Old 12-27-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:01 PM   #2
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The cropping is fine, the lighting could be better. Maybe they hit the wrong button...
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:21 PM   #3
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Looks oversaturated and maybe a little PIQ?
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:22 PM   #4
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The foreground is dark and doesn't contribute much to the photo as-is. Try cropping a bit off the bottom and the right.

I'm also thinking the photo could be sharper.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:32 PM   #5
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If you read between the lines, I am saying "go back and shoot it in good light". The scene is fine as-is, but the lighting makes it less appealing.

It needs an SD60, a warbonnet or a plane fuselage to get accepted in lighting like that I guess.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:02 PM   #6
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It needs an SD60, a warbonnet or a plane fuselage to get accepted in lighting like that I guess.
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If you read between the lines, I am saying "go back and shoot it in good light". The scene is fine as-is, but the lighting makes it less appealing.
Why? I see extreme low angle light, sunset, with a glow - if anything, the glow seems too strong, too golden brown, but the basic idea I am fine with. I'll take this over 2pm light, for sure. Some, and RP, might object to all the shadows, I don't.

Kevin, try taking some off the right, and a bit off the bottom if needed. It looks like you can take some off before you hit the train itself, which would reduce the distractive impact of the snowy branch at the middle of the right edge.
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The glow makes the trees look pretty unnatural, I can deal with the stream being in the shadow, but that and the yellow glow make it look odd to me
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I agree the glow looks odd, but I haven't shot enough at those times to feel fully confident in my reaction, plus I have seen some really striking shots.
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