Old 01-23-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

Today I'm looking for some opinions on a shot I took about a month back. I like the idea and feel of the shot, but being almost too backlit to laugh about, I heavily doubt a chance on the DB. But what do you think? And although this particular shot wouldn't have much of a chance, what about a shot from the early morning when the light is in favor of the face of the caboose, depot, and train?

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Thanks everyone, your input is much appreciated!
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:43 AM   #2
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It is nice but the composition seems confused. A tight side angle/view on the caboose, that seems like a focal point, rather than one element of many. Then the structure, then the lines, then the train, lots of elements there but it all seems disjoint, just too much.
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interesting spot - my initial thought is a dawn/dusk shot, turned a little more to the left to make the caboose and station the real focal point, with a set of headlights in the distance. the further back along the tracks the moving train is, the more it will be a supporting character rather than competing for attention, and it will also be closer to the rest of the subjects. interested to see other folks' thoughts and your attempts!
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I like it, Old on the left new on the right. Night maybe what works best? with the train lighting the scene.
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interesting spot - my initial thought is a dawn/dusk shot, turned a little more to the left to make the caboose and station the real focal point, with a set of headlights in the distance. the further back along the tracks the moving train is, the more it will be a supporting character rather than competing for attention, and it will also be closer to the rest of the subjects. interested to see other folks' thoughts and your attempts!
Pretty much word for word what I was going to write. Other than that I like it! Its different...good different.
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