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asis80 05-09-2011 12:47 AM

Say what?
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1110352658
:confused:


Ben

Hatchetman 05-09-2011 12:55 AM

Nice shot!

Joe the Photog 05-09-2011 12:55 AM

What?

And also lighten the shot up just a hair. And level it CW.

I like it though.

Freericks 05-09-2011 12:58 AM

I'm guessing leveling. Nice shot.

asis80 05-09-2011 01:00 AM

Dammit Joe, Ive already lightened the sucker up, hahaha. 3rd rejection for this thing. First 2 were for too dark, but a backlit rejection on a night shot? Cmon now....

Ben

stevenmwelch 05-09-2011 01:21 AM

Check out the shadows, looks like the yard lights are being the equivalent to the sun for the screener. The nose is lit, but the sides are dark. And watch out, a rat will flame you for burning your numberboards ;)

asis80 05-09-2011 01:25 AM

Yea, I don't know. I'll just suck it up and leave it for the personal collection.

Ben

troy12n 05-09-2011 01:32 AM

It's the correct rejection. The sun is shining on the other side of the planet.

TAMR159 05-09-2011 02:04 AM

The train is glowing too...you can see the glow along the tops of the locomotives and the cars. I select only the things being brightened in the image in order to prevent this "halo effect." I still like this show however, and I think it would look really good with just some minor tweaking.

Joe the Photog 05-09-2011 02:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 137003)
It's the correct rejection. The sun is shining on the other side of the planet.

Now that's funny. Not just the wrong side of the tracks, but the entire planet.

bigbassloyd 05-09-2011 02:53 AM

The units do have a angelic glow to them.

Loyd L.

IHapsias 05-09-2011 03:15 AM

Where are your shots of the 21Q and the 11A, Ben? That flood light across the tracks from you is what's giving you that rejection. That stack from the 21Q blocked the light from shining onto the train, so why not try one of those? BTW - Nice photo, better than I did. ;)

BurghMan 05-09-2011 03:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 137003)
It's the correct rejection. The sun is shining on the other side of the planet.

Good one. The ulitimate in backlighting... on the other side of Earth!

Chase55671 05-09-2011 04:15 AM

Level it! Otherwise, flawless photo. I like it.

Chase

DWHonan 05-09-2011 05:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chase55671 (Post 137013)
Level it! Otherwise, flawless photo. I like it.

Chase

Except for the halo, yes.

milwman 05-09-2011 10:55 AM

I would go darker and keep for a show and I like it.

lock4244 05-09-2011 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asis80 (Post 137000)
...but a backlit rejection on a night shit? Cmon now....

Ben

Pooping in the dark, Ben?

or

It's a nice shot, don't be so hard on yourself.

oltmannd 05-09-2011 03:03 PM

Totally unrelated, but that ex-Con SD40-2's trucks have a bit of a history. That locomotive was delivered with new, single shoe brake rigging Flexicoil trucks. The trucks under it in the picture came from an SD9 or SD35. (there's more to it than just clasp vs. single shoe rigging, tho') The only surviving SD9/SD35 Flexicoils on Conrail were on the first two orders of SD50s and came from trade-in SD9s and SD35s.

Conrail kept them under the SD50s even during truck overhauls. So, what is NS doing? Where did the original Flexicoils go?

coborn35 05-09-2011 04:20 PM

The numberboards and headlights look blown out, thats the first thing my eyes went too. Did you paint it at all?

JimThias 05-11-2011 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coborn35 (Post 137045)
The numberboards and headlights look blown out, thats the first thing my eyes went too.

Multiple exposures and masking in photoshop will fix that. I wish more people doing nights shots of parked locomotives would take the time to do that.

PLEzero 05-11-2011 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 137198)
Multiple exposures and masking in photoshop will fix that. I wish more people doing nights shots of parked locomotives would take the time to do that.

Quote:

Originally Posted by coborn35 (Post 137045)
The numberboards and headlights look blown out, thats the first thing my eyes went too. Did you paint it at all?

I agree with these guys. It looks like you just set up a time exposure and used no light source except for what was there. Take a flashlight or flash units and add some light to the units. It will bring out the detail. If that isn't what you're going for you need to take multiple exposures and merge them together in photoshop or selectively edit the photo. The biggest draw of photoshop is the ability to use layers... use 'em.

bigbassloyd 05-11-2011 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 137198)
Multiple exposures and masking in photoshop will fix that. I wish more people doing nights shots of parked locomotives would take the time to do that.

I've never considered it a problem, so don't expect it from me. :) It's such a small part of the scene to burn time 'chopping it IMO. Not that I'm a big fan of shooting stopped trains at night anyhow.

Loyd L.

california_railfan 05-11-2011 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DWHonan (Post 137020)
Except for the halo, yes.

Ben,

I will have to agree with David on this one. The halo effect is a little too much. Maybe darkening the sky or the overall image will reduce it, but most likely you need to go back and reduce the shadow/highlight work done on the image.

Not bad though.

JimThias 05-12-2011 02:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 137217)
I've never considered it a problem, so don't expect it from me. :) It's such a small part of the scene to burn time 'chopping it IMO. Not that I'm a big fan of shooting stopped trains at night anyhow.

Loyd L.

Only takes a few seconds more both on the scene and in front of the computer. ;)


This shot still burns me that I didn't think of it at the time. Ugh.

[photoid=252340]

You will NEVER again see blown number boards like that from me.

I learned from my mistakes, and when my buddy Aaron went to shoot this at night, I told him to take multiple exposures and make sure he had one where the number boards weren't blown out. I then processed the image for him combining two exposures. The overall shot had blown number boards but I was able to save it due to one of the shorter exposures he captured:

[photoid=349022]

troy12n 05-12-2011 03:01 AM

This is a pretty good example. I spent literally 30 minutes in photoshop just on the number board and the area around it. It didnt get accepted here, but i'm using it as an example. On an F unit or E unit, it's harder because of the placement of the number boards.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pic...CIMG5_2523.jpg


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