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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-24-2018, 11:36 PM
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Posted By wds
Ouch!! :lol:

Ouch!! :lol:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-24-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By wds
Hey, I never said anything about unleveled - I...

Hey, I never said anything about unleveled - I just said "Paging Jim Thias"! :D
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-22-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By wds
Paging Jim Thias

Jim, seeing this I couldn't help but think of you and what your reaction might be! ;)

[photoid=655557]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,125
Posted By wds
I love steam, love looking at it, shooting it and...

I love steam, love looking at it, shooting it and working on it (albeit in a smaller scale than portrayed in the recent rash of "Lerro production" shots). I do agree with what Kevin and others have...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,125
Posted By wds
Hey, ain't nothing more realistic than clean...

Hey, ain't nothing more realistic than clean clothes in a steam shop! Not even two properly made-up young ladies looking for a rat in the dark recesses of the train shed with a kerosene lantern :lol:...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-27-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,614
Posted By wds
You just might be on to something here! ;)

You just might be on to something here! ;)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-27-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,614
Posted By wds
Exactly! And how many shots of Larry's that are...

Exactly! And how many shots of Larry's that are similar or even identical to previous have graced these pages in the past (yes, that's a rhetorical question - don't bother answering)? But Larry's is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-26-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,614
Posted By wds
Looks to me as if you moved 20 feet to the right...

Looks to me as if you moved 20 feet to the right and recomposed, but yeah, I like this version better also.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-17-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,196
Posted By wds
An appeal is when you click the "Appeal" link...

An appeal is when you click the "Appeal" link (from the rejection notification email) or button (from the "Rejected Photo List" on your "Members" page) because you disagree with the screener's...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-06-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,687
Posted By wds
Absolutely positively Jimbo! I've had times where...

Absolutely positively Jimbo! I've had times where it's taken a minute and a half for a Flickr link to open and clear up. That's why I just don't bother anymore. As for RRPA I just don't go there at...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-05-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,687
Posted By wds
Ahh, Flickr! Unfortunately I cannot view images...

Ahh, Flickr! Unfortunately I cannot view images on Flickr - or more accurately I refuse to open a Flickr link because I don't have the patience to wait for them to first open as fuzz-ball lookin'...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-05-2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,687
Posted By wds
So long as there's this, it's never really a...

So long as there's this, it's never really a final version unless you feel you've done the best you care to do:

http://www.railpictures.net/members/resubmit.php

Re-upload improved scans or...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-23-2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By wds
Call me contrary but I kinda like the first one,...

Call me contrary but I kinda like the first one, though I think I'd like it a bit more with a tad cropped off the left and top (maintaining the aspect ratio) to put more emphasis on the patterns...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-26-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,190
Posted By wds
I'm in agreement with those that like the shot...

I'm in agreement with those that like the shot though I would maybe like to see a bit more saturation/darkening of the red loco nose for a bit more visual impact. I don't have a problem with the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-15-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,331
Posted By wds
Well it appears you brightened the shadows to the...

Well it appears you brightened the shadows to the max and it didn't help (probably just the opposite). You could try selecting the locomotives and increasing saturation to give them a bit more color...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-30-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,589
Posted By wds
I tag where I was standing but I only use the map...

I tag where I was standing but I only use the map to get close, then switch to satellite view so I can identify the tree/rock/patch of weeds I was standing beside/on/in. I also try to use the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-12-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,199
Posted By wds
Everybody's focusing on the position of the train...

Everybody's focusing on the position of the train in the composition but my biggest problem with it is the inclusion of the front half of a chopped-off car with a dumpster behind it and that green...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,933
Posted By wds
I remember reading a tutorial on histograms when...

I remember reading a tutorial on histograms when I first started digital and was wondering what the hell those things meant. The one and only line that stands out in my mind is this: "A histogram is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,933
Posted By wds
In addition to what's been mentioned they might...

In addition to what's been mentioned they might have a problem with the platform obstructing the lower part of the train in the first shot. Whether it's justifiable or not, we have seen it happen...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-02-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,128
Posted By wds
Not at all. I've been rejected for my shot being...

Not at all. I've been rejected for my shot being similar to somebody else's a few times, a couple of which I never could figure out. Also, several years back Mark Pringle had a shot rejected for...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-18-2017, 04:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,463
Posted By wds
Got distracting shadows issues? Get a drone!...

Got distracting shadows issues? Get a drone! Apparently that makes it all good. Oh, and don't forget to crank the "lighten shadows" tool to the max.[photoid=617012]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,693
Posted By wds
C'mon Loyd! How often do you see a train AND a...

C'mon Loyd! How often do you see a train AND a UFO in the same shot?? Freakin' awesome! :twisted:
Honestly speaking I would have tried to bring out the moon a bit too as you can hardly see it in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-10-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,693
Posted By wds
I tried and got "the message you have entered is...

I tried and got "the message you have entered is too short" [photoid=615598]

But at least the link worked! :)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-10-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,693
Posted By wds
Edit: Never mind, I see I was late to the party....

Edit: Never mind, I see I was late to the party. Hate it when threads that are no longer relevant (the O.P. issue was resolved) get revived - very confusing to my feeble old brain! :confused:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-02-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By wds
I 3/4 agree with Mitch. I feel the train is...

I 3/4 agree with Mitch. I feel the train is already low enough in frame and any more would look uncomfortable to my eye. I think something like this might work, even more so if the loco was just a...
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