Old 11-14-2006, 12:44 AM   #1
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When I submitted this, I half expected the rejection, because I broke so many "rules". Any ideas to make it worthwhile? I just happen to like the angles.

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Old 11-14-2006, 12:58 AM   #2
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Personally, I rather like it.
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Old 11-14-2006, 12:59 AM   #3
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Hmmm....I'm surprised it got rejected. The composition is good. Even has a block signal staring at you. The electic lines are less than ideal, but in my mind are a very minor distraction. If there is a problem, it is the lighting. Even though it is back lit, the lighting is still flat. Needs more contrast, more pizzaz. I think the same basic composition, with stronger shadows and perhaps a bit of glint could be very nice. Add in an "interesting" sky and it cold be really nice.

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Old 11-14-2006, 01:13 AM   #4
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To me, it looks too...flat. Not the color/saturation, but the telemash effect has the loco and the car too squished for me (and that's saying something because I'm a telemash kinda guy!)...
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:16 AM   #5
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I'd appeal it. I think it's a nice shot, but if they don't take it on appeal, the signal might benefit from just a bit more space on the right. Also, as John suggested, bump up your saturation a bit for a bit more punch, but the orginal shot is still a good one.

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Old 11-14-2006, 01:20 AM   #6
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I like the thought process behind this one...the eye flows easily through the shot.
There are two things that I'd do to this one:
a.) Clone out the 4 electrical wires.
b.) Bring out the saturation in the yellows a bit more. I think you can easily oversaturate that red, so I wouldn't mess with it much...but the yellows are definitely lacking punch.

Good luck with it.
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:34 AM   #7
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I'm going to side with Ween here, the isn't that much contrast/color depth in the photo.

I'll agree with composure, I like "going away" shots. This one is a little close and tight for my taste, but that is just me. In this case, with the light, it appears it would have been well lit on the nose behind you (with the curve). The reason I say this is the back door behind the engineer is shadowed.

Seems to have a slight lean to the right. I'm not going to comment on PS'ing the lines out.
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Old 11-14-2006, 02:47 AM   #8
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Yes, the nose light was pretty good.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=164160

I didn't think much of it until a second look later. I can't take the lines out..what you see is what you get. I'll take the advice, play with it a bit and see where it goes.

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Old 11-14-2006, 03:01 AM   #9
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I guess this was one of those victories for the wedgies....since the very conventional front 3/4 view got in. Personally, I think the going away shot that was rejected was by far the better shot between the two. Not perfect, but much more interesting.

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Old 11-14-2006, 12:44 PM   #10
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When in doubt, go vertical!
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=165226
Who woulda thunk it?
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