Old 06-08-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default Maybe I just have a truck fettish

I get a kick out of actions shots like
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But I could also look at truck detail shots all day. Since I like to look at the whole thing, what is THE interesting part about the truck detail?

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is the attached a better crop to focus more on the truck serial #?
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:47 PM   #2
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It's too jumbled. I don't really know what to look at and don't really care. Nothing screams at me, "Look at me!" The screener must agree. Thus, the PEQ.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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this doesn't want to make you peek, just a little?

As I think about it more there's the weight in the cast frame and the delicate smoothness of the roller bearing(think of the Timken add with the ladies pulling the steam locomotive). Maybe it needs the roller bearing blur.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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It is a truck/wheel roster shot. It is a plain shot of a hub. I think that for parts of equipment, the threshold for compositional interest in particular is higher than this.

I like, don't love but like, the shot but I think it is a bit below RP level. Might think differently on a different day. Also, the light is nice, and the rejected shot is much more interesting to me than the cropped alternative.

PS your caption is just sloppy, and I don't see an AEI reader in the image, although maybe I am not sure what to look for.
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next couple of mornings look very promising to retry this shot. I'm hearing I'm somwhat off the fence b/w too much detail and right composition. What should I try differently? I don't have much room as I'm at the edge of the platform before the fence between the tracks starts.
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PS your caption is just sloppy, and I don't see an AEI reader in the image, although maybe I am not sure what to look for.
meant to say AEI tag(just to the right of the step)
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Spinning, or throwing sand maybe. As it stands, I have no desire to peek. I get the "I threw up the camera and this is when I clicked the shutter" feeling from those shots.

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Spinning, or throwing sand maybe. As it stands, I have no desire to peek. I get the "I threw up the camera and this is when I clicked the shutter" feeling from those shots.

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That sounds gross and painful.

I agree it's too bland to be interesting and therefore, accepted. Also, why is it cropped so tightly on the bottom. Certainly, if it did have the interest factor it would be rejected for cropping.
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Spinning, or throwing sand maybe.
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similar to a rail grinder shot

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Also, why is it cropped so tightly on the bottom. Certainly, if it did have the interest factor it would be rejected for cropping.
I think that's because the trespasser fence is in the way(I seem to recall I'm shooting over the fence), but I'll confirm that next time I shoot.
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Also, why is it cropped so tightly on the bottom. Certainly, if it did have the interest factor it would be rejected for cropping.
I agree. Train wheels don't just fly through the air unless you're shooting for 'Top of Past 24'. Show the rail and some ground. Take a step ladder if you have to. I agree with J too that it is a nice photo light-wise, etc., but I don't if it will make it on regardless. I wouldn't have known that that is an AEI tag if you wouldn't have pointed it out. I guess it is a good way to get the viewer to look at the entire photo looking for it though
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:14 AM   #11
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Talking Yes, I have taken my share of "truck shots."

Here are a select few.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/3672212...7615854346344/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/3672212...7615854346344/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/3672212...7615854346344/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/36722129@N06/4631052094/

They just don't seem to like them.

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Old 06-09-2010, 01:11 PM   #12
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I can't understand their rejection of this one! Fix the noise and it's POTW!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36722129@N06/4631052094/

If this one doesn't make it, then I'd agree it's just not part of their desire "portfolio"

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