Old 12-05-2009, 03:18 AM   #1
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Default Trying for the heavy rain shot

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What do you ladies and gents think? Got dinged for cloudy. Any ideas to try again or just let it slide?

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Old 12-05-2009, 03:42 AM   #2
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Let it slide. There are 42 shots of that engine in the database, many of them by you, all of them in better weather. Keep trying rainy day shots though.
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:06 AM   #3
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Let it slide. There are 42 shots of that engine in the database, many of them by you, all of them in better weather. Keep trying rainy day shots though.

OK that is what I was thinking that, I love shooting in extreme weather though.

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Old 12-05-2009, 04:10 AM   #4
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too much washed out sky, you probably already have done it but the wooded straightaway in Bunnel would probably do good for a rain shot.
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OK that is what I was thinking that, I love shooting in extreme weather though.

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That's the spirit! I've always maintained that the most inspired railroading images are taken under the worst conditions (rain, snow, fog, gloom of night, etc.). If everyone only shot on sunny days, just think how pathetic the selection of images would be.

This shot might not be the best rainy-day effort, but I applaud you trying to catch something in the downpour. Keep it up!

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That's the spirit! I've always maintained that the most inspired railroading images are taken under the worst conditions (rain, snow, fog, gloom of night, etc.). If everyone only shot on sunny days, just think how pathetic the selection of images would be.

This shot might not be the best rainy-day effort, but I applaud you trying to catch something in the downpour. Keep it up!

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Ron... what about us guys in Southern California? What are we to do? CF

Bob - If you shot that in RAW, there might be some sky there to play with, but if that's a JPeG I think it is toast (as others have noted).
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Bob, I think that shot looks pretty cool, may be just try and make it a little darker if you can with out making the front to dark.
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:13 PM   #8
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too much washed out sky, you probably already have done it but the wooded straightaway in Bunnel would probably do good for a rain shot.
Yup, that is it, the washed out sky detracts, too bright plus you can't see the rain. The headlight lights up the rain, maybe show more in front of the train so more light-up raindrops can be seen. But definitely keep working on the extreme weather shots. Find a spot without all the foreground grass, look for a surface that will show rain, harder, get some sheen.
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Thanks everyone. I appreciate it and I will get out and keep getting out in bad weather...
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:04 PM   #10
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Uh.....you could travel east and/or north several hundred miles and you'd then be in business. "It Never Rains in Southern California." Come to think of it, I can't recall getting wet any time I've been there over the years (quite a few times, in fact).
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:08 AM   #11
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Hey I wanted to thank you all again. I was gonna let it slide as I have been a pain enough to the screeners but I read some of the suggestions and resubbed it on more time...and

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=306145

The forum is a great place and I thank you all.

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