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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 02:28 AM
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Posted By spacetrain1983
Finally got a new camera

For my birthday (today) I got a Canon PowerShot SX530HS. Anybody have experience with these in railfanning?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-23-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By spacetrain1983
At some point, Adobe Photoshop Express wound up...

At some point, Adobe Photoshop Express wound up on my computer, and it does a good job with sharpening and light settings as far as I've found - the version I posted in this thread was already...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-22-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By spacetrain1983
9681 For reference, here's the other shot I...

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For reference, here's the other shot I mentioned.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-22-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By spacetrain1983
UP 1943, rejected a few months back

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Back in September, I got this shot of UP 1943 leading a westbound OCS. I submitted it to RP within hours, and it was rejected for bad composition. Any recommendations? I do have a shot that has...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-15-2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By spacetrain1983
Unlevel or just a steep grade?

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Got this shot this weekend, and it was rejected for leaning to the right. What do you think? I can't even tell where I would possibly align a rotational correction with...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-03-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By spacetrain1983
To my knowledge, all those other pictures were by...

To my knowledge, all those other pictures were by FarRail Tours... whose account seems to have completely vanished from RPN.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-24-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By spacetrain1983
Double upload apparently...?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1672031&key=7742184
Rejected for being a double upload despite me having never even submitted this shot to the database as far as I can remember. I DID,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-31-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By spacetrain1983
There's no way this is blurry... right?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1660897&key=3664384
Got this shot of an eastbound BNSF intermodal in Sandpoint, ID this weekend. Rejected for being blurry. If anybody sees where this...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By spacetrain1983
Theoretically I could, but I don't go up through...

Theoretically I could, but I don't go up through that town very often. Oh well, as mentioned by Kevin, it's a great one for the personal collection.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-14-2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By spacetrain1983
OK, since when was THIS considered standard power?!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1657530&key=9830023
A trio of F-units and two GP7s sitting in the yard in Emmett, ID today, the F-units reflected in the water. Rejected for being...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-12-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By spacetrain1983
Apparently the definition of "backlit" isn't what I remembered.

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First shot is a BNSF oil train headed westbound along the Columbia River Gorge at East Lyle (Doug's Beach State Park), WA. Second shot is an eastbound UP/CP grain headed east out of the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-17-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,976
Posted By spacetrain1983
Cloudy? Yes, I'm aware it probably has other problems.

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Earlier today I got this shot of a westbound BNSF manifest that was rerouted over UP's Nampa Sub. Cropped it, brightened it,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-29-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By spacetrain1983
Backlit?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1614401&key=9808424
I got this shot today while out railfanning. Eastbound grain meets a westbound manifest. It got rejected for being backlit. What do...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-19-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,792
Posted By spacetrain1983
I did take some shots from near the top of...

I did take some shots from near the top of Pompey's Pillar once the train got moving (because of course it did five minutes after I got to such a place), however none of them came out very well, plus...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-16-2017, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,792
Posted By spacetrain1983
Part 2

Here is part 2, and the last 6 "possibly worthy" photos I have taken since July 1st. All of these photos, as you see them attached, are un-edited except for resizing.

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This picture is of an...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-16-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,792
Posted By spacetrain1983
Some new ones I've taken in the past few months

Hey everyone. It's been a while since I posted anything to the forum, but over the past few months I've gotten some new shots, with dates spanning from July 1st to September 9th. These are the 14...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-28-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,921
Posted By spacetrain1983
Yes, it's cloudy.... but it's an ex-SP SD9 in original paint...

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I took this picture 3 months ago. Rejected for cloudy lighting...
First off, cloudy weather is the norm in spring in the Willamette...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-17-2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,047
Posted By spacetrain1983
Ex-BN C30-7s at Alliance... are they still there?

Hey everyone. Next month I am going to be going on a trip out east to South Dakota and western Nebraska. There is a possibility that on the way back from South Dakota, I will be passing through...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-30-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,960
Posted By spacetrain1983
Right, I increased the contrast in editing: ...

Right, I increased the contrast in editing:
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Any better?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-29-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,960
Posted By spacetrain1983
Too dark?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1579925&key=2545227
Got this shot just an hour and a half ago of an eastbound UP train at last light. Rejected for being too dark. What do you think?...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-22-2017, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By spacetrain1983
Edging on high sun...?

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Rejected for high sun. When I got to my location, with the train only like three minutes away, I did the "shadow check" and I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-04-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,067
Posted By spacetrain1983
High sun?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1573784&key=1265089
Last Saturday, 4/29, I took this photo. It got rejected for high sun.

I'm not so sure, seeing as the lead locomotive's underframe...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,862
Posted By spacetrain1983
It's not entirely obvious that the blurred light...

It's not entirely obvious that the blurred light is a train without reading the caption. If someone just sees the photo and doesn't know much about trains, they'll think cars, not trains.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-12-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,507
Posted By spacetrain1983
Does UP still have any active SD90s?

Last I heard, UP only had 8 SD9043MACs still active, with the rest either retired, scrapped, stored, or sold. Does anyone know the status of these 8 SD90s, or if UP has any operational SD90s at all?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-09-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,581
Posted By spacetrain1983
I only got 3 shots in last year, and only two of...

I only got 3 shots in last year, and only two of those were actually taken last year.
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