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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-27-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,365
Posted By mlgardner
Sometimes it helps to ask if everything in the...

Sometimes it helps to ask if everything in the frame supports the subject being depicted.
I find the rail-cable barrier in the foreground to be distracting as well as the distant forest of poles to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,169
Posted By mlgardner
Not in the foreground, but the pole line clutter...

Not in the foreground, but the pole line clutter sticking up off the roof of the locomotive is distracting. Other than that, I think that's a great image.

Michael
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-07-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By mlgardner
Attractive as it is, I am not sure the expanse of...

Attractive as it is, I am not sure the expanse of Cornwall landscape is helping you here.
I would consider cropping very severely from the top down, preserving the reflection, close tree line,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-06-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By mlgardner
You sure got some dramatic images at Cajon! ...

You sure got some dramatic images at Cajon!

Michael
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-06-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By mlgardner
Poles and sand towers sticking up off the top of...

Poles and sand towers sticking up off the top of the locomotive. Photos are two dimensional so there is no sense of depth that you experienced at the scene. In the photo, they look like part of the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-04-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,560
Posted By mlgardner
The giant Death Star. Nice.:lol: MG

The giant Death Star. Nice.:lol:

MG
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-02-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By mlgardner
Understood, thanks. Michael

Understood, thanks.

Michael
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-01-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By mlgardner
Thanks, good points. I can't believe I didn't...

Thanks, good points. I can't believe I didn't see those dust spots! Digital 101, scan every image for dust boogers. :-)

Michael
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-01-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By mlgardner
Comments?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1036901&key=2452067

Rejected for poor cropping. I was surprised. Seemed rather straight forward.

TIA,

Michael
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-01-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By mlgardner
I'm thinking an earlier shot just coming out of...

I'm thinking an earlier shot just coming out of the pit of the curve, tele'd in, less shadowed area on the right, lead locomotive to the right, less centered. This would show more of the context of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-01-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By mlgardner
Man boobs! There's a pill for that I...

Man boobs! There's a pill for that I think.:twisted:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-24-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,728
Posted By mlgardner
I like it a lot. I love side lighting. Great feel...

I like it a lot. I love side lighting. Great feel to it. Can you selectively open the shadows on the nose? That might help.

Michael
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-22-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By mlgardner
Great ideas! Sometimes I get too attached to a...

Great ideas! Sometimes I get too attached to a photo and fail to see all the options. Thanks for taking the time. :-)

Michael
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-21-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By mlgardner
Good points, thanks. Michael

Good points, thanks.

Michael
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-21-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By mlgardner
Thumbs down oh no, not again

I'm quite sure some screener is getting tired of seeing this:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1033969&key=1284850

For those who saw this before, I think I got the color much...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-20-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By mlgardner
You probably already know this, but if you shoot...

You probably already know this, but if you shoot jpegs, never work on the original file. Make a copy and work on that. Every time you save a jpeg the compression algorithm throws away pixels. You...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By mlgardner
That is killer! Unusual angle with great light...

That is killer! Unusual angle with great light and composition. Well done.

Michael
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By mlgardner
RP adds those to the photos in the reject file. ...

RP adds those to the photos in the reject file. :-D

MG
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By mlgardner
Thank you, Anthony, that looks great. I'll pull...

Thank you, Anthony, that looks great. I'll pull it into Photoshop and give it a go.
Michael
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By mlgardner
I like the that shot better. Emphasizes the...

I like the that shot better. Emphasizes the engine and puts the poles more in the background.

Michael
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By mlgardner
Thanks guys. I'll give another workover from the...

Thanks guys. I'll give another workover from the raw.

Michael
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By mlgardner
Does this help?

Does this help?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By mlgardner
Thumbs down Fail!

Hi again,
I scored a double fail on this one:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=1033306&key=1427913

I've processed this photo into several slight variations since I shot it 5 years...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By mlgardner
That's a tough one, Gary. I shot a sequence of...

That's a tough one, Gary. I shot a sequence of that same scene a few weeks ago and I'm still trying figure out which photo works. I stood a bit further back up the hill and shot it with a 50mm. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-18-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By mlgardner
As mentioned, way too much empty foreground, the...

As mentioned, way too much empty foreground, the pole is ugly as are all the electrical boxes etc on the end of the building. And the silo structures appearing above the roof line detract from...
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