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Old 12-10-2013, 03:29 AM   #1
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Yea... it aint perfect.
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Oversharpened? Where?
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Crop a little off the left?
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Please tell me they didnt just reject that shot because of the telephone pole obstructing the 2nd car?
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CCW?
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CCW?
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The 4th one really bugs me... the 2nd one, I dont know, I think it's a nitpick too. The rest certainly have their faults but thought I would let you all bash them for a bit.

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Old 12-10-2013, 03:41 AM   #2
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1. Garbage can.

2. Not sure. I like that one.

3. Meh.

4. I think it's because of the wires that you apparently didn't see running across the top of the frame.

5. You should probably just let that one go.

6. Needs distortion correction.
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:49 AM   #3
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4. I think it's because of the wires that you apparently didn't see running across the top of the frame.
That arent obstructing anything...
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:55 AM   #4
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They're still incredibly distracting. What was stopping you from moving up a few feet to get them out of the shot? They may not be obstructing anything, but they're still cluttering the foreground.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:00 AM   #5
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...78&key=2260908

How did you fuck this up so badly? Seriously 0/10......its a great spot when done right....
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:02 AM   #6
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I see the Ultimate Foamer Fighting Championship in your future guys.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:05 AM   #7
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Dark and soft

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Maybe slightly.

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Yes

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Please tell me they didnt just reject that shot because of the telephone pole obstructing the 2nd car?
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Gr8 wires keep them cummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmin!

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It looks weird, not sure why.

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Yes, surprised it didn't get rejected for the tumbleweeds blocking the right unit.
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:45 PM   #8
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Visibly blurry the moment you open it, and quite dark.

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I don't see the oversharpned, no. The telephone pole and bike sign however are very distracting to my eye. I don't like the composition.


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My gut is that you need more. It's kind of a tweener where you're not sure if the train was cut off by the frame or an object. Problem is all that clutter on the left isn't helping any, but if you crop tighter it will look like you cut into what the frame should have been.


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Please tell me they didnt just reject that shot because of the telephone pole obstructing the 2nd car?
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No, it's the wires. They are very distracting.

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Seems like a pointless grab shot that's soft to me. I guess a slight CCW rotation would be better, but why would you want this shot in?

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Same as the last. CCW is right, but I would ask do you really want this shot in? It feels like a grab, "oh two trains, let me go wide and get them both."

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The 4th one really bugs me... the 2nd one, I dont know, I think it's a nitpick too. The rest certainly have their faults but thought I would let you all bash them for a bit.
This like other posts recently from others makes me wonder do folks really want help or are they stirring the pot to cause a kerfuffle? Let me know if you really want opinions or you want someone to yell at. If the former glad to help. If the latter, yawn.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:03 PM   #9
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second one look at your monitor at an angle. You can see a white line b/t sky and steam engine.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:09 PM   #10
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1. No

2. Appeal/Do a quick fix

3. No

4. Adjust the contrast, CCW .05, Add some warmth

5. No
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:19 PM   #11
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Not being perfect would be perfectly fine, but the ballast looks like paper mache. And the front of the 630 is OOF.
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Maybe a bit nit picky of a reject, but just submitt one with less shaprening, althought I'd crop more off the right. Keep the sign and pole, but lose more of the deisel.
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I'd say a very little off the left, but more on the bottom. The dimensions are off just a little and adding more to the bottom will make the yellow post stick into the ground instead of just kinda being... there.
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Please tell me they didnt just reject that shot because of the telephone pole obstructing the 2nd car?
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As others have said, it's the wires. Very distracting. As others have asked, why did you not move forward a little or at the very least crouch down some? Maybe even moving to your right some would have helped.

Also, it's leaning.
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Yes on both and I'd go for a frame in the two train shot where the train on the left is closer to you to close the gap some. Pity about the trackside brush, too.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:24 PM   #12
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On #2, was there no way you could have been in the median which would help the signs and poles on the right lead to the train instead of being a bit distracting? Better yet, was there no way to be on the entire other side of the road where maybe there weren't as many distractions?
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:39 PM   #13
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As others have said, it's the wires. Very distracting. As others have asked, why did you not move forward a little or at the very least crouch down some? Maybe even moving to your right some would have helped.
As I suspected, there were ways to shoot this scene without the wires. Most shoot on the other side of the driveway and maybe there were a lot of people already standing there that day.

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I like your idea with putting the barn and house on the other side of the train, although having the train "on top" of the barn is a little disconcerting. But mainly it's the wires.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:22 PM   #14
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Wow, that is a pretty whored out spot.

At this juncture, what is the point?
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #15
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Did you really just say "Whats the point"?
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:32 PM   #16
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I sorry, was that where you were going this weekend?

Looks like this type of place.

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So when a spot has been shot numerous times, that means there's no point in going there anymore? Right, yeah, that's fucking stupid. A nice location is a nice location, no matter how many times some railfan has been there.
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The database presently has 418,000 photos and adds some 100 plus every day. The thought that good locations should not be repeated would be crippling to including new shots. Heck, even the thought that dull locations not be repeated would be crippling.

Is someone out there suffering physical pain from location repetition or subject repetition.

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Wow, that is a pretty whored out spot.

At this juncture, what is the point?
I don't think this statement could be anymore ironic coming from any other poster here, as 80% of your shots are from the same five locations. Unless of course you said this sarcastically and it didn't translate well through da internet
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Wow, I was in the presence of greatness and didn't even know it!
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They're still incredibly distracting. What was stopping you from moving up a few feet to get them out of the shot? They may not be obstructing anything, but they're still cluttering the foreground.
This is getting entertaining.
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