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Date: 12/01/12 07:04
Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: PRose

On the job, I'm known as "Jurassic"; my two fellow co worker switchmen
having 6 and 8 years on the job to my almost 40.
The same term applied to me in the photography realm until recently when
I was drug kicking and screaming from color slides to digital.
The camera manual looked liked a Sears Catalog. It was trial and error
and advice from fellow railfans on what worked for them for action shots.
The different dial settings were overwhelming and I tried them all. The
one I have settled on is the little figure of a guy that appears to be running.
We affectionately call him "Running Man".
I hope these images are up to Trainorders Standards. I'll throw them up and let
you be the judge.

1) The Train Order Board and Bay Window on the restored Rock Island depot at
Inman, KS.
October 30, 2012

2) The Q-KCKSAG Roadrailer between Aikman and Chelsea, KS
October 31,2012

3) Yet another westbound BNSF stack train approaching the east switch
at Chelsea, KS.
November 25, 2012.

Thanks for looking.
Comments Welcome.

Bob Helling aka Jurassic
PRose








Date: 12/01/12 07:09
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: rich6000

Well running man is doing good great photos Bob.



Date: 12/01/12 07:19
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: 3rdswitch

I think I will try running man, nice job.
JB



Date: 12/01/12 07:26
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: mojaveflyer

Bob... Nice shots! My doctor told me I was 'Chronologically Gifted' and I thought that was very PC. I can deal with that.



Date: 12/01/12 08:03
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: santafe199

PRose Wrote:

> On the job, I'm known as "Jurassic"......
> The same term applied to me in the photography
> realm.............

Been there-done that with a different name: "Digital Dinosaur"

> I was drug kicking and screaming from color slides
> to digital.........

Been there-done that, too. BUT... now that I'm finally here.....
Let's see now: Of the 4 surviving (out of 6) 80's KS Gangsters 3 are now believers.
LFG: Converted! DAF: Converted! REH: Converted!
Hey JAA!!! Are you listening?????

;^)

PS: Lookin' good, Roberto!



Date: 12/01/12 08:31
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: turbine

Great photos Bob. It looks like you and running man made the transition from film to digital seamlessly. What kind of digital camera are you using.

Larry



Date: 12/01/12 08:32
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: The_Chief_Way

JAA might reply with: "Somebody's got to keep Dwayne's in business!"



Date: 12/01/12 08:40
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: PRose

Thanks for all the kind words guys. I still have my
wet darkroom and will always use film for B&W.
Nothing like a real silver gelatin print.

Bob Helling
PRose



Date: 12/01/12 09:30
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: texchief1

Bob:

Looks like you are doing okay with the digital. All good shots!

Randy Lundgren



Date: 12/01/12 18:46
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: Out_Of_Service

something must be wrong with my digital ... my running man i either standing still or doing the moon walk backwards ... i have no clue what the hell i'm doing with digital ... maybe i should just ask ..."WHAT THE HELL IS A RUNNING MAN?" ... nice photos



Date: 12/01/12 18:55
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: CimaScrambler

Looks to me like you have the hang of it, even if it don't feel that way (yet!).

Kit Courter
Torrance, CA
LunarLight Photography



Date: 12/01/12 18:55
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: imrl

Nice pictures, Bob! Just don't leave your camera alone as I have been known to secretly change the settings from recording JPEGs to RAW. Lance still hasn't forgiven me but I bet he is secretly thanking me!



Date: 12/01/12 18:59
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: Lackawanna484

Nice photos, thanks for sharing them.

I like that first photo a lot. There's nice detail under the eaves, and a razor sharp edge on the signal.



Date: 12/01/12 19:04
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: upkpfan

Out of Service wroyte, ..."WHAT THE HELL IS A RUNNING MAN?" On the top of your dial that givesa you different choices of selection or settings, Manual, Video, Auto, etc.,There is one of a man running. Also looks to me like a speed skater. That one is for MOTION of what you are taking a pic. of. I'm guessing that is the one Bob is calling Running Man. upkpfan



Date: 12/01/12 19:25
Re: Pixels, Megabites and Running Man
Author: SCKP187

Very sharp photos Bob. I got one just like#3, of course we were all standing shoulder-to-shoulder on the bridge, but I'm still not sharing any photos as the fried computer is still being rebuilt.
Brian Stevens

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