Old 04-04-2011, 03:47 AM   #1
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Either of these shots scream at you to be uploaded to RP

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Old 04-04-2011, 03:58 AM   #2
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I like the first one more. What's on the side of the lead unit?
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:07 AM   #3
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It's cropped very close to how it was shot. But there is a steel facility there. Not much to work with, actually.

CSX in Cayce on a Sunday

Not sure I have a shot similiar to this with the units from today.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:10 AM   #4
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Duh, I'm too tired. I think I misunderstood your question. What's on the side of the lead unit? It's one of their "Diversity" units. Not really sure what it was about, though. I've seen three of them from time to time around Cayce, but this is the first decent shot I've got of one.
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I prefer the second. It shows off more of the side of the unit and has the interesting wind sock in it. It's too bad the "D" is covered by those white hood doors.
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Both of em are nice and show the diversity unit. I'd say number 1. As a side note, the other diversity doors are on another AC6000, was amused to see that passing me one day.
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I like the first one.
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Third shot is the best composition, but the image appears to be underexposed and over saturated.
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Dont take this the wrong way but im not a fan of any of them and I will tell you why.

1. dont like the composition and the lead unit it too close to the right side of the frame
2. composition decent, but sky is really bad, vignetting
3. terrible light and/or underexposed, plus those bushes obscuring some of the track/truck. If you were about a foot taller you may have been able to overcome that.

I guess shooting at Cayce is difficult to impossible.
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Are you high? How in the hell is that terrible light?
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I guess shooting at Cayce is difficult to impossible.
Not impossible. Maddening at times. They closed the crossings and fenced in one side of the yard, so this is about as good as it gets on the south end of the yard. I was standing on the inside of the door to my car. If I still had my Jeep Chrokee, I could stand on top of it and get over the bushes. But I don't, so I can't.
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...I was standing on the inside of the door to my car. If I still had my Jeep Chrokee, I could stand on top of it and get over the bushes. But I don't, so I can't.
Joe, I'm six-two but am not averse at times to jump on the trunk of my car if I think it's warranted, although at 240lbs+ I do have to mind my foot placement to avoid buckling sheet metal! I like the third shot the best myself although as mentioned it may need a touch of lightening (at least the dark tones). The log loads provide visual interest that overcomes the slight distraction of the bushes, in my opinion.

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Are you high? How in the hell is that terrible light?
It's harsh high light which makes the blue look awful.
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There is no harsh light anywhere. The GE has even coverage....
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There is no harsh light anywhere. The GE has even coverage....
I agree with you Max the light looks pretty good I think Troy might be one of the stereotypical Florida folks and his vision is going bad, LOL
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There is no harsh light anywhere. The GE has even coverage....
What GE???
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I guess I'm kinda in a rut. Neither shot seemed really inspired to me. Lately I've been all about asking photogs why they wanted a particular shot on RP. I still haven't answered that question about either of these. I was hoping the CMC Steel faux Alco would come out so I could frame it with the GE (that's the lead unit, Troy) and the EMD.

By the way, the third shot (the mother/slug set) is already on RP. I linked it when I misunderstood the question of what was on the side of the GE unit.
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The shot I was referring to RE: lighting was #3 which looks like a GP40 and a slug, not a GE. That's what was confusing me, the lighting was fine in the other 2.

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The shot I was referring to RE: lighting was #3 which looks like a GP40 and a slug, not a GE.
That's the aforementioned shot that's already in the database.
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Somehow that looks a lot better than what you linked.
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The shot I was referring to RE: lighting was #3 which looks like a GP40 and a slug, not a GE. That's what was confusing me, the lighting was fine in the other 2.
In your quote you referred to all three, so thats where the misunderstanding was.
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In your quote you referred to all three, so thats where the misunderstanding was.
I see, you misunderstood me

1 - referring to picture #1
2 - referring to picture #2
3 - referring to picture #3

I guess I could see how maybe that was confusing?
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I see, you misunderstood me

1 - referring to picture #1
2 - referring to picture #2
3 - referring to picture #3

I guess I could see how maybe that was confusing?

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To me, it looked like you were explaining three different points about all three photos.
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I suppose it was possible that I was doing that, except I wasnt. Unless the sky was vignetting in all 3 photos and the lead unit was too close to the right in all 3 photos.

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