Old 10-11-2017, 12:08 AM   #1
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Thought this was something interesting and a little different than a generic gevo wedge shots but got PAQed. Any thoughts on this? Things I could change or recrop etc? Thanks.

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Old 10-11-2017, 01:44 AM   #2
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I like the concept, but you have done a 50/50 split of the trailer and the locos, making the photo somewhat schizophrenic. If you have the opportunity for a redo, stand back about 50 feet so you can see the sky above and the ground below the trailer. Right now, the end if the trailer is providing a vertical split between the two elements of the photo, and you need to eliminate that division. Deemphasize the trailer, but don't let much, if any space get between the trailer and the string of locos, or you will have found a new way to split the two elements of the photo. JMHO
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:52 AM   #3
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I like the concept, but you have done a 50/50 split of the trailer and the locos, making the photo somewhat schizophrenic. If you have the opportunity for a redo, stand back about 50 feet so you can see the sky above and the ground below the trailer. Right now, the end if the trailer is providing a vertical split between the two elements of the photo, and you need to eliminate that division. Deemphasize the trailer, but don't let much, if any space get between the trailer and the string of locos, or you will have found a new way to split the two elements of the photo. JMHO
Do you think something like this is better? Unfortunately a reshoot won't be possible until next summer for the right lighting, and who knows if there will be any locos here by then...
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:55 AM   #4
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I don't see this getting on, doesn't really do anything for me.
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Do you think something like this is better? Unfortunately a reshoot won't be possible until next summer for the right lighting, and who knows if there will be any locos here by then...
You need to really deemphasize the trailer. It's way too dominant in both scenes.
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You could pull this off if it wasn't just some wedgie of a GE widecab in some nondescript field in Ohio or wherever it is with a chain link fence, some power lines and some utility trucks in the background.

It's just really not a photogenic location. Period... pass
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You could pull this off if it wasn't just some wedgie of a GE widecab in some nondescript field in Ohio or wherever it is with a chain link fence, some power lines and some utility trucks in the background.

It's just really not a photogenic location. Period... pass
I mean it's at GE Transportation, hence trying to include the trailer so it's more than a wedge shot in a yard.

But then again, I've asked to you to not bother replying to my threads because I've never seen you give a helpful comment.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:42 AM   #8
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I like the idea you had. I would have probably composed it from farther back and made the trailer less dominant.

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I mean it's at GE Transportation, hence trying to include the trailer so it's more than a wedge shot in a yard.

But then again, I've asked to you to not bother replying to my threads because I've never seen you give a helpful comment.
Sorry you don't find my comments helpful... maybe you should actually listen to me

Your photo isn't very good, I don't care that it's at GE's plant, it's not a photogenic location

Every other comment here is telling you this exact same thing
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Every other comment here is telling you this exact same thing
Really? What you you reading? Cause both other commenters suggested de-emphasizing the trailer or that they liked the idea but would have composed differently.
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:33 AM   #11
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Whenever you go outside the norm you have a "hill to climb" to get accepted. Just something different is not enough. There were comments on another thread about shooting wide to allow different crops. Also, everything is just sitting there and pixels are "free" so multiple shots and angles would have been in order like if you were doing ad or studio shots. You can try another version, has worked but there is still the hill to climb. So my thought would be lesson learned. I seem to remember a thread with pickup truck and engine in the desert and moving things around worked but I think there were multiple shots to work with.

I don't think replying negatively to other posters is helpful. I have learned to let it go for two reasons. Doesn't help get image accepted and usually stripping out the sarcasm there is some truth. To be honest, your lead-in kinda left you open.

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Old 10-11-2017, 04:30 PM   #12
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Nice Idea on thinking outside the box, wedgies are well, wedgies. While the back ground scenery is not as attractive as other pics and locations, you gotta work with what you got. I would have tried the pic/location/situation just like you have attempted. If we never try, then how will we succeed?
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