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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,118
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I would really hope RP is one of the few sites...

I would really hope RP is one of the few sites left that doesn't have so much drama and BS that there's really people who feel the need to block another photographer......
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-13-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,118
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I'm honestly more in agreement with you here on...

I'm honestly more in agreement with you here on this. I enjoy taking these photos with the goal of being able to share them with others. I can see both sides on the linking discussion, but personally...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,118
Posted By Joseph Cermak
It's a crazy amount of views he gets. Even when...

It's a crazy amount of views he gets. Even when something of mine gets to TO24, it's almost always sub 5K views when all is said and done.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-11-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,799
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Better to have more information and skip reading...

Better to have more information and skip reading it than have no information and be left guessing what to try and look up if trying to find information.

Not saying their isn't a balance of how...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-05-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,799
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Oh yeah I've always enjoyed reading the amount of...

Oh yeah I've always enjoyed reading the amount of detail and information in your captions. Keep it up!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-04-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,799
Posted By Joseph Cermak
While I wouldn't have thought to necessarily...

While I wouldn't have thought to necessarily answer the questions you posed, a good caption can often be a good starting point to either ask the photographer or do addtional research on your own.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-30-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,900
Posted By Joseph Cermak
The best thing I've found with lightroom is you...

The best thing I've found with lightroom is you don't have to give up those PS features up, it's all integrated. You can take advantage of the photo management features and do some editing in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,900
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I've found lightroom to be a lot easier than...

I've found lightroom to be a lot easier than photoshop, what you just explained using layers seems a lot more complicated. The file management and plugins available for posting in LR are also super...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-23-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,220
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I've really never had any issue with cloudy...

I've really never had any issue with cloudy photos, and always found that to be the most ridiculous rejection reason, especially with how randomly it seems to be applied. There's certainly good and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-13-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Best I can guess is that the train is close to...

Best I can guess is that the train is close to being centered vertically. I would suggest cropping some off the bottom and adding to the top to bring the train to the lower ROT line and giving that a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-01-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 112,963
Posted By Joseph Cermak
mtnclimberjoe currently has 2011 photos in the...

mtnclimberjoe currently has 2011 photos in the database. The photos have been viewed a total of 3,363,180 times, for an average of 1,672.39 views per photo.

Oddly enough, this makes my average...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-22-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,119
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I think either can work, but for rail subjects,...

I think either can work, but for rail subjects, you either need the foreground element to be of significant interest to be in focus and use settings so it is obvious that it was done for a reason to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-11-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,119
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Not to be that guy but.... [photoid=728424]

Not to be that guy but....

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-21-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,799
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Todd Novak is probably one of the best out there...

Todd Novak is probably one of the best out there using a drone right now and very much an inspiration. While I mostly agree with the statements about "not operating at the maximum height" I think...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-30-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,550
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Personally I find that brush in the bottom of...

Personally I find that brush in the bottom of Craig's version much more distracting than the cars/photographers in the one from higher up, though I don't think either of them would have qualified for...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-17-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,550
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I do the same thing, at the end of the day, hard...

I do the same thing, at the end of the day, hard drives for storage are a lot cheaper than the time it would take me to review and delete photos.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-18-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,004
Posted By Joseph Cermak
If it was a better location where you could have...

If it was a better location where you could have more of a roster shot of the flatcar and load that might have worked, but this angle is too awkward, even with the news piece of it.

Going to be...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-06-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 112,963
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Saw this thread pop up, figured I'd go look what...

Saw this thread pop up, figured I'd go look what mine would be. Average views 1,618.48 so the average photo is
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-22-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,260
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I could pretty much see all of these getting on...

I could pretty much see all of these getting on with some additional editing. The rejections seem to be fixable ones and the shots are good overall.

For the grain silo one, do you have an earlier...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-15-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,455
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I have to assume they're talking about the...

I have to assume they're talking about the weeds/fence on the bridge itself. I've seen this rejection used for that before, but it varies screener to screener whether its an issue or not...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-14-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,872
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I could maybe see the cut off car being the...

I could maybe see the cut off car being the problem, but it doesn't bother me too much. I would like to see the shot added, its decent documentation of the crane.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-02-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,270
Posted By Joseph Cermak
As much as I agreed with this version with a crop...

As much as I agreed with this version with a crop to hone in on the scene, it still got another shadows rejection....I just don't understand what they are seeing. Again, just give me a PAQ or a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-02-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,270
Posted By Joseph Cermak
Yup guess we'll just have to disagree on...

Yup guess we'll just have to disagree on that...certainly the most unique use of that word I've encountered.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-02-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,270
Posted By Joseph Cermak
I mean it's got a pretty negative connotation in...

I mean it's got a pretty negative connotation in nearly every instance it's used these days...you don't really need to specify that.

By your definition then every single photo on this site is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-02-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,270
Posted By Joseph Cermak
But that's not the discussion, there's no...

But that's not the discussion, there's no rejection for "event over." We're talking about shadows that are (not) distracting by the rejection definition.

Honestly there could have been a train...
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