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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-30-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By miningcamper1
...and then there is the lack of a boiler jacket....

...and then there is the lack of a boiler jacket. It's great that these engines have survived, but the visual negatives are so unfortunate.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-23-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By miningcamper1
Try "our very own polar express". Also "union...

Try "our very own polar express".
Also "union pacific big boy in snow" gets a couple good hits on YouTube.

I wasn't expecting that string of covered hoppers tagging along with the special! :shock:
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 11-22-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By miningcamper1
Colorado and New Mexico saved what became the...

Colorado and New Mexico saved what became the Cumbres & Toltec.
West Virginia saved what is now the Cass Scenic.
Why can't Pennsylvania do likewise with the East Broad Top???
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-18-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By miningcamper1
It has some appeal as an End of an Era news...

It has some appeal as an End of an Era news photo.
But seeing it once is about enough as white shrink wrap is not that photogenic.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-04-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,276
Posted By miningcamper1
Looks like Bill had a very productive day with...

Looks like Bill had a very productive day with the 164!

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-03-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By miningcamper1
To be honest, the ugly ads on the cars kill it...

To be honest, the ugly ads on the cars kill it for me. Sometimes the lens cap is best left in place. :(
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-02-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By miningcamper1
The tall buildings in the distance of the Flickr...

The tall buildings in the distance of the Flickr photo are not very sharp. Maybe the screener wanted them sharper? Besides that, they all lean left. Could "going away" be another issue?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-19-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By miningcamper1
At this time it's "Top of 48", so he can't be too...

At this time it's "Top of 48", so he can't be too unhappy about it.

As with any photo, if I choose to save it, it will be edited to my taste.:-)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-15-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By miningcamper1
Hmmm...those same "weeds" didn't get this one...

Hmmm...those same "weeds" didn't get this one rejected. Maybe they thought one of this scene was enough???

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-11-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,888
Posted By miningcamper1
Passionate disliker of large signatures and...

Passionate disliker of large signatures and watermarks here. Did Dennis really need to place his signature atop the equipment where the viewer can't help but find it a distraction?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-27-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,833
Posted By miningcamper1
Well... As this posts, a front-coupled shot of...

Well...
As this posts, a front-coupled shot of stored UP power is Top of 24 with 6800+ views. Looks like naysayers will just have to scroll past these shots. :lol:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-27-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,833
Posted By miningcamper1
Freeman Hubbard and Virgil Staff- what a team...

Freeman Hubbard and Virgil Staff- what a team that was.
But I don't remember them ever showing that much skin!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-17-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By miningcamper1
Something like this, perhaps? I was undecided...

Something like this, perhaps? I was undecided about reducing the blue of the snow, but I like it better with less blue.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-11-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,523
Posted By miningcamper1
The version I am saving. Faults? I will simply...

The version I am saving. Faults? I will simply refrain from viewing it at 200%!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-16-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By miningcamper1
So a railroad bridge is "clutter"? Who knew? ...

So a railroad bridge is "clutter"? Who knew?

/s
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-12-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,792
Posted By miningcamper1
Anyone else think that should have been a...

Anyone else think that should have been a vertical? :confused:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-07-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By miningcamper1
Windmills are eyesores and a blight on the...

Windmills are eyesores and a blight on the landscape (IMO).
But I'll try to be objective. My first impression was "soft overall", and an enlargement confirmed that.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-01-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,780
Posted By miningcamper1
Maybe something like this, but that high sun is a...

Maybe something like this, but that high sun is a beast. :-(
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-17-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,115
Posted By miningcamper1
Iona Island: Both park and RR police consider...

Iona Island: Both park and RR police consider Iona Island to be "a hangout for troublemakers". And that's even if the visitor does not stray from the one public road that leads to the grade crossing.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-17-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,115
Posted By miningcamper1
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-16-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,272
Posted By miningcamper1
LOL! That immediately reminded me of Railroad...

LOL!
That immediately reminded me of Railroad Magazine boss Freeman Hubbard's infatuation with those. Especially by one photographer whose name I don't recall at the moment.

EDIT: Virgil Staff,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-16-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,272
Posted By miningcamper1
Yeah, you can find those artifacts if you really,...

Yeah, you can find those artifacts if you really, really take a close look at the photo.
Still, I'll take this one over the soft and the leaning photos that have been accepted recently. :roll:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-11-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,697
Posted By miningcamper1
FWIW, I like them, especially the first one!...

FWIW, I like them, especially the first one! Where was it taken?

Some of them would benefit from highlight/shadow/contrast tweaking.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-08-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,472
Posted By miningcamper1
More suitable for Facebook, IMO. :twisted: ...

More suitable for Facebook, IMO. :twisted:

Just for fun, I googled "mundane railroad pictures". About half the results were better than the shot in the crosshairs! Even a few worth saving.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-05-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,477
Posted By miningcamper1
Hmmm. So the square format* Waffle House sign...

Hmmm.
So the square format* Waffle House sign gets in, and this better shot gets the boot.
I wonder if it was the same screener. :roll:

*I thought RP admin did not like square shots!
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