Old 07-06-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default Well, 1 out of 3 isn't *too* bad, I guess...

My second round of pics:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=111656

I'm happy that this one got in, i didn't really expect it would. (As the shutter was held open for 15 seconds, the well lit station building on the RH side was *seriously* over exposed.)

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=143380
I guess I pushed the envelope a little *too* far with this one, rejected for bad angle. I would say there is little that I can do with it to increase chances... (Pity, I thought the "This isn't your fathers wedge shot" was quite witty... or maybe that was actually a hindrance, rather than a help...)

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=143397
This was an early nightshot of mine, and compared to the other too, it is a bit lower quality. I'll take this one on the chin, and move on. (Bad motive)
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Old 07-06-2005, 03:59 PM   #2
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For shots like that to work, you need the whole loco. You got the other shot similiar accepted, so I wouldn't sweat it.

Also, the train has "No. 2 end" painted on it. What does that mean?
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:22 PM   #3
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For shots like that to work, you need the whole loco. You got the other shot similiar accepted, so I wouldn't sweat it.
That makes sense, fair enough...
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Also, the train has "No. 2 end" painted on it. What does that mean?
The 2800 class locos (GE powerplant, more info here ) have cabs on either end. You can see this a little better in this shot:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=110821

Taken from the No1. end.
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:05 PM   #4
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I guess I pushed the envelope a little *too* far with this one, rejected for bad angle. I would say there is little that I can do with it to increase chances...
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For shots like that to work, you need the whole loco. You got the other shot similiar accepted, so I wouldn't sweat it.
Definitely. The accepted shot is much better, of course, that's why it was accpeted. In the up close shot, it looks as though the digital zoom (or a major Photoshop enhancement) was used to create the desired effect which just kills the image quality.
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In the up close shot, it looks as though the digital zoom (or a major Photoshop enhancement) was used to create the desired effect...
Yeah? ...interesting. My camera (Canon A75) has digital zoom, but I keep it switched off for that reason (reduction in quality). And the only photoshopping I did was to shrink the image to 1024x768 (As a rule, I like to take shots at 2048x1536, on the logic that it's better to reduce than to enlarge...). I wonder if I'm starting to find the limitations of my equipment. (The limitations of the photographer being a given...)
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Well, 1 out of 3 isn't *too* bad, I guess...
If you hit that well in baseball, you'd be making ~$18 million a year!!!
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{blink} I am *so* in the wrong job...
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Old 07-07-2005, 10:37 AM   #8
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My second round of pics:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=111656

I'm happy that this one got in, i didn't really expect it would. (As the shutter was held open for 15 seconds, the well lit station building on the RH side was *seriously* over exposed.)
This is a vey nice shot. Nicely exposed.

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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=143380
I guess I pushed the envelope a little *too* far with this one, rejected for bad angle. I would say there is little that I can do with it to increase chances... (Pity, I thought the "This isn't your fathers wedge shot" was quite witty... or maybe that was actually a hindrance, rather than a help...)
Yeah, as a future reference, this sorta thing never gets accepted. And what you said is rather snobbish and unkind.
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