Old 03-15-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
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Think any of these have a chance? I guess light is the main issue with them, I don't know if it kills the shots or not.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2051/...8baec664_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2209/...9eca5685_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2089/...e66c9d7e_b.jpg

foreground clutter?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/...fc6914bf_b.jpg

enough context?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/...10b85495_b.jpg
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2051/...8baec664_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2209/...9eca5685_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2089/...e66c9d7e_b.jpg
Great shots, asides from poor light, I'm afraid. Nothing to do to fix that.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/...fc6914bf_b.jpg
Good effort... but you're correct about the clutter.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/...10b85495_b.jpg[/quote]
Another nice shot, but it desperately needs more light...

In other words, you've got the right idea, just get the sun behind you next time.
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:04 PM   #3
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Just a few minor adds to what has been said. On #2, the CSX train, actually I think it would have a chance. Yes, the sun is on the other side but the angle is so near head-on that there isn't very much side-in-shadow to see. So it might get in. What might hold it back is that a) the train is centered, and b) the left crossing signal is chopped off. I think it would have worked well had you aimed a bit to the left, chopping off the right signal and getting all of the left; this would have put the nose pleasantly off-center also.

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On #5, I disagree with Nick; sure it needs light but that is not the only or main problem, it's too tight and does not have enough context, for my tastes.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:21 PM   #4
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#2 also looks like it gets a 'high sun'.... There was no EXIF data so I couldn't tell what time of day.
It looks to me, the same shot on the same time from the other side of the tracks would still have a shadow on the trucks.

I like the location for 1-3, I look forward to seeing some in the RP.NET DB from there.

I'm disqualifying myself from commenting on the last two... beyond my understanding at this time.

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