Old 08-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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I was looking through some old pictures today and I found this one I had never really edited before.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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my guess: bad cropping
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While I am inclined to liking any picture depicting a ex-CP MLW RS-18, I would try to recover the blown out exterior.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:49 PM   #4
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Recently SEPTA changed the tracks between Glen Mills and Elwyn to FRA-Exempt so they can never do this trip again so I thought I'd go back and see if I missed any potential pictures.
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My first thought was there is too much dead space on the right. But the more I look at it, the more I like it. The platform supports add some interest and overall the photo is very sharp and has great contrast. I'm usually not a fan of B&W photos (insert gasp from the traditional photo crowd). But I like this one.
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My first thought was there is too much dead space on the right. But the more I look at it, the more I like it. The platform supports add some interest and overall the photo is very sharp and has great contrast. I'm usually not a fan of B&W photos (insert gasp from the traditional photo crowd). But I like this one.
Like it. I'll like it more if you mess with the levels and get the rear of the train less washed out.
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Needs more contrast and more room up top for my tastes. It looks more grey than B&W.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:29 PM   #8
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That would probably look great in color. Why b&w?
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It was a very dark image, I didn't have a flash or a tripod and the train came like 2 hours after they said it would.

I can try bringing up the brightness and such in color, but I figured B&W would be more tolerant.

I'll work on it tomorrow.
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I tried some reedits

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I like the middle one the most. I kind of like the B&W aspect, since it's an old engine.
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I like the color version. The green on the right has a strong presence and so helps to balance out the shot, which is otherwise strong on the left. And the unit has too fresh and clean a paint job to look right in BW as an "old engine."
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I will touch it up a ittle more and submit
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I like the color version.
Agreed. I'd saturate it a little more though. Greg, the exposure looks pretty good on my end, too.
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Having the traveler helps a lot, both as a secondary point of interest and because you more the engine a bit away from the left.
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Nice work, Greg!
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Looks good, Greg. By the way, what is the gray box on the right by stairs? It has 1-8 numbering on it.
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Slightly off topic, but does that mean no more West Chester RR excursions period? Or does it just affect part of the route they were using?

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WCRR will continue to run between West Chester and Glenn Mills.

They just can't do any trips to the City unless they bus people from Glenn Mills to Elwyn.
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Looks good, Greg. By the way, what is the gray box on the right by stairs? It has 1-8 numbering on it.
My guess is it might be an indicator of what number train it is. Back when SEPTA used the R+Number naming system.
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Currently the best photo in the "Best of last 24 hours"

I've never had that honor.
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nice. looks a lot better in color for some reason.
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