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Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 08-04-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,871
Posted By Railfan1588
The external hard drives sounds like a good idea....

The external hard drives sounds like a good idea. I am wanting something pretty fast. What should the minimum requirements be on the hard drive to be able to handle the photo editing software?
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Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 08-03-2011, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,871
Posted By Railfan1588
Needing a New Computer

Good Evening,

Recently, I have had an interest to start shooting photos again. But before I do, I need to buy a new computer to store and edit my photos. Are there any good suggestions for a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-13-2009, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By Railfan1588
Went ahead and got another shot that had a little...

Went ahead and got another shot that had a little bit more space on the left side. We'll see how it goes.
Thanks,
Nicholas
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-13-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By Railfan1588
Rejected for Bad Cropping

Hi guys,
keep getting this photo rejected for bad cropping. Already have recropped this several times. Any ideas what should be taken out?
The link is below.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-11-2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By Railfan1588
Putting the CSXT in front of 2487 and the EMD...

Putting the CSXT in front of 2487 and the EMD designation infront of SD50-2 is finally what got it on. I appreciate the help. I just wish I would of known about this earlier, because I know I have...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-11-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By Railfan1588
Loyd, I tried my link again, and the SD50-2 and...

Loyd, I tried my link again, and the SD50-2 and 2487 appears to be visible. Maybe I'll try changing it to SD50s and see what they say then. Any other suggestions?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-11-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By Railfan1588
Puzzled By Rejection

I'm puzzled by a rejection that I'm getting. I've provided a tag for the photo below. I've gone back and checked my data, and everything seems ok. Any guesses to why this keeps being rejected?
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-22-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,442
Posted By Railfan1588
Hi Chase, how's it going? Soon as I get some...

Hi Chase, how's it going? Soon as I get some free time, we'll have get together and go out and do some railfanning.

Walt,
do you think jumping from 55 to 70 and loosing that 15 mm will hurt me...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-22-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,442
Posted By Railfan1588
New Lens

Hi,
now that I'm home from college and going to be working this summer. I have been thinking about upgrading to a new telephoto zoom lens. As some of you may recall, last summer, I had upgraded...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-21-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By Railfan1588
Problem with High Sun Angle

Hi, I took this photo yesterday while taking advantage of the nice weather. http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=564654&key=1224997310 The sun was on the right side, so I went ahead and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-31-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,230
Posted By Railfan1588
I am still thinking about going with the 17-85 mm...

I am still thinking about going with the 17-85 mm lens. But how does Canon's 17-85mm IS USM compare in quality to the 17-55 IS USM?
Nick
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-31-2008, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,722
Posted By Railfan1588
Well, I talked to my dad last night about this...

Well, I talked to my dad last night about this trip. He has given the o.k. to it. My sister and mom will stay back in Chicago and do their own thing, while dad and I will be out chasing 261...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-30-2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,722
Posted By Railfan1588
Wesley, are there any websites that provide...

Wesley,
are there any websites that provide railfan friendly guides for this subdivision? Also, what time should the train arrive in Milwaukee, WI?
Thanks,
Nicholas
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-30-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,722
Posted By Railfan1588
Chasing 261

In a few weeks, my family and I will be going to Chicago on vacation. After hearing that 261 will be in Milwaukee the same week we will be in Chicago, I couldn't resist the idea of possibly getting...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-28-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By Railfan1588
Thanks guys for the help. I recropped, and it...

Thanks guys for the help. I recropped, and it made it in.
Nicholas
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-27-2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By Railfan1588
Problems with Bad Composition

Hi, I recently sent this photo in http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=553543&key=0 , which was rejected due to bad compostion. Is it because the train is too far from the left end of the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-25-2008, 03:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,230
Posted By Railfan1588
I do agree with you guys that the 24-105L...

I do agree with you guys that the 24-105L probably wouldn't be my best bet, as someone else mentioned, that would started me out around 38mm (film equivalent) which would be too far in.


The...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-11-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,230
Posted By Railfan1588
Looking into a New Lens

Hi, I have recently been thinking about purchasing a new lens for my Canon Rebel EOS 300D. I'm basically wanting something that will produce better quality shots from what Im getting with my...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-06-2007, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By Railfan1588
I took your guys advice, recropped and sharpened...

I took your guys advice, recropped and sharpened it, and sent it back in. This time around, it was accepted.
Thanks for the Help
Nicholas
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-06-2007, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By Railfan1588
Need Help on Photo

I sent this photo in today, which ended up being rejected to poor composition and also bad lighting. I thought the photo was interesting composition due to the staggered effect the engines created. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-01-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,633
Posted By Railfan1588
I have my camera set to manual focus mode. In...

I have my camera set to manual focus mode. In this case, I am using my ring on my camera lens to focus the shot.
When I said "dictating" I meant that the camera chooses what AF point to use. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-01-2007, 02:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,633
Posted By Railfan1588
Just to clarify things. Even when I shoot in...

Just to clarify things. Even when I shoot in manual mode, the camera still has the freedom of dictating the AF points. Is this correct?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-01-2007, 01:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,633
Posted By Railfan1588
I think I may have pin pointed my problem. Maybe...

I think I may have pin pointed my problem. Maybe since I had no perticular AF points selected, the camera was throwing the focus out of whack. For the shot of the train coming around the curve I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-31-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,633
Posted By Railfan1588
I set the camera to manual focus mode. But I do...

I set the camera to manual focus mode. But I do allow the camera to dictate the focusing point. I usually try to focus as the train arrives.
Nicholas
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-31-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,633
Posted By Railfan1588
I do see what you guys meant by the photos being...

I do see what you guys meant by the photos being blury. I went back and compared these shots to some of the other shots, and they are extremely blury.
Now I did go back and redited that shot of the...
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