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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By quiksmith10
The shot has some promise but the rail equipment...

The shot has some promise but the rail equipment is too in the center of the image. Try re-cropping the image by sing the "Rule of Thirds". Check out the link below for more about it:
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-27-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,955
Posted By quiksmith10
Great job Chase! This "guideline" has a great...

Great job Chase! This "guideline" has a great base on which to build upon.

Regardless of whether they read it or not, this guide at least provides us a link to paste in topics that are created...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-27-2009, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By quiksmith10
They are nice photos but should remain in your...

They are nice photos but should remain in your personal collection. Although they do show a derailment, there is no real clear focus for both images. My eyes get drawn all over the screen and can't...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-22-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,274
Posted By quiksmith10
[photoid=288152] I spy one too many wind...

[photoid=288152]

I spy one too many wind turbine blade packages (notice the last one sinks well below the hill). Everyday geometry would tell you that if you drew a straight line through the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-17-2009, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By quiksmith10
To me, it appears that you have over-sharpened...

To me, it appears that you have over-sharpened your image. This is noticeable in the grab bars on the top and front of the nose. They have a "candy cane" look to them. The bars should have a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-15-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,649
Posted By quiksmith10
Nick knows what he's doing. Bottom line, it's...

Nick knows what he's doing. Bottom line, it's for sale.

If only I had the money....:wink:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-15-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By quiksmith10
I took your rejection and did some work on it in...

I took your rejection and did some work on it in CS2. I applied a couple of layers with masking to bring out the shadows and darken the brights (the clouds). A black and white gradient map was then...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-10-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,693
Posted By quiksmith10
Your version has a grey, flat look to it. Not...

Your version has a grey, flat look to it. Not realistic in my eyes. You need to bump up the contrast/play with the levels for the ground. As far as the sky, that is becoming too bright, to the...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-10-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,693
Posted By quiksmith10
I'm sure the sky in the RAW image looked similar...

I'm sure the sky in the RAW image looked similar to what was actually seen but the other half, no way. I bet everything on the ground was very visible with the human eye. The camera, not so much. ...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-09-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By quiksmith10
I would crop some off the bottom, left, and a...

I would crop some off the bottom, left, and a little bit off the right. It would put the lead engine on the right in the right hand third of the frame. while leaving the rest of the train in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-09-2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,575
Posted By quiksmith10
Sorry I wasn't clear. I was talking in regards...

Sorry I wasn't clear. I was talking in regards to John's post about Photozone.de.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-09-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,575
Posted By quiksmith10
It just goes to show you, what one site says is...

It just goes to show you, what one site says is exactly that, just one site's opinion. Best to look around instead of sticking with one source.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-08-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,693
Posted By quiksmith10
Just depends on how much you use it. ;)

Just depends on how much you use it. ;)
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-08-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,693
Posted By quiksmith10
You can use it as a "pseudo-HDR" tool if you want...

You can use it as a "pseudo-HDR" tool if you want too or you can use it to bring your dark and light areas into a bit of a better perspective. Trust me, I am not a fan of the overdone HDR look, as...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-08-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,693
Posted By quiksmith10
Thanks for sharing that. I'm going to have to...

Thanks for sharing that. I'm going to have to give that a try. You're right, you always learn something new with PS. It's amazing the amount of thing the product can do.

I will usually use a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-07-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By quiksmith10
Your photo has a heavy dose of JPEG artifacts...

Your photo has a heavy dose of JPEG artifacts (notice how everything appears as if it is distorted). As pointed out by Loyd, this is very evident in the sky. Each time you went back and edited the...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-06-2009, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,424
Posted By quiksmith10
John, a google search brought up a possible...

John, a google search brought up a possible solution to your problem.

http://photo.net/digital-darkroom-forum/00QSap

It seems other were having the same problem you were with the DNG converter...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-06-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,461
Posted By quiksmith10
Bummer. Just leaves more opportunities for the...

Bummer. Just leaves more opportunities for the rest of us.

Brian, you'll come across the photos 40 years down the road and be glad you took it. That engine is a first of it's kind, especially...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-06-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,424
Posted By quiksmith10
Before trying to see if you can convert to a...

Before trying to see if you can convert to a TIFF, see if there is anyway to convert your file to a DNG, better known as a "digital negative." It behaves very much like a RAW file should in PS. I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-18-2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,918
Posted By quiksmith10
I use Firefox and with a few key add-ons, I have...

I use Firefox and with a few key add-ons, I have absolutely NO ads, what so ever. It's exactly like having an elite membership. Since blocking ads is the only "key" feature of the membership, I see...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-15-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,489
Posted By quiksmith10
More than likely, you will forever be stuck in...

More than likely, you will forever be stuck in your sub-par photo rut. One thing you have to learn is that all photos, no matter how good they are when they come out of your camera, need to be...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-08-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,724
Posted By quiksmith10
Here's my contribution. The tracks bend off to...

Here's my contribution. The tracks bend off to the east as they come out of a cut. Gotta love what the tele-smash can do.

[photoid=208034]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-08-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By quiksmith10
The first rejection reason confuses me too. As...

The first rejection reason confuses me too. As the second one says, it does need a bit of contrast added to it. However, I would be very careful about adding too much, as the white of the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-07-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,947
Posted By quiksmith10
I believe that is Darrell Krueger commenting on...

I believe that is Darrell Krueger commenting on his shot that Chicago Railfan posted in the first post.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-06-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By quiksmith10
I'm not sure how many of you are Trainorders.com...

I'm not sure how many of you are Trainorders.com members but a few days ago, a member posted a sneak peak of the the WM GP9. It looks sharp in the WM black and yellow scheme:
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