Old 05-20-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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I have here a photo I snapped this morning of the High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" special as it charged its way south toward Paducah, KY along the UP Chester Sub. The first P42 unit is one of the Amtrak 40th Anniversary Series locomotives, painted in the Phase IV paint scheme. Is it RP material? All criticisms, suggestions, etc., welcome.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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I never like to say never, but I don't see that one making it in just because there is a lot of uninteresting sky and foreground. Plus, the train is technically going away from you and the picture needs less saturation.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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I suspect it would also draw the "train too far away" rejection.

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Depends how much you can crop and still keep a sharp image.
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:48 PM   #5
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What? When did this go through? I heard the Phase 4 heritage unit was coming through on the Texas Eagle yesterday, but I heard nothing of a train with that engine on the Chester Sub. I don't know if it will get on. If you are going for a shot of that location, a zoomed in shot of the engines would have been better, like this:
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:23 PM   #6
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This train came through at about 8:00 this morning. I do have the original RAW image and can crop it and back off on the saturation to see if that makes for an improvement. However, I myself am a bit hesitant about the lighting since it was still a bit cloudy with filtered sunlight. Anyway, thanks guys for the input!!!
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I also have several earlier shots that are not "going away" shots that I will play around with.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:55 PM   #9
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How's this for a re-crop, even though I know it still won't make it because of other issues? I want to get an idea/feel for composition/balance for this type of photo.
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cloudy......
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You really lose the train in the background IMO.
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sky looks bad. I could see this working if you had a perfectly blue sky with a few white puffy clouds.
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