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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-07-2019, 07:56 AM
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Posted By John Russell - NZ
Yes, Ralph has used a few of my photos with...

Yes, Ralph has used a few of my photos with permission. Nobody, magazines included, will pay for photos Down Under as far as I know. Calendar photos usually earn a copy or two of the calendar. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-03-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,215
Posted By John Russell - NZ
The photo which this thread started with is now a...

The photo which this thread started with is now a puzzle: http://www.train-puzzles.com/puzzlepages09/rp686681.html
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-29-2019, 07:48 AM
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Views: 1,067
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Lucas, there have been some good points raised...

Lucas, there have been some good points raised recently about photo rejection reasons - that they are sometimes just the most appropriate one that the photo screener may have. What the other guys...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-08-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,215
Posted By John Russell - NZ
I haven't noticed any flaws in your technique...

I haven't noticed any flaws in your technique Kevin! I love your photography and I'm amazed you haven't got thousands more following you on flickr. I'm guessing you mean the ability to zoom in and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-08-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,215
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Good pick up Loyd. I'm surprised how many of my...

Good pick up Loyd. I'm surprised how many of my photos of this locomotive are on here! I made a 400-mile each way trip for these photos because it was nearly 2 years since that last time I shot it....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-07-2019, 05:29 PM
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Views: 3,215
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Thanks guys for your help. It was important to...

Thanks guys for your help. It was important to deal with nose light issue. It affects a lot of the shots I submit and many of those accepted including the other two of this train have incomplete...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-07-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,215
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Thanks guys for your helpful advice. I will...

Thanks guys for your helpful advice. I will resubmit with a touch up as Kevin suggests. I don't use Lightroom, taking a minimalist editing approach (very basic how to skill.) I have more in front...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-06-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,215
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Back-lit rejections

I have had a few back-lit rejections like this where there is clearly nose light. So the question that arises is how much light is enough? Not aware of other issues with the photo but is there...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-28-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,659
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Considering RP.net is a publisher who has every...

Considering RP.net is a publisher who has every right to reject a submission, I'm a little surprised by where this thread has gone at a time of a noticeable increase in "foreign" railroad content on...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-09-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,671
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Thanks Mike. Not sure if this comment is directed...

Thanks Mike. Not sure if this comment is directed at me in particular but I'm taking it on-board. Sorry if I've come across somewhat sour and stubborn. I've learnt a lot from being in this community....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-09-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,671
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Yes John, I have learnt a lot but have got some...

Yes John, I have learnt a lot but have got some way to go yet. And it's not just about a photo being better but the way RP likes it. That may require a change in approach or in personal preferences....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-09-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,671
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Thanks Doug. Words of wisdom indeed. This thread,...

Thanks Doug. Words of wisdom indeed. This thread, and others, has helped me recognize the key. I guess one can be almost blind to what others can easily see in photos by their own preferences or...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-06-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,671
Posted By John Russell - NZ
It does to me too. What is interesting is that...

It does to me too. What is interesting is that who you get as a screener might be the most important factor, something I have suspected for a long time in my experience. The photo could have been...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-06-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,671
Posted By John Russell - NZ
I meant the filtered light was the best I could...

I meant the filtered light was the best I could hope for at that time of year for a middle of day shot. The train is well lit from the side. My point was entirely about the lighting that was...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-05-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,854
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Are you still unable to upload photos? I suggest...

Are you still unable to upload photos? I suggest you consider Elite membership which normally has unlimited upload slots. But be careful even with that; I had unlimited slots reduced to 5 per day...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-05-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,671
Posted By John Russell - NZ
If it was rejected for composition I'd understand...

If it was rejected for composition I'd understand but it wasn't either time. And grab iron shadow on nose isn't exactly dull cloudy day lighting - in fact the lighting could hardly be better for the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-04-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,506
Posted By John Russell - NZ
This photo would have a favorite from me. I just...

This photo would have a favorite from me. I just suspect the screener doesn't like the train. As it's been said before... a photo could be rejected for almost anything that is in anyway subjective...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-04-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,671
Posted By John Russell - NZ
I have had a number of "cloudy day common power"...

I have had a number of "cloudy day common power" rejections that I think are questionable such as one yesterday which was originally rejected in December for being over exposed. As I've said before...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,854
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Thanks Kevin. Not sure if I could have got any...

Thanks Kevin. Not sure if I could have got any wider as photo taken from far side of open car vestibule of parked passenger train. Going wider may not have helped much because of that shadow. Yes we...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-02-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,854
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Yes that's why I considered it borderline for RP...

Yes that's why I considered it borderline for RP but doubt it would make much difference elsewhere. Biggest problem is that its probably not interesting enough for a predominately American RP...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-02-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,854
Posted By John Russell - NZ
So it might be acceptable if its say a drone...

So it might be acceptable if its say a drone shot of even common power or location? As I said I've had this rejection for photos that are not even near backlit. As a rule of thumb if the thumbnail...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-01-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,854
Posted By John Russell - NZ
How much light on the nose is enough light?

OK I knew this might be borderline but it's the best shot I've ever managed to get of this locomotive type which is very rarely seen. I have had rejections with same reason when there is grab iron...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-09-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,347
Posted By John Russell - NZ
And right now features as top shot in views last...

And right now features as top shot in views last 24 hours. You can probably guess what I will say next... With a lot of shots, who cares if it's cloudy?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-24-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,107
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Yes well put. I didn't mean viewing statistics in...

Yes well put. I didn't mean viewing statistics in just that way. Rather, as I said, my experience of response to photos posted here and elsewhere might suggest it's not so predictable how popular a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-23-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,107
Posted By John Russell - NZ
You are so right Kevin. It's a pity it took me so...

You are so right Kevin. It's a pity it took me so long to learn this and that it took me 3 years to get acceptance into this forum. My big mistake soon after getting rejections as a new member was...
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