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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-02-2007, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,300
Posted By Lyman
Funny you should mention that actually; I am...

Funny you should mention that actually; I am putting the 10mm up for sale to acquire a >400mm lens. I just do not use that 10mm enough.

Re "Don't take my picture". I'm sure he was joking as...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-02-2007, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By Lyman
Thanks Joe, appreciate it! Lyman

Thanks Joe, appreciate it!

Lyman
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-01-2007, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By Lyman
Thanks Michael. Re the Lean - agreed. ...

Thanks Michael.

Re the Lean - agreed.

And yes, that Engine is uglier than sin!

Lyman
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-01-2007, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By Lyman
Feedback Appreciated On Rejection

Greetings!

This was rejected due to "- Poor Lighting (High Sun): The angle of the sunlight is too high, a common problem in the summer months of year on mid-day shots."

Can I get your Feedback...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-30-2007, 01:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,300
Posted By Lyman
Yes, the lens drastically distorts one's...

Yes, the lens drastically distorts one's perspective. I found that out with a 10mm that I have. I was surprised at just how close I actually was.

Lyman
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-29-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,300
Posted By Lyman
One never wins a battle with a train. You just...

One never wins a battle with a train. You just don't.

When I lived in Indiana we had the GTW, NFS, and Conrail constantly going through. It never ceased to amaze me how many people tried to beat a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-29-2007, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,300
Posted By Lyman
Excellent advice. Thank you for the reminder. ...

Excellent advice. Thank you for the reminder.

Lyman
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Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-28-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,577
Posted By Lyman
Thanks Warren! Lyman

Thanks Warren!

Lyman
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-28-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,577
Posted By Lyman
Same here. Where can I get a list of frequencies,...

Same here. Where can I get a list of frequencies, specifically those of CSX?

Thanks,

Lyman
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-28-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,039
Posted By Lyman
>I think he's just impressed by the *size* of...

>I think he's just impressed by the *size* of your heat distortion, which, admittedly, makes me feel inadequate.

:p

An example of an absolute minimum amount of exhaust - barely visible in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-28-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,039
Posted By Lyman
First of all, outstanding! Secondly - and I kid...

First of all, outstanding! Secondly - and I kid you not - my first thought was "Nice use of PS's Liquify Filter". LOL. It is virtually a dead-on example of that Filters effect. Incredible.

It's...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-28-2007, 05:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,039
Posted By Lyman
Oh, don't take offense as none was intended by...

Oh, don't take offense as none was intended by any means. I can honestly say that I didn't even consider the exhaust belching out as a factor. The effect is strikingly similar to both the Glass or...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-28-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,039
Posted By Lyman
Fredrick, see my Post re blending the three RGB...

Fredrick, see my Post re blending the three RGB Channel's. Typically this will negate the 'dull' effect that is indeed so prevalent.

Lyman
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-28-2007, 01:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,039
Posted By Lyman
Generally, I've not been too impressed with the...

Generally, I've not been too impressed with the conversion process in Photoshop or any editor for that matter. However, there are definitely some methods that will produce far superior results than...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-28-2007, 01:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,039
Posted By Lyman
Yet it appears that a Liquify Filter (or Glass)...

Yet it appears that a Liquify Filter (or Glass) such as is in Photoshop was used for a portion of your image. E.g., the 'waviness' that's seen. No?

Lyman
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-27-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,039
Posted By Lyman
B&W Images

Ween,

Nice image! I did not know that they allowed manipulation, but am glad to see that they do.

And thanks for providing the URL, very much appreciated! They've got a tough job to do as it...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-27-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,039
Posted By Lyman
B&W Images

Hi Joe,

Absolutely. Having said that, I was looking for a FAQ that contained that information. This Site has strict guidelines (as it must be) and I wasn't going to go by existing images. Policies...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-27-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,039
Posted By Lyman
B&W Images

George, many thanks!

Best,

Lyman
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-27-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,039
Posted By Lyman
B&W Images

Greetings,

Are B/W images accepted at RailPictures?

Thanks,

Lyman
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-26-2007, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,789
Posted By Lyman
Frequencies

Can someone recommend a good handheld Scanner, and where I could obtain the frequencies for various Railroads such as CSX?

Thanks,

Lyman
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-25-2007, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,954
Posted By Lyman
Cropping

Gregg,

Consider using the 'Rule Of Thirds (http://www.graphicreporter.com/tutorials/photoshop_ruleofthirds.html)' when composing your Image or when post- processing.

Lyman
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-23-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,432
Posted By Lyman
Thanks! Lyman

Thanks!

Lyman
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-23-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,432
Posted By Lyman
Photographers Database

Greetings,

I have just begun posting images on this Site. I've got a question which if someone could help with it would be greatly appreciated.

Re the photographers database: what is the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-23-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,340
Posted By Lyman
I should have clarified that. There were some...

I should have clarified that. There were some changes made to it, in this case it was lightened on the Nose and the contrast raised. Some of the shadows were opened. The subject matter was the same...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-22-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,340
Posted By Lyman
Subjective in nature...

Gordon,

You have to remember that much of what constitutes a 'good' photograph is subjective. Having said that, there are definite conventions and standards of course.

A perfect example of...
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