Old 06-17-2009, 04:14 AM   #1
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I uploaded this shot this morning, and it was rejected for the obvious reason, but doesn't the setting over power the back lighting?

Would an appeal be reasonable here keeping my reasoning in mind, or am I wrong in that reasoning.

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Old 06-17-2009, 04:19 AM   #2
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We need a link!

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It's so backlit we can't even see the shot...
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:52 AM   #4
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Oh! Shizer... Even my link got rejected!

Here it is!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1236524053

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The setting might overpower the backlighting, but couldn't you come back at another time of the day and have the sun on your side? By the looks of it walking to the other side of the train is not an option, it looks like a yard.
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The setting might overpower the backlighting, but couldn't you come back at another time of the day and have the sun on your side? By the looks of it walking to the other side of the train is not an option, it looks like a yard.
The lighting in the afternoon is side-lit at best, but when the train is pulled right down to this end of the yard there are shadows everywhere due to the forest behind and to the right of me. I did shoot from the other side of the train, but there was a train in the next track over which was covering up the three trailing engines... the view is also not as spectacular, and I've already shot it to death!
(http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...249581&nseq=40) <- boy, I do not miss that camera AT ALL!!

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Bah, it's not THAT exciting... Regardless of power... It *might* be neater if you could find an interesting composition there, something with an upclose view of a nifty unit...

I think you should just keep it for personal collection, but, then again... Read my signature.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:49 AM   #8
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Needs more Cavell, and not a standard wedge angle. You could pull off more of a nose shot, I think, but there's too much shadow there.
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I think it's a great shot! If you want the "Kodak Sunny f16 sun over your shoulder shot" do what the others tell you.

Shadows exist in nature, and in our photos. There's nothing wrong with this shot.

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Tim;

Pur this shot up next to your others already in the database. It pales in comparision. You do much better work. Save this one for your personal collection.
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I love back lit shots, by the way, but they need to be more artsy and usually less train-centric, not a wedgie.
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I'd bet that if the foreground were stronger/more interesting, and the power lines weren't there (yeah you can't control that) it would have gotten it. Great side nose light, but overall the flaws outweigh the nice snowy peak IMO.
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Great. Thanks for the comments guys.

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I think it's a great shot! If you want the "Kodak Sunny f16 sun over your shoulder shot" do what the others tell you.

Shadows exist in nature, and in our photos. There's nothing wrong with this shot.

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It's a problem in a shot like this because the train is the subject, and the only part that actually attracts the eye is tiny. The rest of the subject is too dark for that, and unless it's something like a silhouette shot it's no good. When your subject is just a boring, un-noticeable hole in the picture, there's something wrong with the shot
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