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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-22-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,466
Posted By KevinM
Without a TFR, it is very likely done by working...

Without a TFR, it is very likely done by working with the applicable approach control so that there is an ATC Specialist assigned and dedicated to supporting the operation by providing advisories on...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-18-2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By KevinM
This image definitely fits in the "artsy"...

This image definitely fits in the "artsy" category, which means that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some might say it lacks a well-defined subject, but to me, the subject is the track...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-13-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By KevinM
Both submissions need closer cropping on the top...

Both submissions need closer cropping on the top and bottom, IMHO. That's particularly true when you have a completely featureless, blue sky. I would also crop off some of the foreground. Your...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-08-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,466
Posted By KevinM
Fair enough. It surprises me a bit though. The...

Fair enough. It surprises me a bit though. The demo teams typically get TFRs, even for flyovers, arrival maneuvers, etc. just to ensure that they won't be interfered with in terms of being able to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-30-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 32,543
Posted By KevinM
I don't know how I missed this discussion, since...

I don't know how I missed this discussion, since I am probably one of the worst offenders, when it comes to lengthy captions. At least I TRY to use paragraphs! :lol:

A few thoughts on this........
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-23-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,792
Posted By KevinM
Women in bikinis, Russian girls looking for...

Women in bikinis, Russian girls looking for love.....and lots of B&H ads. No nudes or extremist nut-cases......yet. :lol: Hopefully, my 85 year-old mom won't encounter any of that, when she...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-22-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,487
Posted By KevinM
I think that sums it up nicely. Shooting...

I think that sums it up nicely. Shooting through rain is challenging. The watery filter takes the detail out of many elements in the photo. Unless the rain is obvious, it just results in blah.......
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-19-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,083
Posted By KevinM
Loyd, I feel the same way. I am probably more...

Loyd, I feel the same way. I am probably more free with Comments than with Favorites. I have always reserved Favorites for images that I wish were mine....meaning they were photos that were better...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-17-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,083
Posted By KevinM
I'm pretty sure of what I reported. When I...

I'm pretty sure of what I reported. When I looked, the Schauer photo had 7,000+ views and showed at the top of the stack (by a decent margin of views) when I clicked the link, but it was not on the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-16-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,083
Posted By KevinM
Well, this is interesting..... ...

Well, this is interesting.....

[photoid=739425]

The latest submission from one of the more prolific linkers currently has like 7,000 views, and is at the top when you click the link for "Most...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-11-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,399
Posted By KevinM
Just an observation, and that's all it is..... ...

Just an observation, and that's all it is.....

The photographers (including the one most recently cited) who are often used as examples of favoritism toward US contributors all appear to have...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,083
Posted By KevinM
The numbers are not surprising, I think. But I...

The numbers are not surprising, I think. But I am just guessing, cuz I haven't done the research, that the US probably also dominates the hit-count on the site.....which may at least help explain...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-31-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,083
Posted By KevinM
One of the great mysteries of our times, my...

One of the great mysteries of our times, my friend! :-)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-30-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,879
Posted By KevinM
Ding, ding, ding ding!!! Winner! Yes,...

Ding, ding, ding ding!!! Winner!

Yes, that's exactly how Lightroom works. Picture a raw converter, like ACR, except with the entire tool set that Lightroom has (Tone Curve, Color Controls,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-29-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,879
Posted By KevinM
Hi Jim, I'm a Lightroom user, so Photoshop...

Hi Jim,

I'm a Lightroom user, so Photoshop is a bit foreign to me. I use PSE whenever I need certain tools for cloning, etc., but I primarily use LR. I bought the last version of LR that was...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-28-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,612
Posted By KevinM
Mitch, I am not aware of a "Highlight Priority"...

Mitch, I am not aware of a "Highlight Priority" feature on the Nikons. I'm surprised that Canon uses that terminology. "Highlight suppression" would be a better description, and that might indeed...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-27-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,879
Posted By KevinM
Ted, are you using a grid in your software to...

Ted, are you using a grid in your software to check level? That really helps. I have had shots that I swear were level, only to put the grid on them and find out they were off enough to be...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 05-20-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,004
Posted By KevinM
You can always try taking the Color Cast Dropper...

You can always try taking the Color Cast Dropper (in PSE) or the Color Temperature Dropper (in Lightroom) and touching something that should be gray, black or white, just to see what that does, and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-18-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,466
Posted By KevinM
I think that there needs to be at least some...

I think that there needs to be at least some limits on everything. Experience tends to show that when a greater percentage of the population gets their hands on a potentially dangerous technology,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-17-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,466
Posted By KevinM
Highway to the Stupid Zone

Folks,

In the past, I've expressed my disdain for some of the dumb things I've seen done by morons with drones. I hesitate to call them "pilots" because that term would give them too much...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,083
Posted By KevinM
I know of at least one situation in which a...

I know of at least one situation in which a prominent RP contributor apparently did create some sort of view generation program to boost his view-counts. He did get caught, and Admin publicly outed...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,083
Posted By KevinM
Agreed. I'm not sure what purpose that would...

Agreed. I'm not sure what purpose that would serve. The BS and drama you describe are just two of the many reasons why I don't have a Facebook account.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-13-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,083
Posted By KevinM
Sometimes they don't.....and they seize up! :-D

Sometimes they don't.....and they seize up! :-D
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,083
Posted By KevinM
He can generate as many views as he likes with...

He can generate as many views as he likes with his social media linking campaign, and I fully understand that RP's advertisers benefit from those linked views. No issues. I just don't think that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,083
Posted By KevinM
Ever notice how virtually everything this...

Ever notice how virtually everything this photographer posts goes straight to To24, and typically within a few hours?

[photoid=735737]

He is quietly one of the most prolific linkers here.... ...
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