Old 01-13-2010, 01:46 PM   #1
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Hi all, need some help with this one. Not to sure though were to crop, perhaps that small bit of dark wall on the right of the picture?

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Old 01-13-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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Hi all, need some help with this one. Not to sure though were to crop, perhaps that small bit of dark wall on the right of the picture?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1244349216

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I think it is more of a balance issue. You are wanting to include both the train streaking by, and the station. The streak is way to prominent to only be on the left side of the photo. Can you get to the other side of the tracks, and include the station "through" the streak which would then be going across the entire photo?
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I find the image to be rather dull. I think you need something else between the railroad structure and the train. Perhaps a signal?

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Old 01-13-2010, 05:27 PM   #4
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Hi Fanie

I agree with EMTrailfan, I think you were too close to the platform edge, which creates a gap between the light streak and the station buildings. Chase suggested including a signal, good idea, but since the station is closed now, there are none! What about standing over on the right near that first door in the picture, then shooting wide angle. You can frame the train "streak" with that roof canopy and the signal cabin. That might work better......IMHO!

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Old 01-14-2010, 06:16 AM   #5
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Thanks for the ideas guys, I will try them out when Im there again. Eugene I like the idea of standing closer to the building but unfortunately on the left out of site is a very bright light that I think will spoil the pic, that was the main reason why I stand back a bit to be out of the light.
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