Old 04-24-2011, 02:09 AM   #1
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Any thoughts? Should I try again or leave alone?

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Old 04-24-2011, 02:11 AM   #2
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Any thoughts? Should I try again or leave alone?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=524383147

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Woah, way too much chopped off the left side...need more room in front of the locomotive! Can we see the original file, straight out the camera?
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Too much sky and a bit too close on the lead locomotive
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Would this be better?

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Better. It also looks a bit unleavel to me. Maybe a little ccw.
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Would this be better?
It's still too much sky... The only way I could see it standing a chance is if you cropped it something like the attached file. It seems a little boring though and a little unleveled as well (lens distortion maybe?). Did you crouch to take the shot?
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It's still too much sky... The only way I could see it standing a chance is if you cropped it something like the attached file. It seems a little boring though and a little unleveled as well (lens distortion maybe?). Did you crouch to take the shot?
Yeah, I actually liked all that sky - all the clouds and blue sky. Took it from way below. I guess it may be a nice photo to keep but not necessarily RP material. Such it is.
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Just for reference, here's the original.

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Woa, the transfer long hood forward!
Pretty neat catch, didnt stick around long enough to see it duck under the cantilever? That wouldve been a better shot, the light usually swings enough for the northbound trip, though this time of year thats sometimes highsun, seems like it from your shot. Also some good shots of him coming into Finley yard, after he gets off the NA and back onto the BNSF trackage.
I hope thats not the actual original, the resolutions pretty low if it is, heres what I tried, I like the clouds too, worth a shot.
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Woa, the transfer long hood forward!
Pretty neat catch, didnt stick around long enough to see it duck under the cantilever? That wouldve been a better shot, the light usually swings enough for the northbound trip, though this time of year thats sometimes highsun, seems like it from your shot. Also some good shots of him coming into Finley yard, after he gets off the NA and back onto the BNSF trackage.
I hope thats not the actual original, the resolutions pretty low if it is, heres what I tried, I like the clouds too, worth a shot.
Hey Nikos. No, I didn't stick around. Had just finished a shoot on Morris Ave and my family happened to be on the other side of town and only had a few minutes for myself. I also managed to run over to Irondale. The NS research train was tied down on the siding outside Norris. I'll try to post a shot of that as well.
No, this is resized and compressed JPG. I have the 7MB orig. Hehe.
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Yeah, I actually liked all that sky - all the clouds and blue sky.
You still have to shoot and crop for the whole overall picture. It's way out of balance with way too much sky and not enough ground. It's also over exposed. The sky would look a lot better being a bit bluer. The shot is also leaning to the left.
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The front is in shadow, pretty sure that kills all chances it has.
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