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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Mgoldman
Kevin - might I suggest this book available...

Kevin - might I suggest this book available through Amazon, or where ever fine books are sold. It may not help get more images on RP (the title is a little bit misleading) but it may help explain...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By Mgoldman
I will (as often noted) proof my photos with...

I will (as often noted) proof my photos with "Auto-whatever" in my editing software.

Not much change with Auto-contrast, tone, nor color, though it did warm it a bit, maybe.

Next step, and an...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-13-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Mgoldman
Crisp, colorful, sharp, perfectly exposed and...

Crisp, colorful, sharp, perfectly exposed and unique - all factors I think override the fact that the nose is backlit. My first thought was to simply brighten the nose but it's as perfect an edit as...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-02-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Mgoldman
I think you may be right, lol. Didn't even...

I think you may be right, lol. Didn't even notice it, all scenes so similar.
Very glad to hear it too! I come here for the photography (and research).

I am glad to see the D&H unit is still out...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-02-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Mgoldman
I like the original though I wonder how it...

I like the original though I wonder how it compares to what your eyes saw? Your photo likely looks "better" than real life which depending on how much an exaggeration there is, can be perfectly...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-02-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Mgoldman
It's rather amazing what a difference a few feet...

It's rather amazing what a difference a few feet to the right, left, a bit high, lower, ect can make, as well as differences in processing.

I find Tim's the most pleasing to the eye - not quite...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-16-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Mgoldman
Bingo. Think of pixels as colored dots. If...

Bingo. Think of pixels as colored dots. If you've ever looked at a newspaper, you likely noticed all the images are made up of these dots. More dots (resolution) will yield a better detailed...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-01-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,671
Posted By Mgoldman
Then... [photoid=234747] Now... ...

Then...

[photoid=234747]

Now...

https://www.railpictures.net/images/d2/9/0/8/4908.1610337505.jpg

With caption - for your prorated 30 day viewing pleasure... ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-22-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By Mgoldman
Where's "view image"??? I don't see it on...

Where's "view image"???

I don't see it on my desktop, haven't checked my cell phone, but it is quite annoying that it does not resize automatically. I have to "Ctrl -" to see images larger than...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-17-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,041
Posted By Mgoldman
Lol - I forgot... another way to get more views...

Lol - I forgot... another way to get more views on FLICKR is to... you guessed it, continue the campaign by trying to get your images included in other people's albums. The albums on FLICKR are much...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-17-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,041
Posted By Mgoldman
You link to FB, of course... The same...

You link to FB, of course...

The same "games" and loop holes here exist there - perhaps even worse.

I've noted some photographers would not even consider a post on FLICKR without a mandatory...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-16-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,041
Posted By Mgoldman
A website is only as good as its members content....

A website is only as good as its members content. It is very sad (and frustrating) to see his departure. I agree with miningcamper - how many viewers actually care about JMF's squabbles - the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-14-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By Mgoldman
If you can reshoot it when Santa and his reindeer...

If you can reshoot it when Santa and his reindeer are overhead, I think it would have a reasonable chance of getting in ; )

I like it as is - nice scene. Some "too much sky" issues can be fixed...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-12-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,357
Posted By Mgoldman
Martin - The advice given is excellent, and...

Martin -

The advice given is excellent, and you may well be able to tweak the images in such a way to make them perhaps more appealing. Another option of course, is to re-shoot with better...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-02-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,860
Posted By Mgoldman
And yet... the map feature still works,...

And yet... the map feature still works, apparently, for some:

[photoid=755756]

No luck on my end - and here I went to all the trouble to document both Monmouth Junction, NJ and Gap, PA - the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-02-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,735
Posted By Mgoldman
Cloudy? On a foggy day - that's crazy. Maybe you...

Cloudy? On a foggy day - that's crazy. Maybe you can wait and reshoot on a sunny foggy day?

Rejections as such can be quite frustrating!

I would side with Miningcamper on his thoughts - a more...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-16-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,982
Posted By Mgoldman
Remember this one? Thoughts now... On the...

Remember this one?

Thoughts now... On the reflection?
Interesting handrail shadows on the backlit nose, no?

[photoid=379279]

/Mitch
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-16-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,982
Posted By Mgoldman
Hmm... Same Sun? [photoid=455955] ...

Hmm...

Same Sun?

[photoid=455955]

[photoid=753047]

/Mitch
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-12-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 22,842
Posted By Mgoldman
I was just kidding, though it only took a few...

I was just kidding, though it only took a few Google searches for "Dog" to have dogs show up on my front page last time I tried.

/Mitch
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-12-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 22,842
Posted By Mgoldman
Hey - the adds only reflect your own Google...

Hey - the adds only reflect your own Google searches, lol!!!


Good luck finding that new couch, Miningcamper!

/Mitch
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-10-2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,982
Posted By Mgoldman
I always thought "F8 and be there" meant to...

I always thought "F8 and be there" meant to actually be THERE to get the shot.

Seems today, the meaning has changed, and now refers to where you should be AFTER you take the shot - in front of the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-18-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 100,605
Posted By Mgoldman
It is targeted - one, by one, hitting just four...

It is targeted - one, by one, hitting just four recently. As I noted - there are still others, just not to the same extreme - some campaigning, others simply prolific in sharing. I'm not looking to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-18-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 100,605
Posted By Mgoldman
I'm really surprised you take this view, Doug. ...

I'm really surprised you take this view, Doug.

You suggest now that admin has removed Top of Last 24 privileges to four whole people, (though Kevin B can still get one in every time) and the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-17-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 100,605
Posted By Mgoldman
Everyone is not playing by the same rules though...

Everyone is not playing by the same rules though - unless you believe, what, only 3 photographers were heavily linking images. There are dozens of others that link and campaign though reaching the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-17-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 100,605
Posted By Mgoldman
Well now, I wouldn't say level... the tilt is not...

Well now, I wouldn't say level... the tilt is not as drastic which is welcome.

Still like the idea of limiting images to 1 hour in the "Top of Last 24 Hours".

Everyone can link away -...
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