Old 10-04-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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Yeah, I know the title's boring, but I really do need help with this one. Thoughts on what to do?

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Old 10-04-2010, 06:15 PM   #2
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Here you go(attached). It looks like a mainline there in the background. i would wait for the sun to swing over to the other side of the tracks, and get a train going by this thing. Neat looking engine/shot, btw!
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:31 PM   #3
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I like Daniel's idea pretty well, but I'd include more room above the unit. That smoke stack looks cramped.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:28 PM   #4
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Peter, as info, I suspect that the likely cause of the rejection, which Daniel fixed but did not explain, was that there is a blurred "something" in the lower right corner of your shot. Sometimes on a cropping rejection it is due to the presence of something unnoticed and I think that is what has happened with your shot.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:00 PM   #5
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Definetly not enough space at the top
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I dont see how the light wasnt good enough for a roster on the side facing the tracks. Agreed a train passing it would be the best but there looked to be adequate side light from the shadow the unit is casting.
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Yeah, there definitely was, but aside from standing on the ROW, there was no where to get it, because after the ROW on the other side it drops off a good ways to the road, which is pretty busy. If I were to do it again, I would have a different driver who was more comfortable with stopping shortly in the right hand lane for me to get on top. But, I'm not sure if that would be high enough because the tracks of the main may obscure the unit. As for a passing train, I didn't have a lot of time, however, a few minutes later a southbound, but we had already left.
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standing on the ROW

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Is it just me or does the quality look pretty poor?

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Is it just me or does the quality look pretty poor?

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The input quality probably was OK, but it looks like a halo effect was generated due to high-radius sharpening.
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I'd like the shot more if there was some good sunlight on the downtown scene on the left.
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I noticed that too, so I tried to get rid of that in the latest version. So, now this...

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I think the downtown scene (which I kinda admire) is seen as "dead space" in this instance.

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Its obvious you need a train led by an SD60 to make this shot work.
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Its obvious you need a train led by an SD60 to make this shot work.
Yeah, but I still think this is worthy and I'm bummed its been rejected. I'm considering appealing it. What do y'all think?
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Yeah, but I still think this is worthy and I'm bummed its been rejected. I'm considering appealing it. What do y'all think?
Of the three crops, I like Daniel's the best; you did yourself no favors by adding more on the left to your 2nd version.
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The loco is too close to the right side of the frame now.
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I tried this and no dice.

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What the heck do I do? Should I appeal and say "PLEASE EXPLAIN!!!" or what? I am really puzzled.
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It's a locomotive nose, and half a frame of nothing. That's the best way I can sum it up.

The shot begs to be taken from a different angle. This angle isn't appealing at all.

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I don't see a happy outcome. You are just too tight on the engine, which also puts it too far to the right in any reasonable crop. I played around with a 5:4 crop, ditching the left margin, and I saw nothing that worked. Good luck, but I personally don't see a solution.
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Also, it looks under exposed to me.
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If anything, I'd try a vertical crop, but as Loyd said, it's not a great angle as all you end up with is the nose. If you could slide over to the right some and take a dreaded 3/4 wedgie with sun from the right side, you'd be good . . . or come back at night and paint it with a spotlight.

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