Old 08-25-2010, 10:45 PM   #1
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Hi all, any thoughts to improve this one:

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Old 08-25-2010, 11:02 PM   #2
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Eh, not doing anything for me. Besides the angle, there's a lot of dead space on the right hand side. Kinda lookin' straight down the barrel sort of feel on this one, would have been better if the train was more into a curve and you would have caught more of the train.

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Hi Fanie,

As a general rule, RP doesn't fancy going-away shots. That said, there are plenty of them on here. Factors such as lighting and artistic effect are a couple of mitigating circumstances that can get one past the screen. For this one to have a chance, you would have needed to wait a few more seconds so we could see the locomotives taking the curve ahead. With the angle you've presented here, we really don't get a look at the power. I would also concur with Ben that the shot is off balance (heavy on the left). Yes, there is catenary infrastructure on the right, but no objects of particular interest.

The location is probably worth more experimentation. You will just need to find angles that give us a better look at the trains.
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As a general rule, RP doesn't fancy going-away shots. That said, there are plenty of them on here. Factors such as lighting and artistic effect are a couple of mitigating circumstances that can get one past the screen. For this one to have a chance, you would have needed to wait a few more seconds so we could see the locomotives taking the curve ahead. With the angle you've presented here, we really don't get a look at the power. I would also concur with Ben that the shot is off balance (heavy on the left). Yes, there is catenary infrastructure on the right, but no objects of particular interest.
I agree, but with more emphasis. In particular, while RP doesn't fancy going-away shots, the preference against is even stronger when it is an on-board out-the-window shot as opposed to one taken from trackside. A few on-board shots have made RP, usually due to strong artistic merit, but in general those sorts of shots fare poorly here.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:13 AM   #5
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Too much gunk on the right and not enough train and engine...

Otherwise since I am a foamer, it's a train therefore it's perfect!

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Old 08-26-2010, 02:59 AM   #6
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Thanks for the ideas guys, I took another shot when we went around the curve up front. I think I will give that one a try.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:13 AM   #7
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The one time I had luck with this type of shot and this was several years back and the screening wasnt quite as bad then.
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But yeah id say more of a curve and maybe splitting some of those cool semaphores you all still have!
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:46 PM   #8
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The second one got bad angle as well so I will leave it at that:

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Just not enough interest on the right hand side and we need to see more of the head end and the rest of the train If you had people standing on the platform or another train in there, you might have a winner. But those are 2 factors you can't really control. You're thinkin' though, so good try.

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Old 08-27-2010, 01:31 AM   #10
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You need to be at more of an angle to the train
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