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Hi here is my latest effort.I like the result and am also cool with the rejection [ can't help the weather and still a newbie with DPP ]
any comments suggestions ? I'm now shooting in RAW

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Old 11-04-2008, 02:32 AM   #2
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Well, you "can't help the weather" but then, neither can RP, and standard wedgies need good light for RP consideration. The idea is that you or someone else can go back another day and get a better shot, and given that, this one does not get in.

I can't help to think while that the light is marginal but it might have gotten in had there not been other issues. The foreground is quite distracting with the dead branches and fencing lower center right. Take a walk of just a few meters and maybe you can find a much better spot.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:42 AM   #3
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Thanks i see it will help for sure,or ask to borrow jim's photo line clearing equipment.The fence is the start of mine property which is patrolled and the walkway is to allow the second person [conductor] to be brought back to the engines of loaded coal trains after supervising loading at the bin out of shot right of reclaimer.
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Let me check my bag of goodies, Mark. Ok, I think you're going to need one of these...



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I quite like that angle, maybe take a step ladder next time so that you can rise above the foreground junk. Alternatively, try a few steps to the left.
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Hmm, I used that exact thing down at Cass last spring
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:50 PM   #7
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I'm on my way to hardware store right now.
What are opinions on this shot.

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Old 11-05-2008, 01:40 PM   #8
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I much prefer the angle of the first shot, also the second shot looks "washed out".

Looking at the second shot, the answer to the question of gaining height is there. Can you actually stand on the bridge in the second picture, or at least a little further up the embankment? The latter maight be preferable as it looks as though you might have an issue with the wires if you actually stood on the bridge itself.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:36 PM   #9
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Unfortunately the bridge only has a six inch kerb each side and coal semis travel past at 100kph,the thumbnail is as high as you can get on this side of the tracks without being on the bridge itself,looks like i;ll be taking jims suggestion.btw both shots were taken from the same spot the reject was zoomed and cropped.here is original.

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Mark,
I thought for that position from another angel.What about catching the train as the tree between you and the train and zooming to the tree while the train on the background to get it between 2 branchs of the tree.
Something like that one
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:06 AM   #11
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Thanks i hadn't thought of that angle.If the trees were gone i would then also be able to crop out the fence as well.



And charge cleanup to the mine maybe get the weekly bonus as a mine employee to pay for the long chainsaw
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:25 AM   #12
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The latest news on the scrub clearing. Arrived at site same time as the only 2 trains running today hasty one foot stomp clearing vigourusly done.snapped shots of trains [stay tuned for results] while removing evidence smart ass brother snapped photo of me for possble court appearance. Guess who walked back home/
Anyway photo line problem at this location now SOLVERED.

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Old 12-01-2008, 09:56 AM   #13
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results so far.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=671897659
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=811471102
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...7&key=57278232
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=612156&key=0
opinions/advice please.

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Old 12-01-2008, 10:54 AM   #14
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On your last shot's they have back lit, its more like high sun or a mid day shot. You will see that the trucks are dark a no no on here, Shoot with the sun over your shoulders casting a shadow the same way your shooting. Move with the sun as the time passes or work a new spot.

Most of us here don't stay in one spot long, moving with the light or to where the trains are at. If you only get them at the wrong times of the day may have to rethink what your shooting or as in get back so its part the land scape, B&W may work to? You will get there as long as you don't stop or give up.
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The latest got hit bad cropping suggestions please.
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You can try something like this, your shot just has to much dead space on the right and the trains to far a way? Hope this helps out some.
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Thanks for the help tried a slightly different shot [train is closer] but high sun is high sun.
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Looks out of focus to me on the new version.
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It does i'm guesing its due to large crop heres the original maybe auto focus picked out the ss/cabinet.

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Well thats one heck of a crop. Thats definitely why the image looks blurry or OOF.
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The spot you like to shoot at just doesn't lend its self to wide angels, a good 100 mm to 200 mm lens if you have one will help trim out some of stuff you may not want in a shot. Time of day is doing you in to, not much you can do with the sun other than not shooting at high sun times 10AM-3PM midsummer. If you like what your getting thats fine, still go out and have fun.
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I went with the larger lens and this is the latest.
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Looks like excessive noise reduction, to a somewhat extreme degree.
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original shot any help welcome.thanks.

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