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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Today, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Decapod401
Al Chione was a huge seller of duplicate slides,...

Al Chione was a huge seller of duplicate slides, mostly from other people's originals. He would give the original photographer a cut of the proceeds, and did not retain the original slides. Although...
Forum: Off Topic Forum Today, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,669
Posted By Decapod401
Then ... [photoid=768854] Now.......

Then ... [photoid=768854]


Now.... [photoid=769199]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 572
Posted By Decapod401
It wasn't intended as a dig, but I do not...

It wasn't intended as a dig, but I do not understand comments about the screeners with no basis of experience. For the record you did comment in another thread within minutes of a post here, and I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 572
Posted By Decapod401
If it is a calibration issue, and it probably is...

If it is a calibration issue, and it probably is not if you have other settings to explore, Perfect Image advertises a $39.95 price for this service.

If you really want to learn the ins and outs...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 572
Posted By Decapod401
While xBNSFer may complain about the screeners...

While xBNSFer may complain about the screeners without having a single photo on RP, I have found most rejections that I receive expose technical errors that I have overlooked and it helps me to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-26-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By Decapod401
I believe that the limit is on a per-post basis,...

I believe that the limit is on a per-post basis, since old uploads don't show up when doing uploads for subsequent posts. I recommend this method as the path of least resistance.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-26-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By Decapod401
In the dialog box when typing a reply, click on...

In the dialog box when typing a reply, click on the paper clip icon at the top. A "Manage Attachments" dialog will open. Click on "Choose file" and browse for the photo that you want to attach and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-26-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By Decapod401
I like it Dave. It's long been my contention that...

I like it Dave. It's long been my contention that the best way to front page exposure is to point your camera into the light. It's also a fast track to rejection, and it's hard to see the dividing...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-16-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,669
Posted By Decapod401
Then..... [photoid=544199] Now.........

Then.....

[photoid=544199]


Now......

[photoid=763430]
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-10-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 269,222
Posted By Decapod401
Doug Lilly currently has 2827 photos in the...

Doug Lilly currently has 2827 photos in the database. The photos have been viewed a total of 9,077,594 times, for an average of 3,211.03 views per photo.

My average photo: [photoid=586605]
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-10-2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,688
Posted By Decapod401
Every digital image comes from a digital camera....

Every digital image comes from a digital camera. Even though it is an entirely different device, your slide scanner uses the same type of CCD array as your DSLR to interpret light as a digital image....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-03-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By Decapod401
I haven't been there in a long time, and they are...

I haven't been there in a long time, and they are not evident in Brian's photo. but I am familiar with similar accommodations at the west end of Enola yard.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-03-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By Decapod401
I agree with your assessment - I was just trying...

I agree with your assessment - I was just trying to work with the images as presented. The root of the problem here is that the bridge is a distraction, and takes away from the composition. My...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-02-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,669
Posted By Decapod401
At least they kept the rest rooms!

At least they kept the rest rooms!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-01-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By Decapod401
I don't understand how you can be centered AND...

I don't understand how you can be centered AND observing ROT - they're mutually exclusive. Like Joe said, if you can't envision it in the viewfinder, shoot loose and get dead space out when you crop,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-31-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By Decapod401
Brian, You need to pay more attention to the...

Brian,

You need to pay more attention to the ROT when cropping. All three images has issues with the lead unit being too close to center either horizontally or vertically, with the two NS shots as...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-18-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,579
Posted By Decapod401
I don't think that Ted's point had anything to do...

I don't think that Ted's point had anything to do with the origins of graffiti. Back then, if it was seen on rolling stock at all, it was chalked on a car and much less obtrusive. It wasn't spray...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-14-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,579
Posted By Decapod401
For your 31 day viewing pleasure

I had this one rejected today - not whining or complaining, nor do I intend to appeal. I thought that it was interesting enough to post in spite of sub-optimal, but not terrible, lighting. Apparently...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-04-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,269
Posted By Decapod401
The last two images you referenced were 16:9 and...

The last two images you referenced were 16:9 and even more panoramic than 16:9. 16:9 is about the limit for aspect ratio for RP, and I would need a good reason me to use other than a 2:3 or 4:5...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-03-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,269
Posted By Decapod401
Many contributors here seem to pigeonhole the...

Many contributors here seem to pigeonhole the rule of thirds as the sole reason for the rejection. The ROT is a suggested way to create a successful composition, but my experience is that the...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-02-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By Decapod401
In the dialog box when typing a reply, click on...

In the dialog box when typing a reply, click on the paper clip icon at the top. A "Manage Attachments" dialog will open. Click on "Choose file" and browse for the photo that you want to attach and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-21-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By Decapod401
It's the not-so-new normal. The limit was changed...

It's the not-so-new normal. The limit was changed from 1200 to 1600 quite a while ago.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-18-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,040
Posted By Decapod401
Bob, I did notice that the image also...

Bob,

I did notice that the image also extended past the limits of my LR histogram. I couldn't get rid of the black limit violation, but that may have come from the banner at the bottom. I did...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-18-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,040
Posted By Decapod401
Bob, Color/hue is the rejection that I...

Bob,

Color/hue is the rejection that I receive the most often. Between the original film processing, storage, scanning white balance and PS/LR color balance, there are a lot of opportunities for...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-17-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,040
Posted By Decapod401
You're taking my remarks totally out of context....

You're taking my remarks totally out of context. I am only talking about within the confines of Flickr. Read more of the thread.
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