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Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-01-2009, 11:29 PM
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Posted By becker
Talking Helpful ad...

I guess this is for when a screener is truly in a bad mood. :-D
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-13-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,790
Posted By becker
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-10-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By becker
There's a crossing up on the north side of here...

There's a crossing up on the north side of here where there is a connection and diamond at what used to be a main line and is now a spur track. The following rule is in the timetable concerning it...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-08-2008, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By becker
I second the previous comments... the shot is too...

I second the previous comments... the shot is too early for a successful glint. It's more like a backlit shot with a blown-out sky at that point...

Here's another thread about glint shots that may...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-06-2008, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By becker
Stole the words from me... :wink: ...

Stole the words from me... :wink:



Very true. Note that spellchecker.net (http://www.spellchecker.net) would not comment on either way of typing it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-06-2008, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By becker
Gotta love Google: ...

Gotta love Google:

http://profiles.yahoo.com/mpchoochoo
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-06-2008, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By becker
Okay, I'll look at this critically then :wink: ...

Okay, I'll look at this critically then :wink:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/irony

Based on that, I can see what you're saying. It just doesn't seem to be the norm to critique the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-06-2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,293
Posted By becker
Old thread... ...

Old thread...

http://forums.railpictures.net/showthread.php?t=2551

Note that I have found several sites out there that claim it means Chessie-Seaboard-Express, which is totally false (the X...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-06-2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By becker
Red face What a weird comment

I received this comment on this shot today:

[photoid=221812]



What a weird comment to post on a photo. Although it doesn't appear to have rude intention, I'm surprised this one even got...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-08-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,423
Posted By becker
That's not what happened here. The photo did...

That's not what happened here. The photo did start to show up. However, my connection timed out because it was too large of a file to load along with the forums and other pages at the same time. ;)
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 10-07-2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By becker
This appears to be a failed upload problem....

This appears to be a failed upload problem. Similar instances occur when the "thank you for your photo contribution" page is accidentally refreshed, the next photo ID available is taken by a blank...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 10-07-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,876
Posted By becker
A friend of mine who is an ex-BNSF engineer had...

A friend of mine who is an ex-BNSF engineer had someone follow him the whole way across Tehachapi Pass, and the person was even bold enough to ask when the train stopped if it could be moved slightly...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-28-2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By becker
A couple of excellent examples in threads here on...

A couple of excellent examples in threads here on the forums:

http://forums.railpictures.net/showthread.php?t=4637
http://forums.railpictures.net/showthread.php?t=5542
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-28-2007, 11:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,925
Posted By becker
IMO, glint shots turn out a lot better when the...

IMO, glint shots turn out a lot better when the shot is actually of a backlit train coming at you. I have never actually gotten a chance to upload any shots like this to RP, but my son really likes...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-28-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,790
Posted By becker
If you happen to get a shot in the earliest...

If you happen to get a shot in the earliest sweetlight possible, the sun might be looking slightly up at the train. :wink:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-11-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,967
Posted By becker
I could have quoted that word for word.

I could have quoted that word for word.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-11-2007, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By becker
I am honestly not sure many times what the...

I am honestly not sure many times what the difference between bad color and bad contrast is. Both seem to be used equally. In these cases I typically assume I didn't adjust the general color settings...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 09-11-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,292
Posted By becker
Or even a few seconds. :roll: Even if I wanted...

Or even a few seconds. :roll: Even if I wanted to, I couldn't count the amount of times I have seen people nearly get hit (at crossings with lights) just to beat an engine --- that isn't even pulling...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-11-2007, 02:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,967
Posted By becker
Perhaps why some people requested that rejected...

Perhaps why some people requested that rejected photos of other users no longer be able to be viewed? It doesn't make a lot of sense to me. In fact, there are plenty of rejected photos I've seen that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-11-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,967
Posted By becker
Then they must not want to work real hard for a...

Then they must not want to work real hard for a larger amount of people to see their work. Is it really difficult to just get a nicely composed shot? Even just a wedgie? Not hard at all. And for...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-11-2007, 02:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,967
Posted By becker
The appeals go to the admin (Chris K. or Chris...

The appeals go to the admin (Chris K. or Chris S.). The original screening can be done by either of them or by J.E., Robert, or Andrew (at least this is how I understand it?).
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-11-2007, 02:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,967
Posted By becker
double post

double post
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-11-2007, 02:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,967
Posted By becker
And RP does exactly that - encourage photogs to...

And RP does exactly that - encourage photogs to improve. You get a reject, so you work in the future to correct that problem on the next shot.

My first shot in the database is one of my favorites...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-13-2007, 03:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,717
Posted By becker
In a glint shot, I find the dark nose to be the...

In a glint shot, I find the dark nose to be the boring part - the glint along the side is the part that I like. I do see what Joe is saying; there is quite a bit of noise on the nose, but I don't...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-12-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,717
Posted By becker
I have to agree with JRMDC here - noise is...

I have to agree with JRMDC here - noise is commonly fixable. I've even been able to make appearance better by sizing down an image before. Sometimes, it's difficult, but sometimes it's really easy.
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