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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-21-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,726
Posted By Rod Williams
I don't really see this as manipulation in terms...

I don't really see this as manipulation in terms of creating something that wasn't there or indeed real. It's no different to dodging and burning in a dark room and where the light range has such a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-21-2007, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,726
Posted By Rod Williams
Two shots

Use a tripod or fix the camera securely. Take two exposures, one for inside, one for out. They should be far two many stops apart to be able to achieve the same result by making and adjusting two...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-28-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,402
Posted By Rod Williams
You are of course correct, my error. It is when...

You are of course correct, my error. It is when you make a copy of a JPEG that things fall over.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-24-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,402
Posted By Rod Williams
You must be kidding

Firstly I suggest you read this:-

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/rawtruth1.shtml

Like lots of people I go out and make mistakes. Grab the camera in a hurry, forget I have it set on...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-24-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,402
Posted By Rod Williams
Format

I format after every use of my cards. I was told that a reformat was the same as a defrag of the computer and should be done to clear off any fragments of info remaining behind and likely to corrupt...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-15-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By Rod Williams
I guess what I had in mind was photographing from...

I guess what I had in mind was photographing from platforms on the North East corridor. I know of one Aussie who was roughed up quite badly by the railway police in Washington. He was photographing...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-15-2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By Rod Williams
Help wanted for US visit

I'm an Aussie. I take the odd train pic and will be making my first visit to the US in May 07. I will have about 5 days on the North East corridor, some time in Buffalo and Toronto and would like...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-15-2006, 11:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,339
Posted By Rod Williams
I remember when we first raised the issue of...

I remember when we first raised the issue of toilets on locomotives here in Australia. Management were strongly opposed as they argued it would result in loco down time for servicing and loss of...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 12-15-2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,119
Posted By Rod Williams
" Well here is my first time caller, long time...

"
Well here is my first time caller, long time listener post. Seeing all the pics that get submitted daily, it got me wondering. What lens do a majority of the photog's use and what camera?"

I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-04-2006, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By Rod Williams
NO compressed air

Using compressed air out of a pressure pack can spell the end of your sensor.
See http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/sensor-cleaning.shtml
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-04-2006, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,380
Posted By Rod Williams
Get it off

Absolutely, the filter must come off for approaching headlights. You can fix the problem in photoshop by cloning the offending light patches out of the shot. It takes some time but it's worthwhile...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-04-2006, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rod Williams
Learning curve

Its a steep learning curve when you are starting out in the world of 'rejections'. Keep at it, read some books, look at other peoples pics, and be prepared to listen to advice. Don't take criticism...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-04-2006, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By Rod Williams
It depends

I guess it depends on whether you want to get it accepted to Railpics or just keep it as a great shot. Personally I think it is a great shot but the screeners maybe want more train, less trees....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-18-2005, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,514
Posted By Rod Williams
17-85

I bought the 20D with the 17-85. I also purchased a 70-200 f2.8 L ( not the IS)
As has already been stated the 70-200 lenses are fantastic. However I think a wide angle is a must have......you can't...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-16-2005, 06:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,549
Posted By Rod Williams
Artsy shots can be great........

............but the wheel shot has neither art or technical merit. It has a confusing array of shadows and the depth of field is far too shallow. The dog spike shot is by contrast ,fantastic, well...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 05-11-2005, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By Rod Williams
I'm done

Firstly, thanks Donna. And to you other guys, I'm sorry you've missed the point. I was not saying my shot was outstanding or even good. I was simply asking why one shot taken in the dark could be...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 05-10-2005, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By Rod Williams
Go on !

Billy the shot was taken from the drivers seat of the other train ( that's the one you can't see ) so figure out how to change the angle and I'll gladly comply. Then figure the closing speed of the...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 05-10-2005, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By Rod Williams
Right, there's not a lot of light in fog. You...

Right, there's not a lot of light in fog. You should adjust your exposure accordingly. Besides, comparing a dark fog shot to a well lit snow shot is totally irrelevant.

The exposure is spot on,...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 05-10-2005, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By Rod Williams
Rejections

I'm beginning to think there is a little too much in the way of subjectivity and not enough 'rules' when pics are rejected or accepted. For instance here's a shot that got top photo...
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