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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Today, 12:39 AM
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Posted By RobJor
[QUOTE=B7BBQ;195763]Welp, I brought in some true...

[QUOTE=B7BBQ;195763]Welp, I brought in some true black and added a vignette, which seems to have satisfied the exposure issue, but now I'm getting composition too tight. I'm not arguing with that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By RobJor
Neat photo, not easy to pull off but not the...

Neat photo, not easy to pull off but not the composition usually accepted?
One early lesson I found is what we feel is the reality of the image and what will be accepted are often different.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-11-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By RobJor
I been thinking the problem I have sometimes is...

I been thinking the problem I have sometimes is not too dark but not dark enough. Struggling to increase the dynamic range to match what we see rather than just black it out for dramatic effect,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-06-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By RobJor
I don't really look for starburst but here is...

I don't really look for starburst but here is recent I messed up some but maybe demonstrates something????.

First is slight crop, with some shadow reduction but pretty sharp edge around the ditch...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-06-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By RobJor
Random thoughts: Auto ISO seemed to work...

Random thoughts:

Auto ISO seemed to work pretty good but once I get into low light I am going to manual. Think once you do a few you will have some settings you find work best.

At the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-16-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By RobJor
Someone who used to be on the forum would always...

Someone who used to be on the forum would always say maybe a Vertical?
Not sure what is below but a vertical could add more drama/perspective and is the type sometimes showing up on Magazine Covers....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-15-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By RobJor
In the best railfan tradition "everyone" is...

In the best railfan tradition "everyone" is trying to get in on the end. I was there several times(fall and winter), very nice area. My wife even wanted to go back, there is this Maple Syrup place...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-13-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By RobJor
What do we think? Maybe I am missing something. ...

What do we think? Maybe I am missing something.
Overpass with distortion. I have been noticing several not only from him but others including the uninteresting overpass road. Not sure if the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-08-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By RobJor
See you are still working around Chicago - ...

See you are still working around Chicago -

I'd lose windmill sticking out of top of old silo
as noted maybe soft or a little flat? low light high ISO for that distance.

Anyway, too loose...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-02-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By RobJor
Going back to technique, I somewhat defended the...

Going back to technique, I somewhat defended the photo originally but....

Some of the Aerials cover a large area and I can see the multiple images but in this case why include half the the city?...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-01-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By RobJor
OP - all you have to do is go through the daily...

OP - all you have to do is go through the daily offering and it is clear no sun on the nose, you are uphill lot, maybe a little wider, less nose but the light is not good and setting is a zero. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By RobJor
[QUOTE=Decapod401;195646]If you don't appeal...

[QUOTE=Decapod401;195646]If you don't appeal much, and you are polite in your request, I would consider that option. I recently submitted my first appeal in months, and went from PAQ to TO24:


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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By RobJor
I'd think a little tighter crop and maybe some...

I'd think a little tighter crop and maybe some more contrast could help but that is very subjective. I tend to take rejections a little more personal so I'd be upset to have a great catch like that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-17-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,340
Posted By RobJor
[photoid=703487] I had to laugh when I read...

[photoid=703487]

I had to laugh when I read about the hat(no clue it was an issue), I had just rode my bike along the Chicago lakefront to shoot Metra with the Stones and Soldier Field in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-17-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By RobJor
I'd try one with the nose just edging over the...

I'd try one with the nose just edging over the start of the closer building if you have one. so you still have the factory and get rid a little of the empty foreground.
Bob
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-16-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,340
Posted By RobJor
Not sure if this question is a little bit of a...

Not sure if this question is a little bit of a put on but I will answer straight. Turning the lights off is not welcome. A simple wave is fine(for me), I often see a wave but inside the cab as they...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-15-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By RobJor
Not sure it would get it accepted but I would get...

Not sure it would get it accepted but I would get rid of all the gravel at the bottom below the sign post and crop to the left of the sign, maybe to edge of the building. Then if you had a version...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-12-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,806
Posted By RobJor
My take: your samples are out of the norm of...

My take: your samples are out of the norm of what is accepted for RP's. Seemingly this can vary by season and screener. I know I have seen images like your first one accepted but again that style...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-05-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By RobJor
On the D750 if I run on continuous I will run...

On the D750 if I run on continuous I will run slow continuous since the buffer is small but on slow continuous I believe??? the card is fast enough to keep up but on fast continuous I am afraid I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-04-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By RobJor
items not mentioned for Z-6, 1 card slot, I don't...

items not mentioned for Z-6, 1 card slot, I don't care but for some a problem.
Built in image stabilization, something I would like since I often use primes without VR.
Great for video again a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-04-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By RobJor
I guess I am feeling ornery and maybe conflicted...

I guess I am feeling ornery and maybe conflicted but a lot of the backlit nose rejections make no sense. The truly backlit photos are often screeners choice.

Every day I see several people with...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-04-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,634
Posted By RobJor
Come on, it doesn't get much better than this. ...

Come on, it doesn't get much better than this. Whenever I get south of I-70 I give WH a try, well maybe only once. Usually an experience in itself.

[photoid=702040]

Bob
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-01-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,254
Posted By RobJor
That was fast . I'd think about original...

That was fast . I'd think about original processing, so you don't have to rescue so much. Sharpening is your enemy. I use smart sharpen in PS.

For me the accepted(not baggy Version) is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-06-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By RobJor
why is that a surprise? Bob

why is that a surprise?

Bob
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-05-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By RobJor
Didn't work.

Didn't work.
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