Old 02-20-2011, 01:01 AM   #1
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30 minutes of driving around, braving the stench of floating dead catfish on foot trying to find the perfect angle, catching a double suntan because of the reflection of the sun in the water, getting harassed by the property owner for trespassing......the two lead diesels come into view only for two dolphins to **** the reflection up in 3 seconds.

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Old 02-20-2011, 01:28 AM   #2
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Great thing about Chicago is no dolphins to eff things up.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:44 AM   #3
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Oh... I have so many similar stories...so, so, so many... but I have to admit, not a single one of mine involves dolphins.

It's still a neat shot.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:00 AM   #4
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Wow. Seems odd to complain about the dolphins when there are other things to talk about with that shot. Stuff that you could actually control.* Unlike the Dolphins.

* Like pressing the shutter before the train "touches" the brush. Leveling the shot just a hair. Not overexposing it.
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Wow. Seems odd to complain about the dolphins when there are other things to talk about with that shot. Stuff that you could actually control.* Unlike the Dolphins.

* Like pressing the shutter before the train "touches" the brush. Leveling the shot just a hair. Not overexposing it.
Not to mention, had the dolphins not rippled the water, some of the nose of the lead loco would have been blocked by the foliage in the reflection.

Nice location. I'd like to see a wider shot to see more of what is to the left beyond the water.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:49 AM   #6
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Do the dolphins ever jump clear out of the water and into the air, or does that only happen at Seaworld?
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:26 AM   #7
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Why didn't you take a photo of the train as the dolphins were jumping?
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Why didn't you take a photo of the train as the dolphins were jumping?
photo shopped dolphins?
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I think the shot looks better with the ripples.
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not to mention the power sucks
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:39 PM   #11
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I like the ripples, too. What I would be ticked about is that you have a small portion of the plow obstructed. A second or two earlier would resolve that issue.

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not to mention the power sucks
To you perhaps.
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I like the ripples, too. What I would be ticked about is that you have a small portion of the plow obstructed. A second or two earlier would resolve that issue.

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The clone tool would take care of that in a jiffy.
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The clone tool would take care of that in a jiffy.
True.

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Old 02-21-2011, 03:48 AM   #15
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god some of you need to get out more

I held the shutter there are 4 shots of it across this bridge, I want to retry the location another time.

They don't jump out of the water but they do a lot of splashing. I didn't do much editing or trying to fix anything because the shot sucked anyway.
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