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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-01-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,848
Posted By andy buckley
Me too - also helps protect the bottom of the...

Me too - also helps protect the bottom of the camera when steadying on a wall or concrete post or whatever.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 04-30-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,433
Posted By andy buckley
Thank you :) just to say that there was no...

Thank you :)

just to say that there was no 'sky' to speak of - just a featureless mass of whitish greyness... and no sun :(

But I wanted to especially photograph this particular loco as this...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 04-30-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,433
Posted By andy buckley
ok Jim - I'm using Corel Paint Shop Pro X2...

ok Jim - I'm using Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 Ultimate Edition for processing.

Well, I firstly rotated the image CCW approx 3 degrees, cropped to reduce the right hand side and bottom as I thought...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 04-30-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,433
Posted By andy buckley
Mixed Messages - but a rejection whichever way...

I thought I'd try submitting this one:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=926586&key=0

but was rejected for being undersharpened.

Sharpened up and tried again thinking 'Yes! I'm...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-26-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
Posted By andy buckley
My eye was immediately drawn to the 'sky clutter'...

My eye was immediately drawn to the 'sky clutter' apparently sticking out of the top of the train... :(
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-26-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By andy buckley
Ok - I tried again using the next frame in the...

Ok - I tried again using the next frame in the sequence (as per my post above) - train is more to the left as suggested by Joe and the loco's (largely) in a gap in the bushes.

Resubmitted - got...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-25-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,440
Posted By andy buckley
In the spirit of learning from those that seem to...

In the spirit of learning from those that seem to know, I thought I'd try what J suggested - so copied into PSP and ccw'd .4 degrees - and it does actually make a positive difference! Subtle but it's...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-24-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By andy buckley
I should have mentioned that this was one of a...

I should have mentioned that this was one of a series of shots - I was experimenting with the camera's continuous shot mode. Is this any better? - it's the next frame after the one submitted...
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-24-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By andy buckley
Thanks for the comments so far - of course,...

Thanks for the comments so far - of course, machete-ing the undergrowth would require trespassing on railway land....or a boat and a lopper with a very long extension...

So - if I was to say that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-24-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By andy buckley
hmm - I'm sure there was a way of getting a...

hmm - I'm sure there was a way of getting a thumbnail in the post - or does it not work for the rejected image list?

the full url is:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=925172&key=0
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-24-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By andy buckley
Red face Advice please...

well I had so many pictures rejected for poor quality in the past I thought it must be either me or the camera.

Two years later I'm back with a new camera (Fuji s200 EXR) and still getting...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-28-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 22,703
Posted By andy buckley
Here's a grab shot of a sunset cloudscape I took...

Here's a grab shot of a sunset cloudscape I took some time ago -
unfortunately, I accidently lost the original but I hope this gives a flavour:
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-19-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,174
Posted By andy buckley
Out of my budget I'm afraid - even for something...

Out of my budget I'm afraid - even for something as special as this.

I'll look forward to hopefully seeing some great images on RP.net instead! :D

btw, Graham, not being funny (and it may of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-19-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,704
Posted By andy buckley
Good point, Andy. I've had a go at...

Good point, Andy.

I've had a go at resubmitting a v slightly cropped version to get rid of the sliver, but it was rejected - no reason given... :confused:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-17-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,704
Posted By andy buckley
I got one of those! (I'm seizing my chance for a...

I got one of those! (I'm seizing my chance for a shameless plug :grin: )
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Spent over an hour on the other (sunward) side of the track waiting for that cloud to move away from the...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 04-29-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,334
Posted By andy buckley
I like the Lima/Beyer-Peacock Garatt - Shay! :D ...

I like the Lima/Beyer-Peacock Garatt - Shay! :D

The UP DDDD-45 Maxi-Centenial might have a problem going on anything but the straightest of track though :shock:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-29-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By andy buckley
Nick and Ottergoose thanks for making this...

Nick and Ottergoose

thanks for making this available :thumb up:

I haven't had a chance to read it all as yet but I found myself going straight to the 'effects on the crew' section and I was...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-29-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By andy buckley
Poor composition/balance rejection - too much rape?

May I have some guidance with this one please?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=517006&key=588359409
Is it just a case of just too much oil seed rape and not enough sky? (the sky's...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-22-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By andy buckley
I'm trying to get the hang of this myself, but...

I'm trying to get the hang of this myself, but after reading the advice from the Experts already given to Austin in this thread, I would guess it's because the front of the lead loco is slap bang in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-17-2008, 12:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,310
Posted By andy buckley
I've suffered from the 'backlit' gremlin on a...

I've suffered from the 'backlit' gremlin on a largely front-lit train with many a subsequent rejection too...

But the problem can be the shape of the nose of the train causing the shadow - the GE...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-14-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By andy buckley
rejected again

I tried sharpening things up but this time I got a 'poor esthetics' rejection - so maybe this idea isn't one for RPNet...

be interesting to know how many rejection categories there are - I may be...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-14-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,350
Posted By andy buckley
Jim Thias said: Jim, I realise this is a...

Jim Thias said:


Jim, I realise this is a rather cruel enlargement of an admittedly poor quality picture (especially as the overhead wires have bleached out) but it shows Reverend W Awdry with...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-13-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,350
Posted By andy buckley
Thanks to all who have replied so far - I see...

Thanks to all who have replied so far - I see what you are saying and now that you've said it I see what you mean. These are all interesting and helpful comments - thank you



I tried this but I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-13-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,350
Posted By andy buckley
Am I flogging a dead horse here....?

We had a bit of excitement on the nearby East Coast Mainline recently. A London to Scotland express became tangled in the overhead power line when the pantograph on top of the Class 91 electric loco...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-13-2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By andy buckley
Rejected as blurry....

Hi Guys

Haven't posted for a while - have been happy to lurk and learn on the forum.

But then I tried submitting this shot:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=509613&key=0
...
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