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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-14-2006, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By xrayguy
Opinions Welcome

As I was composing this shot my thoughts were:
1) The white Caboose should draw the viewers eye then move to the long string of Gondolas with the new rail in them.
2) Then the dealine casting...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-07-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,323
Posted By xrayguy
Unfortunately, it really sounds as if jealousy...

Unfortunately, it really sounds as if jealousy has reared its ugly head!!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-01-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,461
Posted By xrayguy
Thank you all for your input. I actually went...

Thank you all for your input. I actually went back to the drawing board and started over with the raw data or in the one case a different angle. Both shots have been excepted.

Again, Thank you!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-30-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,461
Posted By xrayguy
Poor Image Quality

Opinions are once again welcome on a couple of shots.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=283966
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=283969

I actually had every shot I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-23-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,688
Posted By xrayguy
One of my jobs is to assure that people are using...

One of my jobs is to assure that people are using the computers I provide for viewing xrays for that purpose only. I am in full agreement with Wemb that internet access at work is a perk, the abuse...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-16-2006, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By xrayguy
I'm glad that I only said "perhaps some day" :) ...

I'm glad that I only said "perhaps some day" :) I'm not that photographically talented anyways so I think it's safe to say my photo's will be secure from to much digital manipulation :lol:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-15-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By xrayguy
Tweaked the sharpness and lo and behold......... ...

Tweaked the sharpness and lo and behold.........
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=155145
Guess I had better start wearing those glasses :lol:

Once again the input gained is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-15-2006, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By xrayguy
Soft

Is this really "Soft"? The number boards look pretty good to my eye's, old as they are.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=278923

Thanks
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-12-2006, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By xrayguy
Thank you all for the GREAT advice. I'm not sure...

Thank you all for the GREAT advice. I'm not sure if I did exactly what you all recommended but I did manage to get them in. I hope with all the advice that I can produce some even better "long...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-11-2006, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By xrayguy
Need more cropping advice

Hello to all. I'm wondering if I can't get some advice on the following photo's.
1) Was rejected for "bad cropping"
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=277383
I attempted to use the rule...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-04-2006, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By xrayguy
You do have a way or wording things Aaron that...

You do have a way or wording things Aaron that keeps me reading :) I think I'll go check your page for a any new blogs.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-19-2006, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By xrayguy
Thank you gentlmen I appreciate the input.

Thank you gentlmen I appreciate the input.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-16-2006, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By xrayguy
Just want an opinion

I would like to start out by saying, I'm only looking for your opinions. I'm not complaining about these rejects, seems there's far to much of that sometimes.
These are the dreaded "high sun"...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-09-2006, 02:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,541
Posted By xrayguy
With this program from BNSF they have in essence...

With this program from BNSF they have in essence admitted that we (railfans) are here and not likely to go away. Kind of "if you can't beat em, then join em" philosophy. I think it's smart move on...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-08-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By xrayguy
Bad Cropping: Most often this means that the...

Bad Cropping: Most often this means that the composition of the photo is poor as it relates the cropping of the image.
It isn't always a cropping issue. The rejection also says "composition". If you...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-08-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By xrayguy
It looks like that "in your face" cropping that...

It looks like that "in your face" cropping that tends to get me in trouble. I would agree with Ween to widen it out but lighting might be the next issue. IMO
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-08-2006, 12:21 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,139
Posted By xrayguy
51 and happy to be :) The only way I would want...

51 and happy to be :) The only way I would want to be younger is to retain all the hard earned lessons that I learned along the way.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-30-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By xrayguy
Mismatched Number Boards

I've been looking through a lot of my old photo's recently and have found what I think are quite a lot of engines where the font on the number boards do not match.
I have these two here at RP....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-17-2006, 01:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,937
Posted By xrayguy
I forgot to mention this in my first post. ;-)...

I forgot to mention this in my first post. ;-) but Frederick you were the first to scoop me. I thought for sure I had a winner when lo and behold you had shot the same photo as me. :grin: ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-16-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,937
Posted By xrayguy
I would agree, I think you were scooped. I have...

I would agree, I think you were scooped. I have had it happen several times with my fellow Minnesota Railfans.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-16-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By xrayguy
I do think the photo is a bit to dark. It kinda...

I do think the photo is a bit to dark. It kinda looks like the smoke has backlit the PIC, although shooting from the dark to the light may have backlit it anyway. IMO!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-14-2006, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By xrayguy
The tender part of the photo looks stark to me,...

The tender part of the photo looks stark to me, but on the Loco I can see some details. Perhaps you could darken up that portion, but I have no pratical experience with silhouette shots. I'm just...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-11-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By xrayguy
Lot's of good advice has been provided and I just...

Lot's of good advice has been provided and I just wanted to say Thanks. The photo in question finally made it.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=140358

This is probably off topic, but...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-10-2006, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By xrayguy
Smile Thanks Aaron, that is sound advice. I loosend...

Thanks Aaron, that is sound advice.
I loosend the crop on this one but it was rejected for "soft", but I think the cropping is much better based on the input received....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-10-2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By xrayguy
Thank you gentlemen, I have the new one in the...

Thank you gentlemen, I have the new one in the queue I'll keep you posted. I really liked the "In your face" statement Sammy, I tend to crop them down like that a lot. Very good advice.
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