Old 12-07-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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I'm working on some photos to give as potential presents to a few people, and as a B&W novice, I was looking for input on this photo before I send it off to print.

(the backstory is that this print is destined for an engineer who works on the line, who is quite fond of this spot in the middle of nowhere)

Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-07-2011, 10:51 PM   #2
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Looks good to me Blacks black all the way to white.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:54 PM   #3
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The B&W aspect of it is near flawless. Very nicely captured and processed.
As for the spot in middle of nowhere, if that's a spot he likes, I don't see how it could've been captured any better. I'm sure he'll love it.

Now - if it was an RP shot, I'm guessing it would be a "bad crop". It is a little tall and perhaps just slightly out of balance but the only fix at that location that I can see would involve cropping which would mean loosing some code wire or the tree.

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Yeah, it's not an RP-style shot, right along with 60,000+ others I have. Bad cropping, backlit, etc...

Thanks for the input so far guys. The scene as captured just seemed to beg to be converted over to black and white.

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Yea non fans will like the way it is, Funny how we pick a shot apart.
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Buckingham Branch?

I dont know if RP will accept it due to lack of nose light. I like it for what its worth.
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The best BW is back or side lit and the first thing my first photo teacher told me in high school shoot with sun to your side LOL.
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Yes, Buckingham Branch between Goshen and Craigsville. I will not be submitting this one to here, as I already have a decent one of this train at a more scenic location, and there's no need to put 40 photos of a "santa train" on here..

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Looks good. I like it.
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Buckingham Branch?

I dont know if RP will accept it due to lack of nose light. I like it for what its worth.
I guess you missed the thread title.


Looks good, Loyd. Nice contrast between blacks and whites as already stated.
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I like it Loyd. That's a lonely stretch of railroad, and for my money, you captured a couple of nice shots (particularly the thumbnail of the shot you HAD posted to RP). I've chased the Cardinal across this line a few times, but haven't been up that way in at least ten years or more (nothing since the BB took over).
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It's pretty sparse up there these days from what I have seen the few times I have been there. A few Empty coal and grain and the Cardinal, plus whatever locals BB runs.
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BB stays pretty busy IMO. They are currently running to clifton out of Staunton 2-3 times a week, Running to Charlottesville from Staunton 2 times a week, switching Goshen nearly every day, and CSX runs 3-5 mtys a day through the week, and 6-10 a day on weekends. Add in the cardinal 6 times a week and you'll get your fill of shooting I don't venture past Charlottesville too much, but they serve out of Doswell 2-4 times a week so I've heard.

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