Old 02-15-2011, 04:38 AM   #1
Freericks
Met Fan
 
Freericks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,042
Default Thoughts?

The soft I can fix... the subject too far away, I can't fix without ruining the idea. I've got lots of normal frames of this train coming closer... but this is the one that I like.

I'm I nuts?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1282147119

Don't you just hear the JAWS music starting to play?
Freericks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 04:41 AM   #2
Chris Z
Senior Member
 
Chris Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Libertyville, Il
Posts: 937
Send a message via Skype™ to Chris Z
Default

Maybe crop it much closer. But, then it may get hit for foreground clutter.

Chris Z
Chris Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 04:57 AM   #3
Watain
-_-
 
Watain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hiltons, Virginia, USA
Posts: 953
Send a message via MSN to Watain
Default

That wall is distracting to me, but I do hear JAWS music playing..
Watain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 05:12 AM   #4
Mgoldman
Senior Member
 
Mgoldman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,656
Default

Love it! I thought too about that scene from "Wrongfully Accused". And for those without the frame of reference, I think the "Peek a boo" reference works well enough to overlook the rejection issues stated.

Sometimes I would wonder if certain screeners would sooner accept a shiny new glossy Hyundai Sonata over a Ferrari with a small scratch.

Hopefully you'll be successful with an appeal. I would hope some factors can be occasionally overlooked when other issues factor in. I could see it being rejected in a contest but along side 100 other images accepted today, it would seem within reason.

'Course, that's just my own thoughts - mileage may vary.

/Mitch


(Incidentally, the last time I heard "JAWS" in the background was my heat wave distorted trespasser on the NEC shot. I SO wanted to enter that in the CCRP contest but dragged my feet too long.
Mgoldman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 05:26 AM   #5
JRMDC
Senior Member
 
JRMDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 11,202
Default

The open foreground and dead area on the right do not work for me. General concept is fine, reminds me of the shots where just the top of an engine is peeking over the rails as the approaching train makes its way up to a crest where the photog is positioned.

And that white pole on the right is a no no, too strong a draw.

Here is one crop, I did it too fast to say it is a good one.

A vert is also a possibility.
J
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 4142b.jpg (114.0 KB, 117 views)
__________________
My RP pix are here.
My Flickr pix are here.

My commentaries on rail pictures are in my blog.

RP Photo Albums:
Cabooses
Engine Details
Farm and Train
Plumes!
Railroad Details
Signal Details
Switchstand Shots
JRMDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 05:30 AM   #6
Mgoldman
Senior Member
 
Mgoldman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,656
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRMDC View Post
Here is one crop, I did it too fast to say it is a good one. J
Well, I must agree with Janusz here. It was too fast to say it is a good one

I like it as is - the distance conveys the intent of the capture. And the tracks are a cool way of leading the eyes to the "hiding" subject.

/Mitch
Mgoldman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 11:25 AM   #7
JimThias
Senior Member
 
JimThias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 9,838
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mgoldman View Post
Love it! I thought too about that scene from "Wrongfully Accused".
My first thought as well.
__________________
.
Rhymes with slice, rice and mice, and probably should be spelled like "Tice."

This pretty much sums it up: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Thias
JimThias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 01:02 PM   #8
crazytiger
Senior Member
 
crazytiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NS Greenville District
Posts: 1,473
Default

I think it needs some color work, don't you? Looks too brown.
__________________
Be governed accordingly,

PFL
crazytiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 01:13 PM   #9
Freericks
Met Fan
 
Freericks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,042
Default

I see what J is doing and it makes sense to me if the subject of the photo is the locomotive... to me the subject of the photo is the horrible track and "OH MY! IS THERE A MONSTER SNEAKING A PEAK THROUGH THE WINDOW!"

I'm not trying to defend the cropping in anyway... just say why I did it that way.

As to color and softness, yeah, those are fixable.

I appreciate the thoughts on the composition. I was really trying to capture what I felt in that moment (I was waiting, waiting, waiting... when all of a sudden I looked up and this thing was peaking around the corner, looking at me... it was spooky).
Freericks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 01:50 PM   #10
JRMDC
Senior Member
 
JRMDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 11,202
Default

OK, I didn't perceive the intent re the track, but I still don't like the pole. Here is a version with minimal cropping that also puts the engine into a rule-of-thirds spot, also brightened a bit. Needs sharpening.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 4142c.jpg (227.0 KB, 103 views)
__________________
My RP pix are here.
My Flickr pix are here.

My commentaries on rail pictures are in my blog.

