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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum Yesterday, 12:03 AM
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Posted By John Russell - NZ
Thanks guys. I shoot in RAW but it seems that...

Thanks guys. I shoot in RAW but it seems that it's maybe a shot to retry if I can one day. I have other shots of this bridge including one RP accepted (not taken this way which shows the height of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-04-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,317
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Thanks Craig. I completely concur. The viewership...

Thanks Craig. I completely concur. The viewership probably falls in countries where there isn't enough local content being uploaded. I'm perhaps the only local member still uploading NZ trains. It's...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-04-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Low contrast

https://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1787071&key=5554781

Is this a rubbish shot or could it have a chance with further editing? The location is difficult to get trains with good light...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-03-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Another one bites the dust...

https://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1786903&key=9701750

Good enough for photogs following on my flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/158239725@N05/49713813901/in/dateposted-public/
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-02-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,317
Posted By John Russell - NZ
I'd like to see how you get trying to find that...

I'd like to see how you get trying to find that on flickr LOL! I'd like to know of a train photo site with better database search. Anyway this is a bit of a tangent.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-01-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,317
Posted By John Russell - NZ
It's eye candy and has more favorable response...

It's eye candy and has more favorable response than anything I've posted. For what it is - a historic photo that was probably unrepeatable for the photographer - the quality considering the subject...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-01-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By John Russell - NZ
I have now updated my signature as it had link to...

I have now updated my signature as it had link to my old flickr page.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-01-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By John Russell - NZ
https://www.flickr.com/photos/158239725@N05/462405...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/158239725@N05/46240504731/in/dateposted-public/

RP rejection for having shadow from lights on the nose. I actually prefer this type of nose light as the headlights...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-01-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,317
Posted By John Russell - NZ
I have to agree with J-M on this point. I may now...

I have to agree with J-M on this point. I may now be the last local uploader of NZ train photos and perhaps one of very few viewers here. It wasn't like this before. Most quit uploading due to picky...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-31-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Another example (which is back-lit so no hope) -...

Another example (which is back-lit so no hope) - rejected a few days ago by RP https://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1785388&key=7640544 but one of the most popular on my flickr:...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-31-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Shadow on nose rejection

https://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1786234&key=8122305

I like this favorite from 2019 as is even if shot down for not enough nose light. Sorry to revisit this again, but it does seem...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-30-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Thanks guys. I'll wait a while before trying...

Thanks guys. I'll wait a while before trying anything with this one or another frame I got. We're in lock down over here so time for a catch up with photo loading. Mixing it up a bit so I don't end...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-29-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Yes, did as much but I kept the right side to...

Yes, did as much but I kept the right side to show the line curving that way... https://www.railpictures.net/photo/730437/
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By John Russell - NZ
And now a shot that seems to strictly comply with...

And now a shot that seems to strictly comply with rule of thirds gets shot down for composition. Somehow this is awkward? Too much dead space?

...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By John Russell - NZ
I have a shot with locomotives on the bridge...

I have a shot with locomotives on the bridge perfectly balanced which would be fine for composition. But the bridge handrail hides the wheel detail and I don't particularly like it - maybe the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Rejected photo database lockdown

To the site admins: Please, can we have a lock down for the rejected photo database? How about 30 or 60 days? Surely I'm not the only one frustrated seeing some great forum threads but not being...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-27-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By John Russell - NZ
Composition (too tight)

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1785272&key=3795283

Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Composition (Too Tight): The image is too tightly composed, meaning that there is not enough space...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-07-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,676
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: 5,676
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
Replies: 6
Views: 1,544
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: 5,676
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: 5,676
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
Replies: 27
Views: 5,676
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: 5,676
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: 5,676
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...
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