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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-22-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,149
Posted By BartY
Well, it used to be commonplace. Now everyone...

Well, it used to be commonplace. Now everyone just gets to tear their hair out over rejections because it is next to impossible to solicit a comment from a screener.

I think *most* people who...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-22-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,876
Posted By BartY
Looks fine to me now. Of course I apparently...

Looks fine to me now. Of course I apparently don't have an eye for color either, at least according to the ridiculous screening standards placed on "common" power these days.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-13-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
Posted By BartY
These two pictures were shot on two different...

These two pictures were shot on two different days, at two different times of the day. Of course the sky is going to look different! So no, it isn't very obvious as to why they rejected my shot,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-12-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
Posted By BartY
Probably a difference in the time of day/amount...

Probably a difference in the time of day/amount of haze in the sky.

I dunno, that's the problem with the screeners (as far as I can tell) seemingly refusing to comment on appeals any longer....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-12-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
Posted By BartY
Yep, submitted it twice, appealed each time and...

Yep, submitted it twice, appealed each time and rejected again. First time was for softness and color (I guess there wasn't sufficient depth of field on the coupler of Thomas, everything else was...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-12-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
Posted By BartY
Bad Color?? This is just what it looks like...

Since I can't get ANY of the screeners to give me any input as to what is wrong with the color in this shot...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=863752&key=134218548

I'll pose it to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-02-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,567
Posted By BartY
For those of you who have only shot digitally,...

For those of you who have only shot digitally, that "noise" is called film grain. :D

It really can't be eliminated digitally without sacrificing some of the finer detail areas in the photograph....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-28-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By BartY
Too little. I'm also going to guess that...

Too little.

I'm also going to guess that this was shot with a telephoto on a fairly hazy day.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-31-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By BartY
I think it is a matter of perspective between the...

I think it is a matter of perspective between the locomotive on the right and the engine to the left.

Comparing the end cab switcher on the right to the side of the frame, it looks pretty level...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-21-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By BartY
A little constructive criticism won't hurt. My...

A little constructive criticism won't hurt. My point is if I can't see it at a 300% zoom, then they need to be a little more careful before hitting the button in the first place.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-21-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By BartY
Time to put the laser level away guys...

Screeners,

You cannot automatically assume that every telephone pole, signal mast, etc., is perfectly straight. If you're going to reject a picture on "unlevel horizon" when there is no hard...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-20-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,271
Posted By BartY
If a railroad is changing its paint scheme (such...

If a railroad is changing its paint scheme (such as CSX) units are usually repainted as they cycle through a particular shop(s) and based on how much longer the railroad plans on keeping the engine...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-20-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,651
Posted By BartY
NS trains almost always identify themselves over...

NS trains almost always identify themselves over the radio by train number exclusively and they call signals. CSX (in my area) is more of a crap shoot. Sometimes crews call symbols, but some crews...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-20-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,266
Posted By BartY
Heh heh...Nikon has been doing that for about 7-8...

Heh heh...Nikon has been doing that for about 7-8 years now. :)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-20-2007, 01:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,926
Posted By BartY
To me, that would be overly tedious. You'd have...

To me, that would be overly tedious. You'd have to blow up an image over 100% for that to even make a perceptible difference. If I feel I've got to go below .5 degrees, I probably won't bother to fix...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-20-2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By BartY
From the images I've seen and reviews I've read,...

From the images I've seen and reviews I've read, the 55-200 is a very capable performer. You might want to look around at B&H and Adorama for the VR version though. Its only another $40-50 more than...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-19-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,266
Posted By BartY
Nikon D100, D70, D80, D200, D300 (not to mention...

Nikon D100, D70, D80, D200, D300 (not to mention film cameras) all have selectable grids available in camera. I keep the one in my D70 turned on all the time. Only on the higher end "pro" cameras are...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-19-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,926
Posted By BartY
The issue is it has to be rotated, then...

The issue is it has to be rotated, then recropped, hoping that you actually have enough to crop out of the image in the first place. Let's remember that with slides in particular, you crop in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-19-2007, 04:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,926
Posted By BartY
How many slides have you actually scanned and...

How many slides have you actually scanned and then edited??

It is a PITA. It doesn't matter how straight you THINK you get the slide in the holder, they're still usually crooked a little bit. I'd...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-10-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,081
Posted By BartY
First off, yes, I did look at the changes and I...

First off, yes, I did look at the changes and I couldn't hardly notice a difference.

The greens are a little less saturated, but then again, that's personal taste or perhaps your monitor renders...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-10-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,081
Posted By BartY
It was shot at f5.6 at probably 250-300mm. The...

It was shot at f5.6 at probably 250-300mm. The depth of field will be very small but the critical elements look plenty sharp on both monitors I've viewed the picture on. I run everything through...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-10-2007, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By BartY
There always is, its a fact of life that the...

There always is, its a fact of life that the screeners can't seem to recognize. One or two shadows from a coupler or brake hose because the sun isn't at a perfect angle to light every last piece of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-10-2007, 03:53 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,081
Posted By BartY
Rejected photos or: Why I haven't posted a photo on this site in 2 years...

When something like this gets rejected for "poor lighting":

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=417527&key=222869041

Its no wonder some folks have given up on RP.net altogether.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-17-2004, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,575
Posted By BartY
Was it actual B&W film, or just a desaturated...

Was it actual B&W film, or just a desaturated digital capture?? If you're shooting B&W, it might help to have a yellow or orange contrast filter to keep the sky from looking so bleak.

Bart
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-17-2004, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,103
Posted By BartY
Personally, I love my Nikon D100. No, it isn't...

Personally, I love my Nikon D100. No, it isn't the best in the world for long exposures, but to be honest, no digital camera really is. It does well enough as long as you keep the exposure times...
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