RP Photo Albums:
Cabooses
Engine Details
Farm and Train
Plumes!
Railroad Details
Signal Details
Switchstand Shots
JRMDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 01:59 PM   #11
Joe the Photog
Senior Member
 
Joe the Photog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 7,905
Default

Charles;

Your caption almost sells it to me. I loved the reference to the Leslie Neilsen movie. I obviously get what you were trying to convey, but when I look at the photo, I still see a shot of a train being obstructed from our view. I think the better RP shot is of the train on the tracks in the foreground and their obvious state of disrepair.
__________________
Joe the Photog Dot Com
Joe the Photog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 03:45 PM   #12
coborn35
Senior Member
 
coborn35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Duluth, MN
Posts: 1,398
Default

Not a fan Charles. Just looks like an awkwardly cut off engine with heat distorted rails.
__________________
I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
Railroad photography is what you make of it, but one way is not "better" than another, IMHO. Unless you have a pole right thought the nose of the engine! -SG
coborn35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 03:48 PM   #13
Freericks
Met Fan
 
Freericks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,042
Default

Interesting... no heat that day (balmy 70, I think).
Freericks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 06:45 PM   #14
Holloran Grade
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In the California Republic
Posts: 2,774
Lightbulb

I think they are going to make you jump through a bunch of hoops and then can it in the end with a PEQ.

I prefer they just PEQ right off the bat so you don't waste time, but they don't always do that.
Holloran Grade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 11:35 PM   #15
IHapsias
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Its surely something different. I don't mind it, but in my opinion the awkwardly cut off unit kills it. I give you credit Charles, I never would have thought of it. The caption just helps sell the point of the photo as well.

P.S. I can hear Jaws playing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 12:07 AM   #16
Freericks
Met Fan
 
Freericks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,042
Default

Thanks for all the thoughts and ideas, guys... I do like J's second crop and might try again with it.

It's funny, because it's a shot that I honestly wouldn't have thought of... but the moment it happened I had this sense of being stalked and I knew I had to capture that. I was trying to tell a story with the picture, as opposed to taking a classic railroad shot.

I feel good about it, but I also do understand the hesitation that some have.

DA DUM, DA DUM, DA DUM DA DUM DA DUM DODODO
Freericks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 12:13 AM   #17
IHapsias
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
DA DUM, DA DUM, DA DUM DA DUM DA DUM DODODO
Can't do it without a shark attack!
Attached Images
File Type: gif Preview12.gif (38.8 KB, 112 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 04:11 AM   #18
Freericks
Met Fan
 
Freericks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,042
Default

J's crop was rejected... starting to design a t-shirt...
Freericks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 07:48 AM   #19
Holloran Grade
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In the California Republic
Posts: 2,774
Lightbulb Ok Charles, I'll be your Huckleberry....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freericks View Post
J's crop was rejected... starting to design a t-shirt...
Here is your shirt.

Name:  Charles T Shirt FS.JPG
Views: 170
Size:  181.4 KB


When you are done trying it on, please pay the lady at the front and she will give you the complementary travel box and some coupons for your next visit.
Holloran Grade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 01:57 PM   #20
Freericks
Met Fan
 
Freericks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,042
Default

Where did you find that?

Have to say, I was one of the few guys to look good with a mullet.

Before anyone jumps on... that picture was probably 1987... mullets were stylish then.

And, if I could be that thin again, I'd wear the mullet in exchange.
Freericks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 02:26 PM   #21
Holloran Grade
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In the California Republic
Posts: 2,774
Talking Funny Pictures of Charles Freericks dot com.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freericks View Post
Where did you find that?
Your hard drive.

I have been watching you too.

Really - you posted that somewhere at some point in the game and I figured (correctly I might add) that it would be useful later.

HG - I never had a mullet, but one Summer I let my hair grow past my shoulders and I could pull it into a ponytail. My parents made me cut it before returning to high school that September.

Oh - and Charles, I do like the subtle Eddie Munster widows peak ya got going here. I thought about enhancing it with a Snidely Whiplash mustache, but sometimes less is more.

Last edited by Holloran Grade; 02-16-2011 at 02:33 PM.
Holloran Grade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 05:22 PM   #22
JimThias
Senior Member
 
JimThias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 9,838
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freericks View Post
Where did you find that?

Have to say, I was one of the few guys to look good with a mullet.

Before anyone jumps on... that picture was probably 1987... mullets were stylish then.

And, if I could be that thin again, I'd wear the mullet in exchange.
You have too much hair on the sides of your head for it to be a true mullet.
__________________
.
Rhymes with slice, rice and mice, and probably should be spelled like "Tice."

This pretty much sums it up: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Thias
JimThias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 05:28 PM   #23
Freericks
Met Fan
 
Freericks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,042
Default

You're right, Jim... and I don't remember ever calling that style a mullet back then. The hair in back ended at about my collar.

The look was more like this.



Course, I was better looking than those guys.
Freericks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2011, 12:00 AM   #24
Holloran Grade
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In the California Republic
Posts: 2,774
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freericks View Post
Course, I was better looking than those guys.
Ya, but could you dance like those guys, especially the one in the back?
Holloran Grade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2011, 12:16 AM   #25
bigbassloyd
Senior Member
 
bigbassloyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hilldale, West Virginia
Posts: 3,842
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Holloran Grade View Post
Ya, but could you dance like those guys, especially the one in the back?
I bet he's got at least a step or two on the one in the back now..

Loyd L.
__________________
Those who seek glory, must also seek infamy.

My personal photography site
bigbassloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 09:01 AM.


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