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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-31-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,274
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Talking If you make the merest effort, you can find...

If you make the merest effort, you can find cutting-edge rail photography here.

I would say that the wide onus against RP comes from the rejection process.

Both sides proceed to act badly in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-03-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,616
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Wink I have the Canon 6D. One of the best things Canon...

I have the Canon 6D. One of the best things Canon did since the 40D is Auto Sensor Cleaning.
Menu>Wrench 4>Sensor Cleaning>Auto Cleaning>Enable.
Now every time you turn on and turn off the power to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-30-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,342
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Eugene and I have been friends for a couple years...

Eugene and I have been friends for a couple years now. We live in on the Upper East Side of Manhattan only a few blocks from each other.

Yes, indeed we were standing next to each other. He is an...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-29-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,342
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
I understand that the "fake vs real" discussion...

I understand that the "fake vs real" discussion was alive the night before the recent Lerro charter.

That argument will forever be with us as long as there is more than one fan on the planet.
...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,342
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Talking Great photo! But...

[photoid=653019]

Great photo!

But I can't like it because it is not real.

(Just busting my friend's chops)

Still, all that talk about the shot must be real in order to like it?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-06-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,577
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
"Not sure why you are getting confused on a...

"Not sure why you are getting confused on a response that seems well stated."
Mitch Goldman

And I am sure as to why you cannot address what I was asking about.

I am trying to talk about the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-05-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,577
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
So the question of is the image any good is...

So the question of is the image any good is secondary to the journalistic litmus test?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-05-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,577
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Notice how an image must be reality-based for you...

Notice how an image must be reality-based for you to relate to it?

Why?

Is it not possible to simply say "Wow, I like that, I don't care how it was made!"
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,577
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
I find that many people, including some here, who...

I find that many people, including some here, who have solid feelings about what RP is but in reality is not.

If need to be inspired by superb, cutting edge photography, and not just the rail...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,577
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
"Dennis, I suspect that the audience here on the...

"Dennis, I suspect that the audience here on the forums is not the best one with which to pursue your quest for the type of opinions you are seeking."
Kevin Madore

I am looking to get a dialogue...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-04-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,577
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
“Each picture you take has power as long as it...

“Each picture you take has power as long as it brings experience to the person who’s looking at it.” – Jay Maisel
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,577
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Reality can be ugly; seen my close-up lately? ...

Reality can be ugly; seen my close-up lately? :-)

Reality is fine but I just encourage thinking outside of your comfort zone. This would be as a means to grow and not stagnate.

Reality will...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,577
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Loyd, Mitch and I both are driven crazy by...

Loyd,

Mitch and I both are driven crazy by how George Hiotis is so reluctant to share is images.

I am saddened by the thought of thousands of wonderful Loyd images never escaping a hard...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,577
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
The responses here land solidly on the...

The responses here land solidly on the conservative, journalistic, document dogma side. In other words, a photograph cannot be enjoyed unless reality grounded. Fair enough.

Just so you know, I am...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,577
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
And why is that? Is the amount of time spent...

And why is that?

Is the amount of time spent on an image a mark of good or bad?

Or are you saying the more time taken the more unreal it is?

I rarely take more than a couple of minutes to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,577
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Where are you, document or interpretation ?

People get doctorate degrees based what truth in photography is. The question usually comes down to whether it is a document or an interpretation.

Where do you stand? Must a railroad photograph be...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-02-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,562
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
OK, the Old Guy figured it out... Took him...

OK, the Old Guy figured it out...

Took him years.


...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-02-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,562
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Jim Thias loves being inscrutable. "Image...

Jim Thias loves being inscrutable.

"Image tags" is not helpful to people such as me who have no idea what they are Jim!

Love ya

:-)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-02-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,562
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
When posting a photo in the RP database, this is...

When posting a photo in the RP database, this is the form to use:

[photoid=xxxxx]

The x being the number you see in the URL.

Thus:

[photoid=650047]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-05-2017, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,216
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-01-2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,216
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Lightbulb Yes, ignore the letter of the rule, what they...

Yes, ignore the letter of the rule, what they mean is the composition is off. (To them)

The wide angle lens distortion is making the shot about buffers, not the contents of the museum.

Do you...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-14-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,095
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Smile Joe, I like it; it is a good solid 3/4 shot...

Joe,

I like it; it is a good solid 3/4 shot with plume and signal with good processing.

What would make it even better is some detail on the nose and to have the whole plume. The plume is...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-14-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 49,546
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Thumbs up Thanks Loyd for keeping thread alive! ...

Thanks Loyd for keeping thread alive!

Dennis A. Livesey currently has 424 photos in the database. The photos have been viewed a total of 1,566,880 times, for an average of 3,695.47 views per...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-12-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,517
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
Yes, very good. I think in the end it was the...

Yes, very good.
I think in the end it was the fact it was underexposed that really kept it from being accepted. I think the rejection for composition was the first button, and exposure further down...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-11-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,517
Posted By Dennis A. Livesey
I do not agree with the screener rejection for I...

I do not agree with the screener rejection for I do not see where this violates the RP interpretation of the Rules Of Thirds.
I do think that they are rejecting this because it is a wider aspect...
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