Old 09-21-2007, 05:29 AM   #1
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just wondering what others think of this shot??


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Old 09-21-2007, 05:36 AM   #2
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In my brutally honest opinion, it's an oversharpened picture of a pretty unremarkable location with a nice looking sunset hidden behind a switchstand. I didn't screen it, but it doesn't do anything for me.
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Old 09-21-2007, 12:28 PM   #3
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Welll, I like the idea. But unfortunately, America's rail corridors are hogtied with power lines, chicken-wire fences, and other encroachments, which I think detract from the photo in this case.

A lonely string of leaning wood phone poles, topped with glass insulators would add character, but today's power lines are just an eyesore. And that fence at left is distracting. Sorry.
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Old 09-21-2007, 12:40 PM   #4
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The switch stand not only blocks the sun, it also blocks the tracks. Those two things there just destroy the shot for me. Admittedly, I'm not a fan of these types of shots anyway, but this one has very little going for it. The composition is lacking and I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be looking at. Maybe if you had been on the other side of the tracks, but I still don't see it.

Of course, one screener and one administrator has already spoken on this shot, too.


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Old 09-21-2007, 04:30 PM   #5
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Some of the colors in the photo are kind of unusual. But when I look at it I think of a hot muggy Midwest evening with the smell of cornfields in the air.

Probably just me...
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:41 AM   #6
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The switch stand not only blocks the sun, it also blocks the tracks. Those two things there just destroy the shot for me. Admittedly, I'm not a fan of these types of shots anyway, but this one has very little going for it. The composition is lacking and I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be looking at. Maybe if you had been on the other side of the tracks, but I still don't see it.

Of course, one screener and one administrator has already spoken on this shot, too.


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Thanks for all the imput, my idea was to block out the sun and have it shine through the two holes in the switch stand,
I cropped the clutter out as mentioned in one comment and it does improve the image...oh well, tomorrow is another day.
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