Old 06-30-2009, 08:31 AM   #1
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Here are some shots I've taken recently. These aren't railroad related, though I thought I'd share them on the OD board.

Nothing professional, but they weren't intended to be.


"Boxes"



A Warhol-esque picture of my pooch, Shyanne, I shopped


"Cup of Joe"


"Sadie"



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Old 06-30-2009, 01:37 PM   #2
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Gear, having read your original post and now this, I am not sure if your expectations match up here. RP is about rail photography. One only occasionally sees significant discussions of non-photo rail topics (look in the US and International forums) and even those are sporadic. One doesn't generally see discussions of non-rail photography. It is a pretty narrow focus here, with the occasional deviation.

So I wonder if your interests would be better served in a general photography forum, maybe fredmiranda. Maybe even certain forums in DPreview. Probably bunches of others; I am not familiar with the range of photography forums on the 'net. And maybe some general discussion rail forums.

Now, given that, a forum becomes what its participants make of it. Up to you what you do and up to others what they do. I'm not policing, I am just pointing out, in a friendly way I hope, something you may not have figured out yet.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
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Do you want constructive criticism on those photos?
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One doesn't generally see discussions of non-rail photography. It is a pretty narrow focus here, with the occasional deviation.
Oh, I've misunderstood. I was under the assumption that non-rail associated photos could be put up on Open Discussion board (after all, it is "off topic"). No worries, and no offense taken. I do intend on getting some railroad pictures up at some point (where I now live, it's a bit more of an excursion than it used to be in my old home town).



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Well, that is how one builds.
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Oh, I've misunderstood. I was under the assumption that non-rail associated photos could be put up on Open Discussion board (after all, it is "off topic"). No worries, and no offense taken. I do intend on getting some railroad pictures up at some point (where I now live, it's a bit more of an excursion than it used to be in my old home town).
I'd say you haven't misunderstood, rather you have misread. I didn't say anything about what you can or can't do. I've only said something about what might transpire, and what other options are to get what you might be looking for. I was sharing experience. Make whatever posts you want.
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Oh, I've misunderstood. I was under the assumption that non-rail associated photos could be put up on Open Discussion board (after all, it is "off topic"). No worries, and no offense taken. I do intend on getting some railroad pictures up at some point (where I now live, it's a bit more of an excursion than it used to be in my old home town).





Well, that is how one builds.
I'm always happy to give a good critiquing if someone asks. though I might come across as a bit harsh...
Your first picture isn't overly interesting subject or composition wise, it's too top heavy to start out with. It's also pretty blurry. Good idea trying to get an interesting angle on it, though.
Second and third are overdone to the point where you can't tell what it's a photo of.
Third...it's a grainy cat.
Anyways, GET OUT AND SHOOT! You need to take pictures of interesting things
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I'm always happy to give a good critiquing if someone asks. though I might come across as a bit harsh...
'Constructive criticism', what I think of--among other things--as 'critiquing', has yet to offend me as there's a difference between it and a deliberate insult.



Okay, unconventional around this forum, but here are a few more...
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I like 1 and 3. 2 doesn't do much for me.

Criticising:
1-Oops, cut the top of the gas pump.

2-see above

3-I like it, but the tilt is odd.

4-PLEASE use smaller photos or use the RP attachment option. I agree with Jim T. that having to pan the screen to see your whole photo(s) is a PITA.
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Thanks, for the positive and negative.


I feel the same about #2. I like the colors and dimensions of the clouds, but there isn't much of a hook to it. I liked it enough to post it, but I did so mostly to add some variation from my (so far) all B&W collection.

#1 wasn't cropped, that happened 'in the field'. Though it doesn't bother me, plus you get more of the weeds sprouting up from the abandoned shop drive.

After I saw #3, I uselessly debated with myself whether or not I should've leveled the shot a little more but not too much or else it would've been boring. I like the different angles it has, especially with the wires.
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Gear, having read your original post and now this, I am not sure if your expectations match up here. RP is about rail photography. One only occasionally sees significant discussions of non-photo rail topics (look in the US and International forums) and even those are sporadic. One doesn't generally see discussions of non-rail photography. It is a pretty narrow focus here, with the occasional deviation.

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Now, given that, a forum becomes what its participants make of it. Up to you what you do and up to others what they do. I'm not policing, I am just pointing out, in a friendly way I hope, something you may not have figured out yet.
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"What else could I say? All my words are ghey"
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Best of luck getting some railroad photos! Also some advice regarding photogrphy of plants-shoot them backlit so detail casts interesting shadows. this is how all of my best flower pics come out! Good photos...the one with the tele wires and the sky kinda bugs me though...a step would be to get rid of the stuff in the bottom of the picture and do a B+W conversion. I must say though that if you want real advice a forum for railroad photographers isn't the best place but I hope that you won't be continually hounded about this with all that has been said.
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