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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-29-2008, 04:46 AM
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Posted By JBCagle7073
Like the others have said finding good light in...

Like the others have said finding good light in the right place is the first step in getting pictures on here. An easy rule of thumb to go by for avoiding the high sun rejection is to put the sun to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-28-2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,608
Posted By JBCagle7073
Monkey around with it Both just don't...

Monkey around with it


Both just don't seem interesting because of how they are framed. The ties dominate in one and the station dominates in the second. They both just aren't aesthetically...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-28-2008, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,455
Posted By JBCagle7073
Hey Coast to Coast is great when you are driving...

Hey Coast to Coast is great when you are driving late at night. The more you listen the more sane you realize you are.

Perhaps this is some kind of local based on the carload, but I can't figure...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-21-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,020
Posted By JBCagle7073
I think the rejections are pretty well hashed out...

I think the rejections are pretty well hashed out as is. There could be more clarification on some like peq and that sort of thing. I think having a comment from the screeners could get into...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-21-2008, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,644
Posted By JBCagle7073
There is a tight balance between having the...

There is a tight balance between having the crossing in the shot and having it dominate the shot. Just be careful with that one. Night shots take some work to figure out the technical details. Just...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-14-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By JBCagle7073
Another great book to help explain it all is the...

Another great book to help explain it all is the National Geographic Field Guide to photography. It has a lot of great explanations of the terms to go along with the technical definitions. It should...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-14-2008, 03:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
Posted By JBCagle7073
Even with the focus moved you still have to wait...

Even with the focus moved you still have to wait till the focus completes its focus which is easily confused by moving objects. I have found that I can focus just as fast or faster with fewer "just a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-13-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
Posted By JBCagle7073
If you are going to turn off auto focus and take...

If you are going to turn off auto focus and take over control so the metering mode doesn't cause you to have a blurry shot of a moving object then you won't have that option available. That takes...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-12-2008, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
Posted By JBCagle7073
Take steps to full manual mode if you wish to...

Take steps to full manual mode if you wish to master one part at a time. Work with focus since it's the most likely to be off, and then work on exposure/aperture depending on your preferences on...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-12-2008, 04:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,780
Posted By JBCagle7073
I usually try to get creative or at least get as...

I usually try to get creative or at least get as high (and I do mean elevation you all) as possible within sane limitations. It is also a good time to scout out locations with the said height. If you...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-12-2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By JBCagle7073
As far as the front coupled rejection goes I take...

As far as the front coupled rejection goes I take it to mean the leading end of the locomotive is coupled up and not having any bearing on which direction the locomotive was designed to be run in.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-11-2008, 02:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,183
Posted By JBCagle7073
My Blackberry is the same way. It's a quick and...

My Blackberry is the same way. It's a quick and easy switch to do, and it helps you know what time it really is to you when you're doing the airport shuffle on business trips. I don't know how true...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-10-2008, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,190
Posted By JBCagle7073
There is a show in that maybe follow several...

There is a show in that maybe follow several crews and the track gangs around. You could see how they react when they get the call for a low priority coal drag. You could also see what happens when...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-10-2008, 04:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
Posted By JBCagle7073
Just keep in mind they like nice brightly lit...

Just keep in mind they like nice brightly lit noses and near sides of the train. I like the shot but a little more light would make it pop. After being out in Vegas a few weeks ago I am jealous of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-10-2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,020
Posted By JBCagle7073
Evidently I was once a Slovic Indian. I once...

Evidently I was once a Slovic Indian. I once received preapproved credit offers for Jasoc Eagle. It was really a funny twist on Jason Cagle. I guess someone in some foreign country made a typo when...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-10-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,190
Posted By JBCagle7073
I can see the wide variety of stuff that there...

I can see the wide variety of stuff that there could be to cover, but unless it's going to be a cycling news reel it would be hard to come up with a full day of programming every day. A news show...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-09-2008, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,190
Posted By JBCagle7073
Accidents bring lawyers and lawyers bring...

Accidents bring lawyers and lawyers bring lawsuits. Those lawsuits cost tons of money even if they are not found to be in the wrong and have to pay a settlement.It costs money to have all the lawyers...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-09-2008, 04:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By JBCagle7073
I can see the grain in the sky, but I'm not sure...

I can see the grain in the sky, but I'm not sure what the root of it is. It doesn't just jump out at me, but I could notice it. If it's not there in DPP I would say it's a workflow thing that can be...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-09-2008, 04:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,190
Posted By JBCagle7073
Sorry if you took any of that the wrong way. I...

Sorry if you took any of that the wrong way. I was trying to educate you a little about the world of marketing and business development. I do a little bit of that stuff in my job. People are just so...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-08-2008, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By JBCagle7073
He sounded like the official spokesman for the...

He sounded like the official spokesman for the RFD Railroad Association. It brings to mind what Foxworthy said about people being on tv after a tornado in the South.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-08-2008, 04:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,359
Posted By JBCagle7073
I agree that some people make it harder than it...

I agree that some people make it harder than it is to take a decent picture. I have often toyed with making a check list that can be printed and taken trackside. A rough incarnation would be...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-08-2008, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,539
Posted By JBCagle7073
That's the down side of shooting with somebody in...

That's the down side of shooting with somebody in a photoline style, one of you gets the shot on first and the rest have to wait. There are some differences, but most people would think that there...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-08-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,249
Posted By JBCagle7073
I agree with the idea that you don't have to be a...

I agree with the idea that you don't have to be a butcher to know a good t-bone. And then there's what Tommy Boy had to say about that idea.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-07-2008, 03:44 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,249
Posted By JBCagle7073
As for a comparison between the two...... ...

As for a comparison between the two......

Yes, you can see the train in your photo first, but it's not just about a train. Good photos have something in the photo other than a train to attract...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-04-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,831
Posted By JBCagle7073
I think it all started when he got on his soap...

I think it all started when he got on his soap box in a few threads as of late. Or was it the last what is wrong with the rejects post?
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