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Oskar 06-21-2013 10:16 PM

How about this PEQ?
 
An old picture I thought could be interesting, but as I understand, PEQ means is just bad, not any technical issues in particular. So I'm not asking for help, I won't submit it again. Tell me what you think if you want. Thanks!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...90&key=9619405

Dennis A. Livesey 06-22-2013 03:17 AM

Overall I like the attempt. It comes close but no cigar.

If the far truck had been centered, the picture would be much better. As it is, the far truck being "touched" as it were, hurts the composition.

In B&W, all you really have is exposure and contrast. While I think high contrast can work on many B&W's, I think it is hurting here.

Also the foreground is a jumble. Not sure what else to say.

Oskar 06-22-2013 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dennis A. Livesey (Post 167576)
Overall I like the attempt. It comes close but no cigar.

If the far truck had been centered, the picture would be much better. As it is, the far truck being "touched" as it were, hurts the composition.

In B&W, all you really have is exposure and contrast. While I think high contrast can work on many B&W's, I think it is hurting here.

Also the foreground is a jumble. Not sure what else to say.

Ok, thanks for your opinion. I see the flaws now that you point them, and I agree.
I had to look up "jumble" in the dictionary, it means something like "crowded"; the foreground is a coupler and I tried not to cut it, therefore a lot of black space was included too.

Regards and thank you.

Ron Flanary 06-22-2013 03:22 PM

I like it, but I think the heavy contrast takes much away from the shot. The trucks on the car are exposed about right, but the grass is blown out (overexposed).

This is the sort of shot that RP.net's screeners will either love....or hate. I kind of lean toward the "love" side, but it's obviously not my decision. Thanks for sharing it, though.

Oskar 06-23-2013 02:11 AM

Thanks a lot, Ron.

I knew from the start that it wasn't an easy shot to get accepetd here, so I understand their decision, plus some technical issues you point out, it's over.

But I appreciate your input a lot, because it helps me to see things I must not have done properly.

Regards.

Insert_Name_Here 06-24-2013 03:45 AM

nice idea, but like what has been said the trucks in the background being centered would help.

Also how about a less in your face view for the foreground too

Oskar 06-24-2013 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Insert_Name_Here (Post 167609)
nice idea, but like what has been said the trucks in the background being centered would help.

Also how about a less in your face view for the foreground too

Thanks for your opinion.

To keep the coupler horizontal I had to sacrify the truck, becuase it was in the curve of a siding. That was the angle the cars were respecting each other.

The foreground can be cropped, but I won't insist with this shot. Thanks again to all of you for the advice.


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