Old 05-14-2010, 02:01 AM   #1
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I took a chance with this one. What does the term really mean? the rejection http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=813401&key=0I expanded the view a bit in case I decide to re-up. What's the consensus? Thanks!

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Old 05-14-2010, 02:11 AM   #2
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I have found RP does not like shots heavy with track on the bottom. The ROT (Rule Of Thumb) I go by here is: Less ground, more sky.

The exception is if the track has exceptionally interesting track work.
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I have found RP does not like shots heavy with track on the bottom. The ROT (Rule Of Thumb) I go by here is: Less ground, more sky.

The exception is if the track has exceptionally interesting track work.
The ROT is a bit off, in my book, or poorly phrased. The issue is appropriately filling the frame. Had the train made further forward progress it would have filled space in the bottom and one would not need to add sky. Sky is good if interesting, shots with lots of plain blue sky, like might be the case here, can struggle just as much as shots with lots of uninteresting ground.
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Next time get away from the standard view and work that car hulk inside the curve into your shot!
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hazy filtered light + white sky = probable rejection.
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The ROT is a bit off, in my book, or poorly phrased. The issue is appropriately filling the frame. Had the train made further forward progress it would have filled space in the bottom and one would not need to add sky. Sky is good if interesting, shots with lots of plain blue sky, like might be the case here, can struggle just as much as shots with lots of uninteresting ground.
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We are all interested in appropriately filling the frame. Otherwise lousy pictures result.

My ROT is just that; a quick guide to decide what to do, not an edict nor a cure for all photos.

My ROT is perhaps just too concise to express what I mean. (I postulated this ROT once before and I had a screener in public say pretty much what you said.)

I have found it difficult make a ROT out of: "RP does not like the bottom of the frame filled with plain track and much prefers an interesting sky or interesting anything) framing the train."

From now on, I'll just keep this ROT to myself since I'm the one who understands what I mean.
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Next time get away from the standard view and work that car hulk inside the curve into your shot!
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hazy filtered light + white sky = probable rejection.
Guys, I'll grab this one again someday with hopefully better results.
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You can have some track in the foreground but it has to lead the eye to the subject or be interesting.

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blown out sky dont help
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