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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-06-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mark Bau
The first one is great, can't understand why they...

The first one is great, can't understand why they rejected, I would straighten it a bit by rotating it 1/2 degree counter clockwise. The truck parking sign in the second shot is turning me off...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-06-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,857
Posted By Mark Bau
I don't think its neccesarily the angle, the shot...

I don't think its neccesarily the angle, the shot needs work tonally. The appearance of the fill flash is also a big turnoff for me.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By Mark Bau
I disagree, I don't think it came out of the...

I disagree, I don't think it came out of the camera overexposed, the original is oversaturated though. My advice would be to turn off all your auto modes and either learn how to use your "program"...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By Mark Bau
Might the rejection of the first shot have...

Might the rejection of the first shot have something to do with that little hill at Palmer Lake being one of the most shot from locations in the US? For my tastes its too tightly cropped. The cloudy...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By Mark Bau
I think they are both quite nice shots, I don't...

I think they are both quite nice shots, I don't agree with the screener on the first photo at all. I think the contrast is fine, yes it doesn't have its nose lit but so what, its a yellow nose. The...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-08-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mark Bau
No, this photo will not get in. Main problem is...

No, this photo will not get in. Main problem is the cropping, it is way too tightly cropped, especially at the bottom. Its also "soft"
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-08-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,505
Posted By Mark Bau
Trying to use a flatbed for transparency scanning...

Trying to use a flatbed for transparency scanning is, at best, a major compromise. Don't worry about dpi's the important spec for a scanner is its dynamic range, sometimes called dmax or density....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-03-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,364
Posted By Mark Bau
Do you really think that there are people out...

Do you really think that there are people out there that would hide it so that other people don't find out their "secrets"? Boy, if that's true that is sooo sad.

mark
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-03-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,364
Posted By Mark Bau
The photoshop "save for web" command deletes all...

The photoshop "save for web" command deletes all exif data, doing a "save" or "save as" keeps it. I think most photoshop users use the "save for web" command if they are saving a shot for the web.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-02-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Bau
You make some very good points. For me, if a...

You make some very good points. For me, if a photo, silver based or digital, "looks" manipulated it turns me off straight away. When a manipulation is well done it's fantastic, a bloke who writes in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-01-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By Mark Bau
I think that the composition and aspect ratio are...

I think that the composition and aspect ratio are fine although as an earlier poster said RP doesn't like non standard aspect ratios. I can't understand this as they do accept vertical shots which...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-29-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,548
Posted By Mark Bau
Although it is a photo of perhaps the most famous...

Although it is a photo of perhaps the most famous railway bridge in the world and it is a very nice photo I suspect it would get rejected only because there isn't enough railway interest in it for...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-29-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,034
Posted By Mark Bau
You've got the bull by the horns cowboy, this was...

You've got the bull by the horns cowboy, this was the photo that started this thread.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=676509&key=592324295

As usual, any thread you get involved in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mark Bau
The loco is way too far to the left creating a...

The loco is way too far to the left creating a very unbalanced looking photo. Is there any more on the left of the image that could be included? Also, it is not level.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,034
Posted By Mark Bau
Congrats, once again your post has FAILed to...

Congrats, once again your post has FAILed to convey any information whatsoever. What's more 2 out of the three words in your post is monosyllabic, what a feat!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,034
Posted By Mark Bau
As I am the current holder of "wanker of the...

As I am the current holder of "wanker of the month" on RP I thought he was referring to my waterfall shot. Damn!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,034
Posted By Mark Bau
I'm flattered that you remember that shot of...

I'm flattered that you remember that shot of mine, must have left an impression on you, I'm sorry but not one of your photos has ever left an impression on me.

For those that don't know the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,034
Posted By Mark Bau
I agree with your comment about a lack of...

I agree with your comment about a lack of consistency, some real dogs get accepted and some gems get rejected, guess that's what happens when you have multiple screeners. I like the concept of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By Mark Bau
First of all, I love the composition, top marks,...

First of all, I love the composition, top marks, the poles don't worry me at all, just part of the scene.

I agree with the "oversharpened" but to me the photo is way oversaturated a bit heavy...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-22-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,906
Posted By Mark Bau
Really great photographers, way better than you...

Really great photographers, way better than you or I, can take shots in midday light, one of my favourite Ansel Adams shot is just that, a midday shot. I look at the shot and see the middle of a hot...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-22-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,980
Posted By Mark Bau
Were all these photos taken in full auto mode?

Were all these photos taken in full auto mode?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-22-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By Mark Bau
I'm glad that I'm not the only one to use the...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one to use the term "pretty shot" if you are lucky a certain member may ask you define "pretty shot" and you'll get a chance to educate him a bit more.

BTW, totally...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-16-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,906
Posted By Mark Bau
If I'm trying to make my photos appeal to a mass...

If I'm trying to make my photos appeal to a mass market I know that the photos that they will like will generally be of the "pretty picture" variety. Well exposed, focused, safe, nice photos. Perhaps...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-16-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,906
Posted By Mark Bau
Whilst the term "pretty picture" is arbitrary, in...

Whilst the term "pretty picture" is arbitrary, in my case I use it to describe photos that are taken to please other people. If I were to produce a coffee table book that I wanted to sell to the mass...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-16-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,906
Posted By Mark Bau
I liked the earlier crop, this last one is way...

I liked the earlier crop, this last one is way too tight IMHO. Regarding contrast, I think its about right, perhaps could increase it a tiny bit but it would be too easy to destroy the mood. I...
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