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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-06-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By ottergoose
Ha! I'm only here to defend my honor. I'll soon...

Ha! I'm only here to defend my honor. I'll soon slip back into the obscurity of flickrland.

We're still in railroad snow fighting mode up here on the tundra. Once railroad cheesecake season...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-05-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,332
Posted By ottergoose
Yes I am! :: foot in mouth :: I'll edit my...

Yes I am! :: foot in mouth ::

I'll edit my post as appropriate; I thought the tone was odd based on Don's work.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-05-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,332
Posted By ottergoose
Which of the photos, the middle of a UP passenger...

Which of the photos, the middle of a UP passenger train, or the one with the ladies in the canoe, is more interesting to look at? Which of them required more time, effort, or creativity to create? ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-20-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,203
Posted By ottergoose
I've been doing more lurking than participating...

I've been doing more lurking than participating here lately, but, I'm still alive, don't worry :smile:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-24-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,500
Posted By ottergoose
We're supposed to pay to watch commercials now? ...

We're supposed to pay to watch commercials now?

That video is up to promote the documentary about him. If you're a Netflix subscriber you can stream it. I watched it a few nights ago; it was...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-17-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By ottergoose
I think it might be getting amplified by all of...

I think it might be getting amplified by all of the sharpening that you're applying to compensate for the softness/blur.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-14-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,500
Posted By ottergoose
I got a message on my phone a few weeks ago from...

I got a message on my phone a few weeks ago from an ad agency that had found a shot of mine on Flickr and wanted to use it for an ad in a major airline's in-flight magazine. When I called back and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-13-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By ottergoose
Even if it was sharp, you'd have those poles in...

Even if it was sharp, you'd have those poles in the way. No go on this one, I'm afraid.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-19-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,331
Posted By ottergoose
Yes! That's the same kit I've got, and it's darn...

Yes! That's the same kit I've got, and it's darn nice to have that edge :)

I'm looking to replace the Sigma 17-70 with something that will focus more reliably, but the decent walk around glass...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-18-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,331
Posted By ottergoose
My Canon 10-22mm is on my 40D (crop sensor body)...

My Canon 10-22mm is on my 40D (crop sensor body) about 75% of the time now. It's unforgiving with distortion, but when used properly it's amazing how much you can capture with it. I couldn't...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-16-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,571
Posted By ottergoose
NS Triple Crown between Chicago and Minneapolis...

NS Triple Crown between Chicago and Minneapolis is via UP.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-16-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,571
Posted By ottergoose
After we were away from them for a bit (there was...

After we were away from them for a bit (there was a portion that wasn't good for shots), the DS asked if we were still around. They said "no, I think they've got a radio on us."

It was getting...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-16-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,571
Posted By ottergoose
Conductor Calls us in as a Suspicious Vehicle

I thought some of you guys might appreciate this - Dan K and I got called in by a conductor yesterday while we were chasing their train. After the initial report that included a description of what...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-31-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,375
Posted By ottergoose
I'm sure there are others, but, CP, UP, BNSF,...

I'm sure there are others, but, CP, UP, BNSF, CSX, MRL and TTX all publish calendars; BNSF's material comes exclusively from employees, all of the others accept shots from the public. McMillan also...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-30-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,375
Posted By ottergoose
Congrats! They'll be publishing one of mine as...

Congrats! They'll be publishing one of mine as well:

[photoid=289326]

Looks like they're going with less traditional stuff this year.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-22-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By ottergoose
Not a bad rate for emailing a TIFF and...

Not a bad rate for emailing a TIFF and signing/faxing a form, eh?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-21-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By ottergoose
If you're looking to make money with calendars...

If you're looking to make money with calendars you'll have better luck sending them to UP, CP, TTX, McMillan, or anyone else who will send you a check and take care of distribution and sales...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-15-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,190
Posted By ottergoose
<b>I'm Bold</b> <i>I'm italic!</i> ...

<b>I'm Bold</b>

<i>I'm italic!</i>

<b><i>I'm bold and italic!</i></b>

<a href="http://google.com">I'm a link to Google!</a>
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-13-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,537
Posted By ottergoose
Same reason I drive without a seatbelt and...

Same reason I drive without a seatbelt and disabled air bags; I get the drive right the first time! :roll:

I actually (not sarcastically) believe PSE is the way to go... between Adobe Camera Raw...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-12-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,583
Posted By ottergoose
Too bad "photo looks like crap" isn't a rejection...

Too bad "photo looks like crap" isn't a rejection reason, eh Travis? :twisted:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-12-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,583
Posted By ottergoose
Backlit, unlevel, going away: ...

Backlit, unlevel, going away:

[photoid=321389]


Backlit, going away:

[photoid=261256]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-27-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,515
Posted By ottergoose
... or try not to stand within 10 feet of them...

... or try not to stand within 10 feet of them when they take their shot ;)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-23-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,575
Posted By ottergoose
I think the GT/Bessemer power makes it just...

I think the GT/Bessemer power makes it just interesting enough to be passable.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-22-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,575
Posted By ottergoose
There's nothing remarkable enough about either of...

There's nothing remarkable enough about either of those (as far as I know) to overcome the poor lighting. Let them go.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-20-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,575
Posted By ottergoose
I see a lot of good shots on Flickr now that...

I see a lot of good shots on Flickr now that aren't showing up here... :smile:
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