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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-15-2016, 09:57 PM
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Posted By Ron Flanary
I must have taken too much medication this...

I must have taken too much medication this morning, because that makes sense to me...

Sometimes the box would look okay until you went through the slides and found some drunken technician at the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2016, 03:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,033
Posted By Ron Flanary
Whatever came back from the processor (if it was...

Whatever came back from the processor (if it was a slide), or what you still have on your computer or hard drives---good and bad.

I don't throw anything away. I keep waiting for miracles to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-13-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,033
Posted By Ron Flanary
I'll be happy to sell you a shoe box of bad...

I'll be happy to sell you a shoe box of bad slides---or two, or three boxes. We can discuss price and shipping costs. I usually sell 'em by the pound. :)

On a more serious note, I would say the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-10-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,033
Posted By Ron Flanary
That's the story of my whole life.....

That's the story of my whole life.....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-10-2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,358
Posted By Ron Flanary
Why are you asking here? That's a helluva shot...

Why are you asking here? That's a helluva shot the way it is!! I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock in it being rejected here. It's just one person's opinion, that's all. How could you possibly call...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-05-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,531
Posted By Ron Flanary
I know what you mean, Jim. I still get upset with...

I know what you mean, Jim. I still get upset with myself when I think about some of my shots that eluded greatness because I overlooked one critical thing. Of course back in the day when you didn't...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-03-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,033
Posted By Ron Flanary
Correct. Lighting should be good on all trips....

Correct. Lighting should be good on all trips. There is no such thing as "bad light."
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-03-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,033
Posted By Ron Flanary
I agree with you Loyd. Your age and wisdom are...

I agree with you Loyd. Your age and wisdom are showing. :)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-03-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,033
Posted By Ron Flanary
Not me, unfortunately, as I have responsibilities...

Not me, unfortunately, as I have responsibilities here both days. Best of luck to those who'll be there.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,039
Posted By Ron Flanary
Great shot! I love it....

Great shot! I love it....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,830
Posted By Ron Flanary
Agreed. It was most likely rejected for those...

Agreed. It was most likely rejected for those multiple reasons---all of which are fixable.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,855
Posted By Ron Flanary
It's a great shot....and they should have...

It's a great shot....and they should have accepted it. This is a case of not being able to see the forest for the trees....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-15-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,626
Posted By Ron Flanary
But to John's point---a site like Flickr (despite...

But to John's point---a site like Flickr (despite the format objections of some) allows shots to be uploaded at the discretion of the photographer. I realize many photographers are clueless when it...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-15-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,476
Posted By Ron Flanary
Well said Mitch. I don't think RP has adapted for...

Well said Mitch. I don't think RP has adapted for the times. As Bob Dylan sang:

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-15-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,626
Posted By Ron Flanary
There may be some truth in that. Everything runs...

There may be some truth in that. Everything runs its course. Lots of great photographers just don't have the interest or the time to go through the RP critique process, so those shots go on Facebook,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-14-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,863
Posted By Ron Flanary
Chase probably got a good one, but he took the...

Chase probably got a good one, but he took the sun side, and you chose the dark side. I think you made the better choice in terms of composition and lighting. I don't know how many frames per second...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-13-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,863
Posted By Ron Flanary
I agree as well. If you had pulled back a little...

I agree as well. If you had pulled back a little (or snapped the shutter sooner, to give you more sky), it would have been okay. The store on the right is very essential to making this shot, so...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-05-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,460
Posted By Ron Flanary
I would have loved to capture some crowd scenes...

I would have loved to capture some crowd scenes along the way, but you have no idea how insane it was. This is US 460 after I got back on the highway from the Blue Ridge shot. Rather than go into...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,460
Posted By Ron Flanary
.....No, I'm sure you guys can't fathom the...

.....No, I'm sure you guys can't fathom the crowds. It was more people than the extras for "Ben Hur"...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,460
Posted By Ron Flanary
....One more thing: here's the photo line at Blue...

....One more thing: here's the photo line at Blue Ridge (well, at least the one I was in). Who do you recognize?

Ron F.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,460
Posted By Ron Flanary
Actually, this was my favorite shot from that...

Actually, this was my favorite shot from that location...

Ron F.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,460
Posted By Ron Flanary
Guys: Why is there a "similar to previous"...

Guys: Why is there a "similar to previous" rejection? Of course it's very unlikely I would have posted my shot at Blue Ridge had two or three already been on there (unless I thought my shot was...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,460
Posted By Ron Flanary
Well thanks! For Jim's info, I did have to do a 1...

Well thanks! For Jim's info, I did have to do a 1 degree CW rotation to get it level. :)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,460
Posted By Ron Flanary
....I uploaded my shot taken here on May 31 (the...

....I uploaded my shot taken here on May 31 (the day after the big event), and at that moment, there weren't any other shots taken from that vantage point. By actual count, there were 15...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-29-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,604
Posted By Ron Flanary
I only had some warm milk before going to bed at...

I only had some warm milk before going to bed at 9 PM the night before...

Ron F
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