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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-18-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,581
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Well pointed out Mike. I have appreciated your...

Well pointed out Mike. I have appreciated your photography ever since "Steel Rails Across America" was published in 1989 and I declared the Americans have finally arrived! Returning to your comment,...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-21-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,751
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Thanks guys for the answers.

Thanks guys for the answers.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-17-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
My guess is that the content was why the photo...

My guess is that the content was why the photo screener gave it the green and why it has more views than any of mine probably will ever have. Yes, at least it has a well lit nose! I do find it quite...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-16-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
No point in being harsher than the high sun in...

No point in being harsher than the high sun in this one... https://www.railpictures.net/photo/736255/
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
I agree with Jim nothing wrong with the lighting...

I agree with Jim nothing wrong with the lighting in your green summer shot. It isn't a good example of high sun at all. Nothing wrong with the lighting in my photo either. That was the feedback I got...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-12-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,751
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Ballasted deck on railroad trestles

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/735827/

I'm curious about North American railroad trestles with ballasted decks which seems normal practice. Has this always been so? Here in NZ we have many...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Appeal successful......

Appeal successful... https://www.railpictures.net/photo/735830/ Now we can see if Loyd is right about the photo not being successful here. Quite likely he is but I wanted some variety in my...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Thanks Loyd. My preference is for the summer shot...

Thanks Loyd. My preference is for the summer shot simply because of the trees being a deep green and the bogies of locomotive aren't visible anyway. My shot is most definitely NOT high sun. The...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
You might be right but, again, high sun was not...

You might be right but, again, high sun was not the reason either photo was rejected for. The Silver Fern photo was at 12:05 but just a few days after winter finished. Too bad about the late running...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-11-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Thanks guys. The issue is then incorrect...

Thanks guys. The issue is then incorrect rejection reason being used. It could have been rejected for poor composition with a remark. There are photos in the database with even more power lines going...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-08-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
This "dark" nose is just half sun...

https://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1794663&key=3535398

There is light shadow from grab irons visible on nose. Maybe there's something else wrong with it?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
You hit the nail on the head. Screener...

You hit the nail on the head. Screener preferences rob viewers of shots they would like both in screening them out and discouraging contributors to show shots that are out of the ordinary. I finally...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-06-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Thanks guys. I might give it a try since...

Thanks guys. I might give it a try since curiosity is getting the better of me. I got "cloudy day...common power" rejections for unique railroad vehicles. For one of my best photos (in views and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-06-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Not just a dark nose but so what?

Here's a photo that's doing well on another site that I wouldn't dare try here. It would likely face rejection on a number of reasons, especially the "cloudy day common motive power" reason. The rule...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-04-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 33,941
Posted By John Russell - NZ
I caption all my photos posted online but have...

I caption all my photos posted online but have never thought about including such information, which in most cases might be unknown unless obvious or common local knowledge. The lack of captions...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-01-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Thanks Kevin. These are great photos from a true...

Thanks Kevin. These are great photos from a true master of the art which I had already faved. I usually don't much like head on shots either but chose to upload the offending photo for some variety....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Quote: In processing (photoshop, in my...

Quote:

In processing (photoshop, in my case), I'll create a layer copy for processing the blown out sections. Then, using the shadow/highlights tool, tone down the highlights to retain some...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-27-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
What can be done for blown out white on the cars?...

What can be done for blown out white on the cars? Yes the nose is too dark for RP. Going wider may have helped, as Kevin pointed, out but there wasn't time to do anything with the grass which would...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-26-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,978
Posted By John Russell - NZ
And another one:

https://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1792070&key=3270384
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-23-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,534
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Yep. Add to that the old favorite - composition...

Yep. Add to that the old favorite - composition being somehow "awkward." Not always a killer rejection but easily used to harshly screen almost any photo that doesn't fit what RP owners want. If none...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,711
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Kevin, you are right. I have multiple reasons for...

Kevin, you are right. I have multiple reasons for my presence here. I do like appreciation for my photography probably like anybody else here but it's not that big a deal personally. I miss seeing...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,711
Posted By John Russell - NZ
As far as over here is concerned, who gives a...

As far as over here is concerned, who gives a rat's butt about this, or about RP at all? Probably just I do - because it is opportunity lost ,like Jean-Marc noted, for there to be a global database...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-18-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,711
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Database photo and view counts

As I write this there are 676,069 photos in the RP photo database. Currently photo ID numbers are more than 57,000 in excess of that. Is that the number of photos that have been lost when...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-18-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,534
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Another "dark" nose - how terrible!!!

https://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1790355&key=3968256

No bolt or rivet can be missed in the count. A steam train is not likely to run along that line ever again, being 20-30 years...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-15-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,593
Posted By John Russell - NZ
It seems the original submission may have had...

It seems the original submission may have had little or no photo editing at all then which perhaps the other rejected images could have benefited from. I've not played with Windows Photo Editor but...
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