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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-04-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,582
Posted By lwhistler
Does anyone bring a step ladder?

Does anyone bring a step ladder with them to photograph trains, if so how tall? Or how about some sort of scaffolding or one of those cherry pickers to get a better angle.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-09-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 898
Posted By lwhistler
Camping vehicles for RR photography

What sort of camping vehicles do you guys use for RR photos?

Mini-van?
Camper?
Car and tent?

And how about a secondary means of transportation once you have driven as close as you can get.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-08-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,066
Posted By lwhistler
I highly recommend you get the lightest, best...

I highly recommend you get the lightest, best quality tripod you can afford. I have a good sturdy Manfrotto with 3 way adjustable head and built in bubble level - I'm not home now so I don't know...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-07-2007, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,281
Posted By lwhistler
I played around in the Photomatix software...

I played around in the Photomatix software without any good results. In Photoshop I used Curves and I think I improved the image slightly, but as others have mentioned the weed on the knuckle is no...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-06-2007, 01:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,252
Posted By lwhistler
I have the Mamiya RZ67, which is a 6x7 and the...

I have the Mamiya RZ67, which is a 6x7 and the 50mm lens would be = to about 25mm on a 35mm. The RZ67 is very well balanced for hand holding, and the revolving back will allow the camera to shoot...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-29-2007, 02:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,281
Posted By lwhistler
I have been playing around with the demo version...

I have been playing around with the demo version of the Photomatix software and Tone Mapping can, in some cases, improve a shot such as that one. Only one exposure is required but it must be a RAW...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,281
Posted By lwhistler
Try High Dynamic Range (HDR) software such as...

Try High Dynamic Range (HDR) software such as Photomatix from http://www.hdrsoft.com It sells for $100 but they have a full functioning free demo that will put a watermark on the finished image.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,981
Posted By lwhistler
Graffiti on the rail cars.

I find the Graffiti on the rail cars to be very annoying and it ruins the pictures, 20 years a go this wasn't a problem. Do others find the Graffiti to be a problem?
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