Old 08-22-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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I thought this was pretty well side lite.

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Old 08-22-2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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The side is darker than the nose.

The biggest issue I have with it: You take a cool scene like JLS, and zoom in so tight that all you get is train.

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Hi Greg,

My quick look says the issue may be high sun. The shadows are a good clue. The sun direction is right and the train is lit, but most of the light is hitting the upper surfaces. The photo is fine for the time of day when you took it, but it appears that RP applies higher standards to "common equipment" than they do something more rare or an artistic shot.

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Getting a dark side shot on made my day!

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That's a lot of crap - if that were true, Dave would have had to go back and get this shot with better light:

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The side is darker than the nose.

The biggest issue I have with it: You take a cool scene like JLS, and zoom in so tight that all you get is train.

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Hi Greg,

My quick look says the issue may be high sun. The shadows are a good clue. The sun direction is right and the train is lit, but most of the light is hitting the upper surfaces. The photo is fine for the time of day when you took it, but it appears that RP applies higher standards to "common equipment" than they do something more rare or an artistic shot.

Lotsa bug hits on that locomotive!
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:48 PM   #6
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Then again, for a "crappy" shot like that, maybe you want crappy light?

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PS - Dave, you know I'm kidding! I liked it enough to emulate it with a shot of
New Hope and Ivyland's 2-8-0 #40 dumping ash. I'd post a link but it was
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At the waters' edge at low tide I guess..

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The biggest issue I have with it: You take a cool scene like JLS, and zoom in so tight that all you get is train.
This, pretty much. On a boring Amtrak unit no less!
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This, pretty much. On a boring Amtrak unit no less!
I stopped on the way to the airport so I didn't have time to wait for anything else, but I'll take the composition criticism.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:10 PM   #9
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Classic straight on nose-light - which is what you get a lot in the summer in JLS. All you can really do is big tele shots smooching the nose against the background when the light is like that.
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