Old 11-08-2005, 05:04 AM   #1
Senior Member
nsnscalerailfan's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 183
Send a message via AIM to nsnscalerailfan
Default Totally cloudy.... tried some different things

Caught a train heading south with 2 GP40-2's on it in CSX paint working this little used branch near my house. I'm usually too much a wimp to go out with completely overcast skies. Very slow ride (10 mph and flagged crossings) so I had time to beat him to 6 or 7 angles in 5 miles (plus a couple angles from each place). Cloud cover and white sky but I thought they didn't turn out too bad..... One was accepted and another should be shortly...... But I had several more and some feedback would be nice on what to do or not to do...

Here is the one accepted:

Image © Greg Dahbura
PhotoID: 124552
Photograph © Greg Dahbura

another that was accepted on appeal but the photo dissappeared... resubmitted.... rejected again and then another appeal.


moody shot axed for bad crop:


axed for similar angle:


screener said to try as a vertical:


And the others that I didn't submit or look better smaller:
nsnscalerailfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2005, 05:47 PM   #2
chris crook
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Zanesville Ohio
Posts: 246

I like the one with the cows. Most of the shots are pretty cool, although the exposure is a bit nutty with a few of them.

Flickr: Armco_block
chris crook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2005, 10:06 PM   #3
Joe the Photog
Senior Member
Joe the Photog's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 7,899

I think the shots are all good, esp. the one that got accepted. The one thing that I see are the best ones are all head on shots, i.e. similiar to others which, to me, makes them less powerful. The side angle of the train going over the crossing is good, but they might not like the "nose room" ahead of the loco. I'd give it a try though.

Joe the Photog Dot Com
Joe the Photog is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.