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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-17-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By baldwin8
Thanks for the input everyone. Will not spend any...

Thanks for the input everyone. Will not spend any more time processing. Still studying what I need to do for better photography.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-16-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By baldwin8
Crop and Light

I would love some advice and help with this one.

I wanted to show the train in amongst the trees. Was this a mistake? Crop it tighter?

Backlit?

I will work on it if you guys think it is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-13-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By baldwin8
Thank you for the input. I do get overwhelmed...

Thank you for the input. I do get overwhelmed reading all the reviews in various photo websites comparing various equipment. RP has many great photographers but I tend to think not everyone has a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-13-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By baldwin8
longer lens choice?

My camera currently is a Sony A350 that I would like to add a telephoto lens to. 55-200mm range I am thinking about.

Can I get a decent lens for the $600 price range? Should I just hang on and...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 10-25-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By baldwin8
I'll just add my frustrations to the list with...

I'll just add my frustrations to the list with the first two posters. I too used to shoot slide film and traded with many respected shooters of aviation subjects and never had a complaint of soft...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-25-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By baldwin8
The second one looks better to me.

The second one looks better to me.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-23-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By baldwin8
I like the shot, nice change from the standard...

I like the shot, nice change from the standard wedgie. Good Luck.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-20-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By baldwin8
Help before submission

I'm not getting past rejections, so I thought I would let you guys toss the daggers before I submit.

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Let me know if this is worth anymore editing. Very slight cropping and sharpening has...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-07-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By baldwin8
Something I shot today

I don't think it is really unusual but could someone tell me some details of what it is used for. I've seen it referred to as a CN IOX.

I was thinking about submitting it to RP.net but the sun was...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-28-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,369
Posted By baldwin8
I love the shot, hope it makes it on with editing.

I love the shot, hope it makes it on with editing.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-28-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By baldwin8
Thank you for taking the time to comment. I've...

Thank you for taking the time to comment. I've tried several submissions and sometimes I feel I just don't have an eye for what RP is looking for. I know they are after postcard type shots. At times...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-27-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By baldwin8
Learning the hard way

A rejection earlier today has me wondering if I'm heading the right direction?

I tried to sharpen and adjusted the contrast which it was picked up for and has comeback rejected for blury, which I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-27-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,649
Posted By baldwin8
We all think are stuff is good enough or should...

We all think are stuff is good enough or should be good enough, it is hard to look at our own with an unprejidicual eye (excuse the spelling).
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-27-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By baldwin8
I saw these shots a few minutes ago, so...

I saw these shots a few minutes ago, so congratulations. They are all nice. I have never believed that every shot needs something to balance out each objects but objects or lack of objects should...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-26-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,510
Posted By baldwin8
Wow, I thought this was just a friendly little...

Wow, I thought this was just a friendly little railroad photographers forum. This thread has all the heavy weapons out!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-25-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By baldwin8
For me the fountain is just not spectacular...

For me the fountain is just not spectacular enough to add to the shot. It's too bad some places are just so limiting to shoot from.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-22-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,510
Posted By baldwin8
To me, it just comes off as too dark overall and...

To me, it just comes off as too dark overall and detering me from wanting a closer look than just as a thumbnail.

You have a lot of great shots on rp.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-21-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
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Views: 2,439
Posted By baldwin8
I find it more interesting than closeups of rail...

I find it more interesting than closeups of rail spikes.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-21-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By baldwin8
It's tough getting shots on RP if you don't have...

It's tough getting shots on RP if you don't have the best of shooting backdrops. Keep trying like myself and eventually you'll have a RP portfolio.

Good Luck
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-21-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By baldwin8
Thanks for the help, but I think I'll let this...

Thanks for the help, but I think I'll let this one die.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-20-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By baldwin8
Horizon help

Looking for help with this one.
First submission came back horizon fault. Thought I corrected and it returned again for sharpening. Now again for Horizon.

Maybe I just don't have an eye for it....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-14-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,472
Posted By baldwin8
Well thanks to everyone who took the time answer...

Well thanks to everyone who took the time answer my questions. I now have a lot of good information to follow up on.

I was thinking about the scanner, but worried that I wouldn't be able to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-13-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,472
Posted By baldwin8
Thank you Joe. I see I will have to do more...

Thank you Joe.

I see I will have to do more investigating to make the best use of my time.

Yesterday I was in Sherbrooke and caught this MMA pushing the Orford Express cars.

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-13-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,472
Posted By baldwin8
Question about rail photography

I've been enjoying the railpictures.net site for a little while now and have managed to get out few times. I pick times when I know a commuter will pass.

I would like to know what some of you do...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-09-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By baldwin8
When I see rejections like this I feel I have no...

When I see rejections like this I feel I have no sense of what the screeners are looking for. Great shot. Hope you are able to salvage it for a resubmittal.

As well I enjoy seeing trains from...
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