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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-18-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By RobJor
RR related, there is a Carly Simon video of a...

RR related, there is a Carly Simon video of a concert at Grand Central Station.
Some nice scenes.
In a little irony there is another clip of her singing Devoted to You with James Taylor.

Bob
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-17-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By RobJor
Here is one, a little backlit and with some...

Here is one, a little backlit and with some clutter that makes a typical Milwaukee photo , what a great shot for a Milwaukee fan.
Something of this type would be good for a screener's choice...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-16-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By RobJor
I know what you mean. But, I had a snow plow...

I know what you mean. But, I had a snow plow shot that was rejected back lit, several people mentioned a guard rail and a few other distraction. Way later I sent it in improved, not sure if that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-16-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By RobJor
I'd crop out most of the railings(very...

I'd crop out most of the railings(very unappealing)? Maybe up to the lamp post, it all about the WM on the curve, get it tight?

Also, maybe fear was the wrong term.

Bob
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-16-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By RobJor
Many of the POTW and Screener's Choice are...

Many of the POTW and Screener's Choice are backlit, dramatic light. Just how dramatic you need to get accepted is the question? I fear some contributors shy away form submitting or even setting up...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-15-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By RobJor
It is an industrial switching shot with an end...

It is an industrial switching shot with an end cab switcher shoving around a tight curve and I think an exception SHOULD be made, but rules are rules. As railfans, magazines and online we are too...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By RobJor
[QUOTE=bigbassloyd;194072]I think it's a pretty...

[QUOTE=bigbassloyd;194072]I think it's a pretty interesting shot. Could maybe benefit from a touch more work in the shadows to bump them up a little.


I could tinker with it but don't see a way...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By RobJor
This was rejected for same reason but accepted on...

This was rejected for same reason but accepted on appeal.
There were a lot of photos of this train so F unit or not it was common.
There was sun but train was in the shadow, so the original...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-13-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By RobJor
Something I always enjoy

Something new to look at?

I always like having an image sit at #1 slot for a while and then get rejected, never got one accepted. should just delete it and avoid the rejection.

What I really...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By RobJor
And they look kinda square which doesn't help. ...

And they look kinda square which doesn't help. Number 2 also has high sun.

Number 1 has decent sun, could work if the composition was a little better.
I think you can get ones in like #1, just...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By RobJor
It was a very polite question, I made a reply...

It was a very polite question, I made a reply that I thought it was not a problem and that was the last I saw of it.

For over 30 years in business one of my least pleasant tasks was dealing with...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-09-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By RobJor
Thats a great view, try to get down their on a...

Thats a great view, try to get down their on a non windy day.

Bob
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-05-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By RobJor
Lately I think non US/Canada is well represented...

Lately I think non US/Canada is well represented esp steam. Oddly the Mexico photo I posted in February is still the last one.

Bob
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-04-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By RobJor
It must have been neat being there. I have tried...

It must have been neat being there. I have tried a snow shot and 5 Alco shot and been rejected. Yours is cropped very tight for drama but does not offer much else. To be fair to the site, once they...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-04-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By RobJor
Well can always go out on a cloudy day. But...

Well can always go out on a cloudy day. But seriously without sarcasm getting me in deeper, maybe if you just jacked up the Shadow/highlight control it would have worked. Just like some hair...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-03-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By RobJor
Even tho you are a CTA guy, the best chance...

Even tho you are a CTA guy, the best chance would be to emphasize the historic bridge as the subject in the text, last used to access the sun times but I think if you dig, it was used to reach the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-02-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By RobJor
You mean like this: After:(before attached) - ...

You mean like this:
After:(before attached) -
[photoid=640413]

I would also note that as strict as they can be, manually leveling may still leave some very subtle distortion not readily...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-01-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By RobJor
I think we are kinda talking about two things,...

I think we are kinda talking about two things, one is simply rotating and the other is distortion like from a wide angle or shooting up. My worst case was shooting a fire escape capturing the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-27-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By RobJor
I like it a lot, but without the partial railing...

I like it a lot, but without the partial railing in the front, if this is a crop, I would crop just before the signals(ie no railing). I suppose if you had an earlier frame before the Roosevelt ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-24-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By RobJor
Yes but he says 7:02 and the clock says big hand...

Yes but he says 7:02 and the clock says big hand on the VIII and little hand near the X. Germany must be slipping but then who looks at clocks anymore.

Maybe a little humor would be a good...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-22-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By RobJor
PCA Awards???

Since we are kind of on awards subject, hope not upsetting an apple cart.

Just curious, how does that work? Seem to staring at the same ones for a while so I looked. 4/3, 4/5, 4/6 and 4/8...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-21-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By RobJor
No you are not alone but I would take it further....

No you are not alone but I would take it further. All the choices are good and I am not being critical of anyone's photo or any selection individually. However when you look at the choices...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By RobJor
Deleted, could be an error.

Deleted, could be an error.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By RobJor
Still not sure it is anything but whatever, if...

Still not sure it is anything but whatever, if the screener saw that?

Bob
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-18-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By RobJor
Yes, you don't want the rejection pointing to the...

Yes, you don't want the rejection pointing to the manipulation. Interesting making the distinction between permanent and non permanent items. Didn't think of it that way but makes sense. Recently...
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