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spacetrain1983 12-28-2016 11:15 PM

Derailment... but backlit
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...45&key=7214174
Normally I would never even try to submit a photo with the lighting like this, but this is the first derailment in my area in a very long time, possibly ever. I was unable to access the other side of the tracks. Given the unique circumstances I thought there could be a chance of the photo being accepted, but apparently not... What do you think?

JimThias 12-28-2016 11:42 PM

You were definitely on the wrong side of the tracks. You should have tried for an angle like this:

[photoid=600776]

spacetrain1983 12-28-2016 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 190201)
You were definitely on the wrong side of the tracks. You should have tried for an angle like this:

[photoid=600776]

I would have crossed the track if possible, but railroad officials had already arrived on the scene, so I was unable to. But I guess that probably doesn't help my case though, at least in the eyes of the screeners.

RobJor 12-29-2016 12:29 AM

My personal problem(maybe not the screener's) is that the engine trucks are almost completely blacked out, detail you would like in this photo. I could bring out some detail without having the original and guess that (again if you had) with a little P/S help could get the detail. The light is tough but with that much reflective snow you should be able to get some detail, would have been better if you had zoomed in more on the shadowed side, you would have helped your light meter. Don't really need the full train and all that sky.
When you have a news type photo like this you really want to zoom in on the news detail like the other image above.

Can't say that would get it accepted but maybe if you had all the detail????

Getting to the other side???? Personal preference. I'd think if you had given it wide birth or even maybe a used a road and got to the open field opposite and then come back you would have been OK but ?????

Bob Jordan

spacetrain1983 12-29-2016 01:00 AM

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Alright, I edited the version I submitted and this was the result. Not sure if I adjusted the brightness and shadows correctly, so I've also included a rescaled version of the original.
Attachment 9333
Attachment 9334

Grewup on the CW 12-29-2016 12:46 PM

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Spacetrain,
While I'm no expert and still much to learn myself, here is a quick crop and edit that I did with Photoshop, not that my edit is the answer but just to show its capabilities. As with anything, good software makes a difference. If I read correctly in other posts, you dont have PSE or Lightroom, either of the two is worth the "Investment" in your work.

JimThias 12-29-2016 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by spacetrain1983 (Post 190202)
I would have crossed the track if possible, but railroad officials had already arrived on the scene, so I was unable to. But I guess that probably doesn't help my case though, at least in the eyes of the screeners.

That's why you walk over to them and ask for permission to get a photograph on the other side of the tracks. The worst they can say is "no," so it's always worth a shot to ask. :)

ATSF666 12-29-2016 03:26 PM

Somebody got to the other side. http://www.trainorders.com/discussio....php?1,4190155

JimThias 12-29-2016 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ATSF666 (Post 190213)

And managed to take a failure of a shot, even in good lighting. :lol:

ATSF666 12-29-2016 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 190214)
And managed to take a failure of a shot, even in good lighting. :lol:

Would you expect anything less from Toadodors?

RobJor 12-29-2016 06:31 PM

I actually like it if it were part of say 3 or 4 others. There could be one pretty good reason I can think of why only that angle was shot.

bob

RobJor 12-29-2016 09:21 PM

I see you got a nice one in, not that complicated??? and doing well.

Give it a plug for you.

[photoid=600949]

Bob

Troy, don't spoil the moment. Smile.

Decapod401 12-30-2016 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by RobJor (Post 190221)
I see you got a nice one in, not that complicated??? and doing well.

Give it a plug for you.

[photoid=600949]

Bob

And you're on the front page! Congrats!

JimThias 12-31-2016 04:21 AM

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Originally Posted by ATSF666 (Post 190217)
Would you expect anything less from Toadodors?

I don't know what that means.

JRMDC 01-02-2017 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 190228)
I don't know what that means.

sounds like a pejorative for Trainorders

ATSF666 01-02-2017 04:45 AM

Toad = the owner Todd - he collects your money and then tosses you if his sensibilities are offended. It, at one point in time, was the RR site long before this place.

The site known for "great photo" comments no matter how bad the photo, of which, many are.

Probably very few TO folks here except for James Belmont, so the joke was wasted.

JimThias 01-02-2017 02:35 PM

Ahh, ok. I didn't know what the owner's name was. Makes sense now. :-)


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