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by jkh2cpu
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC in Durand
Replies: 13
Views: 2078

Re: GLC in Durand

I'm there two to four times a month. The guys who are there most, say that GLC runs south in the late afternoon -- from 5 to 7 PM, with the return usually two to four hours later... Oh - and just week days. From time to time I do find GLC going south or coming north between the hours of 10 am and 4 ...
by jkh2cpu
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: 2 Mile Train at Durand
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: 2 Mile Train at Durand

I was there. He took 120 empty coal cars and 78 others to make 198 cars. 8800 tons, and about 10,800 feet or so. Two BNSF locos 9901 and 9268. He made two passes over the High Wye... first the 120 coal cars, which were left on the main (2), and the second to take cars out of four tracks in the yard....
by jkh2cpu
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: A good lens step up for a canon rebel t3??
Replies: 8
Views: 11795

Re: A good lens step up for a canon rebel t3??

Keep in mind used equipment. Older stuff that might not work quite right can always be returned to good condition by a qualified repair shop. I doubt that lens designs change much over the years, but added 'features' such as vibration reduction are really not necessary if you are willing to use a tr...
by jkh2cpu
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Attention Drone Fans!
Replies: 2
Views: 6205

Attention Drone Fans!

Check today's Video of the Day over at trainorders . com. Great video from a great location and interesting commentary.

John.
by jkh2cpu
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: 60i vs 60p
Replies: 5
Views: 7588

Re: 60i vs 60p

I don't have a clue. I'd try both and see which you like better, *IF* you can spot a difference.

John.
by jkh2cpu
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Opinions on this shot
Replies: 16
Views: 14717

Re: Opinions on this shot

The more things change, the more they stay the same. In the 'good old days,' a photographer had to really understand the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. In the much happier days of digi cameras, if one is going to shot in a manual exposure mode, the ISO needs to stay the same....
by jkh2cpu
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Opinions on this shot
Replies: 16
Views: 14717

Re: Opinions on this shot

Auto ISO will obviate the manual setting of aperture and shutter speed. Fix all of them ahead of time. Another thing from back in the day: the lighting is not going to change in a few minutes. The appearance of a bright headlight will skew your settings to your disappointment.

Sorry.

John.
by jkh2cpu
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: CP Demands Corridor Clear - Residents Protest
Replies: 31
Views: 4434

Re: CP Demands Corridor Clear - Residents Protest

Sure they want it cleared: it's on their right of way, and those structures and gardens have to put the fear of the tort lawyers into the CP management.

John.
by jkh2cpu
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Opinions on this shot
Replies: 16
Views: 14717

Re: Opinions on this shot

Don't wanna start flames... but it's probably better to stay positive. The idea of 'you *do* know the relationship between shutter speed and f-stop' should be more than pitched. So... Back in the day (of color film circa 1965) I ran into the problem of reciprocity failure, with reciprocity being the...
by jkh2cpu
Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Opinions on this shot
Replies: 16
Views: 14717

Re: Opinions on this shot

Looks like a fine pan shot to me... and that Nikon is doing OK. I downloaded the full size shot from flickr, and it looks OK to me... I'd be happy with it.

Don't let the grumpy guys get you down.

John.
by jkh2cpu
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NKP 765 locations/ heads up
Replies: 50
Views: 5158

Re: NKP 765 locations/ heads up

Hope you get some pictures.

John.
by jkh2cpu
Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NKP 765
Replies: 21
Views: 2795

Re: NKP 765

Steam Central believes that the Saturday and Sunday trips will begin at 9 AM.

NKP 765 is supposed to go south from Owosso on Thursday.

John.
by jkh2cpu
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Durand - Derailment
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Durand - Derailment

I was at Durand on Friday and I'm to understand that some piece of dragging equipment tore up the platform, but no derailment. Be careful out there. Train guys inspecting passing trains keep a safe distance. Probabilities are low for something to happen, but when it does, a person wants to be well c...
by jkh2cpu
Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NKP 765 on the AA
Replies: 32
Views: 3707

Re: NKP 765 on the AA

Photo line? It was Photo Lines! Clumps of foam all over the place, and not a nasty word or ugly face. It's really nice when we cooperate and make way for the johnny-come-latelies.

John.
by jkh2cpu
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Damaged Files
Replies: 13
Views: 11663

Re: Damaged Files

Try a friend's computer on a different operating system.

Can you open a 'terminal window / command window' and cd to the card and then read the contents of the card?

What is your operating system, by the way? Some windows version? Who knows what corruption might inhabit your machine...

John.
by jkh2cpu
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Damaged Files
Replies: 13
Views: 11663

Re: Damaged Files

Can you try to make the transfer with a friend's equipment, or a different operating system? It could be faulty equipment, rather than a bad card or corrupt data, especially if your camera reads the images.

John.
by jkh2cpu
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Damaged Files
Replies: 13
Views: 11663

Re: Damaged Files

Pat, are you referring to a thumbnail image that may (or may not) accompany the main image?

... try another computer :-)

John.
by jkh2cpu
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Damaged Files
Replies: 13
Views: 11663

Re: Damaged Files

I don't know what sort of camera you have, but some cameras allow you to plug the camera into a USB port and download from the camera. You could at least download them into a directory (folder) to see what you had. HTH & keep us posted. If you can see the images on the camera, you should be able to ...
by jkh2cpu
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NKP 765 on the AA
Replies: 32
Views: 3707

Re: NKP 765 on the AA

The Fort Wayne GPS site just updated their map... Showing a route from Fort Wayne to Milan to Owosso. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

John.
by jkh2cpu
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: GLC running on CSX
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: GLC running on CSX

Are they switching Ann Pere?

John.