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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-29-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,428
Posted By amtrakboy
Thanks, BN SFer. I will give that a try with a...

Thanks, BN SFer. I will give that a try with a wider angle lens to see how it looks!!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By amtrakboy
Thanks, Jim...I did not notice the shadows. I...

Thanks, Jim...I did not notice the shadows. I have another frame with no shadows at all that should also have improved composition. I will be posting it after I tweak it.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,428
Posted By amtrakboy
I tried to load the sample image in this same...

I tried to load the sample image in this same thread, but kept getting the message: "Internet explorer has stopped working." So I was forced to start the other thread. Sorry to cause confusion. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By amtrakboy
Another image from same location

Here is another image from the same location, with the train closer to the building, and the train not right in the center. Additionally, there is no distracting shadow on the nose as in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,428
Posted By amtrakboy
Thanks guys!! I will see what I can do with a...

Thanks guys!! I will see what I can do with a later frame that should have improved composition.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,428
Posted By amtrakboy
I do have one, and will resubmit it after...

I do have one, and will resubmit it after touching it up to adjust color/exposure/etc.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,428
Posted By amtrakboy
I don't understand this rejection!! Can someone please explain to me in detail?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1370589&key=4238511
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-14-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By amtrakboy
Thanks guys, I'll give it another try on the...

Thanks guys, I'll give it another try on the other side of the tracks, hopefully with better light.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-14-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By amtrakboy
Poor Lighting-Cloudy Day Shots??

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1260780&key=8725282

Can anyone tell me how this can be "Poor lighting, Cloudy Day" lighting conditions. Skies were nice and clear when I took this...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-30-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,358
Posted By amtrakboy
My next location is down near Chester, IL, also...

My next location is down near Chester, IL, also on the Mississippi.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-30-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By amtrakboy
Thanks guys!! I'll see what transpires...wish me...

Thanks guys!! I'll see what transpires...wish me luck!!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-29-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By amtrakboy
Bad Color Issues

I have been trying to get the color right on this one....any suggestions? Thanks in advance for all help & suggestions!!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1206080&key=3081418
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-28-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,358
Posted By amtrakboy
Another bad cropping rejection after trying a...

Another bad cropping rejection after trying a closer crop....
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1205687&key=3686778
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-28-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,358
Posted By amtrakboy
Now I have a "bad color" issue to deal with. ...

Now I have a "bad color" issue to deal with. Where am I going astray?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1205645&key=3219951
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-28-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,358
Posted By amtrakboy
I sincerely do appreciate it, Dennis!!! Learning...

I sincerely do appreciate it, Dennis!!! Learning photography is fun learning, as opposed to having to learn things I hated when I was in school....with me it was English and history....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-28-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,358
Posted By amtrakboy
Thanks a million, Dennis!!! :smile: I am...

Thanks a million, Dennis!!! :smile: I am finding your advice very helpful!! I will be going back to this location later next week and put some of that advice to work and see what transpires. Fall...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-27-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,358
Posted By amtrakboy
Here is one shot with the train more directly...

Here is one shot with the train more directly below the landmark of interest, but it too has been rejected for "bad cropping."

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1205241&key=4841191
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-27-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,358
Posted By amtrakboy
I tried recropping #1, but still seem unable to...

I tried recropping #1, but still seem unable to satisfy the RP gods. I am at my wits end!!!!:confused:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1205303&key=8162370
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-27-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,358
Posted By amtrakboy
What if I try centering the train? I thought I...

What if I try centering the train? I thought I was following the rule of thirds, but I seem to missing something. I'll keep trying!!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-27-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,358
Posted By amtrakboy
Rejected Photos For Bad Cropping--I don't see how!!

I have here some rejected photos, rejected for bad cropping, yet I have seen others of similar composition that were accepted. I just don't understand why, as I have tried several cropping options,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By amtrakboy
I tightened up on the crop, since I had plenty of...

I tightened up on the crop, since I had plenty of pixels to work with and that did the trick. I do agree with you guys about how the sign can compete with the train--took some "doing" to finally get...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By amtrakboy
I have seen other pics with composition similar...

I have seen other pics with composition similar to this taken in the same location that were accepted--reason I am perplexed and baffled!!! Several of my local fellow railfans agree.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By amtrakboy
Composition/Balance-I dont' understand it!!

Guys,

I have here a rejected photo kicked for poor composition/balance after two attempts to improve it. Any suggestions?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1158078&key=3344722
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By amtrakboy
Smile Thanks guys!!! I'll go out late this afternoon(...

Thanks guys!!! I'll go out late this afternoon( 5 P.M. or later) and reshoot if the clouds break and the sun cooperates.:wink:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By amtrakboy
Thanks John!! I'll try to reshoot it tomorrow in...

Thanks John!! I'll try to reshoot it tomorrow in a different location if I can find the time.
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