Old 09-28-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
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Hey group!

Just wondering on people's opinions on this shot:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=251321499

I am not really sure on this one. I know that I can't "fix" backlit, but is there any way I can somehow improve it for RP?

Here's some partially nose-lit shots that I"ve managed to get on:

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Thanks in advance for everyone's help! I will be sitting back and montioring this thread for a while so post away!

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Old 09-28-2010, 01:34 AM   #2
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Your photo is a lot closer, therefore the 1/2 lit nose is a lot more noticeable than in your examples. I don't have a problem with it, but RP has almost always booted 1/2 lits.
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Your photo is a lot closer, therefore the 1/2 lit nose is a lot more noticeable than in your examples. I don't have a problem with it, but RP has almost always booted 1/2 lits.
Oh, I see. Thanks.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:58 AM   #4
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The difference between your shot and the ones you linked are that the others, while still wedgies, have other elements in the shot to look at and are not so tightly centered on the train as your shot.
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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I like it because you can see the grade and most of the train.
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I like it because its a good shot. But somewhere along the lines half-nose light has become unacceptable.

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I think I will just have to hold off on this shot. As the sun sets further in the South-West, the nose will begin to be fully lit. This shot was taken at about 1620.

Thanks for the compliments guys!
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I like it,the cab face is lit so its not that bad far as half noselight goes. Wait for a better screener and submit again.
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I like it,the cab face is lit so its not that bad far as half noselight goes. Wait for a better screener and submit again.
Ok, thanks!

How long should I wait, would you say?
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The rejected photo is only a photo of a train. Your two accepted shots are of scenes that the train is part of.
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Im not sure why that matters Travis...
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Having a scene gives more to the photo and this has the ability of magically making small problems even smaller. That is why those other side lit images probably didn't get rejected where this one did.
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