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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-15-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,013
Posted By BobE
Could be the crossing signal. If you had...

Could be the crossing signal. If you had positioned yourself a few feet to the left (snowbanks permitting) and waited until the first unit was clear of the signal mast, it might be acceptable. As is,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-31-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,096
Posted By BobE
Try another website. Check your email.

Try another website. Check your email.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-28-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,253
Posted By BobE
Yup, it's backlit. It's also a fine photo. The...

Yup, it's backlit. It's also a fine photo. The lighting on the locomotives is a little hot (overexposed) so either reduce overall exposure or tone down the highlights. Sending you private message.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-22-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,546
Posted By BobE
Kevin, Can't disagree with anything you...

Kevin,

Can't disagree with anything you said. If somebody is footing the bill for the helo, more power to you.

Bob, ground-bound for the foreseeable future.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-22-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,484
Posted By BobE
Y'can't win, but a gold star for effort ......

Y'can't win, but a gold star for effort ... Contrast would be considered too strong for 'normal' b/w shot, but it looks OK here.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-22-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,484
Posted By BobE
Carl, I like it. I don't know how much of a...

Carl,

I like it. I don't know how much of a color palette you had to work with, but as Loyd says, it would work as a B/W. Even better, boost the contrast and keep the sepia tones.

The photo...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-22-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,546
Posted By BobE
I'm with Kevin and Dennis. The wide angle...

I'm with Kevin and Dennis. The wide angle distortion from the ?? Go Pro ?? or whatever is truly annoying. PS Kevin, good results also come from a Cessna 172 with the window open and a pilot who knows...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-03-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,402
Posted By BobE
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=48808...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=488087&nseq=2
This got more views than any of my others. Probably the clever caption did it.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-03-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,402
Posted By BobE
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,159
Posted By BobE
Both versions look a little overexposed to me....

Both versions look a little overexposed to me. Reduce the exposure slightly and increase contrast. Color to b/w seems to reduce the contrast. Here's where you can use your histogram to get the full...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-10-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By BobE
Photo looks underexposed. Moving the exposure up...

Photo looks underexposed. Moving the exposure up a notch should make the reds and blues a little more natural-looking. If you can, tone down the white areas. You're losing detail in them.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,336
Posted By BobE
Maybe a little too much blue. The sides of the...

Maybe a little too much blue. The sides of the structure outboard of the train also have a blue cast. Maybe there were nearby streetlights that added their own unique color? Wouldn't hurt to try...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-05-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,701
Posted By BobE
Doug, You're using the right setting. I...

Doug,

You're using the right setting. I haven't scanned slides for a couple of months, so I'd have to walk myself through a couple to suggest anything further. Maybe I didn't catch it earlier ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-05-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,701
Posted By BobE
lynda.com offers a 5-hour online video course in...

lynda.com offers a 5-hour online video course in Silverfast scanning. It might be worth checking into. I've taken lynda's Photoshop courses, and they're pretty good. Silverfast's own tutorials leave...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-05-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,701
Posted By BobE
If your original is properly exposed, it appears...

If your original is properly exposed, it appears your scanner is underexposing by almost 2 f-stops. I have Silverfast, and I have the same problem. Suggest you pre-scan, make eyeball adjustments...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-05-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By BobE
The cropping is a little tight for what the...

The cropping is a little tight for what the screeners seem to want. If you have additional space, crop wider and give it a shot.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-22-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,898
Posted By BobE
I agree with what miningcamper said. I'm usually...

I agree with what miningcamper said. I'm usually scouting places that might make good photo spots. There is also a certain look I'm after, so I wait until conditions are right.

Nothing wrong with...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-22-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,199
Posted By BobE
No doubt you meant the signal and Prudential...

No doubt you meant the signal and Prudential tower to be parts of the composition, but being 'way over on the right makes it distracting. Don't know how ugly the pedestrian fence is, but a tiny...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-19-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,127
Posted By BobE
... or that's what my big brother told me ......

... or that's what my big brother told me ... :grin:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-18-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,127
Posted By BobE
It's amazing what you see when you get high. ...

It's amazing what you see when you get high.

It would have to be a humongous layout to accommodate everything in the photo. That's why they invented 'selective compression.'
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-15-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,271
Posted By BobE
Nothing wrong with putting your train in a large...

Nothing wrong with putting your train in a large landscape. Good photo. I can't provide any more insight as to why it was rejected than what has been said here dozens of times before.

If you get a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-05-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,728
Posted By BobE
Putting aside the trespassing/safety question,...

Putting aside the trespassing/safety question, it's a little pointless, and not very well executed. It does show how very differently the way other people look at photography.

I didn't read all...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-03-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,877
Posted By BobE
The photo that was accepted was an improvement,...

The photo that was accepted was an improvement, but the foreground is too cluttered. That white bread truck is a real distraction. Is there anywhere on that viaduct where you'd have an unobstructed...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-31-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,811
Posted By BobE
The star of the show here are the sky colors, but...

The star of the show here are the sky colors, but I agree with Janusz that the price you're paying is a dark landscape. If your processing application allows it, increase exposure and contrast ever...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-25-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,734
Posted By BobE
Charles, sorry I got my planes mixed up. No...

Charles, sorry I got my planes mixed up. No wonder I never got my pilot's license. :grin:
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