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Old 08-06-2017, 07:34 AM   #26
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I feel there are much, much worse to complain about. That one isn't that bad. and it's not high sun.
Those shadows on the signals are pretty harsh.
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Those shadows on the signals are pretty harsh.
There's a lot worse out there...
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:24 AM   #28
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Felt like I had to include one of my own shots in this thread. Literally the only things this had going for it were that it's a unique engine in a paint scheme that doesn't exist on the unit anymore. But the train is cut off and the nose is backlit... not to mention that it's got some image quality issues.
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Felt like I had to include one of my own shots in this thread. Literally the only things this had going for it were that it's a unique engine in a paint scheme that doesn't exist on the unit anymore. But the train is cut off and the nose is backlit... not to mention that it's got some image quality issues.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:08 PM   #30
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Felt like I had to include one of my own shots in this thread. Literally the only things this had going for it were that it's a unique engine in a paint scheme that doesn't exist on the unit anymore. But the train is cut off and the nose is backlit... not to mention that it's got some image quality issues.
Cutting off the train is not an issue on roster shots. Front-coupled may trigger a rejection though.
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This is not about calling yourself out!. It's about crapping on others.

Maybe we need a new thread: 'OMG, they actually took it!'
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I'm sorry, but this photo can be taken on a day and time when the lighting is correct...

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Old 08-09-2017, 02:50 AM   #34
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Can it? Caption says "Once-a-week potash local at Corona Arch."
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Can it? Caption says "Once-a-week potash local at Corona Arch."
There are 3 other virtually identical shots in the DB with the train properly lit... so it can be done. I think it's a bad photo.

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There are 3 other virtually identical shots in the DB with the train properly lit... so it can be done. I think it's a bad photo.
All 4 have something that can be criticized.

For instance, I have an intense dislike for jet contrails- they are unnatural and draw the eye to them.

So we get to choose- and that's a good thing.
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All 4 have something that can be criticized.

For instance, I have an intense dislike for jet contrails- they are unnatural and draw the eye to them.

So we get to choose- and that's a good thing.
But the other 3 you can actually see the train
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Old 08-09-2017, 04:45 AM   #39
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I think I actually like Colin Hakeman's version of the arch shot the best. The other three has the majority of the image in dark shadow. I prefer the soft lighting for this shot.
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I think I actually like Colin Hakeman's version of the arch shot the best. The other three has the majority of the image in dark shadow. I prefer the soft lighting for this shot.
I agree. Nowadays I shoot more landscapes than trains, and the other shots simply do not provide enough pop on the foreground. His does, and I don't feel the train is lost in the scene.

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Old 08-09-2017, 08:00 PM   #41
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As an aside I wonder if they got lucky and no one was there or got people to move back and get their own photos. When I was there, was a good group of jumpers(see attached.), from Saturday.

This is a whole day deal unless you have inside info on train time.
Sunday I was there was mixed clouds and sun and I thought I did OK(3 here).
I opted out of the arch as I had followed train in and clouds moved in and not sure of how long I had to get up there, it is a little bit of a hike at 66.

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As an aside I wonder if they got lucky and no one was there or got people to move back and get their own photos. When I was there, was a good group of jumpers(see attached.), from Saturday.

This is a whole day deal unless you have inside info on train time.
Sunday I was there was mixed clouds and sun and I thought I did OK(3 here).
I opted out of the arch as I had followed train in and clouds moved in and not sure of how long I had to get up there, it is a little bit of a hike at 66.

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Oh, good grief. The extreme sports bunch.

Reminds me of the time I hiked to a state park waterfall for photos, and despite "Swimming Prohibited" signs, the place was packed with swimmers.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:51 PM   #43
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Yes, I know what you mean but.......... it is allowed. One thing I like about BLM is there are less people(overall) and less rules.

One park we were at the danger was so high they actually posted photos of people who had died climbing rocks at falls etc. It did seem to work as the toll had dropped off.

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Yes, I know what you mean but.......... it is allowed. One thing I like about BLM is there are less people(overall) and less rules.

One park we were at the danger was so high they actually posted photos of people who had died climbing rocks at falls etc. It did seem to work as the toll had dropped off.

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I didn't make the connection regarding this arch until you posted your photo. The controversy about jumping off this arch has been on national newscasts.
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A few comments from the photographer:

This train runs once a week, and I did spend all day getting it.

Because of the rock walls and the angle of the arch, lighting here is a compromise. You can't get the full arch lit without losing light on the train, and so it needs to be shot at the right time of day which is often when the train isn't there. Here's the Suncalc for that location: http://suncalc.net/#/38.5777,-109.61...17.08.09/15:00. Note that until about 14:00 the tracks are in shadow and so the shot really doesn't work until late evening, when the lighting can be harsh.

This shot was taken around 7 PM and with light from a lucky sucker hole in the thunderstorms (why nobody else was there).

I do have a few horizontals with a lit rock wall to the right and a better lit and closer train, but those were even further from meeting the rule of thirds so RP didn't like them. When I get home I'll put it up on Flickr and link it here if desired.

Arch swinging is currently banned and there are several signs at the trailhead.

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Old 08-10-2017, 01:52 PM   #46
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Anyone else seeing purple in the black areas on this?
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Honestly not a call out at all. As a South African I'm just keen to know, in terms of American railroading history / uniqueness, what has given this photo its elevated appeal?

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Honestly not a call out at all. As a South African I'm just keen to know, in terms of American railroading history / uniqueness, what has given this photo its elevated appeal?

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The Screener's Choice is just that. One person saw an image he liked a lot for some reason. It could very easily be that if one of the other screeners saw that shot, he'd accept it, yawn and move on. Acceptance would not likely be an issue. Wide latitude is given to legacy film shots, and this particular contributor has an established body of work....and yes, I think that last point matters more than most people think. RP knows whose stuff gets the looks.
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I do. What's happens when you overdrive the magic buttons in Photoshop.

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It's a pretty dang good capture of a backlit glint from 34 years with very little noise and decent sharpness. Screener musta liked it, hence the nod.

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