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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-06-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By amtrak07t
I had a couple shots in the queue of other...

I had a couple shots in the queue of other trains. After remembering what was going on this weekend, I pulled them. I can't compete with the Big Boy right now
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-20-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,146
Posted By amtrak07t
I send the SRI a message. The flag was just for...

I send the SRI a message. The flag was just for fun on the last day. I think it's pretty neat.

There’s no significance to the pirate flags. It was just the back shop maintenance crew having a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-20-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,146
Posted By amtrak07t
I was standing right next to Luke. I don't...

I was standing right next to Luke. I don't believe he has a forum account, so I have attached my original (scaled down) from this location. I do agree that he did a nice job processing it. We...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-11-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,573
Posted By amtrak07t
I'm very happy someone brought this up. I think...

I'm very happy someone brought this up. I think flash photos are held to a different standard than daylight photos. Think of all the rejections for bad lighting on daylight photos: cloudy, backlit...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 10-30-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,070
Posted By amtrak07t
Image straightening / keystone cropping. Using...

Image straightening / keystone cropping. Using the tool will eliminate 90% of unlevel horizon rejections.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-30-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By amtrak07t
That's a neat thought. When I started submitting...

That's a neat thought. When I started submitting photos in 2013 ish, getting a shot on Railpictures was "an accomplishment". It took me maybe 20 tries or so (I didn't know how to use a camera or...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-30-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By amtrak07t
I'm about 70/30 with appeals. I very rarely...

I'm about 70/30 with appeals. I very rarely appeal. I typically do it for feedback purposes when I don't understand a rejection. Sometimes the screener hits the wrong button (or doesn't check a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-29-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By amtrak07t
I usually ask them for clarity (in the comments...

I usually ask them for clarity (in the comments box) when I don't see what they see. They're pretty good at giving a few words of advice if you ask them to.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-29-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By amtrak07t
I appealed it because I just wanted to know where...

I appealed it because I just wanted to know where they saw the noise. Sometimes, the admin will post a comment on the appeal (I was expecting "the noise is by the second locomotive" or something). ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-29-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By amtrak07t
I don't understand why they wouldn't have...

I don't understand why they wouldn't have rejected it for something else.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-28-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By amtrak07t
Yeah it might be next. All of my night photos...

Yeah it might be next. All of my night photos are shot with similar ISO values, so the noise should be relatively consistent. I'm fine if they PAQ the photo, but I don't want them to beat around...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-27-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By amtrak07t
Thanks for all of your responses. I wish...

Thanks for all of your responses.

I wish they'd reject it for PAQ if they just didn't want the image. I appreciate everyone's comments.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-26-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By amtrak07t
Grain / Noise.

I blew up this image 500%. I'm not seeing the grain that the screener(s) are seeing. Any suggestions?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1690389&key=5567230
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-06-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,202
Posted By amtrak07t
The "Mr. Link Sharer" was meant to be generic as...

The "Mr. Link Sharer" was meant to be generic as there's certainly more than one person who does it.


I'm still not sure what the official policy is.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-22-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By amtrak07t
That has my PCA vote right there. 10/10 great...

That has my PCA vote right there. 10/10 great lighting, composition...follows the rule of thirds and everything
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-20-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By amtrak07t
Help Please: Balance

1st rejection: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1682574&key=7446154

After tweaking...

2nd rejection:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1682946&key=3965387

Any...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-20-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,840
Posted By amtrak07t
Very cool! Glad to see it was accepted!

Very cool! Glad to see it was accepted!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-19-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,212
Posted By amtrak07t
Also, it looks as if the tripod moved as you were...

Also, it looks as if the tripod moved as you were taking the photo. The ballast on the right seems to have some motion blur.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-19-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,212
Posted By amtrak07t
It doesn't really look like a station, and you...

It doesn't really look like a station, and you don't mention that it is railroad related in the description. You might of had a better chance if you would have included it in your description. For...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-18-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,212
Posted By amtrak07t
I'm sorry to say that I agree with the rejection...

I'm sorry to say that I agree with the rejection as well. Since the non-railroad related building is the subject, it's not going to be accepted. Additionally there's not a compositional...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-12-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,052
Posted By amtrak07t
Thank you. I'm also in college, and I am used to...

Thank you. I'm also in college, and I am used to staying out late as well. I'd recommend something to keep yourself safe from wild animals and perhaps even punks.

The Yongnuos are great for...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-12-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,052
Posted By amtrak07t
Yeah, but it's a lot of hardware to deploy. ...

Yeah, but it's a lot of hardware to deploy. You'd have 6 stands, a tripod, and a backpack full of lights, your typical camera bag, a lantern. My set up weighs about 80 lbs or so, and it can take...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-11-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,052
Posted By amtrak07t
I have six of those as well. They're decently...

I have six of those as well. They're decently reliable. Note: they system will take 24 AA batteries. Here's a link to my photos . http://www.railpictures.net/p42amtrak83/

The question is: Do...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-02-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,202
Posted By amtrak07t
As a software engineer, I can say that what...

As a software engineer, I can say that what you're describing is very simple. Remember when one could view the source of the page views? The functionality of how to acquire the previous page...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-02-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,202
Posted By amtrak07t
I actually wasn't referring to that one haha. ...

I actually wasn't referring to that one haha. But still, he links to at least a dozen pages. There's plenty of shots of his that made top24 that never would have if it weren't for sharing on FB.
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