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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-14-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By KevinM
I'm fine with this picture. As Bob noted, you...

I'm fine with this picture. As Bob noted, you could do something to brighten up that really dark group of trees at the bottom, but I wouldn't hit it with a hammer. Shadows are not a terrible...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-13-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By KevinM
Dave, who knows? I have plenty of backlit steam...

Dave, who knows? I have plenty of backlit steam shots on RP. I actually enjoy shooting what my buddy Mitch calls "the Nikon side." :lol: I can only speculate....wild-ass guess really.....that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-02-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By KevinM
Yes, I think the 3:5 crop works nicely for this...

Yes, I think the 3:5 crop works nicely for this image. It shaves off some of the more featureless stuff (grass, blue sky, etc) and saves all of the real interest. Besides, it's a wide scene. The...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-02-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By KevinM
I also wonder if this image might benefit from a...

I also wonder if this image might benefit from a 3:5 crop. That would shave a bit off the top and bottom, eliminating some of the more featureless areas and leaving all of the more detailed...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-01-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By KevinM
Saturation is always a tough call, as it can...

Saturation is always a tough call, as it can depend on a number of things, such as whether or not you are using a calibrated display. I am amazed that I got away without using one for many years,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-29-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 661
Posted By KevinM
OK, I see the angry face on the last post, so I...

OK, I see the angry face on the last post, so I will excuse myself from this discussion. I only come here to be helpful. Just please use caution. Folks do get banned here, and unfortunately,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-29-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 661
Posted By KevinM
Hmmm. Just a suggestion..... I would not...

Hmmm. Just a suggestion..... I would not upload anything else to RP until you get a decent screen and some software on which to edit. On something as small as an iPhone screen, you're not...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 661
Posted By KevinM
I definitely would not spend any additional...

I definitely would not spend any additional effort working on this particular image. Just looking around at all of the elements, nothing is sharp and I don't think that any amount of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-17-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By KevinM
They say that the best camera in the world is the...

They say that the best camera in the world is the one you happen to have with you. While I wholeheartedly agree with that statement, I also agree that when you venture forth for the purpose of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-16-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By KevinM
Another thought with regard to Z cameras. If...

Another thought with regard to Z cameras. If you want to shoot in low light, get a Z6. I don't think you will be happy with the low-light performance of the higher resolution sensor on the Z7. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-15-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By KevinM
A couple of interesting points in your post: ...

A couple of interesting points in your post:

Again, I don't know much about cell phones as cameras, but if they are shooting JPEGs, that is a H-U-G-E disadvantage. I constantly run into...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-14-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By KevinM
I think that the answer to your questions depends...

I think that the answer to your questions depends on what types of photography you want to do and what you intend to do with the photos. If all you want to do is post on Instagram or other social...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-09-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,488
Posted By KevinM
Only once has any police officer hassled me about...

Only once has any police officer hassled me about taking pictures of trains.....but then I shoot only steam locomotives and many of my activities are formal photo charters that involve many people...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-26-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By KevinM
Overexposed? No. Too bright? That's a matter...

Overexposed? No. Too bright? That's a matter of opinion, but I think that is where the screener was going. I don't think he's imagining blown out areas. I think he just believes this image is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-23-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By KevinM
I'm not certain why the screener would be...

I'm not certain why the screener would be preoccupied with the image being backlit as I would not classify the nose of this locomotive as dark. In fact, I would probably pull the "Lights" slider on...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-20-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By KevinM
Interesting. You were further away than I...

Interesting. You were further away than I thought. I suspect that the stuff thrown by the plow traveled further than normal, because it was a snowbank created by the street plows, which was...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-20-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By KevinM
I'm thinking that the reason it was rejected was...

I'm thinking that the reason it was rejected was because it depicts a photographer engaged in a very risky activity......meaning YOU'RE TOO DAMN CLOSE! :lol:

Ten years ago, I was fortunate to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-20-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By KevinM
So, where the heck are the photos??? When I...

So, where the heck are the photos??? When I read this post, I went straight to your photos, sorted by RR and went looking for NN and Heber, but came up completely dry. Did you post your stuff...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-19-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By KevinM
I suspect that the screener was likely thinking...

I suspect that the screener was likely thinking that an image like this has the OPPOSITE problem to "distracting shadow." It means he thinks the uneven lighting is not pleasing to the eye and I'd...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-18-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,982
Posted By KevinM
Flickr has a map feature, which I haven't used...

Flickr has a map feature, which I haven't used much. It has street map as well as satellite views. I have found that I can't zoom on it to the degree that I could with Google Maps, but it's still...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-18-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,982
Posted By KevinM
Thanks for the update, Chris. I kind of figured...

Thanks for the update, Chris. I kind of figured it would be something like that.

Everything else in life is going that way too. Used to be that one could buy a version of Photoshop or...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-10-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 271,435
Posted By KevinM
Kevin Madore currently has 2207 photos in the...

Kevin Madore currently has 2207 photos in the database. The photos have been viewed a total of 8,520,670 times, for an average of 3,860.75 views per photo.

Looks like my avatar photo falls right...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-09-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,771
Posted By KevinM
Remember, the screeners select from a menu of...

Remember, the screeners select from a menu of rejection messages, so yes, they are absolutely canned. Since most of the photos submitted to RP are digital, and digital images do tend to be a bit...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-02-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By KevinM
I'm a little late to the party, but here's my...

I'm a little late to the party, but here's my $.02:

The ROT is more of a guideline than a hard, fast rule. Unfortunately, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and when you're asking to post...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-28-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,982
Posted By KevinM
Honestly, I had hopes that it would be fixed, but...

Honestly, I had hopes that it would be fixed, but given that changes have been made to the home page, and the maps no longer appear anyplace except on photos which were tagged in the past, I have to...
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