Old 01-28-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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Good morning gents!

I'm trying to get the following shots in the DB, but apparently they are flawed.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...45&key=8176076

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...44&key=7986212

Any comments much appreciated.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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Not sure what the fascination on RP with blurry foregrounds is? Had you used a higher f-stop, it would have been more appealing in my opinion. I'd go with PEQ, but since you got bit by the crop monster - my thoughts would be it's a bit tight up top. Maybe some more sky to better balance it.

For the other - I'm gonna go with luck of the screener. In your case, bad luck I guess.

I'll assume the "extra" on the bottom was not appealing to the screener. Some like more sky - even if it's dull, while others like more foreground - even if that too is dull. Others will tell you there simply was no shot to be had on that particular day.

You could resubmit with more sky less foreground or maybe go more panoramic to reduce the amount of "extra" on either the top or bottom.

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7986212: An A- for creative thinking, but unfortunately the photo doesn't work. The train is lost in the trees, so like it or not, the blurry fence post is your subject.

8176076: You could crop as much as a third off the bottom, which would emphasize all the strong horizontal lines you have in the image. That's not likely to win you any more points, though. And who decided that photographs have to be "balanced?"
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:13 PM   #4
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Meh.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...96&key=6237397
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It has possibilities...
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:08 PM   #6
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I'm not feeling either shot. I concur with BobE's call on the first one. And on the fence post shot, the fence post is the subject of the photo with the train so far in the background over a sea of white. What I may have done is to stoop down to bring the train down in the frame and the fence post up. As it is, it feels like both subjects are fighting to be the focus of the shot and the fence post is winning, unfocused and all.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:09 PM   #7
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After sitting on it for a couple days, I kinda agree with you guys. My idea was OK but the result isn't that appealing after all. I wish I had used a smaller aperture and that the train was more defined again the background. Oh well.

I guess I'll just upload a few wedgies from that same day, then.
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I guess I'll just upload a few wedgies from that same day, then.
That's the spirit!

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God, I feel better already.

Just what the world needs: another wedgie that 120 people will look at in a week and that only Tom Heck will favorite.
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.......... that only Tom Heck will favorite.

I don't think ole Tom paid his Internet bill because I have not seen him around lately.
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I don't think ole Tom paid his Internet bill because I have not seen him around lately.
I noticed that too....he's been awol for a while. I'm going to guess it's rehab for a stress-fractured index finger....
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