Old 06-29-2010, 05:21 AM   #1
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I had this early morning silhouette shot from the Potomac Eagle charter rejected yesterday for bad angle, I'm guessing due to the train blending into the background hills. I personally liked this shot as everyone else had retreated over to the sunny side to get standardly lit shots, so it was a rare moment on a charter where I was the only one getting this shot. As for the bad angle, with a dropoff to my left, and the river right behind me, this was pretty much the only place I could stand.

I wonder, if instead of trying for the silhouette and the sun, would I have had better luck exposing for the sky and sun before the train got there, then exposing for the train and blending the two together later?

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Old 06-29-2010, 05:31 AM   #2
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It's very noisy.
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:42 AM   #3
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Too dark. Pop the sky out a bit more and do some noise control.
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I think its beautiful. Love the headlight on low beam! Of course what do I know!

Come on somebody, Put In the Database!

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Old 06-29-2010, 09:21 PM   #5
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It's not a particularly special sunrise (or even much of a "starburst") and to me the biggest problem is that the nose is rather one-dimensional... there's no glint or separation to accentuate the form, and I'm not sure that a brighter exposure would have solved that. I am partial to that angle though, and like the sun kicking off the rails. I'd crop off the left side of the image (5:4 might work), move the engine over for some drama.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:07 AM   #6
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It is too centered for RP.
Here is my .02 crop.
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I like Dennis' crop.
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Dennis may have nailed it.
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I still say you need to try and expose for the sky more and let the sun blowout a bit more.
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Not a fan.
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:57 PM   #11
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It is too centered for RP.
Here is my .02 crop.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:19 PM   #12
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If there was some separation of locomotive and rail / ground on the bottom, maybe.

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