Old 04-16-2017, 01:26 PM   #51
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I had to google to get this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardee%27s
Sorry, I forgot about my non-US forum members lol

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Old 04-16-2017, 02:11 PM   #52
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I really dislike Hardees (Carl's Jr for you western folks), but I don't visit there to talk about how much I dislike them.

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I can take or leave most of what Hardees has. Occasionally they have something good, a few years ago they had a REALLY good fried chicken sandwich, but they discontinued it in favor of a "chicken strip" sandwich.

It was a LARGE, juicy, tasty sandwich. Their burgers are mediocre.
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Old 04-17-2017, 12:40 PM   #54
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Update:

Webster and Blue Ridge fell today. The rest will be gone in the next 2 weeks. So plan your shots accordingly..
Well crap...

I knew webster would be done by the time Memorial day rolled around, but figured blue ridge would still be up
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Well crap...

I knew webster would be done by the time Memorial day rolled around, but figured blue ridge would still be up
They fully intend to be CPL free well before 611 struts up the grade.

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If "their" guidelines are so stupid and you have an obvious dislike for the site / you don't feel inclined to submit your photos to the site, why bother about visiting the RP forum?
I never said I disliked the site. And I bother to participate in the forums because I enjoy participating in the discussion about photography, and contributing to discussion about how a photo can be improved - which is not necessarily the same thing as changing a photo to appease the screeners.
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I never said I disliked the site. And I bother to participate in the forums because I enjoy participating in the discussion about photography, and contributing to discussion about how a photo can be improved - which is not necessarily the same thing as changing a photo to appease the screeners.
A quick Google search for xBNSFer confirms your enjoyment for railroad photography forums without a doubt. I guess I'm just battling to get my head around how anyone can feel comfortable "insulting the host/s in their own lounge" so to speak.
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I'm pretty close on this, right? I thought the exposure was almost spot on, there's some dark spots where light was blocked by the smoke plume, but the rest of the scene is on, right?

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I would clone out the croucher(looks pretty easy), I know the thing now is to include some of the photographers but this is a nice scene and he is a distraction here .??

I often get the underexposed sooo, but I ran it through the raw converter and auto exposure brightened it up a bit plus upped the whites(which make the plume pop) and contrast. Your settings seem to be right at the sunny 16 but don't know what adjustment you made plus the sun is getting lower.

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I would clone out the croucher(looks pretty easy), I know the thing now is to include some of the photographers but this is a nice scene and he is a distraction here??
Believe me, I almost did... I don't think it's a distraction, per se, but I like my shots clean. If the guy wasn't crouching and acting like a foamer, I probably would have cloned him out, but he looks kind of funny so I left him in

Shot was 1/500, F8, ISO100 on a 5D mark 1 on a EF 28-105 USM II @ 28mm
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Believe me, I almost did... I don't think it's a distraction, per se, but I like my shots clean. If the guy wasn't crouching and acting like a foamer, I probably would have cloned him out, but he looks kind of funny so I left him in

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Troy, I'd say it is definitely underexposed. Obviously, I wasn't there, so I don't know the time of day, but shooting late afternoon in full sun, I'd usually be at 1/500th and f/8 at ISO 200.....a full stop faster. Even at mid-day, shooting those settings at ISO 100 would still be about 1/3rd stop slow.

I like the shot, and I think you can fix the exposure issues. I am on the fence with regard to the "croucher". I'm generally OK with regular folks, meaning bystanders in the shot, as long as they are positioned such that they don't obstruct the view of the train. I'm not as happy with photographers in the shot. Their presence just makes the shot scream words like "foam" and "chase"....neither of which are things that I want my pictures to say. Also, the positioning of this guy so close to the edge of the frame just makes him a distraction. Just my thoughts, anyway.
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Troy, I'd say it is definitely underexposed. Obviously, I wasn't there, so I don't know the time of day, but shooting late afternoon in full sun, I'd usually be at 1/500th and f/8 at ISO 200.....a full stop faster. Even at mid-day, shooting those settings at ISO 100 would still be about 1/3rd stop slow.

I like the shot, and I think you can fix the exposure issues. I am on the fence with regard to the "croucher". I'm generally OK with regular folks, meaning bystanders in the shot, as long as they are positioned such that they don't obstruct the view of the train. I'm not as happy with photographers in the shot. Their presence just makes the shot scream words like "foam" and "chase"....neither of which are things that I want my pictures to say. Also, the positioning of this guy so close to the edge of the frame just makes him a distraction. Just my thoughts, anyway.
I brightened it up and resubmitted it. I like the shot too.

Edit: yeah, I guess that did the trick

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