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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-20-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,112
Posted By tytrain
Fortunately. Unfortunately, lately every time...

Fortunately. Unfortunately, lately every time I've been out and about there have been idiots making this hobby harder for the rest of us. So I've been a bit pessimistic about it lately.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-19-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,112
Posted By tytrain
Because idiot railfans jump in front of trains,...

Because idiot railfans jump in front of trains, run across the tracks, and walk all over railroad property.

That said, this appears to be a situation where both people are in the wrong.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-30-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By tytrain
Bad cropping

Any advice? Still trying to master the basics, still not there.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1235551&key=9508942
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1235553&key=4548200...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-24-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By tytrain
This this this this this oh god my eyes. ...

This this this this this oh god my eyes.

Neat scene, btw. :-)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-02-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,960
Posted By tytrain
Well, I have 7 photos on RP, all from 2013, so...

Well, I have 7 photos on RP, all from 2013, so rather than post my entire iffy portfolio, here are my two favorites.

[photoid=454171]

A cloudy shot is my top-viewed/favorited pic. :twisted:
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-20-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By tytrain
Here's the original source...

Here's the original source (http://xkcd.com/1014/), for anyone curious. If you hover your mouse over the image there's a bonus joke.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-14-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,466
Posted By tytrain
It's a strange angle - how much room do you have...

It's a strange angle - how much room do you have to work with? How wide can you go?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-07-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,520
Posted By tytrain
Would the second one have a chance if you cropped...

Would the second one have a chance if you cropped down from all sides? I like the framing, but the "stuff" isn't interesting enough to be 75% of the photo.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-22-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By tytrain
Counter-clockwise would be my guess.

Counter-clockwise would be my guess.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-17-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,483
Posted By tytrain
I snagged one in Chicago of two idiot railfans...

I snagged one in Chicago of two idiot railfans (and they were clearly serious railfans, as they each had hi-end cameras and tripods) standing on the second track down by Lumber St photographing an NS...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-16-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By tytrain
Fourth try got bad color and bad cropping, so...

Fourth try got bad color and bad cropping, so yep, this one's going into the personal folder. Thanks all!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1191676&key=3811432
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-16-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By tytrain
Thanks for the suggestions. I too was worried the...

Thanks for the suggestions. I too was worried the composition might not be "RP style" but the color/sharpness rejections had me hopeful I've encountered solvable problems.

I don't have any other...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-16-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By tytrain
Bad color help

What's it need?

Try 1 - http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1191200&key=6134647
Try 2 - http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1191576&key=3416509
Try 3 -...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-12-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,022
Posted By tytrain
Actually I'm very happy to see them used, as they...

Actually I'm very happy to see them used, as they can tip me off to good photo locations I wouldn't otherwise know about. Especially if it's a different angle of a regular destination, or a place I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-11-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,567
Posted By tytrain
I think that technically this engine has been...

I think that technically this engine has been restored/repainted (based on RRPA photos (http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/Locopicture.aspx?id=50344)) - it's part of the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railway...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-19-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By tytrain
Holy low image quality! :(

Holy low image quality! :(
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-12-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,696
Posted By tytrain
I'll shoot high-sun, backlit wedgies if that's...

I'll shoot high-sun, backlit wedgies if that's where I'm standing - but I won't upload it here. ;)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-11-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,696
Posted By tytrain
Thanks for your advice/input as well, it's all...

Thanks for your advice/input as well, it's all very helpful. As for this shot, it's perfect for me (entire train in the shot, switcher & caboose included!) and I also completely understand why RP...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-11-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,696
Posted By tytrain
Yes. :razz: Thanks everyone - the "height of...

Yes. :razz:

Thanks everyone - the "height of your own shadow" sounds like just the sort of handy trick that should help me out.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-11-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,696
Posted By tytrain
Teach me how to see high sun

So here's the deal. I get, in my head, what "high sun" is. Harsh shadows from a high-angle sun, usually in summer, in the middle of the day. Cool.

Here's a photo I took (rejected by RP for high...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-26-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By tytrain
More on the left.

More on the left.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-20-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,727
Posted By tytrain
In your opinion - we'll see what RP says. :-)

In your opinion - we'll see what RP says. :-)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-20-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,727
Posted By tytrain
Personally, I love it as it is. Top heavy gives...

Personally, I love it as it is. Top heavy gives you the mountains and the house.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-13-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,938
Posted By tytrain
On top of everything else it looks grainy to me,...

On top of everything else it looks grainy to me, but maybe it is truly just to me since no-one else has mentioned it.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-11-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,481
Posted By tytrain
Though obviously fictional, to me it looks like a...

Though obviously fictional, to me it looks like a blend of Indiana Railroad and CEFX.

[photoid=393443]

[photoid=437081]
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