Old 10-14-2016, 02:39 AM   #1
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Any thoughts on this? I spent the day covering the cut-in of the new PTC signals and removal of New York Central signal bridges that had stood for 60+ years on CSX in western New York.

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I find it too tight. Have any other shots that are bit more loose?
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I find it too tight. Have any other shots that are bit more loose?
Yeah I have much looser shots to work with, just not sure if it's worth my time and an upload slot, especially as a new contributor.
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For RP purposes, the oddball compositions are always a roll of the dice; does the screener see what you see?

Here, I am not seeing it. Composition: focal points? How does the eye more through the frame? These considerations matter more for a non-train composition. Here, in particular, that central bulb just doesn't have much compositional heft, and the image suffers.

The other main dimension for photography besides composition is light and the related concept of tonality. The light here is blah. In this case the semi-silhouette doesn't reveal a shape of particular visual interest.

A lot of the above is general critique, perhaps overwrought for what you are trying to do. But even for RP, the question in my mind for an "aesthetically challenging" image, so to speak, is what is the visual interest?
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Yeah I have much looser shots to work with, just not sure if it's worth my time and an upload slot, especially as a new contributor.
Any signal shot is a long shot on rp...
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Thanks both for the comments, I'll just keep this one for flickr.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:47 PM   #7
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I wouldn't say that. My bread and butter for years on here were C&O cantilevers.

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Tried again with a different signal, no dice http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...67&key=5565614
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Tried again with a different signal, no dice http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...67&key=5565614
The wires cutting across the frame are definitely a problem.
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I wouldn't say that. My bread and butter for years on here were C&O cantilevers.
Yeah, but they were apples and oranges to his shot
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B&W does not make the flat lighting any better.
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