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bbrant 06-28-2010 07:23 PM

Thoughts on Shots
 
All -

I was wondering if I could get thoughts/opinions on some photos I was considering uploading. I don't want to upload junk so any thoughts or suggestions on these would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Brian

http://bbrant.smugmug.com/Trains/San...16425655_WZGLU

http://bbrant.smugmug.com/Trains/San...16423206_UFAur

http://bbrant.smugmug.com/Trains/San...16433521_W2ftu

http://bbrant.smugmug.com/Trains/San...16444775_xaeb2

bigbassloyd 06-28-2010 07:48 PM

1 - A bit dark and not the most exciting angle in the world. I'd probably skip this one
2 - Needs the bottom cropped off, and a touch of the right. Should be accepted after some work.
3 - Poor lighting, and bottom heavy. I'd probably skip this one.
4 - Blurry, poorly composed, and poorly lit. I'd skip this one.

Loyd L.

coborn35 06-28-2010 08:05 PM

#1 is a winner.

bbrant 06-28-2010 08:07 PM

Loyd -

Thanks for the reply. With sharpening, the Amtrak shot isn't as blurry as it appears. It was a late evening shot and I wasn't sure if there was enough light that would be acceptable for RP. I like the lighting of the first one but, as you said, something about the angle didn't look right. The last one was my first attempt at panning. I was please with the way the effect came out, now to try and work on the composition of it. It's a start though.

Thanks again for your post.

Brian

bbrant 06-28-2010 08:26 PM

Coborn35 -

Thanks for your reply too. I'm still on the fense about the first shot. I like it but don't love it. The lighting is decent but the angle kind of bothers me. It's not a straight on shot and it's not a complete side-view either, just awkward but not overly awkward if that makes any sense.

Brian

John Fladung 06-28-2010 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coborn35 (Post 116807)
#1 is a winner.

I disagree. There isn't enough space in front of the lead unit. (i.e. it would probably get dinged for cropping).

bbrant 06-28-2010 09:51 PM

I was able to get the second shot accepted here and with that I'm going to leave well enough alone. (Loyd, I took your advice and cropped it as you suggested.) Thanks again, I appreciate the input/advice.

Brian

troy12n 06-28-2010 10:22 PM

I like #1 and #2, I wouldnt be surprised if #1 got a high sun rejection. It seems they are (or always have and I didnt notice?) rejecting for high sun if the rails arent lit, but everything else is fine. #1 also could use some more space in front of the locomotive, you may be able to fix that if you have another frame.


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