Old 05-05-2010, 02:37 AM   #1
MasCoRailbuff
Member
 
MasCoRailbuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Shelton, WA
Posts: 59
Default How can I get this one to go?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=284475387

Is the subject too low? Thanks for any suggestions.
MasCoRailbuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 02:45 AM   #2
coborn35
Senior Member
 
coborn35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Duluth, MN
Posts: 1,398
Default

I love it. It reminds of when the Hells Angels were in town, and I was letting them run the former WC Engineer Training Simulator, and the one Angel told me he was BNSF engineer out of Cali and the other on the former SP out of Truckee!
__________________
I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
Railroad photography is what you make of it, but one way is not "better" than another, IMHO. Unless you have a pole right thought the nose of the engine! -SG
coborn35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 03:14 AM   #3
GIZMO
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 27
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MasCoRailbuff View Post
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=284475387

Is the subject too low? Thanks for any suggestions.
Beautiful.
GIZMO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 10:27 AM   #4
milwman
I shoot what I like
 
milwman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Cedar Fall's, Iowa
Posts: 2,474
Send a message via Yahoo to milwman
Default

A bit off the right and top will help.
__________________
Richard Scott Marsh I go by Scott long story

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22299476@N05/
milwman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 03:54 PM   #5
Dennis A. Livesey
Senior Member
 
Dennis A. Livesey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,986
Cool

Really good, different shot. I like the human element, the color of the locos contrasting with the trees and the curving track.

I think RP wants the shot after you make it the best it can be.

"Bad Cropping" probably refers to the fact the aspect ratio is too square for RP's taste. Make it more a rectangle and you should be in.

Normally, an open loco door is an instant reject here but because of the crew, I think it works very well.

Good luck.
__________________
Dennis

I Foam Therefore I Am.

My pix on RailPics:

I am on Flickr as well:

"Dennis is such a God, he could do that with a camera obscura and some homemade acetate." Holloran Grade

"To me it looks drawn in in Paintshop. It looks like a puddle of orange on the sky." SFO777
Dennis A. Livesey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 10:20 PM   #6
MasCoRailbuff
Member
 
MasCoRailbuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Shelton, WA
Posts: 59
Default

Thank you, it's on now!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=323206

BTW, how do you attach the miniature here, is it in manage attachments?

Joel
MasCoRailbuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2010, 12:32 AM   #7
coborn35
Senior Member
 
coborn35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Duluth, MN
Posts: 1,398
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dennis A. Livesey View Post
Really good, different shot. I like the human element, the color of the locos contrasting with the trees and the curving track.

I think RP wants the shot after you make it the best it can be.

"Bad Cropping" probably refers to the fact the aspect ratio is too square for RP's taste. Make it more a rectangle and you should be in.

Normally, an open loco door is an instant reject here but because of the crew, I think it works very well.

Good luck.
Dumbest reject reason ever.
__________________
I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
Railroad photography is what you make of it, but one way is not "better" than another, IMHO. Unless you have a pole right thought the nose of the engine! -SG
coborn35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2010, 01:18 AM   #8
milwman
I shoot what I like
 
milwman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Cedar Fall's, Iowa
Posts: 2,474
Send a message via Yahoo to milwman
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coborn35 View Post
Dumbest reject reason ever.
Not in my book, On a wide noses it kills the shot if it's moving. Its that simple, The herald isn't whole or seen at all.
__________________
Richard Scott Marsh I go by Scott long story

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22299476@N05/
milwman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2010, 01:21 AM   #9
coborn35
Senior Member
 
coborn35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Duluth, MN
Posts: 1,398
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by milwman View Post
Not in my book, On a wide noses it kills the shot if it's moving. Its that simple, The herald isn't whole or seen at all.
Who cares? I would rather see an open door, adding the human element to a shot than another mindless posed/ wedgie.
__________________
I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
Railroad photography is what you make of it, but one way is not "better" than another, IMHO. Unless you have a pole right thought the nose of the engine! -SG
coborn35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 10:30 PM   #10
Freericks
Met Fan
 
Freericks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,042
Default

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


here you go
Freericks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 10:48 PM   #11
Chase55671
RailPictures.Net Crew
 
Chase55671's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Nitro, WV
Posts: 2,195
Send a message via AIM to Chase55671 Send a message via MSN to Chase55671
Default

[photoid=the photo number ID]

No spaces.

In this case, the photo ID would be 323206.

Chase
__________________
Chase Gunnoe
Railpictures.Net Crew
Rail-Videos.Net Crew
Click here to view my photos at Railpictures.Net
SLR Night Photography Tutorial | Railpictures.Net Beginners Guide
Chase55671 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2010, 01:41 AM   #12
troy12n
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 5,333
Default

Open doors are easy enough to fix in post...
troy12n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2010, 05:04 AM   #13
Dennis A. Livesey
Senior Member
 
Dennis A. Livesey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,986
Cool

Generally, an open door on a depopulated or a moving roster shot is really detrimental to the over all mise-en-scène.

In other words, it looks like crap. Like mustard hanging off your face in a fine restaurant on the first date.

However, in Joel's shot the train is stopped on the mainline and the crew is on the ground. Now the door has a good reason to be open and we are interested in the scene rather than being annoyed by having the aesthetics compromised.
__________________
Dennis

I Foam Therefore I Am.

My pix on RailPics:

I am on Flickr as well:

"Dennis is such a God, he could do that with a camera obscura and some homemade acetate." Holloran Grade

"To me it looks drawn in in Paintshop. It looks like a puddle of orange on the sky." SFO777
Dennis A. Livesey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2010, 08:24 PM   #14
MasCoRailbuff
Member
 
MasCoRailbuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Shelton, WA
Posts: 59
Default

Apparently I got front page placement today (hitches trousers). I feel lucky when I can catch an image that tells a story, like that Rod Stewart song, ha! Thanks again for your suggestions Dennis and all. I changed it from a 5/4 crop to 7/5.
MasCoRailbuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2010, 10:47 PM   #15
bigbassloyd
Senior Member
 
bigbassloyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hilldale, West Virginia
Posts: 3,859
Default

Door open is bad. Rods up is badder. The "Crapper is full" light being on is the 100% worst thing ever!

Loyd L.
__________________
Those who seek glory, must also seek infamy.

My personal photography site
bigbassloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.