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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-05-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,223
Posted By Silagi
Oh and just my 2 cents on Alex's...

Oh and just my 2 cents on Alex's photos.......They are superb. Alex is a great up and coming rail photographer. He only post a small handfull of his work here. His photos are in the style of some...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-05-2005, 06:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,223
Posted By Silagi
Hey Alex, Send me an a private e-mail. FJC &...

Hey Alex, Send me an a private e-mail. FJC & myself are working on something that you might be interested in.

Richard
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-11-2005, 01:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,964
Posted By Silagi
I have always wondered how non-suicidal people...

I have always wondered how non-suicidal people end up getting hit by trains so much. It is easy, they are STUPID! I have worked in law enforcment for the last 20 years on the SF peninsula and have...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-23-2005, 01:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By Silagi
If you are using Adobe Photoshop, then you...

If you are using Adobe Photoshop, then you already have what you need. Included with PS is a program called Adobe Gamma. You can use that to calibrate your monitor. It takes just a few minutes.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-22-2005, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By Silagi
Most of the time, old monitors due just fine as...

Most of the time, old monitors due just fine as long as they are properly calibrated which is free and easy.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-22-2005, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By Silagi
And I have no problem with that Chris. The...

And I have no problem with that Chris. The problem is having to appeal rejections in order to get any cloudy day shots accepted. These shots of mine are a prime example. This train is obviously a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-22-2005, 05:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By Silagi
The reason cloudy day shots get rejected is...

The reason cloudy day shots get rejected is because the powers to be at railpictures do not like them. Plain and simple. It is a shame because lots of interesting pictures get rejected because they...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-27-2005, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Silagi
If it ever snowed here, I would be in heaven! I...

If it ever snowed here, I would be in heaven! I would be shootiing anything and everything! I have lived here in the SF Bay Area all my life (45yrs) and with exception of snow on the higher peaks...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 02-22-2005, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By Silagi
The horizon on your photo is fine. Appeal the...

The horizon on your photo is fine. Appeal the rejection. Trains do sometimes lean on curves.....

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=77939...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-21-2005, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By Silagi
RP cannot take criticism

Well they expect us to accept their criticism of our photos without question but as soon as they are criticized by us, they delete the post. I guess I made a wrong turn down a one way street. Lord...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 02-18-2005, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By Silagi
Ken, There are some lens "flares" in the...

Ken,

There are some lens "flares" in the dark sky above the SD70. 2 of them are caused by reflection of light from the number boards.

Richard
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-15-2005, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,498
Posted By Silagi
Check your instruction manual for cleaning...

Check your instruction manual for cleaning instructions...clean it, and then recalibrate it.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-09-2005, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,713
Posted By Silagi
Not really. I took a chance uploading that one. ...

Not really. I took a chance uploading that one. I know the powers to be at RP do not like cloudy day shots. They have to really like a cloudy day shot for them to accept it even if a shot is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-09-2005, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,713
Posted By Silagi
Dont worry Ken, I too got my own too dark reject...

Dont worry Ken, I too got my own too dark reject today. Yeah it was sunset and yeah it had just finished raining. Normally I would not have uploaded a shot taken in these conditions but I thought...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-13-2004, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By Silagi
This talk got me curious. Just what was photo #1...

This talk got me curious. Just what was photo #1 on this site.....

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=1

I have been with this site since the beginning. The first photo that I...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 11-12-2004, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By Silagi
Dave, I think you are getting MegaPixels and...

Dave, I think you are getting MegaPixels and Megabytes confused. Shooting on the highest quality .JPG setting, the file size of the photo is roughly 2.7 Megabytes (not MegaPixels).
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 11-10-2004, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By Silagi
While you may lose some quality, you can go...

While you may lose some quality, you can go larger than 16x20. A full size 6.3MP .jpg of this image http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=69396 from my D70 was used in the making of this...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-10-2004, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By Silagi
The Nikon D70 gives you a lot more manual control...

The Nikon D70 gives you a lot more manual control of the Camera than the Digital Rebel does. I have been shooting with the D70 since last March and love it.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-30-2004, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By Silagi
Man it is hard to believe those once modern...

Man it is hard to believe those once modern bi-level commuter cars are now 54 yrs old! Time to check myself into the old folks home! I used to ride the old SP BiLevels in the late 70's. Back then...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-26-2004, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By Silagi
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=82823...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=82823

Looks like your appeal was successful.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-22-2004, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,575
Posted By Silagi
Or cropping the existing photo to something more...

Or cropping the existing photo to something more like this eliminating the dead space and focusing more on the train.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v380/silagi/untitled.jpg
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-21-2004, 01:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,902
Posted By Silagi
Nick, So Railpictures is providing free of...

Nick,

So Railpictures is providing free of charge a place for you to display your photos so that you can sell them and make money and you want to complain?

Instead of thinking railpictures as a...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-14-2004, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,536
Posted By Silagi
Well I am not one to kiss and tell, but I will...

Well I am not one to kiss and tell, but I will say that the ad agency did pay a very fair and professional amount of money to use that shot. They definitely made it worth my while.

As for the "UP...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-13-2004, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,536
Posted By Silagi
The original shot was done on my Nikon D70. They...

The original shot was done on my Nikon D70. They did that from a high res .jpg file that I e-mailed to them. I had no idea that they could get it that big.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-07-2004, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,536
Posted By Silagi
Railpictures personal milestone

While I have sold many aircraft photos over the years from exposure on airliners.net and jetphotos, recently I sold my first train photo thanks to railpictures. It was purchased by an ad agency who...
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