Old 11-03-2017, 04:32 PM   #26
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I saw this posted today and thought it related to the discussion of shooting through a bridge to the other side. I like this so I may try to do a tighter crop with my shot similar to this to avoid the look of the bridge being accidentally cut off on top. Something similar to RobJor's edit, but maybe tighter. Thoughts?

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Old 11-03-2017, 04:34 PM   #27
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I have no idea about the railroads around this area, but some quick google earth investigation shows a LOT of abandoned railroad infrastructure including 2 fair sized yards
Yes that's the spot. The BPRR crosses over the WNYP, and there is indeed a lot of abandoned trackage and ROW in the area. Most of the signals on both RR's have been taken out of service and turned or removed as well.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:04 PM   #28
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I saw this posted today and thought it related to the discussion of shooting through a bridge to the other side. I like this so I may try to do a tighter crop with my shot similar to this to avoid the look of the bridge being accidentally cut off on top. Something similar to RobJor's edit, but maybe tighter. Thoughts?

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I think that by cutting off both sides of the bridge as well as the top, you will triple the transgression. I am surprised that this one was accepted.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:37 PM   #29
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I think that by cutting off both sides of the bridge as well as the top, you will triple the transgression. I am surprised that this one was accepted.
He really

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Rather than take advice, he goes out and finds something similar that was accepted. I agree the shot he found isn't a good one either.
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Here's a few examples of photos I have taken with a similar type bridge as you have

None of these I consider really great shots, btw

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Old 11-04-2017, 01:14 AM   #31
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I think that by cutting off both sides of the bridge as well as the top, you will triple the transgression. I am surprised that this one was accepted.
Same, I don't like the bridge being cut off.
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:56 AM   #32
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Rather than take advice, he goes out and finds something similar that was accepted. I agree the shot he found isn't a good one either.
I didn't go out an find it, I just happened upon this while browsing the day's uploads. I get that many of you here in the forums don't seem to like this type of composition, which is a totally fine opinion. I am a fan of this style of bridge composition, and simply posted the example for further discussion, not to be a contrarian. I have listened to the advice given, but nearly all of it only applies if I go back to this location.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:51 PM   #33
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I didn't go out an find it, I just happened upon this while browsing the day's uploads. I get that many of you here in the forums don't seem to like this type of composition, which is a totally fine opinion. I am a fan of this style of bridge composition, and simply posted the example for further discussion, not to be a contrarian. I have listened to the advice given, but nearly all of it only applies if I go back to this location.
I totally understood your point of posting that pic. If you feel you'd like to try that approach, might as well give it a try. You are the one who should be happy with the shot, no one else.

But I'd also try my suggestion as well. If you've got a good zoom lens, you can stand back further, get the shot, and then get plenty clear of the ROW before the train gets anywhere close to you.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:01 AM   #34
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But I'd also try my suggestion as well. If you've got a good zoom lens, you can stand back further, get the shot, and then get plenty clear of the ROW before the train gets anywhere close to you.
I didn't own zoom lens at the time, but it's something I am looking at purchasing soon and would try this next time I go to this location or something similar.
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I didn't own zoom lens at the time, but it's something I am looking at purchasing soon and would try this next time I go to this location or something similar.

You really don't necessarily need a zoom. Any lens that's 300mm or 400mm can get you far enough back that train crews won't be annoyed. That said, something like a 300mm, 400mm, 500mm is an astonishingly huge pile of money compared to a competent 70-300mm zoom, or even a 200-500mm.


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You really don't necessarily need a zoom. Any lens that's 300mm or 400mm can get you far enough back that train crews won't be annoyed. That said, something like a 300mm, 400mm, 500mm is an astonishingly huge pile of money compared to a competent 70-300mm zoom, or even a 200-500mm.


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Yeah I currently only have a 18-105, so I'm probably going to get something like the 70-300, I had started a thread about this not too long ago, just haven't made the purchase yet.
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I had forgone this image for a while because of the cloudy skies but maybe in this case sky adds to "charm" of the location and motive power.
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Aha, we are showing off bridge superstructure shots! This one reminds me of how long I have been on RP.

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I had forgone this image for a while because of the cloudy skies but maybe in this case sky adds to "charm" of the location and motive power.
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Not a fan, or an example of how a shot should get in. The light post, the wires, not terribly sharp, kind of tight, has all the trappings of a grab shot in poor light.
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Aha, we are showing off bridge superstructure shots! This one reminds me of how long I have been on RP.
This is probably one of my favorite RP bridge shots.

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