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RobR
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« on: Mar 23rd, 2002, 1:44pm »
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Greetings, fellow ferroequinophotographers!  
 
Welcome to the Railroad Photography forum on railfan.net!  This forum is for discussion of how to make better railroad photographs, and for showing off your work.  Technical and artistic topics are both welcome. Even the eternal Kodak vs Fuji debate will be accepted!  
 
I strongly encourage constructive critique of any photographs posted here.  On some forums, if I post a photograph, I get a bunch of "Great job, Rob!" replies that make me feel good but don't do anything to help me become a better photographer.  But there's one or two places where I can post a photograph and I'll get replies saying, "That's not a good photograph and here's why".  Those messages help me more.  I hope we can get discussions like that going here.  But please keep things tactful.
 
I look forward to hearing from you, and even more to seeing your photos!
 
RobR
 
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Henry
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 23rd, 2002, 1:58pm »
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Just a quick note, while I haven't implemented a message board photo posting system yet it will be available in the near future.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 23rd, 2002, 5:43pm »
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This looks like it's going to be a great forum!
 
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 23rd, 2002, 6:03pm »
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With the better weather close at hand I am looking forward to getting out and shooting more often again!
 
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 23rd, 2002, 6:26pm »
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Sunshine & blue skies. Don't worry, they'll get here soon.
 
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 23rd, 2002, 8:42pm »
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Hey guys
Hopefully I can get my pictures of my upcoming Deshler trip on here.  The only thing is that........well, I am not a very good photographer.  When it comes to artistic, I am not.  I take the photos I do out of pure enjoyment and love of trains.  I hope I don't get too ripped here.


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« Reply #6 on: Mar 23rd, 2002, 9:16pm »
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I have the cameras and equiptment but lack the knowledge of manual cameras and really don't have the patience<sp> when I have a digital to get instant gratification from.
I hope to learn more on this forum as I brought the manuals back out of storage.
Remember though it's not so much the equipment, but rather the person looking through the viewfinder that makes for great photos Chessie8212  


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« Reply #7 on: Mar 24th, 2002, 1:16am »
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Jon, all you gots to do is points the camera at the trains, and push the button  

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« Reply #8 on: Mar 24th, 2002, 9:02pm »
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on Mar 23rd, 2002, 8:42pm, chessie8212 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hey guys
Hopefully I can get my pictures of my upcoming Deshler trip on here.  The only thing is that........well, I am not a very good photographer.  When it comes to artistic, I am not.  I take the photos I do out of pure enjoyment and love of trains.  I hope I don't get too ripped here.

 
Chessie,
 
We'll try to be gentle!  
 
But I know from personal experience that it does hurt to post a photograph that you think is really great, and for it to generate nothing more than "That's an OK shot, but I think it could have been better if you'd have..."  Please take any criticisms in the spirit in which they will be offered.  We will be trying to help you become a better photographer.  I know at least one person who posted photographs that I really didn't care for, but who kept working and has become a really good railroad photographer.  
 
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 24th, 2002, 11:52pm »
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Hey Rob !!
 
I am new to the board...  How do I post an image ??
 
post a link to the image  ??
 
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maybe i should start a new thread ???  oh well, here goes...
 
here is a link to an SP locomotive i captured about one month ago here in southern california
 
http://www.yayax.com/gateway/power/sp8659.htm
 
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« Reply #10 on: Mar 25th, 2002, 4:59pm »
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Greenthumb,
 
For now, we'll have to post links.  These forums aren't set up yet to host photos.  Henry's working on it!
 
That is a sweet shot!  Thanks for sharing it with us!  
 
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 25th, 2002, 5:15pm »
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on Mar 25th, 2002, 4:59pm, RobR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Greenthumb,
 
For now, we'll have to post links.  These forums aren't set up yet to host photos.  Henry's working on it!
 
That is a sweet shot!  Thanks for sharing it with us!  
 
RobR

 
Actually you can use existing photos from the web as inline images with the 'img' YABBC tags.
 

 
'The late afternoon sun sheds light onto SP 8659 and DRGW 3114.'
 
Nice shot GT!
 
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« Reply #12 on: Mar 25th, 2002, 6:06pm »
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Awesome, always looking for a place to discuss Railroad photography.
 
Check out my website,
 
Http://leesome1226.tripod.com
 
Enjoy!
 
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Here's a photo u can add!! its an EMD SD40-2 no 6723 i think. its shown rollin a small scrap metal train thru downtown Roanoke,VA!

http://Forums.Railfan.net/Images/Photo/mr14001-2.jpg
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 18th, 2005, 2:37pm »
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hello    fellow    RailFANS !
I  would  enjoy   showing  you  some  of  my  
train   photos
please  write  to   me  @    watchingtrains@yahoo.com
My  name  is   Larry   Stewa
rt    from   tacoma    Washington


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« Reply #15 on: May 24th, 2008, 12:30am »
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Well, before I start my own photography thread, I wanted to try out a link on here to see if it works.  Thanks!
 

 
Ooohhh goody, it worked, but I'll have to resize them.


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« Reply #16 on: May 26th, 2008, 9:35am »
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Woah. Where did that happen?

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« Reply #17 on: May 26th, 2008, 6:59pm »
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That is  a very cool picture Jenny, thank you for choicing just an interesting one to post. That looks like if could of been a hard explution with those cars like that.
 
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« Reply #18 on: May 26th, 2008, 11:51pm »
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That happened on Keokuk Junction railway trackage near Keokuk, IA.  After all of the rain that us in the midwest have had, the rails just collapsed.  I would hate to have to clean it up!  I'm going to start my photo log soon.  Thanks!

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on May 24th, 2008, 12:30am, GirlyRailfan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Well, before I start my own photography thread, I wanted to try out a link on here to see if it works.  Thanks!
 

 
Ooohhh goody, it worked, but I'll have to resize them.

 
 
 When I was young I played on the railroad tracks at my grandmother's house, right in the back. I always put rocks on the tracks to watch them get crushed, but she would warn me, "one day a train will be derailed because of you and it will hit you!."  
 I never believed a rock could derail a train but I almost got killed by one of my own rocks when it shot out from under the train at a high rate of speed right at my head, missed by a few feet, and I was 100 ft. away easily.  
 Guess this kid managed to derail the train after all..


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