Old 11-03-2008, 03:13 PM   #1
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:17 PM   #2
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Blob in the sky, blob in the water, it does nothing for me, sorry.
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:20 PM   #3
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I'm hoping you've got a version from moment earlier when the front of the train wasn't obscured. I'd go for a slightly tighter crop also - crop out the shoreline on the left.
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I'm hoping you've got a version from moment earlier when the front of the train wasn't obscured. I'd go for a slightly tighter crop also - crop out the shoreline on the left.
This is the tighter crop.
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The engine just looks to be behind the tree. I wish I had a shot from a 1/2 second earlier but I was shooting some other crops.
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:43 PM   #5
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Image quality is prohibitively low in the first place.....
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:11 PM   #6
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Image quality is prohibitively low in the first place.....
I am having a hard time getting the colors right but the image quality your seeing is from two sources. A. the fog being hit by the light at that angle is causing some issue and then some of the shadowed areas are very underexposed as a way to balance the rest of the image.
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I'm on the fence Travis, otherwise a nice shot. I don't think it's the cropping as much as the exposure you had overall. I can still tell details on the train, a more backlit shot, more than it is, would bring the details down and the sun down too. The reflection and fog is way cool, but the sun is just over bearing. Play around with it, see what you come up with, I wouldn't give up on this just yet.


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The tighter crop gets rid of the wires, so I'd work with that version. See if you can get the colors right, if not, go with the B&W. I liked the original B&W.

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The shot would have been a winner had you released the shutter when the lead unit was where the second auto rack is. All I see is the top of the power silhouetted which completely kills it for me. If I were to choose between the B&W or the color, It'd be the B&W. The color is way too saturated. Hope this helps...

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The tighter crop gets rid of the wires, so I'd work with that version.
Or he could just clone out the wires. Oh, wait....
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The shot would have been a winner had you released the shutter when the lead unit was where the second auto rack is. All I see is the top of the power silhouetted which completely kills it for me. If I were to choose between the B&W or the color, It'd be the B&W. The color is way too saturated. Hope this helps...

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Thank you. I know it would. I didn't zoom back fast enough. I was trying to get some other crops.

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Thank you. I know it would. I didn't zoom back fast enough. I was trying to get some other crops.

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Great job, Travis. However, can you level it?
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Great job, Travis. However, can you level it?
I don't know? The bridge looks to need some ccw rotation but when I did that the water around the rocks and shoreline look off. I fought back and forth with myself on it and ended up there. What do you think?
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.75 clockwise looks pretty good.
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A tighter cropping made it in.

I sent a resized jpg original if any one wants a go at it.
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It doesnt work for me in B&W, i liked the colors in the original image, glad you managed to get it in though.
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