Old 07-08-2005, 01:00 AM   #1
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this photo was rejected, Due to poor lighiting. Note mid morning heading due WEST !! I thought,I had a good chance of being posted due to unique power Union Pacific engines teamed up going through central New Jersey.. Well check it out and enjoy the picture
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:06 AM   #2
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The lighting doesn't seem to be much of a problem, thought the nose is a bit dark. However there are some other things you should do:

First thing's first, resize the photo to 1024x768. The full size is WAY too big. Also, sharpen the pic and rotate it clockwise.
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Old 07-08-2005, 03:32 PM   #3
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I thought,I had a good chance of being posted due to unique power Union Pacific engines teamed up going through central New Jersey..
How can someone tell from this photo that it was taken in Central New Jersey ?
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Old 07-09-2005, 12:27 AM   #4
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The picture is soft. Unsharpen mask may help, then shrink it to at least 1024x768. I wouldn't get your hopes up for this one.

Although the power may be unique/rare for the area, the models aren't rare for the UP.
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Old 07-17-2005, 02:45 AM   #5
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Looks like Manville, NJ to me...Maybe NS 21M or 213?

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Old 07-17-2005, 06:01 AM   #6
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Yep, soft and not very good light. Your shutter speed was too slow for the train movement, and or you shot free hand on a stopped train and moved. I don't think you have enough pixels and or color depth to 'smooth' out the grains, even in a resize to site standards.

Proper exposures, in good light just 'poop' out at you. This is, sorry to say drab lighting. The sky is very light, your camera's light meter spoofed you on this photograph. Read the sky and then shoot the train, is one way I try to get around this occurrence, it happens to everyone. As to UP power being rare in your neck of the woods, I feel the same on old Conrail units out west . . . but no one else cares.

The picture needs to stand on its own, and not have 'rare' power get it in. Unless of course it is so. But short of an ACE or DDX or a UP 8500 GETL showing up . . . it is only rare for you. As the above is for me on the Conrails . . .

Make the picture sell and the 'rare' power will just tag along, but pay you in views.
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