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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-08-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By Mike Hughes
Many thanks for the positive comments guys,...

Many thanks for the positive comments guys, especially those who could see that I was trying for something different

It was a cloudy day so the photo was not as good as it could have been. I will...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-08-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By Mike Hughes
Reject but would like advice from you guys

Got a reject due to poor esthetic quality on this one
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=852829&key=671471572

It may not be what RP wish to publish but can you advise me if everything...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-23-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mike Hughes
Finally made it. My first shot to be accepted. ...

Finally made it. My first shot to be accepted.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=288222

Thanks for all the help and advice
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-23-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By Mike Hughes
Got my first photo on the database !!

After nearly two years of trying, I've finally got my first photo on the database - and it's not even one of a normal train!
It's at http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=288222

Thanks to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-22-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mike Hughes
So would something like this be better?

So would something like this be better?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-22-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mike Hughes
Oops missed the second one. Let's try again!

Oops missed the second one. Let's try again!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-22-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mike Hughes
OK thanks for the feedback so far. Do you think...

OK thanks for the feedback so far. Do you think that either of these two would be better?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-22-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mike Hughes
Ignoring the esthetics is this any good

I got a rejection fro this one http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=699302&key=770069571

OK I can understand that it may not be what they want to use but I'd like your thoughts on the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mike Hughes
I'll certainly take yor advice about the...

I'll certainly take yor advice about the cleaning, especially as I'm off to Canada in two weeks time and hope to get some photos out there.

As for the original photo I may well try again, but...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mike Hughes
Digital Photo Professional which came with the...

Digital Photo Professional which came with the Canon camera.

I have Photoshop but really don't know how to use it. Anyone suggest any (preferably on line) books suitable for a complete newbie like...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-02-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mike Hughes
Poor image I can understand, but how can I remove...

Poor image I can understand, but how can I remove sensor dust if the automatic cleaner isn't doing it properly?

As I said, I'm s total dunce so any help is very welcome.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-02-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mike Hughes
I've made some adjustments based on your...

I've made some adjustments based on your comments. What do you think?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-02-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mike Hughes
You do appear to have several dust spots on your...

You do appear to have several dust spots on your camera sensor so it needs cleaning or the spots cloning out of the finished picture.

All you need now is a floating plastic pig to complete the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-02-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mike Hughes
Smile I really need to know what I'm doing wrong

I've not done much railway photography recently - just trying to learn how to use the camera and post production software.

Anyway I've plucked up the courage to try again and got this result...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-17-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By Mike Hughes
As the new photo is related to the other two, it...

As the new photo is related to the other two, it might be an idea to link the other photos via the comments (remember *you* know the link but other don't) and then explain via the screeners comments...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-08-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mike Hughes
Let's see if I can help here. The following is...

Let's see if I can help here. The following is what someone else posted. I copied refer to it (often). Don't worry you're not alone with your frustrations. I've still to get my first photo accepted...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-06-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By Mike Hughes
[QUOTE=willig]I've just got a good example that...

[QUOTE=willig]I've just got a good example that you shouldn't always go off your own instincts. What others say in these forums is very valuable. How many of us get a second pair of eyes to give an...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,151
Posted By Mike Hughes
You going to watch the placing of a new bridge at...

You going to watch the placing of a new bridge at Liverpool Street over the holiday weekend? I'll be there but as I work nights (taxi driver) it's unlikely I'll be able to get any decent photos...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-28-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,151
Posted By Mike Hughes
Huh, you think that's bad. Try paying around 1.20...

Huh, you think that's bad. Try paying around 1.20 GBP for a litre of diesel fuel in England. That's about double what you 'collonials' have to pay. :-) and it's going up.

Seriously, though. I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-21-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By Mike Hughes
Thanks for the reply. I hadn't thought of...

Thanks for the reply. I hadn't thought of cropping where you have. I'll give it one more try based upon your suggestion. If it gets rejected for other reasons then I won't waste too much time...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-21-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By Mike Hughes
The things we do for what is supposed to a...

The things we do for what is supposed to a hobby!!

Look on the bright side. You could try using this bruising experince to get sympathy from your family and friends - unless they decide that you...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-21-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By Mike Hughes
More rejections but I still need advice

Well at least I'm getting the hang of writing on this forum :-)

These are the latest rejections, but I'd like advice on the actual photography from the experts (or at least far less unexpert than...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-20-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,808
Posted By Mike Hughes
I can't remember who wrote it but here is a copy...

I can't remember who wrote it but here is a copy I kept to refer to. I too am trying to get photos accepted without success, but instead of moaning when I get a rejection I just depressed for a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-16-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Mike Hughes
[QUOTE=Freericks]It's been awhile since I've had...

[QUOTE=Freericks]It's been awhile since I've had the experience of fixing the screener's issue only to be dinged by a different issue that the first image would have had to have had... but boy does...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-16-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Mike Hughes
It's taken me a while and a few rejects to get...

It's taken me a while and a few rejects to get this one through my thick skull
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=511223&key=859250398...
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