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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 09:59 PM
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Posted By J-M Frybourg
Yes, I agree. Unfortunately, that is a failure...

Yes, I agree.
Unfortunately, that is a failure for Railpictures.net.
RPN did not succeed in making the site attractive enough to the truly best, has disapointed some excellent contributors over...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,140
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Are the stories under my pictures not enough?...

Are the stories under my pictures not enough? Take the example of the "Farewell to Patrick" Tour. (see here https://www.railpictures.net/photo/725326/). Or take the Georg Trüb pictures, etc. Even my...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 09:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,140
Posted By J-M Frybourg
OK, granted. But then why not do the same...

OK, granted.

But then why not do the same for non-US audience?

Nowadays, the site has a huge number of international visitors - and contributors. The first contributor in terms of number of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,140
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Well... The picture...

Well... The picture https://www.railpictures.net/photo/730511/ would CERTAINLY be rejected if it would have been shot in Europe. This is precisely what I call pro-US bias.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,140
Posted By J-M Frybourg
I am aligned. Certainly does not deserve being...

I am aligned. Certainly does not deserve being qualified as one of the "BEST" railroad photos on the net.

The problem is: when non-US pictures of same historical interest are submitted. They are...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,140
Posted By J-M Frybourg
More precisely, what are the merits for this...

More precisely, what are the merits for this picture to pass all the rejection reasons like Poor Estheticl Quailty, Composition unbalanced, etc. ?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,140
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Hi guys, I would just like to get your views...

Hi guys, I would just like to get your views about whether this picture should belong to "the BEST railroad photos on the net": https://www.railpictures.net/photo/730511/
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-06-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,354
Posted By J-M Frybourg
I have exchanged emails with the publisher. It...

I have exchanged emails with the publisher. It should be enough.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-04-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,354
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Thank you, Daniel, for warning us and starting...

Thank you, Daniel, for warning us and starting this thread.

The same story happened to me with a US publisher.

Jason Gregory, from J&O Railroad productions, was producing a book on the SD70 in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Hi Daniel, You picture, edited, with a bit more...

Hi Daniel,
You picture, edited, with a bit more light

I think this version should be OK.
Jean-Marc
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-24-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,226
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Chris, You are certainly not “idiots who run...

Chris,

You are certainly not “idiots who run RailPictures rejecting a perfect picture”! You have done a great job building and maintaining RPN. This hot debate precisely shows how we can become...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-24-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,226
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Here is the situation for Vitaly's TO24 picture :

Here is the situation for Vitaly's TO24 picture :
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-24-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,226
Posted By J-M Frybourg
This morning, I got 2 emails, from 2 "foreign"...

This morning, I got 2 emails, from 2 "foreign" contributors:

One was from Bernd Seiler, asking me what the process is to withdraw entirely from Railpictures: withdraw his account and withdraw all...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-24-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,226
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Mitch, I so completely agree with you !! In...

Mitch, I so completely agree with you !!

In the past, I have repeatedly suggested precisely that. To add some non-US blood, like foreign screeners (perhaps with the limitation of screening only...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-24-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,226
Posted By J-M Frybourg
I respect the personal choice of people wanting...

I respect the personal choice of people wanting to know and visit only their part of the world, and uninterested in what exists beyond their own borders. This cultural limitation exists in parts of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-22-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,226
Posted By J-M Frybourg
I miss the pictures of Robin Coombes here, and...

I miss the pictures of Robin Coombes here, and Blair Koostra, Alan Crotty, Ross Fotheringham, Richard Gennis, Maarten Van der Velden, Justin Tognetti, French photographers Remy Daugeron, Clement...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-22-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,226
Posted By J-M Frybourg
There is always a good reason. There was also a...

There is always a good reason. There was also a good reason why I was banned 10 years from appealing to a rejection. Granted.

Now I am so much tempted to self-ban myself entirely from RPN. Even...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-21-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,226
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Well... you don't know what courtesy I have got...

Well... you don't know what courtesy I have got over the past years here. The well patronized long term member (and also paying customer) has been banned for an incredible of years from appealing...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-21-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,226
Posted By J-M Frybourg
So if I understand well, this confirms my...

So if I understand well, this confirms my assumption that the hot alert is indeed a US-only alert, and perhaps (even worse), an advertising for Norfolk Southern.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-20-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,226
Posted By J-M Frybourg
OK, thanks for the heads up. Still the...

OK, thanks for the heads up.
Still the imbalance between how US pictures and non-US are treated can be felt in many ways. Which is not aligned on the universal nature of the claim and mission "The...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-20-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,226
Posted By J-M Frybourg
USA versus Rest of the World

Railpictures is an American web site, granted. But the international audience and the proportion of non US-Canada picture has grown significantly since the early years of RP.

Recently, I suggested...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-20-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,766
Posted By J-M Frybourg
I use ACDSee Pro 2018. This is enough for most...

I use ACDSee Pro 2018. This is enough for most standard situations. That would be my best choice for basis photo editing software. Note that I am also using Photoshop CC and DXO Photolab. I also have...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 07-14-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,766
Posted By J-M Frybourg
For most editing, fast efficacious and simple, I...

For most editing, fast efficacious and simple, I use ACDSee and I recomend it
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-22-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 33,355
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Volunteering for becoming a screener

I have already suggested a long time ago to add some non-US screeners so as to balance the "US taste" with non-US taste, and to limit the all-too frequent pro-US selection bias. I have also...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-21-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,614
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Frequent unfixed bugs on RPN

Another bug that I have noticed for some time and that keeps recuring:
when I happen to notice that there is a mistake in the data below one of my pictures, I submit a photo correction form, with...
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