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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-25-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,166
Posted By Joe the Photog
I would say most railfans have seen that triple...

I would say most railfans have seen that triple decker shot at Richmond before, FWIW.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-13-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,166
Posted By Joe the Photog
So it seems like some of you folks wish there was...

So it seems like some of you folks wish there was a bottom shot of the day along with th top shot. I never understood the problem you folks have with linking shots to Facebook. I always thought the...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-20-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 26,777
Posted By Joe the Photog
I hope you and your mom are OK, Mike. With some...

I hope you and your mom are OK, Mike. With some restrictions being lifted in South Carolina, you should be able to get out and get some photos hike you're in state. You should definitely hit up the...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-06-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 26,777
Posted By Joe the Photog
Latest motive power news is they got an SD40-2...

Latest motive power news is they got an SD40-2 from the Yadkin Valley, #7092, which is believed to be former BN, same number, sans dynamic brakes. It is painted black and still has the YVRR lettering...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-06-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,736
Posted By Joe the Photog
It needs to be rotated .5% CW. FWIW, I like the...

It needs to be rotated .5% CW. FWIW, I like the crop. It might be on of those cases where you have to ask if it is worth trying to fit in the box RP wants it to fit into
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-21-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,417
Posted By Joe the Photog
Same here, actually. Maybe it's jealousy from...

Same here, actually. Maybe it's jealousy from folks who don't have drones. I don't have one, but some of the photography I see taken with one are really good. Drones are just another tool to get...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 11-24-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 26,777
Posted By Joe the Photog
Longtime L&C Railway president Steve Gedney...

Longtime L&C Railway president Steve Gedney passed away this past Friday at age 76 from complication due to cancer. Mr. Gedney is creditted with making the L&C what it is today in many ways. Consider...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-03-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,029
Posted By Joe the Photog
It's a going away shot with a lot of dead space...

It's a going away shot with a lot of dead space at the bottom of the frame. The buildings are cut off behind the train because it is cropped a little too tight. I would give up on getting this one...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-27-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,645
Posted By Joe the Photog
Thank you, Ted. Those links were very helpful.

Thank you, Ted. Those links were very helpful.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-25-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,645
Posted By Joe the Photog
Who still rosters U18Bs?

My question really should be if the Pickens is the last railroad with active U18Bs on the roster? I know there was someone that still had a few somewhat recently, but maybe my Google skills are going...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-26-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,046
Posted By Joe the Photog
Butt, is it a good shot?

Aside from the foreground obstruction and that it is leaning by at least 1% CCW, come on, guys! SMH Are the new sceeeners all teenaged boys?

https://railpictures.net/photo/711035/
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-26-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By Joe the Photog
That's a popular spot to shoot trains and upload...

That's a popular spot to shoot trains and upload to RP. They probably expect perfect lighting on this spot and I can't say I fault them. The skykine being in shadows takes the shot down a notch or two
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-20-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,358
Posted By Joe the Photog
I can always tell a photog has no leg to stand on...

I can always tell a photog has no leg to stand on when they compare their own rejected shot to one already in the database. Your shots just weren't good enough, bro.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 08-02-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,241
Posted By Joe the Photog
I do not believe the Corman Catawba operation has...

I do not believe the Corman Catawba operation has made it to RP yet, but Travis Mackey shared this shot on flickr --

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32824318677_82a2ab89ed_z.jpg...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 08-02-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,241
Posted By Joe the Photog
Corman Gets A New Property in South Carolina

It's been six or eight months, but RJ Corman took over the switching ops at the old Bowater plant in Catawba, South Caroluna that had until then been handled by the two Class 1 carriers in the area,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-31-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,537
Posted By Joe the Photog
I'm not a fan. I'd expect more "pop" out of the...

I'm not a fan. I'd expect more "pop" out of the shot after editing. If you told me it was straight out of the camera, I might say play around with editing it and see where it leads. Save it for ten...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 07-31-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 26,777
Posted By Joe the Photog
Might as well update on this post... the L&C got...

Might as well update on this post... the L&C got an 8 million dollar grant to upgrade their traffic from Chester down to Kershaw for heavier cars including the original bridge on their own line and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-31-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,331
Posted By Joe the Photog
I promise y'all if you stop worrying about things...

I promise y'all if you stop worrying about things you have no control over, things will go over much easier. I had to learn tis the hard way. In railroad photography, I cannot control whether a crew...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-08-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,999
Posted By Joe the Photog
The ironic thing is that one of the shots he was...

The ironic thing is that one of the shots he was selling was from March of this year. SMH
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-06-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,999
Posted By Joe the Photog
I am currently dealing with an antique store that...

I am currently dealing with an antique store that I found selling two of my images. When you buy from such a place, you are taking a leap of faith that the store owner is not just finding images he...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-26-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,079
Posted By Joe the Photog
Joseph is correct and the rejection reason...

Joseph is correct and the rejection reason clearly says what they want. I see other issues, too. RP considers tis backlit although it's sidelit more than anything with shadows on the nose. The trees...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-29-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,218
Posted By Joe the Photog
Railfans are missing the point of this story....

Railfans are missing the point of this story. Yes, it's touching that UP did this. But this family lost a little boy and we're here congratulating Union Pacific. SMH Just because they're a railroad...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 12-17-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,899
Posted By Joe the Photog
It's been about two months, but I rode by with a...

It's been about two months, but I rode by with a friend and found the Progressive Rail SW1500 in Ranlo. I don't hear much about this operation right now. They're on their third operator in less than...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-16-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,490
Posted By Joe the Photog
So you're trying to tell me that screening...

So you're trying to tell me that screening photographs is subjective? Who knew?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-16-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,490
Posted By Joe the Photog
Don't play the "it's not an American card. I see...

Don't play the "it's not an American card. I see a lot of great foreign stuff on this site. as far as comments to screeners and captions, both are great tools for this site, but it's...
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