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Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 05-20-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By KevinM
You can always try taking the Color Cast Dropper...

You can always try taking the Color Cast Dropper (in PSE) or the Color Temperature Dropper (in Lightroom) and touching something that should be gray, black or white, just to see what that does, and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-18-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By KevinM
I think that there needs to be at least some...

I think that there needs to be at least some limits on everything. Experience tends to show that when a greater percentage of the population gets their hands on a potentially dangerous technology,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-17-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By KevinM
Highway to the Stupid Zone

Folks,

In the past, I've expressed my disdain for some of the dumb things I've seen done by morons with drones. I hesitate to call them "pilots" because that term would give them too much...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,122
Posted By KevinM
I know of at least one situation in which a...

I know of at least one situation in which a prominent RP contributor apparently did create some sort of view generation program to boost his view-counts. He did get caught, and Admin publicly outed...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,122
Posted By KevinM
Agreed. I'm not sure what purpose that would...

Agreed. I'm not sure what purpose that would serve. The BS and drama you describe are just two of the many reasons why I don't have a Facebook account.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-13-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,122
Posted By KevinM
Sometimes they don't.....and they seize up! :-D

Sometimes they don't.....and they seize up! :-D
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,122
Posted By KevinM
He can generate as many views as he likes with...

He can generate as many views as he likes with his social media linking campaign, and I fully understand that RP's advertisers benefit from those linked views. No issues. I just don't think that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,122
Posted By KevinM
Ever notice how virtually everything this...

Ever notice how virtually everything this photographer posts goes straight to To24, and typically within a few hours?

[photoid=735737]

He is quietly one of the most prolific linkers here.... ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,122
Posted By KevinM
[photoid=735235] I usually gloss over the...

[photoid=735235]

I usually gloss over the diesel shots, but that one caught my eye as well. Really nice image. Agree on the oversize watermark. I was sort of surprised that it didn't get an...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-06-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,801
Posted By KevinM
"Wizz Air", I love it! Instead of a barf bag in...

"Wizz Air", I love it! Instead of a barf bag in your seat-back pocket, they give you a piddle-pack. :shock:

Although there is a depth of field compression effect that probably makes the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-06-2020, 03:11 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,801
Posted By KevinM
This looks like a variation on a game called "BS...

This looks like a variation on a game called "BS Bingo", which made the rounds at my company back around the year 2000, when the engineers in our management structure were eased out in favor of MBA...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-05-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,801
Posted By KevinM
We should quietly hold a competition on RP to see...

We should quietly hold a competition on RP to see who can create a 30-word caption with the most adjectives and adverbs. :grin:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-04-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,801
Posted By KevinM
I'm just the opposite. I tend to go overboard on...

I'm just the opposite. I tend to go overboard on captions. :lol:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-04-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,801
Posted By KevinM
That one I can help with. The lead loco is a...

That one I can help with. The lead loco is a tank engine. It carries water in tanks beside the boiler and fuel in a small bunker just behind the cab. Back in the day, it would probably have been...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-01-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,122
Posted By KevinM
Agreed. Any photographer with an overly inflated...

Agreed. Any photographer with an overly inflated ego can overly inflate their view-counts with external links, essentially using the site's features to self-promote. But only RP members can...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-30-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,903
Posted By KevinM
Yes, and the number of folks who campaign seems...

Yes, and the number of folks who campaign seems to be ever-increasing. There is one guy from one of the most northern states....I'll leave it at that.....who seems to have even the World's Greatest...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-30-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,903
Posted By KevinM
John, Here is a great example of why I gave...

John,

Here is a great example of why I gave the above advice. Last night, I posted a couple of photos from the Niles Canyon Railway. Both are really head-on.
[photoid=734519]...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,903
Posted By KevinM
Amen to that! I think Lightroom is far more...

Amen to that! I think Lightroom is far more intuitive than Photoshop. And, as noted, the resulting files are a lot smaller in size. They both have their strengths and weaknesses, but on...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-27-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,903
Posted By KevinM
In Lightroom, you'd just create an Adjustment...

In Lightroom, you'd just create an Adjustment Brush and paint the area with the exposure issue. Then, you can adjust the parameters for that brush until the adjusted area looks right. With the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-27-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,903
Posted By KevinM
Hi John, I'd be curious as to what settings...

Hi John,

I'd be curious as to what settings you have been shooting in bright sun and what your camera histograms look like? Typically, the only time I overexpose a bit is on cloudy days when the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-26-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,903
Posted By KevinM
John, A couple things... First, the...

John,

A couple things...

First, the side of this train looks like it is nicely lit. Why not take advantage of that and pull back from the tracks a bit, getting a little more side angle on the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By KevinM
John, I guess that different folks use RP in...

John, I guess that different folks use RP in different ways. I mainly look at it for the daily photo-stream. Once in a while, when I am planning a trip to a railroad I've never visited I might do a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-18-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By KevinM
John, I'm guessing you must be in quarantine too!...

John, I'm guessing you must be in quarantine too! :lol: We're all going stir-crazy and spending time pondering things we'd ordinarily never give a rat's butt about.

I could write a thesis on the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-17-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,551
Posted By KevinM
Good Lord! When you have images like that, why...

Good Lord! When you have images like that, why post the photo we are all talking about? The image Nikos dug up beats the heck out of the rejected one. It's as if the screener was saying: "Dude,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-15-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,551
Posted By KevinM
I think that virtually everyone who joins this...

I think that virtually everyone who joins this site as a contributor thinks their stuff is pretty good when they start submitting. I was in that boat. It was only after countless rejections and...
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