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Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-19-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,607
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Wow, that image is grainy

KChrome 200 never struck me as a particularly grainy file and certainly not as grainy as that image. What did you use to scan it and was perhaps your scanner set for too low a resolution?

This is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-19-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,597
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Hmmmm, a point well made....

The comment you quote was not offered as argumentative, rather as a point of discussion. Its an exercise in futility to truly argue about a photograph. After all, only photographer truly...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-19-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,597
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Yep, sure did

Actually, I selected another image after agreeing with the comment above. Here is the original and the point we started this sojurn:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=895886&key=0
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-19-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,597
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Question Pulling out of Hair to Begin

Rad the comments and took a hard look at the shot. Ended up leveling the shot against the signal mast after making it vertical. Result, "Rejected for uneven horizon." Whaaaatttt???? Pulled a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-18-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Try this

On a non-moving train, zoom in, manual focus and set aperture on a spot appropriate to the shot. Go to BULB and staying in manual, quickly zoom out. Adjust exposure time as required. Its a neat...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-18-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,302
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Low Light

Actually, in VERY low light and a long, > 2 minute exposure, you won't see any minor (shutter) vibrations unless there is a point light source AND the camera movement is significant, eg: something...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-18-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,597
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Red face Thanks All !

First, thanks for all the constructive comments and the crop and level work !

I'll crop out the left side, just a bit. I'd hate to set level referenced on the loco, its on a fairly steep,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-18-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,597
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Unhappy Cleaned it up, still rejected

I chose another shot which had less foreground in favor of sky. Also, the train is on a banked curve, thats why the level issue.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-17-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,436
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Thumbs up Agreed

In light of the "Bad Cropping" rant I started in another thread earlier today, Bens comment contains much wisdom and puts the fun of rail or other photography in context with the fun of composing an...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-17-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Maybe take the shot from ahead of and more down...

Maybe take the shot from ahead of and more down the train. Use a longer lens, more aperture and a faster shutter speed. Make your plane of focus at say.... the cab. Use the larger aperture and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-17-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,597
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Completely Agree on Your Comment...

We're on the same page. The cropping is too tight and combined with the compression effect of using a long lens, some of what makes up a pleasing, natural composition have been lost. The 2nd...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-17-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,702
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Cool A Place of Abstracts or "Artsey Shots"

I like 'em both and encourage you ought to submit both of them. If a sign hanging behind a piece of glass can be POW, certainly those 2 shots are candidates. There are legitimate times when...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-17-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,597
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Cool A Cropping WTF ?

Submitted approximately this shot and it was rejected for "Bad Cropping." I followed the rule of 3rds but ok, I tightened up the shot a bit and submitted this:
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-28-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,368
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Thumbs up Thank you, all !

I appreciate all the comments and will go back to the RAW file and start over again.

Outstanding on the plug-in! I'll download when I get home from work. The Canon software works but PS6/8 can...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-27-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,984
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Calling the RR Emergency Number

Sure have,

NS 23G came through Suffolk EB with a 2nd deck stack container whose load had shifted, making the car lean to one side. I doubted it would clear the bridge 12 miles away they would be...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-27-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,711
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Thumbs up Congrats !

Great on your making the drop down list !
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-27-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,368
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Question What does this need?

I caught a shot of the New River Train during a recent trip out to the
C & O/CSX Allegheny and New River subs. I really like the shot but it keeps getting rejected:
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-22-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Talking Understand "Bust" for dark noses

A better discriptor is in order here. "Just off" in this case is about 10 degrees from directly off my shoulder. I understand that dark noses seldom cut it here on RP, was hoping this might be an...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-22-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,338
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Thumbs up Still a little soft, IMHO

but I really like it. Could use some additional contrast and perhaps see what dialing in some additional saturation does. Good technical, approach also.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-22-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Question Bad Lighting?

This reject was a bit of a surprise. Although the train is in a bit of a cut with fairly heavy and close trees on the sunward side, the light was just off my right shoulder. I think the darkness of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-20-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,732
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Thumbs up Thank you for the Comments !

I appreciate the feed back and while I like sunset silhouette shots, this particular image may not be the one to clean up and re-submit. Lloyd makes a great point that I had not considered until...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-19-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,732
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Cool Reject Suggestions

Ok, I'm busted on the reject for too large a copyright, I can fix that. On reflection, should have not have even added it.

That said, any suggestions on the picture before I resubmit it?

Am...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-18-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,576
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Smile Bad Color?

The (street lamp?) in the center is not only distracting but it appears to be a Mercury Vapor lamp whose color temperature may be distracting you from correcting the color balance in the whole scene....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-12-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Agree on change the focus point. I don't know...

Agree on change the focus point. I don't know how much light you had to work with but going with a higher F-stop on the lens may have provided the depth of field that would have brought the shot...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-02-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By NS-Norfolk
Too much clutter in general, IMHO. I found my...

Too much clutter in general, IMHO. I found my eyes "wandering toward the train" by skipping through the other significant items in the picture. Perhaps if you took across the tracks, light...
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