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by trainerd
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Wyes in Michigan
Replies: 42
Views: 8143

Re: Wyes in Michigan

I didn't see the one in Palms, mentioned. Believe it's Huron and Eastern, up in the middle ish of the thumb.
by trainerd
Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Durand MI again
Replies: 36
Views: 6358

Re: Durand MI again

well here goes, before Amtrak in the morning, 1 or 2. after Amtrak in the morning, as many as 3 CN. Late morning, to late afternoon 1 GLC sb Noonish till 4 H&E does their turn. mid afternoon CN Flat Rock on the Holly in the evening Amtrak and whatever is left, overnight. NOTE: IF there's trackwork, ...
by trainerd
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Shortlines April 2015
Replies: 115
Views: 7581

GLC

SB at M59 12:00pm
by trainerd
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Michigan Shortlines April 2015
Replies: 115
Views: 7581

JAIL line

11:55 nb at I96
by trainerd
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: New JAIL Video
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: New JAIL Video

Real nice video, liked it a lot!
by trainerd
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Banning Ringling Bros. in GR
Replies: 27
Views: 2285

Re: Banning Ringling Bros. in GR

So I guess GR is out for Sigfreid and Roy, huh? No SeaWorld either? Can we still have the flea circus? Please!
by trainerd
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Traverse City to Ann Arbor Train
Replies: 38
Views: 3803

Re: Traverse City to Ann Arbor Train

They could put in a twice daily run and call it "The Gambler" as it would go by the casino in Mt Pleasant. Or some others, like Traverse City Hold 'Em....., Ante Up....,
by trainerd
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New CSX/GLC buisness
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Re: New CSX/GLC buisness

Won't go past Oak Grove, it's for the pipeline project.
by trainerd
Fri May 23, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Bad Color???
Replies: 9
Views: 9097

Re: Bad Color???

Railpicky: "ALL" selected pictures will have freshly washed/or re-painted (within last 6 months) locomotives, no faded, unusual lighting conditions are permitted or accepted. If you have faded/dirty colors, you must boost saturation at least 100% to achieve the fluorescent dayglo images we accept. B...
by trainerd
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Try this with your trusty point-and-shoot
Replies: 17
Views: 15491

Re: Try this with your trusty point-and-shoot

As Ansel Adams said "expose for the shadow detail" "and let the rest of the image fall where it may". I would have bracketed it with a +1ev to start and went up two more steps (more exposure). Overall the image is great, framing, the side/backlit smoke. Your post processing helped quite a bit, but i...
by trainerd
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Color profiles in Photoshop for web viewing
Replies: 11
Views: 10297

Re: Color profiles in Photoshop for web viewing

Essentially color profiles don't matter on the web, especially if it's a jpg file. jpg's don't store a color profile in the file info. That's why Adobe asks when you open a jpg, what color profile you want to use. Basically the web is sRGB throughout. P.S. I always found Adobe's profiles a pain the ...
by trainerd
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Unknown railroad crossing
Replies: 12
Views: 1248

Re: Unknown railroad crossing

Steve, I posted the pic in my gallery, trainerd. It's a larger version than the one on the GenWeb page- found it in the pages source code, supposed to be clickable but isn't in FF. That "window" looks like a train order board.
by trainerd
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Unknown railroad crossing
Replies: 12
Views: 1248

Re: Unknown railroad crossing

Hey Steve, try this one: http://www.migenweb.net/ottawa/twprecor ... story.html

looks about right as seen from opposite direction, has that funky swing out window, has the ladder. building construction looks to be the same. Hope this helps.
by trainerd
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Unknown railroad crossing
Replies: 12
Views: 1248

Re: Unknown railroad crossing

Hi, Steve, Not a clue about the location, but there appears to be an automobile crossing from left to right in the far middle distance (by the boxcar). also the boxcar appears to be made of steel. The clothes the track gang is wearing appear to me to be after the turn of the century. Maybe the twent...
by trainerd
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Tripod problem
Replies: 11
Views: 10259

Re: Tripod problem

Not sure how common this is, but the culprit was grease that had turned somewhat sticky and resistive. I got rid of the grease and replaced it with silicone. Believe or not as they say, that "grease" is supposed to be sticky and resistive, it's not broken down, it's made that way to help smooth/tak...
by trainerd
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Oreo Cookie "Double Stuf" Conspiracy?
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Oreo Cookie "Double Stuf" Conspiracy?

How about Subways' foot-long sub that isn't a foot long?

Or McD's Quarter pounder that "was" a quarter pound before cooking?
by trainerd
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Death Comet coming in late 2013!
Replies: 41
Views: 2482

Re: Death Comet coming in late 2013!

It is said the Comet always foretells their coming, Necromongers, If they can't convert you, they will kill you. Ha!
by trainerd
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: V700 for scanning negatives
Replies: 2
Views: 5346

Re: V700 for scanning negatives

Yeah, Tom, A V700 should be sufficient for your needs, perhaps not optimal, a 6x7 @ 1200ppi ( which is way below what your scanner can do, will give you a file size of about 60 mb, scanning at 2400ppi gives 120mb, scanning at 4800 ppi equals 240 mb (hope you have a lot of RAM) and Hard Drive space. ...
by trainerd
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Delete
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: ACe at night

White balance off a bit maybe? (if digital), if film "oh well". Otherwise those mercury or high pressure sodium lights are a bugger aren't they?
by trainerd
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: suggestions???
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: suggestions???

Looking better, maybe use a touch of '"shadows and highlights" to lighten up the trucks?