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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-13-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By JimThias
I've been using their tranmitter/receiver system...

I've been using their tranmitter/receiver system for work for the past 20 months and they've been very reliable. Can't complain one bit about them and they are very affordable.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-13-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,885
Posted By JimThias
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-07-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By JimThias
Looks like you may have been scrambling out of...

Looks like you may have been scrambling out of the way as the train came and you bumped the shutter button. Then, when you got home, noticed that you had accidentally taken a photo of this scene, so...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-07-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By JimThias
Maybe mention that you had permission to take the...

Maybe mention that you had permission to take the photo, and were wearing the required safety gear? That seems to be the way to do it. Otherwise, some people might assume you were trespassing, and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-07-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By JimThias
The crybaby couldn't handle a few of his photos...

The crybaby couldn't handle a few of his photos being rejected.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-07-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,885
Posted By JimThias
I'm so tired of this "I've been published" cliche...

I'm so tired of this "I've been published" cliche as a justification to having your image accepted to RP. Have you seen train pics in "books and magazines"? It's not unusual to find pics that are...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-05-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By JimThias
I sure wish the number boards on this shot looked...

I sure wish the number boards on this shot looked like those in Rob's shot, even if they are slightly soft. I just forgot to do a multiple exposure to control the blown out light boards. Not that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-04-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 650
Posted By JimThias
So in other words, *all* bridges that block the...

So in other words, *all* bridges that block the lower portion of a loco will ALWAYS be off-limits for RP?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-02-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By JimThias
I think #1 is the only one worth appealing. Nice...

I think #1 is the only one worth appealing. Nice composition and wonderful color.

#2, it's unlevel and the composition is a little awkward.

#3 and #4. No and no.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-02-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By JimThias
Should have been given this rejection the first...

Should have been given this rejection the first time so you didn't have to waste any time reprocessing it and submitting again.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-27-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,903
Posted By JimThias
I'm always amazed by the train geeks on FB who...

I'm always amazed by the train geeks on FB who only post train content. What, no girls, sports, cars, beer, or just life events to post about??? It's bizarre to me.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-27-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By JimThias
Still a bit of a haze to the image, though. It...

Still a bit of a haze to the image, though. It doesn't pop at all.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-23-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By JimThias
If it were a hot babe, everyone would be drooling...

If it were a hot babe, everyone would be drooling over the "foreground clutter." :lol:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-23-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By JimThias
This foreigner comes to a state I've lived in for...

This foreigner comes to a state I've lived in for nearly 50 years and bags a nice shot in a town I've never even heard of. :lol:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-23-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By JimThias
Cell phone grab shot.

Cell phone grab shot.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-31-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By JimThias
Which is the "Deuche" and which is the Pacific? ...

Which is the "Deuche" and which is the Pacific? I really have no clue what he's describing there.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-31-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By JimThias
The nose looks a little soft. Just selectively...

The nose looks a little soft. Just selectively sharpen it and resubmit.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By JimThias
Stumbled upon these units a couple of years ago...

Stumbled upon these units a couple of years ago in Horseshoe Bend, ID. The lighting was craptastic so I didn't even bother to pull out my camera. Got a few lousy iPhone shots instead.

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-11-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By JimThias
Mr. Rogers liked them, so I'm down with that. ...

Mr. Rogers liked them, so I'm down with that.

https://www.who2.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/fredrogers-70-730x680.jpg
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By JimThias
That scene is going to need something much...

That scene is going to need something much stronger than a hardly visible "bus on rails" to get accepted.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By JimThias
High sun requires a higher vantage point. Let's...

High sun requires a higher vantage point. Let's see the well-lit top of the train! :-)

Oh, and a CP filter takes off some of the high-sun harshness as well.




Well, fortunately it's...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-03-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,467
Posted By JimThias
Yes. If the image is level, using the...

Yes. If the image is level, using the perspective correction feature should straighten the verticals evenly on both sides of the image.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-30-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,467
Posted By JimThias
Definitely leaning to the right. And...

Definitely leaning to the right.

And there's a halo around the stack, too. :)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-30-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By JimThias
Now that you mention it, terrible paint scheme...

Now that you mention it, terrible paint scheme leading that train! Too bad the BNSF loco isn't up front. :twisted:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-23-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By JimThias
Hey, that looks perfectly level compared to many...

Hey, that looks perfectly level compared to many of the photos I see posted to FB railroad photography groups on a regular basis. :lol:

The struggle is real for me without any kind of screener...
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