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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-23-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Mgoldman
Could simply be lens (or perspective) distortion....

Could simply be lens (or perspective) distortion.

Put up a grid and try to line it up - no one says you can't "pull" just a top or bottom corner. Sometimes it's how it looks vs reality.
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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 09-26-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By Mgoldman
Definitely doable! I second flying into...

Definitely doable!

I second flying into Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A possibility - if you are up to max your sights, would be:

Day one:
Morning - Amtrak's Northeast Corridor midway to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-07-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By Mgoldman
Thanks - noticed sometimes the information is...

Thanks - noticed sometimes the information is saved, often, not though.

I used to use freeware called PadaEXIF, I think? - you could install it, and when you right clicked on any image, it would...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-07-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By Mgoldman
Why not share? I've had a ball with my Canon...

Why not share?

I've had a ball with my Canon 300mm with a near permanently attatched 1.4 extender. Missed a lot of shots after the first clicks, patiently watching others zoom further and further...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-06-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By Mgoldman
I was happy to hear Chris was one of the few...

I was happy to hear Chris was one of the few sharing EXIF info but later noticed it was hidden. I find it a shame people omit this info as it helps others learn, improve - lol, and better utilize...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-06-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By Mgoldman
Miningcamper1 is spot on. If you take your...

Miningcamper1 is spot on.

If you take your shot, crop really tight by the mountain, you'll see the mountain "loom" with room for the train to be included in the shot. Not sure what Chris did to...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 09-04-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Mgoldman
Thanks for the response - sorry for the delay in...

Thanks for the response - sorry for the delay in response.

I just did a re-install for other reasons. This was an issue when I first installed LR and on later re-installs, regardless of version....
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 09-02-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Mgoldman
Adobe Lightroom - thumbs not matching full res images

Yet another oddity I've encountered in LR - what's the deal /fix?

Thumbs on the bottom look great, but when you open in the develop module, they look like the thumbs for a millisecond but then...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 09-02-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By Mgoldman
Adobe LR and even Firefox - Graphics Processor Use

Why is it that, seemingly for no reason at all - with no changes made, when I open images in the develop module of Adobe Lightroom - I get a black screen. Yesterday - no problem. Next day - black...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 09-02-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By Mgoldman
Adobe Lightroom Tips and Tricks (Contribute)

Here's a question I think most of us might appreciate answers to - vs extensive Google searches and lengthy often stupid (but some great) YouTube videos.

One of the things I did in LR that really...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 09-02-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By Mgoldman
Adobe Lightroom non-stip hard drive writing

Disregard - problem seems to have magically resolved itself - hard drive writing from non-stop, to every few seconds a good 2 hours AFTER a fresh install and creation of a new catalog.

/Mitch
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-30-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Mgoldman
Kind of reminds me of the two skyscrapers taped...

Kind of reminds me of the two skyscrapers taped together in the movie "Idiocracy".

Pretty funny movie - never heard of it before viewing. Could be non-fiction, time will tell.


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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-30-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,558
Posted By Mgoldman
It's not so much, I think, that RP "liked"...

It's not so much, I think, that RP "liked" wedges, but rather, there was no legitimate reason to reject them... They broke no rules - specifically, it was not something left to discretion.

I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-28-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,558
Posted By Mgoldman
Some of the worst photography out there often...

Some of the worst photography out there often shows up on magazine covers, stories, flyers and, yes, even kiosks - fortunately, this does not apply to your image! Congratulations, John - it's not...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-03-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By Mgoldman
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-01-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Mgoldman
Odd - noise is very apparent now. Easy to fix,...

Odd - noise is very apparent now. Easy to fix, though. Daytime eyes, maybe.


/Mitch
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-01-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By Mgoldman
I really like the second. The first - compared...

I really like the second. The first - compared to many generic accepted MOW shots, would be a welcome addition, but on its own, not sure I like the composition with the pole straight down the middle...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-31-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Mgoldman
Though there is some noise, the issue to me is...

Though there is some noise, the issue to me is not blatantly obvious.

In regards to the impression that ISO 100 implies safety with regards to noise, I'd suggest three solutions:

1) Be wary of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-24-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,092
Posted By Mgoldman
Think of it more as a US site that has seen a...

Think of it more as a US site that has seen a substantial growth in foreign patrons. It's not "pro-US", it's just perhaps slow to recognize a rapidly growing foreign base. I would agree, a foreign...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-21-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,092
Posted By Mgoldman
The alert banner and links was likely an idea by...

The alert banner and links was likely an idea by admin to attract more views (aka; page views). That being said - those alerts would have to be of interest to a majority of viewers.

It was......
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-01-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Mgoldman
Oh my God... if I see ANOTHER photo from the...

Oh my God... if I see ANOTHER photo from the Llanberis Lake Railway that will make, what? 3 on RP.

Jeeze Louise. I thought RP had lightened up, and I question why, if not, especially with a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-01-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Mgoldman
Your editing software can be your friend here -...

Your editing software can be your friend here - surely you have an "auto-color" option to select - most photo processing software does - heck, even Photoshop has it. Click it. Though it may not...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-20-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,533
Posted By Mgoldman
I think RP has more an issue with backlit shots...

I think RP has more an issue with backlit shots that were "saved" in Photoshop vs backlit shots where the effect was exactly what the photographer was after.

There are plenty of great backlit...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-13-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By Mgoldman
There's (obviously) a lot of "empty/extra" space...

There's (obviously) a lot of "empty/extra" space to the right - but the positives far outweigh that factor. I like it - looks like I'm looking out a window and not at am image on screen. Would look...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-27-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 50,341
Posted By Mgoldman
If you look and see what is "popular" vs what is...

If you look and see what is "popular" vs what is average on RP, average seems to be the way to go anymore. Links have thrown off the "popular" results and participation has thrown off just about...
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