Old 04-28-2007, 07:07 PM   #51
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Another one bites the dust. Maybe the same one.
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:14 PM   #52
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All I'm trying to say is that the shot is below average
Geezuz, man, let it go already!
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Old 04-29-2007, 12:35 AM   #53
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Re: the objects in the background of that shot

FWIW, I like to put stuff behind the engines whenever I can because I like to see the heat shimmers. In ND, usualy you have ground, horizon/train, blue sky. Whenever I can get something in the background (trees, structures) above the power, I'll do it. I know that might be a no-no, but I like the shimmers! See this shot:
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And Mike B., I'm not looking for opinions on it and I don't want another ride on the "That Shot's Not Good" merry-go-round, so send them privately or not at all...
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Old 04-29-2007, 04:29 AM   #54
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Geezuz, man, let it go already!
He asked so I answered.

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And Mike B., I'm not looking for opinions on it and I don't want another ride on the "That Shot's Not Good" merry-go-round, so send them privately or not at all...
I think that shot is actually pretty interesting. Cool power on a sharp curve, old grain silo in the background and a bare tree to complete the frame. Nicely done.
I agree that placing things behind the train is generally a no-no, but only because it usually looks like it's growing from the train. In this case I think the grain silos are big enough and they are behind more than one engine so it works very well IMO.
I like it.

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Old 05-03-2007, 01:09 PM   #55
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I agree that placing things behind the train is generally a no-no, but only because it usually looks like it's growing from the train.
Such as this one, I'm assuming:

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I also think that one is a bit unlevel but I have no clue where Louis put it in this hard drive.

As far as the original topic of "cutting off" wedgies, I tend to do it by using a "border", such as this one:

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Regarding the original photo, I absolutely see what he is saying regarding not much nose light.

At the time, when me and Louis were railfanning together, I was not able to get out of our car to take photos (on crutches) so I was forced to shoot from the car. On top of that, because of the nose light, I had to take a really wide wedge (it turned out I was only a mile to the south of Ween):

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It looks like the back of the train is cut off slightly with the border, and I would have liked to have shown the whole elevator. But, it turned out as a majority of the train can be seen and the locomotive consist is unique.
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:02 PM   #56
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Ween uploaded it because he liked it. He didnt have to post it. He could have kept it for himself, but he, once again, liked it. Just because you don't like it doesnt mean he can't. Conclusion, he takes pictures that are good. At least they are worth looking at. Personally, I liked all of his photo's.
Not that me or Louis think this one is anything spectacular:

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But we liked it and felt it was good enough for RP.net, which it obviously was since they accepted it on his first submission.

Here's another example, one of mine this time, ironically, of the same unit:

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It's nothing spectacular, but it turned out alright. Plus, it was my first shot of a GP39-2, which I happened to ironically (once again) catch another one on the same day.
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