Old 03-15-2016, 01:04 AM   #1
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What more editing do you think I should do for these pictures?
1st one: UP SD70ACe leading a manifest
If anything, maybe a bit of brightening (already did some), or maybe the shadow on the side of the engine kills the shot altogether? I already cropped out a lot of poles on the right and also some of the gravel.
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2nd one: Boise Valley Railroad GP38-3 awaiting entry to the yards when Monday rolls around.
Maybe a bit of leveling (already did that 3 degrees)? Or maybe brightening (also done that a bit). But any other things I should do?
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:20 AM   #2
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Both photos really dont have a chance for RP but are good for the personal collection.

1st Shot: The poles are a huge distraction and the sun on the wrong side dosent help.

2nd shot: The shot is backlite so the end facing the camera is too dark. The cropping is also weird. Looking at the suns position and depending on how much room you have on the right without trespassing. You might be better shooting the side on the engine from the bottom of the hill.
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:14 AM   #3
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Both photos really dont have a chance for RP but are good for the personal collection.

1st Shot: The poles are a huge distraction and the sun on the wrong side dosent help.

2nd shot: The shot is backlite so the end facing the camera is too dark. The cropping is also weird. Looking at the suns position and depending on how much room you have on the right without trespassing. You might be better shooting the side on the engine from the bottom of the hill.
That's what I initially suspected for both photos.
For the 2nd shot, I also have this image taken from the bottom of the hill.
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You would probably have to back up a little more if you could, but that is much better then the straight on version.
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:33 AM   #5
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You would probably have to back up a little more if you could, but that is much better then the straight on version.
Got one that is a bit more angled, not sure if it would get rejected for front coupled or not... This is after some brightening.
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Got one that is a bit more angled, not sure if it would get rejected for front coupled or not... This is after some brightening.
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It most likely would.
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:10 PM   #7
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It most likely would.
This(Frisco U25B) was rejected for front couplings so I would guess??

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This(Frisco U25B) was rejected for front couplings so I would guess??

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...23&key=4512923

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A bit more rare than the Frisco, but still...

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Anyway, the Frisco shot says a lot about early U-boats, often seen chugging along with open doors flapping in the wind.
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A bit more rare than the Frisco, but still...

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Anyway, the Frisco shot says a lot about early U-boats, often seen chugging along with open doors flapping in the wind.

Problem for me I thought the Frisco was a nice shot, not that common and being completely 90 degrees I didn't think the front couple was really an issue. By the time you dig through an old box, pick one out, do a little research, scan, clean up, process and then "front couple rejection" it provides a little disincentive to look much further.

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Problem for me I thought the Frisco was a nice shot, not that common and being completely 90 degrees I didn't think the front couple was really an issue. By the time you dig through an old box, pick one out, do a little research, scan, clean up, process and then "front couple rejection" it provides a little disincentive to look much further.

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That's why I now upload everything to Flickr first- no rejections, no wasted effort.
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It most likely would.
I agree... though considering the Boise Valley Railroad is one of the least documented RRs on the site, who knows...
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This(Frisco U25B) was rejected for front couplings so I would guess??

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Its a really nice shot. it's a shame the screener was nit picky.
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One final shot. The rejection for "front coupled" says "Roster shots with front coupled locomotives". This shot doesn't include all of the locomotive, so it's not a roster shot. But maybe composition would get this one...Click image for larger version

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Its a really nice shot. it's a shame the screener was nit picky.
And appeal denied.

Funny how my mind works on this. It wasn't that important, I have lots of better slides I probably will never get to before ....and this was just one I found looking around in a box with photos of my old dog, but then I saw the other one mentioned and it kind of annoys me. So now I just take a break, lots of other stuff to do.

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One final shot. The rejection for "front coupled" says "Roster shots with front coupled locomotives". This shot doesn't include all of the locomotive, so it's not a roster shot. But maybe composition would get this one...Attachment 9126
Yes, the composition is really not attractive frankly, and roster shot or not, it is still indeed front coupled.
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This(Frisco U25B) was rejected for front couplings so I would guess??

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It's things like this that make me wonder how much great history we are missing on here. It's a fine shot.
I for one wouldn't mind seeing more of your old slides.
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The dark trucks and undercarriage area, especially with the "up" angle, give the feel of high sun. I know it isn't formally high sun, but the shot, and others seen here, has that unattractive feel of high sun.
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