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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-18-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By mikekmac
I actually didn't do any noise reduction, so...

I actually didn't do any noise reduction, so whatever you're seeing must be something else.

It's a good original, about as good as the light gets here. I'll take another run at it.

-Mike
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-16-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By mikekmac
Second Opinions?

Okay, how would you crop this? You may assume that the original had more sky, ice, weeds...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=497099&key=125494666

(I'm also puzzled about...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-14-2008, 02:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,718
Posted By mikekmac
Michael, what photo-editing tools do you have...

Michael, what photo-editing tools do you have available to you?

-Mike
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-11-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By mikekmac
The light went before Amtrak 365 arrived (4 hours...

The light went before Amtrak 365 arrived (4 hours late and missing its trailing power unit), but the morning wasn't a total loss. I got to see seven Canadian geese play chicken with a Canadian...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-11-2008, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By mikekmac
I am sincerely surprised by this. These are not...

I am sincerely surprised by this. These are not mountains we're taking photographs of--most of the time they're moving objects, and some of them are moving along right sprightly.

I've done...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-10-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By mikekmac
Brandon, thanks for the link. Looks like a useful...

Brandon, thanks for the link. Looks like a useful supplement to the information already in hand. I've used Steve's Digicams http://www.steves-digicams.com/ as my first-stop reference, but this looks...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-10-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By mikekmac
Thanks for the comments. I shoot...

Thanks for the comments.

I shoot shutter-priority, and for trains generally try to keep it at 1/500th or better if conditions allow decent depth of field.

With the A70, I always used the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-10-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By mikekmac
Starting to think I just can't see it

I don't know if it's my glasses, my monitor, my tools (though Photoshop 6.0 has served me well in other contexts), my originals, or my eye, but I'm still having trouble clearing the bar, or even...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-08-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By mikekmac
Square crop

Are square-cropped (1:1) photos ever acceptable to RP? The detailed submission guidelines are silent on the subject; they address minimums and maximums for landscape and portrait layouts. It...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-07-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,632
Posted By mikekmac
I think you've misunderstood the point of the...

I think you've misunderstood the point of the exercise JRMDC suggested re: 128/3/0 and 128/3/40. Those numbers are the USM equivalent of pushing the slider all the way up and then pulling it all the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-05-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By mikekmac
One thing that seems pretty clear is that the...

One thing that seems pretty clear is that the odds are better at RP if you go into your shooting sessions thinking "train" instead of "stock." Look for places where you can pull back and put the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By mikekmac
I personally don't have a problem with the...

I personally don't have a problem with the lighting in #1, but it does appear to le to need some levelling--maybe a degree, degree-and-a-half rotation to the right.

I can't see "overprocessed" in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By mikekmac
It appears that in most cases the Backlit...

It appears that in most cases the Backlit rejection is a show-stopper here at RP. I've had to reevaluate some of my trainwatching locations on this basis--if I can't get the sun behind me, the best...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-02-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By mikekmac
Post-processing of photos with blowing snowing

I'm having trouble finding the sweet spot--if there is one--in tweaking a photo in which it is actually snowing.

A lightly-processed image seems likely to get rejected as Undersharpened:
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-02-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By mikekmac
I like their "Rejection Examples" page. ...

I like their "Rejection Examples" page.


-Mike
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 03-01-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,151
Posted By mikekmac
1024x768 on both laptop (15" display) and desktop...

1024x768 on both laptop (15" display) and desktop (19" monitor).
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-01-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By mikekmac
Going back to the TIFF, I repeated my workflow...

Going back to the TIFF, I repeated my workflow but omitted the Noise Ninja step. The result:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=490026&key=710175048

was rejected as too dark.
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-01-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By mikekmac
Slide scanning is slow-bordering-on-tedious, to...

Slide scanning is slow-bordering-on-tedious, to be sure. But even an old slide/neg scanner like my Nikon LS-2000 (picked up cheep on eBay) and Digital ICE produces vastly better results than any...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-01-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By mikekmac
Overprocessed

First submission

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=489692&key=869244031

was rejected for being undersharpened.

So I went back to the original (you'll see I ended up with slightly...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-29-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By mikekmac
The mysteries of sharpening (yes, another cry for help)

I don't know if it's my eyes, my monitors, or what, but I swear that most of the time I can't see the effect of the USM until it's excessive. I just had this one rejected for being undersharpened:
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-29-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,214
Posted By mikekmac
Did you ever try that one here, Jim?

Did you ever try that one here, Jim?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-28-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By mikekmac
Hmm, I thought the HTML parser would make that...

Hmm, I thought the HTML parser would make that link into a thumbnail like the ones I've seen in everyone else's posts. So--how do you do that?

Still green,

Mike
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-28-2008, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By mikekmac
I finally made it!

I got my first photo accepted by RP!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=225065

It snowed here last night, and the sky was thinly clouded over at dawn. I dropped my daughter off at...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-26-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By mikekmac
Hey, I don't need an excuse--there isn't anyone...

Hey, I don't need an excuse--there isn't anyone to whom I have to justify what I'm doing. My wife understands that this is part of my therapy for depression, and she even goes out with me...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-26-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,640
Posted By mikekmac
I'd go back to 1963, walk up to 9-year-old me...

I'd go back to 1963, walk up to 9-year-old me taking pictures of steam at the Strasburg Railroad, and rotate young me's Brownie box camera from portrait to landscape orientation. And then say, "Go...
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