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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-23-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By ddavies
Yesterday, I got one that IDed 188.143.235.118

Yesterday, I got one that IDed 188.143.235.118
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-05-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By ddavies
The problem is not an un-level image. You are...

The problem is not an un-level image. You are probably using a wide-angle lens, which when tilted up a little bit, makes the sides of the image tend to bow in. Screeners have to look at both sides...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-05-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By ddavies
1984, obviously it is not a digital original. ...

1984, obviously it is not a digital original. Check the (slide) to see if there is detail in the black areas of the front of the engine (coupler, etc.). If there is, rescan to try and bring up that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-12-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,806
Posted By ddavies
Actually, the avatar was rejected because of size...

Actually, the avatar was rejected because of size ...

Most of the time, I am shooting in the same plane as the train. No mountains in the background, few bridges over the track to shoot from to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-09-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By ddavies
Wink I think what the reviewer may be looking at is...

I think what the reviewer may be looking at is the lack of sky on the left. The hill, Denver ain't flat ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-09-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,806
Posted By ddavies
Actually, I'm talking about years ago. RP never...

Actually, I'm talking about years ago. RP never stated exactly what vertical measurement was minimal. I don't like to show a lot of sky or grass just to satisfy the limits, so most stuff I shoot, I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-09-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,806
Posted By ddavies
Unhappy My monitor is 2560x1440 ... which is probably why...

My monitor is 2560x1440 ... which is probably why I kept getting rejections for image size.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-01-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,047
Posted By ddavies
I shoot raw and jpg at the same time. I use the...

I shoot raw and jpg at the same time. I use the jpg version to view the full size images, since most programs only see a 160 pixel large image with the raw file. These jpg images are deleted after...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-19-2008, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By ddavies
Not noise. To tell if it is noise, look in an...

Not noise. To tell if it is noise, look in an area of solid light color. If you see colored specs, then you have noise.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-28-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By ddavies
Could you have stood just on the other side of...

Could you have stood just on the other side of the fire plug?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-28-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,657
Posted By ddavies
All the room on the left would be ok if the train...

All the room on the left would be ok if the train was visible there. :-(

Try more of a tele shot to compose the train, bridge and reflection.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-22-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By ddavies
I hate it too ... no account. Just going to...

I hate it too ... no account. Just going to write it off, especially since this guy thinks I don't trust him ... well, DUH. ;-)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-22-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By ddavies
Friday afternoon scam??

I got a railpics contact from (??) the editor of a Brazilian RR mag, who wanted to use a couple of my pics of new Brazilian units being shipped on NS (images are not at RP). He wanted my bank...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-16-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 608
Posted By ddavies
Too much empty space to the left. :-( Put a...

Too much empty space to the left. :-(

Put a little on the right, take a lot off the left.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-13-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By ddavies
You need a spot meter reading about 10 degrees...

You need a spot meter reading about 10 degrees away from the sun, but you may have to set your camera on manual. Take the light meter reading first, then focus on the train. A lot of cameras want...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-13-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,357
Posted By ddavies
An auto color correction should do the trick. ...

An auto color correction should do the trick.

You can also select a gray patch - not sure if anyone color blind can tell what is gray or not ;-/
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-11-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By ddavies
On your original, if you can see the number 3...

On your original, if you can see the number 3 inside the triangle of the white circle near the front steps, your image is sharp. ;-)

Once you resize for the web, do a slight unsharp mask (50%).
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-11-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By ddavies
Remember rule of thirds when shooting, so you...

Remember rule of thirds when shooting, so you don't have to crop everything later. ;-) If possible with your camera, shoot with a grid display. That will help with composition. You just have to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-11-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,856
Posted By ddavies
If you look at the shadows of the grap irons on...

If you look at the shadows of the grap irons on the front of the CSX unit, they go almost straight down, which means you had nose light, and almost no side light. If you had good side light, the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By ddavies
And if it is cut off by something, it is best to...

And if it is cut off by something, it is best to show what cuts off the train and keep the lead unit 2/3 to the left.

The first unit is not that sharp. On a sharp original you should be able to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By ddavies
Move away from that crossing gate! ;-) Try...

Move away from that crossing gate! ;-)

Try a night time exposure on the station. No clue how it is lit at night.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-31-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By ddavies
As said before, primary light is side light, not...

As said before, primary light is side light, not enough on the nose. From the shadow of headlight, you can tell the sun is about 45 degrees, which isn't that bad.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-25-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By ddavies
What is the thing above the coupler and hanging...

What is the thing above the coupler and hanging on both sides?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-25-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,972
Posted By ddavies
Can you move more to the right?

Can you move more to the right?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-25-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By ddavies
Please post an example, it could be a number of...

Please post an example, it could be a number of things.
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