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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-27-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,176
Posted By rpalmer
In addition to the issues already mentioned, the...

In addition to the issues already mentioned, the subject being partially obstructed by a bush doesn't help !
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-21-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,099
Posted By rpalmer
Someone's gonna have to be in charge of bringing...

Someone's gonna have to be in charge of bringing a bunch of mailboxes, picket fences, old gas pumps, junk automobiles, cardboard cut outs of women, etc... :-)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-26-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,517
Posted By rpalmer
It's Utley. Following that example, if Utley...

It's Utley.

Following that example, if Utley hits a long fly ball that drifts over the foul line in deep right, we could talk all day about how his intention was to hit a home run. We could...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-22-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By rpalmer
Save these for the debut of the...

Save these for the debut of the crossingflasherpictures.com web site
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-13-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By rpalmer
I guess that seeing double is better than seeing...

I guess that seeing double is better than seeing triple :-)

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-13-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By rpalmer
You had 2 shots accepted that showed this unit...

You had 2 shots accepted that showed this unit from the front with decent lighting. I'm curious why you also felt the need to submit a poorly lit shot of the cab end ?

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-17-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,130
Posted By rpalmer
Maybe he had already realized that the sun was...

Maybe he had already realized that the sun was too high, and was resting up for later in the day :-)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-26-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,748
Posted By rpalmer
Isn't this the same photo that you tried back in...

Isn't this the same photo that you tried back in April, and asked about it's rejection here:

http://forums.railpictures.net/showthread.php?t=7108
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-25-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,542
Posted By rpalmer
As a young boy, some of my first Railroad Books...

As a young boy, some of my first Railroad Books were Pennsy Power I & II by Stauffer. I spent hours gazing at the panoramic views of the Middle Division (mostly taken by Bob Malinoski). When I was...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-24-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By rpalmer
If you plan to use Ebay after October, you'd...

If you plan to use Ebay after October, you'd better learn to like it !

http://pages.ebay.com/sell/August2008Update/Payments/
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-16-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,155
Posted By rpalmer
How about a little honesty here. If you did...

How about a little honesty here. If you did nothing to change the images, them why didn't you post links to the rejected images ? The answer is - you DID change the images. Posting links to the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-06-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By rpalmer
In my opinion, glint shots are like silhouette...

In my opinion, glint shots are like silhouette shots. When done right, both are visually appealing because of the contrast between the light/dark areas of the train and the background. Notice how...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-24-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By rpalmer
If you've saved enough money for the 300mm f/2.8L...

If you've saved enough money for the 300mm f/2.8L IS, why not get the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS AND the 300mm f/4L IS. Like you, I rented the 300mm f/2.8L IS a few times. I really got tired of lugging...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-24-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,962
Posted By rpalmer
The first thing I noticed is that the image isn't...

The first thing I noticed is that the image isn't even yours. Just curious - who is Neil Plagens and what's the motivation behind lobbying for acceptance of one of his photos (vs. Neil doing it...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-17-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By rpalmer
I'll second that one. Lately, people seem to...

I'll second that one.
Lately, people seem to think that placing an object between themselves and the train turns an ordinary photo into an "artsy" photo and guarantees RP acceptance. "Objects"...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-09-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By rpalmer
A thread about this video was opened last week: ...

A thread about this video was opened last week:

http://forums.railpictures.net/showthread.php?t=7712
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-02-2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By rpalmer
Youtube Video with Railpictures Photos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M53FUanzaIw

Hmmm....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-01-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,608
Posted By rpalmer
If that was my photo, I'd have done the same...

If that was my photo, I'd have done the same thing. It's a matter of privacy.
Assuming that it's AB's car, anyone with access to motor vehicle records could run the plate # and find out his home...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-27-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By rpalmer
I didn't screen the photo, but I see: 1. Some...

I didn't screen the photo, but I see:
1. Some CCW rotation needed
2. A bit too much noise
3. Crop out the wire in the bottom frame
4. The image has a yellowish-brown tint to it.

Although I'd...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-10-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,378
Posted By rpalmer
Funny... I thought the same thing when I first...

Funny... I thought the same thing when I first saw that Morant's Curve shot with the fake color. :-)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-24-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By rpalmer
Before you spend too much time working on this -...

Before you spend too much time working on this - with the goal of eventual acceptance, what are you trying to depict in this photo ? I see a lot of dead space filled with clutter on 3 of the 4...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-23-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By rpalmer
If I had to guess, I'd say that you hiked up here...

If I had to guess, I'd say that you hiked up here expecting a westbound and the UP ran only eastbounds. On my many trips to the LA&SL in Nevada, I've spent MANY hours at beautiful locations waiting...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-22-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,521
Posted By rpalmer
How about "Rejected for bad idea" !! You...

How about "Rejected for bad idea" !!

You climbed INSIDE a freight car in a rail yard to take a photo. Neither you nor anyone who has replied so far sees anything wrong with this ???
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-09-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,513
Posted By rpalmer
Hmmm... Thanks for pointing this out. Sounds...

Hmmm... Thanks for pointing this out. Sounds like I'll have to step up my photo screening :twisted:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-20-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,198
Posted By rpalmer
You're missing my point. For example, look at...

You're missing my point. For example, look at your recent CSX reflection shot (A beautiful photo). I suspect that you purposely went here when the shot was perfectly lit. In your words, the result...
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