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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-21-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Sean Mathews
You know... I'm at the point where I don't even...

You know... I'm at the point where I don't even think they have real screeners, and its just some AI algorithm thing that get's fooled every now and then. Like for this one, the heat rising and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-18-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By Sean Mathews
Not RP worthy, but Still Cool

Almost missed this one out of hundreds of images taken. I knew getting it accepted was a long shot but thought I'd still try. My assumption was right. Even still, I personally think its kind of a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-18-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By Sean Mathews
I don't rail speak that well... I just take...

I don't rail speak that well... I just take pictures and watch them go by... :lol:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-17-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Sean Mathews
That is quite lovely!

That is quite lovely!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-17-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Sean Mathews
Really it was only because I got the whole engine...

Really it was only because I got the whole engine in, nose to tender... but I agree. The other is much much better and one is more than enough...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-15-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Sean Mathews
True enough. Which is why I guess I donít care...

True enough. Which is why I guess I donít care too much. Just kind of find it interesting... then again RP approval process is more dark magic than science...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-15-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Sean Mathews
I guess... but still, if that what they dinged...

I guess... but still, if that what they dinged me on. Sharp edge to edge on a pan, and one of these got on yesterday Iím color, almost exact same cutting the rear of the tender off. Oh well
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-15-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Sean Mathews
Comp too tight... say what???

Really scratching my head on this one... like totally thought this was a no brainer...

https://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1756325&key=1687489
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-11-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By Sean Mathews
Ahhhhh. I knew it was something. My love for...

Ahhhhh. I knew it was something. My love for British trains and the three years I lived there as a child in the 80s has come back to haunt me.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-10-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By Sean Mathews
Oh, Dennis's is hands down better, for sure. He...

Oh, Dennis's is hands down better, for sure. He had the weather on his side, and again, actual rail ops in action.

Had I been able to get a cleaner shot closer to the driver looking back, it...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-10-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By Sean Mathews
Either way, its not that big of a deal. I have...

Either way, its not that big of a deal. I have plenty of more images, most a lot different than what others shot...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-10-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By Sean Mathews
Overcast and dark... which honestly I think adds...

Overcast and dark... which honestly I think adds to the atmosphere of the image. I might appeal... but we all know how that goes... :lol:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-10-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By Sean Mathews
I can try and crop tighter but unfortunately at...

I can try and crop tighter but unfortunately at this point it was about 7 and the light had pretty much faded. The fact I was able to get the driver with no blur was somewhat of an accomplishment,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-10-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,466
Posted By Sean Mathews
Angle, Going Away

It's hard ot be unique at a chartered event, so I always look for opportunities for something different. Thought this might fit the bill, but got slapped with the going away rejection. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-09-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,337
Posted By Sean Mathews
So its interesting... I'm loving the morning...

So its interesting... I'm loving the morning shots that people managed to snag. That photo of the week is gorgeous. However, I am starting to like the fact that I didn't have clear blue skies... ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-08-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,337
Posted By Sean Mathews
Rain was pretty bad at times for my shoot. They...

Rain was pretty bad at times for my shoot. They actually let me switch to Sunday because Monday looked even worse and I really needed to get home to my pregnant wife. Despite the overcast, I feel...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-05-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,337
Posted By Sean Mathews
Agreed. I went to the shoot last year that was a...

Agreed. I went to the shoot last year that was a benefit for the barn that burned down. That was smaller though. 75 on the evening photo shoots. That's a pretty large amount of people.

Really...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-03-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,337
Posted By Sean Mathews
Brace Yourself...

For an onslaught of 611 photos. Some even from myself. Lerro has their shoots this weekend. I hopped on one of the evening shoots but $700 was just to much for the night shoots.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-02-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By Sean Mathews
Well.... this changes everything! Lol... I've...

Well.... this changes everything! Lol... I've got an image I am adding then...

We'll put this theory to work
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-02-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By Sean Mathews
I had just got done writing a comment asking what...

I had just got done writing a comment asking what exposure was used then came here.

Sky and the water look like at the very least a 30 second exposure. And then obviously the train and steam (and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-18-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By Sean Mathews
Or you bide your time and wait until he's done,...

Or you bide your time and wait until he's done, for a few weeks, maybe a month and then BAM. lol
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-17-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By Sean Mathews
Lol... I was thinking that same thing this...

Lol... I was thinking that same thing this morning. That or a photo charter. Signed up for a 611 evening photo shoot. Guaranteed acceptance, lol.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-17-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By Sean Mathews
Ive got a few more from this series to include...

Ive got a few more from this series to include one with the in just peaking above the train and one with it obscured... Ill play around with them and see if one might work...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-17-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By Sean Mathews
I have come to learn a lot of RP is trial and...

I have come to learn a lot of RP is trial and error. Sometimes things make it through, sometimes they don't. Depends on the screener, time of day, orientation of the planets among other things :)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-17-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Sean Mathews
That's going to be a tough one to edit with the...

That's going to be a tough one to edit with the amount of snow. It is indeed a very neat shot. I hope to see it make it in there...
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