Old 01-06-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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Is the shot too boring, or too "in your face"?

I can't really argue with the rejection, sure was common power on a cloudy day...

Would this different shot be a better choice? (see attached)

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Definitely the scene with signal over the tight snow wedgie.
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Brighten up a bit.
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It's a great shot, I would trim a touch off the right and lighten it some. It's snowing and it is uncommon to have snow without clouds.
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I always wondered if this monitor is showing my shots brighter than normal. I guess that answers it. Both shots look good exposure wise to me. Thanks for the input all! I may fiddle around and try one or the other later on.

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Old 01-07-2010, 01:20 AM   #6
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I always wondered if this monitor is showing my shots brighter than normal. I guess that answers it. Both shots look good exposure wise to me. Thanks for the input all! I may fiddle around and try one or the other later on.

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It's not far off loyd, Just a touch gray and not white
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Hit it with 25% lighten shadows and sharped it a bit more, Don't know but looks right on mine. Maybe some more contrast too.
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The earlier shot (train further back) is excellent. The closer shot doesn't do it for me---too conventional. You might lighten it just a touch, but not too much. Don't corrupt an otherwise honest shot for the mere sake of having it posted on RP (send it to Joe McMillan as an alternative, since it would make a dandy calendar image).

Knowing how a typical Appalachian snow storm appears in real life, I'd say your image captured it perfectly the first time.
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The earlier shot (train further back) is excellent. The closer shot doesn't do it for me---too conventional. You might lighten it just a touch, but not too much. Don't corrupt an otherwise honest shot for the mere sake of having it posted on RP (send it to Joe McMillan as an alternative, since it would make a dandy calendar image).

Knowing how a typical Appalachian snow storm appears in real life, I'd say your image captured it perfectly the first time.
Me too and looks just like the snow we get in Iowa.
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I appreciate all the help. I guess this monitor is a bit bright, because your version looks a touch hot on it. I bet all my previous shots over the last few months are a bit dark.. haha!

Thanks for the kind words Ron. That makes it worth the two hours standing in the snow!

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That makes it worth the two hours standing in the snow!

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I think so it is a worthy photo.
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