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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-30-2007, 04:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,002
Posted By Crusader
Well, only had 18 accepted this year, but for me...

Well, only had 18 accepted this year, but for me that's pretty good. So here's my top 10, most fave at the top...
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-17-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By Crusader
I've noticed that some bridge shots in which the...

I've noticed that some bridge shots in which the trucks are completely obscured are accepted, while others are not. Even in my own experience, I've had some shots accepted and others rejected for...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-05-2007, 01:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,428
Posted By Crusader
I agree with Jim... the curved platform in the...

I agree with Jim... the curved platform in the 2nd pic really adds something to the movement and energy of the shot. Congrats.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-04-2007, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,203
Posted By Crusader
Nick - I like your shot. I've tried a few of...

Nick -
I like your shot. I've tried a few of this type myself but haven't achieved the kind of results I'd wanted. Still working out the bugs I s'pose. Example attached.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-19-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,305
Posted By Crusader
Interesting assortment of MoW acceptances and...

Interesting assortment of MoW acceptances and rejections. I would have agreed about action shots having a better chance of acceptance until I saw the dueling backhoes by 'Northern Limits' (Jim). You...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-18-2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,288
Posted By Crusader
Interesting discussion... I've been...

Interesting discussion...

I've been experimenting with Photoshop, but given the "digitally manipulated" reject looming, haven't submitted here. Afterall, there are other places for that.

But...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-15-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,976
Posted By Crusader
To my back and left (out of frame) is a row of...

To my back and left (out of frame) is a row of 6-ft-tall junipers around a funeral home. Tho I think I can squeeze in safely between the trees and the inbound track if I don't have the baby &...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-14-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,034
Posted By Crusader
Can't name just three, but several photogs...

Can't name just three, but several photogs consistently impress me...
Andrew Blaszczyk, Mitch Goldman, Dale Woodland, Rob Palmer, Lee King, Dave Carney, Dave Kerr. Out west, Ross Fotheringham's snow...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-14-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,976
Posted By Crusader
Tried a tighter crop... but it got the "bad crop"...

Tried a tighter crop... but it got the "bad crop" and "foreground clutter" reject. I guess the little fence is a no-no, tho I think it adds to the old-time feel of these interurban trolley lines. I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-14-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,976
Posted By Crusader
Rather than start a new thread... let me ask what...

Rather than start a new thread... let me ask what I did wrong with this image:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=446641&key=0

Already failed on appeal.

Now I know that Septa LRVs...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-08-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
Posted By Crusader
Was just tinkering with the numbers he gave me. ...

Was just tinkering with the numbers he gave me. Honestly don't know why it would have been 'waaay' underexposed at either a f5.6 or an f8, given the other settings he described. I was just trying to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-08-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
Posted By Crusader
asis80- Back in the 1980s, remember how...

asis80-
Back in the 1980s, remember how everyone said CDs don't skip. Then we all learned that they do. Well, everyone today (including myself) seems surprised when the latest digital...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-26-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By Crusader
Looks good! Congrats! I had a similiar issue...

Looks good! Congrats!

I had a similiar issue awhile back, but fortunately I had snapped several shots (vert and horiz) as the train approached.

Also, I had to give up on including the whole...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-26-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,403
Posted By Crusader
Now you've got me thinking I should resubmit my...

Now you've got me thinking I should resubmit my shot...because looking at it, I am on the sunny side of the train. Hmm.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-25-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,403
Posted By Crusader
Had a very similar shot rejected awhile back...it...

Had a very similar shot rejected awhile back...it was taken at end of day, but the locos (2 Amtrak MP15's hauling a work train) were headed straight into the sun, so the trucks were shaded. And...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-22-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,549
Posted By Crusader
Well, I've tried a couple very similar to Ween's...

Well, I've tried a couple very similar to Ween's #3 shot, taken from an overpass along a curve in my area, under simiiar lighting conditions, and have had no luck. Will have to dust them off and try...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-21-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Crusader
I'd appeal #2. But beware the "high sun" reject....

I'd appeal #2. But beware the "high sun" reject. Even tho the shadows are long, the trucks are shaded. Screeners can go either way on that.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-19-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By Crusader
Only commenting here because I have a Rebel XT......

Only commenting here because I have a Rebel XT...
1. Have a good steady tripod.
2. Experiment with shutter speeds on the manual setting
3. Get a remote shutter release

As for train photos at...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-15-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,111
Posted By Crusader
Harry Truman era. 1948-1952. Lots of reasons. ...

Harry Truman era. 1948-1952. Lots of reasons.

Big steamers hauling coal on the Reading, C&O, B&O, and N&W
Baldwin Babyfaces on the CNJ and Sharks on the PRR
EMD E and F units taking center...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-15-2007, 02:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,547
Posted By Crusader
I photo almost everything. There's no telling...

I photo almost everything. There's no telling what might turn out to be significant.

My favorite example...
When I first returned to the hobby, I didn't have a scanner, and my only camera was a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-13-2007, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,272
Posted By Crusader
Sounds like you got the hangin' judge.

Sounds like you got the hangin' judge.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-12-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,623
Posted By Crusader
Looks like you had to crawl thru the scrub to get...

Looks like you had to crawl thru the scrub to get that shot. Maybe someplace more open next time (I empathize, living as I do, in the land of weed-strewn ROWs).

As for the overcast skies, that's...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-12-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,272
Posted By Crusader
Hmm. Actually looks a little soft to me. ...

Hmm. Actually looks a little soft to me.
Maybe the screener meant "undersharpened."
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-09-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,553
Posted By Crusader
I've never tried submitting any of my shots of...

I've never tried submitting any of my shots of cab control cars. Guess I won't start now.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-05-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,531
Posted By Crusader
The only weather in which I'm unlikely to be...

The only weather in which I'm unlikely to be trackside is a steady downpour.

As others have said, each kind of weather has its own merits when photographing trains. A passing shower, for...
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