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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-29-2013, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Nikon isn't bad. To be honest, Nikon and Canon...

Nikon isn't bad. To be honest, Nikon and Canon are too head-to-head to say one is worse than the other.
But that's just my two cents.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-29-2013, 01:14 AM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Well, two down and plenty more to go hopefully! I...

Well, two down and plenty more to go hopefully! I have the book with me, so tomorrow and the next three days should be a blast and hopefully will include more photos!
Also I would like to thank...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-28-2013, 09:14 PM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
I'm getting out to more locations now. I'm sorry...

I'm getting out to more locations now. I'm sorry my parent has limits on where I may or may not go. When I get a vehicle next year, I can go farther obviously.



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I appreciate it. It's...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-28-2013, 04:42 PM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
200, because shooting 400 gave a bit of noise...

200, because shooting 400 gave a bit of noise which sometimes I can notice during sharpening.
With this lighting, 400 wasn't something I really wanted to use but I'm wrong as usual....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-28-2013, 05:07 AM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Should I just kill this thread before I continue...

Should I just kill this thread before I continue to be made into a fool?
On second thought I'm considering just giving up on this site and throwing in the towel.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-28-2013, 04:38 AM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Jim (and everyone else pretty much), I'd...

Jim (and everyone else pretty much),

I'd like to thank you for pointing me toward the Understanding Aperture book. Today I was able to go out and do a field test of what I've learned so far....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-27-2013, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Nah nothing would be obstructing on that side of...

Nah nothing would be obstructing on that side of the tracks.

In other news and aside from the already derailed thread, I've experimented with Depth of Field today per the book Jim has suggested....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-27-2013, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
It would be really nice if I could tidy up the...

It would be really nice if I could tidy up the Station's landscaping. :lol:
As far as I know, nobody knows who owns the property. I wouldn't mind fixing it up and turning it into a railroad themed...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-27-2013, 04:38 PM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/764901945601d9c9a6...

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/764901945601d9c9a679b6596b746086.jpg
I took this yesterday waiting for a train to pass that I was told too late about and unfortunately missed.

While it's probably...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-27-2013, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
That would be silly to purchase a vehicle I...

That would be silly to purchase a vehicle I cannot drive. I'd be able to obtain my permit next year, and hopefully snag a job too. I'm hoping in a year or two of saving some cash, and practicing...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-27-2013, 03:42 AM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
From what I understand, the 28-135 is a hit or...

From what I understand, the 28-135 is a hit or miss lens. You either like it or you don't. Sometimes it can be decently sharp, and other times it can be as dull as a butter knife.

I especially...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-27-2013, 02:36 AM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
I'm assuming a smart thing to do would be to...

I'm assuming a smart thing to do would be to program F/8.0 in the custom settings bank on my 60D when it arrives.
Maybe sometime toward the end of the year I can get some better glass, but first -...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2013, 11:11 PM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
The whole reason I asked about the aperture...

The whole reason I asked about the aperture setting is because you were able to just say F/8. That made me ask how you made this determination. Nothing more then that. Ever since I started using...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2013, 11:02 PM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Actually I shot it in manual mode. I was told to...

Actually I shot it in manual mode. I was told to stay at 1/500-1/640 and adjust the aperture per the meter in the viewfinder says. At least I'm reading a book now.

It's hard to tell someone's...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2013, 10:21 PM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
So because of my age, I'm not going to get any...

So because of my age, I'm not going to get any further help then an aperture book?
Well, wouldn't be the first time I self taught myself. Should've kept that post to myself.

*Update: Bought the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2013, 09:29 PM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Any other books you recommend, such as composing...

Any other books you recommend, such as composing excellent and quality shots?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2013, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Oh I know, but my parent won't drive to...

Oh I know, but my parent won't drive to Pittsburgh and I'll probably drop over trying to bike there.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2013, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
How do you determine the optimal aperture anyways?

How do you determine the optimal aperture anyways?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2013, 05:57 AM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Yes, A friend of mine was able to grab this with...

Yes, A friend of mine was able to grab this with his Non-IS 70-200mm F4.0L, which led me to the decision to get it over the IS Version.

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Nice photos by the way!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 113
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Thanks for the support. I used what I had with...

Thanks for the support. I used what I had with the best of my abilities to get this photo on RailPictures. I guess that's enough to say what I have works. :-)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2013, 05:16 AM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Sorry I even asked/ranted.

Sorry I even asked/ranted.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2013, 05:07 AM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
What lens are you referring to? ...

What lens are you referring to?



Shoving it under the fence. Interestingly I found 2 other holes. One for each railroad. One for CSX, one for URR, and one for NS. Seemed like they all had iffy...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2013, 04:29 AM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Got accepted after all. Quite happy with my first...

Got accepted after all. Quite happy with my first photo on here!
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=444700&nseq=1
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2013, 03:35 AM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Since you are saying my lens is garbage, would...

Since you are saying my lens is garbage, would you mind telling me why instead of bashing me for not having expensive glass?
I was never told entering the photography hobby that I need to sell...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2013, 02:40 AM
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Posted By Elitewolf135
Decided to take an attempt at color processing...

Decided to take an attempt at color processing while I'm waiting for the results.
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/99779379562331368eb76318a88dd8f6.jpg
To me this looks more Real-Life accurate but I...
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