanation in his account of the derailment in his photo...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-04-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By SAR Connecta
I'm sure Doug will respond, but he had a...

I'm sure Doug will respond, but he had a successful resubmit of the photo this morning :-)

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-03-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By SAR Connecta
The sky looks a bit pixelated on my side and some...

The sky looks a bit pixelated on my side and some jagged lines on the straight edges (loco / coach & bridge / bridge supports), with three distinctive fudgy areas under the bridge where the bridge...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-20-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,388
Posted By SAR Connecta
The rejected photo lacks the activity and...

The rejected photo lacks the activity and authenticity of the accepted one. I like the inclusion of the entire layout diagram in the rejected photo though.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-18-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,583
Posted By SAR Connecta
Agreed, well said. The bias ticket is way...

Agreed, well said. The bias ticket is way overplayed here too and carries no merit with me being a South African. I see the rejected photo as leaning right as well?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-23-2017, 05:09 PM
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Views: 41,796
Posted By SAR Connecta
All about the caption then :-P

All about the caption then :-P
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-20-2017, 04:02 PM
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Views: 41,796
Posted By SAR Connecta
Okay thanks Kyle, it has certainly managed to...

Okay thanks Kyle, it has certainly managed to transgress a few blatant RP acceptance criteria in it's leap to red label stardom.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-20-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 41,796
Posted By SAR Connecta
Have to agree, I was thinking the same and...

Have to agree, I was thinking the same and waiting for someone to comment. With regards to the HOT PHOTO status it has been given, being a South African what is that accolade all about in this...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-07-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,607
Posted By SAR Connecta
All the chaps who have commented above and given...

All the chaps who have commented above and given you some direction on getting started here at RP are spot on - they do this regularly and freely! Look, learn, listen and read up as much as you can...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-06-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By SAR Connecta
I would have been a bit more sympathetic to the...

I would have been a bit more sympathetic to the shadow work you have done and / or up the contrast. Third and fifth / sixth coach seem to have escaped the shadow work?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-10-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 41,796
Posted By SAR Connecta
:lol: I'm in familiar territory now and love it! ...

:lol: I'm in familiar territory now and love it!

South Africa only has 7 photos from that decade (70s) in the database, perhaps give it a try?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-10-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 41,796
Posted By SAR Connecta
Honestly not a call out at all. As a South...

Honestly not a call out at all. As a South African I'm just keen to know, in terms of American railroading history / uniqueness, what has given this photo its elevated appeal?

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-08-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 41,796
Posted By SAR Connecta
:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-18-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By SAR Connecta
Not 100% level to my eyes either (leaning right)...

Not 100% level to my eyes either (leaning right) and it's a bit noisy.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,586
Posted By SAR Connecta
Visually I have to agree with screener on both...

Visually I have to agree with screener on both counts and neither warrant appeals in my opinion.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-30-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By SAR Connecta
Spacetrain1983, I really think you are up against...

Spacetrain1983, I really think you are up against it with this one. My own processing skills have serious limitations with sunset / glint type photos due to lack of experience with them. I did...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-29-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By SAR Connecta
Unfortunately it's just not quite up to the...

Unfortunately it's just not quite up to the standard of "winners" of its type. Perhaps some skillful processing will improve it?

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-29-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,531
Posted By SAR Connecta
Have to agree with Joe, not a great black & white...

Have to agree with Joe, not a great black & white conversion at all. Sky, tree foliage and grass needed to be dealt with more sensitively when trying to lighten the image. I would also suggest that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-26-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By SAR Connecta
I would try this 5X7 crop before removing...

I would try this 5X7 crop before removing elements of the original.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By SAR Connecta
No Kyle I wouldn't have, but I'm sure a re-edit...

No Kyle I wouldn't have, but I'm sure a re-edit and tweaks / adjustments to the colour levels may have success.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By SAR Connecta
Acceptable rejection, I'm seeing the odd colour...

Acceptable rejection, I'm seeing the odd colour hue as well.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By SAR Connecta
Agreed 100%. I like the photo Michael.

Agreed 100%. I like the photo Michael.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-27-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,303
Posted By SAR Connecta
I really don't have a problem with Facebook links...

I really don't have a problem with Facebook links etc (I confess I do it). As for Kevin Burkholder "stuffing the ballot box" I say good luck to him as he continually brings a steady stream of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-17-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,347
Posted By SAR Connecta
A quick Google search for xBNSFer confirms your...

A quick Google search for xBNSFer confirms your enjoyment for railroad photography forums without a doubt. I guess I'm just battling to get my head around how anyone can feel comfortable "insulting...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-16-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,347
Posted By SAR Connecta
I had to google to get this :lol:...

I had to google to get this :lol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardee%27s
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