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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-12-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By scottychaos
Bad cropping? advice wanted.

I thought this one was fine:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=834051&key=1122996548

bad cropping, and backlit?
its certaintly not back lit..maybe the nose is somewhat in shadow,...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-20-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,814
Posted By scottychaos
Concerning the Erie Lackawanna SDP45's vs....

Concerning the Erie Lackawanna SDP45's vs. SD45M's..

Yes, its perhaps technically true that EMD might have internally referred to the second batch of EL SDP45's as "SD45M" units..but that doesnt...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-22-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,102
Posted By scottychaos
Its official, Kodak is dropping Kodachrome. :( ...

Its official, Kodak is dropping Kodachrome. :(

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hNE3DMbUR1JFgMdyf_i5s4aDM9rQD98VMTHO0

Scot
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-10-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,128
Posted By scottychaos
Two operating E-units in Syracuse, NY. usually...

Two operating E-units in Syracuse, NY.
usually stored at the NY State Fairgrounds.
they are used on excursions a few times a year.
http://www.cnynrhs.org/cnylocos.html
(despite the paintscheme,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-15-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,529
Posted By scottychaos
your pictures are..ok they are..fine. not...

your pictures are..ok
they are..fine.

not great, not terrible.

as for your camera, you seem to think that having a newer, better camera will somehow increase the odds of your pics being...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-15-2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,598
Posted By scottychaos
its been around a LONG time..it wouldn't surprise...

its been around a LONG time..it wouldn't surprise me if someone invented the term in the 19th century..

another variant is "Ferroequinearchaeologist"
one who studies the archaeological remains of...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-05-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35
Poll: NS vs CSXT
Views: 5,430
Posted By scottychaos
Both are unspeakably boring.. "oh look, its...

Both are unspeakably boring..

"oh look, its a NS widecab dash-9"
"oh look, its a CSX widecab dash-9"
"oh look, its a NS widecab dash-9"
"oh look, its a CSX widecab dash-9"
"oh look, its a NS...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-27-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,093
Posted By scottychaos
you seemed to have missed the entire point of my...

you seemed to have missed the entire point of my post! ;)
oh well..its not imporant.

Scot
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-27-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,093
Posted By scottychaos
Not if you are using a 3 megapixel camera from...

Not if you are using a 3 megapixel camera from 2001, when 3 megapixels were top of the line.

In a few years, you will be able to say "the problem with 10mp sensors is that they tend to be in lower...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-27-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,093
Posted By scottychaos
All taken with a 3 megapixel camera! :) ...

All taken with a 3 megapixel camera! :)

http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=4669

(except for the 1980's photos, which are neg scans)

IMO, digital cameras reached "film quality"...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 08-21-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By scottychaos
yeah, the lighting is a bit low contrast, nothing...

yeah, the lighting is a bit low contrast, nothing that can be done about that!
cant change a cloudy day..

but IMO the main problem is simply the color balance, its way off.
both versions linked...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 08-16-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,407
Posted By scottychaos
not that it really matters..but the flash...

not that it really matters..but the flash absolutely did go off..
you may think you pushed down the flash, but it popped back up again! ;)

I have absolutely no doubt..lets see if I can prove it.....
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 08-06-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,714
Posted By scottychaos
IMO, the overall color balance is a bit "cool".. ...

IMO, the overall color balance is a bit "cool"..
all the greens have a noticable blue/cyan cast to them.
here is the shot warmed up a bit:
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-10-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By scottychaos
ok, I toned down the color saturation on both...

ok, I toned down the color saturation on both pics and re-submitted..
I thought the colors were quite realistic this time, and not "over-done"..
both rejected again..same reason.
oh well..
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-10-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By scottychaos
hmmmm..ok, I see your points.. and yes, I agree...

hmmmm..ok, I see your points..
and yes, I agree the setting on the camera counts as a manilupation! ;)
I will try toning them down..


thanks,
Scot
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-10-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By scottychaos
"too saturated"..your opinion please

I just had too photos rejected for "- Bad Color: Not enough color depth or too much color saturation."

The screener thought they are too saturated..
ok, i can see that..the color IS a bit...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-08-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,679
Posted By scottychaos
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/scottychaos...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/scottychaos/mattspencer.jpg

:)

of course that white pole might not be perfectly vertical! ;)
looks like it isnt actually..
but its "close enough" and...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-24-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,380
Posted By scottychaos
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/scottychaos...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/scottychaos/csxslug3.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/scottychaos/csxslug4.jpg

2445 is classed as a SD38-2S, but she began life as a SD40-2,...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-24-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,380
Posted By scottychaos
Here are some recent pics of a CSX slug: CSX...

Here are some recent pics of a CSX slug:

CSX SD38-2S 2445 "mother" and MT-6 slug 1018.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/scottychaos/csxslug1.jpg
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-25-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,553
Posted By scottychaos
or camping? [photoid=14871]

or camping?

[photoid=14871]
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 04-24-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,629
Posted By scottychaos
imageshack deleted the pic in the original post, ...

imageshack deleted the pic in the original post,
here is the picture again:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/scottychaos/C39-8.jpg

Scot
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-24-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,897
Posted By scottychaos
I have never had one of my pics rejected for "bad...

I have never had one of my pics rejected for "bad motive"..
so what would I have to whine about?
and actually, I have never once whined, or even discussed, any of my rejected pics..and I have had a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-24-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,897
Posted By scottychaos
alllllllrighty then. I see any critique of the...

alllllllrighty then.
I see any critique of the screeners shall not be tolerated here.

and some of you need to look into the meaning of ;)
you take things just a wee bit too seriously!...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-24-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,897
Posted By scottychaos
dont we all know by now that the screeners will...

dont we all know by now that the screeners will often just pick ANY random "reason" for rejecting a photo..even if it makes no sense! ;)

I guess they feel a cryptic reason, picked off the list, is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-12-2007, 04:46 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,553
Posted By scottychaos
truckin'.. up to Buffalo. been thinkin'.. you got...

truckin'.. up to Buffalo. been thinkin'.. you got to mellow slow,
takes time..you pick a place to go, and just keep truckin' on.

[photoid=63866]
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