Old 06-05-2011, 07:52 AM   #1
Greg P
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore MD
Posts: 1,003
Send a message via AIM to Greg P
Default Need some help on this

The West Chester Railroad ran from West Chester to Lansdale today to celebrate Lansdale Day.

I did a chase, and I caught the train at Levite Road in Ashton PA. This is a rare mileage area only used by Amtrak to service the quary.

The sun was horrendous the whole day, and it finally came together for this shot.

The first shot was hit as underexposed. I am working on my laptop which tends to over brighten things. (I've tried to fix it several times)

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=937375&key=0

I boosted the exposure and raised the blacks a little.

Then I got Back lite rejection.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=937397&key=0

Now I did the shadow test and the shadow was pointing at the train.

How should I approach fixing it? Move the train back in the frame, more or less exposure control? Or should I appeal since it was a rare mileage move.

It's the only decent picture I got from a trip that began at 6am and ended at 3am. I am hoping to have something to show for it.
Greg P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 07:58 AM   #2
BrandonT
Member
 
BrandonT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Sunbury, Ohio
Posts: 35
Default

It looks like the sun was high and straight down the track, which makes it appear backlit, too. Unfortunately, you can't really fix that.
__________________
- Brandon Townley (B-Town)

RP.net photos: http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=26363
BrandonT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 02:01 PM   #3
Peider
Member
 
Peider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Zurich/Switzerland
Posts: 33
Default

Hi Greg,
I think there is no way to improve, next rejection may be too high sun ...
Wish you more luck another time
Peider
Peider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
Greg P
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore MD
Posts: 1,003
Send a message via AIM to Greg P
Default

I might appeal it just because passenger trains haven't run on that section of track for years, and may not run again for a long time unless SEPTA approves another fan trip. That's the only reason I feel like it's worth persueing. It's not exactly possible for me to go back and retake it.

It was approx 11am when it was taken.

Last edited by Greg P; 06-05-2011 at 03:13 PM.
Greg P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 05:42 PM   #5
Greg P
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore MD
Posts: 1,003
Send a message via AIM to Greg P
Default

I tried moving the train and got bad cropping.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=767635020

I think I'm going to try to appeal the original, or should I go to B/W?
Greg P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 06:44 PM   #6
Holloran Grade
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In the California Republic
Posts: 2,774
Lightbulb My thoughts on this.

The sun is pretty high, but from the shadows I can see your on the wrong side to get any light on the sides of the unit.

Also assuming you could have got the sides lit, you would probably get these nasty shadows from the sun being too high.

For instance:

Leaning into the Turn

See the long shadows on the car body below the radiator vents and the review mirror?

Also look at the shadow on the wheels and the front plow,


This is how it ought to look to get accepted.

Bigger than a Bread Box!

Unfortunately, I don't think your image is fixable for RP.Net but this is not the only place where people look.
Holloran Grade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 07:00 PM   #7
Greg P
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore MD
Posts: 1,003
Send a message via AIM to Greg P
Default

I think in order to to the sides I would have had to stand in the ROW.

That said, I've frequently seen RP use lower standards for shots that are not reproduce able. I am not questioning any of the other images from the hunt because the WCRR does run to Glenn Mills.

It will be years before another passenger rain comes through this part of the line.
Greg P 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 09:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.