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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-23-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,470
Posted By Decapod401
It still would have received a PAQ due to the...

It still would have received a PAQ due to the females being a bunch of heifers! :twisted:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-23-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,470
Posted By Decapod401
Kevin, I used to beleive that, but my personal...

Kevin, I used to beleive that, but my personal experience makes me tend to feel that the sharing of the PoTWs is not as magnanamous as you indicate. I received three SC's and two POTW's in 2015 and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-11-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,777
Posted By Decapod401
Bob, Here's one I shot at 6400 in ambient...

Bob,

Here's one I shot at 6400 in ambient light with my D750. [photoid=790899] My experience is that any attempt to lighten anything at extremely high ISO brings the noise out of the woodwork, so...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 04-02-2022, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,380
Posted By Decapod401
Lack of interest is not a rejection reason, but...

Lack of interest is not a rejection reason, but it does have weight in the decision between acceptance and rejection of a questionably lit image. As Loyd said, there is nothing compelling in your...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-10-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,188
Posted By Decapod401
The recrop as others suggested did the trick. ...

The recrop as others suggested did the trick.

[photoid=797635]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-10-2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,188
Posted By Decapod401
It seems to me that you minimized the sky with...

It seems to me that you minimized the sky with the intent of avoiding the cloudy day rejection. IMHO, a sky with this kind of texture is exactly what will overcome the cloudy day rejection. In this...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-19-2022, 12:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,839
Posted By Decapod401
I like it, but after seven years on this site, I...

I like it, but after seven years on this site, I still have no idea what separates a Screener's Choice from a rejection.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-06-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,690
Posted By Decapod401
I have quite a few photos of the PRR...

I have quite a few photos of the PRR electrification where there is one outlier, probably due to a minor derailment during its 100-year history. WRT using the locomotive, where? All of the surfaces...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-06-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,690
Posted By Decapod401
Nice try, but look again. The fence is leaning....

Nice try, but look again. The fence is leaning. All of the verticals in the building in the background behind it are vertical.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-02-2022, 01:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,690
Posted By Decapod401
I disagree with your reasoning in this case, Jim....

I disagree with your reasoning in this case, Jim. Catenary poles are structural in nature and have been holding the wires of the PRR electrification taught for 85+ years. These steel I-beams were...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-31-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,690
Posted By Decapod401
It's a lot easier to determine to determine true...

It's a lot easier to determine to determine true vertical it the vertical references are all parallel. In the "Transform" menu in Lightroom, there is a Vertical Transform adjustment that accomplishes...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-15-2022, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,959
Posted By Decapod401
If I see the photo wasn't worth the...

If I see the photo wasn't worth the photographer's effort to include a caption, it must not be worth my time to view it. The submission page retains the caption for resubmission, and the caption is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-23-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 128,671
Posted By Decapod401
Still consulting for the utility out there, but...

Still consulting for the utility out there, but havent been there since March of 2020, and all work has been virtual. Contractors are part of Phase 3 of the company's re-entry. Phase 1 was scheduled...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-23-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 128,671
Posted By Decapod401
You are my hero.

You are my hero.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-15-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 31,445
Posted By Decapod401
I would ask, how much can you learn for future...

I would ask, how much can you learn for future use by digging into one image? There may be future payback on your efforts that is not obvious when working on a single image.

WRT the original...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-14-2021, 01:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 193,545
Posted By Decapod401
Thanks. Glitch #2 was on me.

Thanks. Glitch #2 was on me.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-13-2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 35,051
Posted By Decapod401
A later frame would most likely have a shadow on...

A later frame would most likely have a shadow on the nose, and wouldn't get rid of the weeds. This may sound strange, but I think the weeds add some depth to an otherwise-mundane wedgie.

As far...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-11-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 193,545
Posted By Decapod401
I uploaded a photo on Tuesday night that was...

I uploaded a photo on Tuesday night that was accepted:

[photoid=787054]

I was busy yesterday and did not submit anything, and did not submit anything today. A little while ago, I received an...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-27-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 105,901
Posted By Decapod401
I second the 150-600 Tamron nomination. I mostly...

I second the 150-600 Tamron nomination. I mostly shoot wildlife with it, as I generally don't go for the telemash effect with my train photos.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-22-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 193,545
Posted By Decapod401
Hi Chris, I tried to check EXIF data on a...

Hi Chris,

I tried to check EXIF data on a photo and received an internal server error.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 08-20-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,110
Posted By Decapod401
After seeing the Samsung vs monitor, I would say...

After seeing the Samsung vs monitor, I would say the I see the yellow version on my laptop, calibrated monitor, and iPhone. Maybe it's time to dump the Samsung. :twisted:
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 08-19-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,110
Posted By Decapod401
The images look orange on my iPhone and my laptop...

The images look orange on my iPhone and my laptop - I haven't checked on my calibrated monitor, which is usually slightly different. Maybe your monitor has an issue.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-30-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 24,602
Posted By Decapod401
I think there's still too much dead space, as...

I think there's still too much dead space, as originally pointed out. I think a crop like this will stand a better chance.

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-28-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 24,602
Posted By Decapod401
Agree with Mitch. Also, do not let the suggestion...

Agree with Mitch. Also, do not let the suggestion of the ROT in the rejection make you think that conforming to it means an automatic acceptance. The rejection is for composition and balance, not for...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-06-2021, 02:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,438
Posted By Decapod401
Mike, I noticed that none of your laptop...

Mike, I noticed that none of your laptop questions have been answered. I have no experience with Chromebooks, but my understanding of them is that they are very stripped-down PC's mainly targeting...
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