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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-02-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By KevinM
Dave, My suggestion is to get some more side...

Dave,

My suggestion is to get some more side angle on the train. Show some running gear on the locomotive. While you've rendered this image about as well as it can be rendered, it is dark and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-01-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By KevinM
I've not seen any days when there were fewer than...

I've not seen any days when there were fewer than 50 photos posted. I have seen a few days when the number was roughly 75, but that was about the minimum.

Over the years, participation here has...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-25-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By KevinM
While not backlit, the sun angle isn't great,...

While not backlit, the sun angle isn't great, especially on the cab. The unit numbers are difficult to read. I'm just guessing that they didn't have a canned rejection reason that was perfectly...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-22-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By KevinM
It's because the image was shot vertically and...

It's because the image was shot vertically and unfortunately the To24 and other featured display positions on the home page are not able to correctly display a vertical. It's one of many reasons why...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-20-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By KevinM
I don't believe for a New York second that anyone...

I don't believe for a New York second that anyone looks at the timestamp in the EXIF, so the image itself is evaluated based on the observed lighting. My guess is that they looked at the lack of a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-20-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By KevinM
Hi Andrew, I think the issue with the signal...

Hi Andrew,

I think the issue with the signal shot is that the train ends up being just as dominant in the shot (size-wise) as the signal post and therefore comes off looking like the subject more...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-19-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By KevinM
I agree with most of the points Loyd makes. I...

I agree with most of the points Loyd makes. I can't see any grain in the sky at the moment, but I am not on the display I usually use for editing. Any exposure issue should be easily fixable, if...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-06-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By KevinM
Like I said, it's all subjective. Find a...

Like I said, it's all subjective. Find a screener who appreciates backlit and you'll go from rejection to SC, just like that!

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-05-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By KevinM
There are definitely differences between...

There are definitely differences between publishing something in print and publishing something online. In the former case, the print run is fixed and when it's done it is done. Once distributed,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-05-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By KevinM
I have recently had issues with the way RP...

I have recently had issues with the way RP displays on an IPAD. Sometimes, the picture will appear smaller and the caption and photo data will be offset to the right. I attribute it to the ads...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-05-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By KevinM
The backlit rejection is clearly a subjective...

The backlit rejection is clearly a subjective thing. As noted, there are tons of backlit shots on RP.net. Sometimes, backlit MAKES the shot. It is all a matter of how it strikes the viewer, if...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-27-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By KevinM
Joe, from a lighting standpoint, I don't see any...

Joe, from a lighting standpoint, I don't see any issues with this photo. In fact, you took it at a time of day when the lighting is pretty nice and much of the subject is well-lit. It's a shot I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-23-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By KevinM
After reading the reference material at the link,...

After reading the reference material at the link, what I did not see is how a photographer can assign a copyright to another. Perhaps I missed something, but it would seem to me that if someone...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-23-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By KevinM
A couple of quick comments..... With regard...

A couple of quick comments.....

With regard to focus lock, I have definitely found that the AF on some cameras really doesn't work well when pointed at train headlights. It can hunt and sometimes...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-14-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By KevinM
I'm fine with this picture. As Bob noted, you...

I'm fine with this picture. As Bob noted, you could do something to brighten up that really dark group of trees at the bottom, but I wouldn't hit it with a hammer. Shadows are not a terrible...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-13-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By KevinM
Dave, who knows? I have plenty of backlit steam...

Dave, who knows? I have plenty of backlit steam shots on RP. I actually enjoy shooting what my buddy Mitch calls "the Nikon side." :lol: I can only speculate....wild-ass guess really.....that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-02-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By KevinM
Yes, I think the 3:5 crop works nicely for this...

Yes, I think the 3:5 crop works nicely for this image. It shaves off some of the more featureless stuff (grass, blue sky, etc) and saves all of the real interest. Besides, it's a wide scene. The...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-02-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By KevinM
I also wonder if this image might benefit from a...

I also wonder if this image might benefit from a 3:5 crop. That would shave a bit off the top and bottom, eliminating some of the more featureless areas and leaving all of the more detailed...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-01-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By KevinM
Saturation is always a tough call, as it can...

Saturation is always a tough call, as it can depend on a number of things, such as whether or not you are using a calibrated display. I am amazed that I got away without using one for many years,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-29-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,347
Posted By KevinM
OK, I see the angry face on the last post, so I...

OK, I see the angry face on the last post, so I will excuse myself from this discussion. I only come here to be helpful. Just please use caution. Folks do get banned here, and unfortunately,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-29-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,347
Posted By KevinM
Hmmm. Just a suggestion..... I would not...

Hmmm. Just a suggestion..... I would not upload anything else to RP until you get a decent screen and some software on which to edit. On something as small as an iPhone screen, you're not...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,347
Posted By KevinM
I definitely would not spend any additional...

I definitely would not spend any additional effort working on this particular image. Just looking around at all of the elements, nothing is sharp and I don't think that any amount of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-17-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By KevinM
They say that the best camera in the world is the...

They say that the best camera in the world is the one you happen to have with you. While I wholeheartedly agree with that statement, I also agree that when you venture forth for the purpose of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-16-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By KevinM
Another thought with regard to Z cameras. If...

Another thought with regard to Z cameras. If you want to shoot in low light, get a Z6. I don't think you will be happy with the low-light performance of the higher resolution sensor on the Z7. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-15-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By KevinM
A couple of interesting points in your post: ...

A couple of interesting points in your post:

Again, I don't know much about cell phones as cameras, but if they are shooting JPEGs, that is a H-U-G-E disadvantage. I constantly run into...
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