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Chase55671 08-19-2009 06:09 AM

Any feedback?

I tried a new composition today, I know I would have some obstructions, but I personally didn't think this shot was bad enough to where it deserved the "foreground clutter" rejection.


My goal was to try something like Chris did in this accepted shot, in that I get the shot just as the head set of trucks head over the crossing. The front of the locomotive itself does not have any obstructions, from what I can see.


Any feedback?


Joey Bowman 08-19-2009 07:14 AM

Neither shot does anything for me.

In your rejected shot, I would say that the truck and the bush right infront of the truck are a little distracting as I wouldnt mind seeing "CSX" on the engine, that sounds weird I know, but for some reason I want to see the name. Another take would to have been a VERY tight shot framing the locomotive in the exact same position with the truck on the left and the sign on the right.

The other shot looks like Chris used pastel chalk to color the whole scene, huh?

Joe the Photog 08-19-2009 01:48 PM

I'm with Joey on seeing the CSX on the side of the loco. The only thing I can think of at that exact spot would be to get a little motion blur of the train. Maybe crop some of the left as well. Also, can you shoot from the other side of the road. That might clear up some of the obstuctions, although it doesn't look like there is a sidewalk and the sidewalk does lead you to the train. Maybe even standing out in the road just a little where the edge of the sidewalk still leads us down.

It's a good try. A different day. a different screen, who knows?

jlev 08-19-2009 04:46 PM

Good shot overall. However, I agree with the rejection reason. That truck is blocking a pretty big view of the loco.

Keep trying. I would put this shot aside though

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