Old 06-16-2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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Last Sunday I took three shots of a train in the woods near the Kasimov town (Province of Ryazan, Russia). This local passenger train runs between two small towns Shilovo and Kasimov. In fact, trains like this are so nice for me. Informally, in Russia they are called "foundlings", implying that the only one vagon was "foisted" on a locomotive. As a rule, trains like this are used on railways with low traffic intensity.

I need your help. I made three pictures, but I can't determine myself whether they could be interesting to the RP community. What image is worth a try to publish at RP?

Thank you in advance.

Pardon me for my English, please.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:16 PM   #2
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All 3 have enough merit, if you do some work on them. I wouldn't submit ALL 3 though as they a very similar. Especially 1 and 2. I would pick #2 personally since it is closer, and shows the crew better in the image and the train is closer. #3 is slightly different than the first 2, but close enough that I would give it a week or 2 before submitting it after the 1st submission.
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all 3 are high sun, and under normal circumstances will all get rejected...

Your angle is also too straight-on, try to get yourself at more of an angle to the train
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I can't determine myself whether they could be interesting to the RP community.
Kevin gave you good advice regarding these shots. Regarding the general question of what is of interest, show us the train and show us Russia! You say this one engine / one car train is special - show it to us! Back away from the tracks, find a view where you get more of the entire train (so less head on, not a shot from immediately adjacent to the tracks), show the train in its setting. Preferably a setting that isn't just trees, which tend to look similar everywhere, in this sort of a composition.
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all 3 are high sun, and under normal circumstances will all get rejected...

Your angle is also too straight-on, try to get yourself at more of an angle to the train

Uh what? Look at the rail................
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Uh what? Look at the rail................
Yep the overhang at the top of the hood is going to cast a shadow most of the time.
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Yep the overhang at the top of the hood is going to cast a shadow most of the time.
Just like the overhang on standard cab units... above the cab windows
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I like number three best, but I believe that J's advice is even better... find an angle that allows us to see where we are too.

I believe that two or three would get in the data base.

They're not high sun... look at the robust shadow on the grass, look at how well let the trucks are and look at the way there is no shadow from the railhead on the rail. The overhang shadow is something that that style of engine is only going to allow you to avoid an hour or so a day, even in Winter.
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I can't say I see any tell tales of high sun.

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I would pick #2 personally since it is closer, and shows the crew better in the image and the train is closer.
Thank you! In my opinion you are right. I decided to pick #2 too because it's few interesting than other two. At this image is clear, as the railroad is located on the hills. It little diversifies the image background consisting only from the trees.
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Your angle is also too straight-on, try to get yourself at more of an angle to the train
This railway is located on an embankment. I tried to get myself at angle to the train. But in this case on the background of the image would have been visible only tops of the trees and the sky.
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Regarding the general question of what is of interest, show us the train and show us Russia!
When I decided to come on this place, I expected to shot this train against remarkable old church: http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/b282/view/309635/?page=0. But when I have arrived, I with some frustration have found out that the railway is densely surrounded by trees and bushes which hide the church. In Russia is traditionally accepted to plant trees around the railway. It protects railway from snow drifts in the winter.
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I think you should get more of the side of the train.

Most people have never seen these (including me).
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I think you should get more of the side of the train.

Most people have never seen these (including me).
You can see ithe tains like this under the links:
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/b282/view/309964/?page=0
http://picasaweb.google.com/sergeyak...87022469786450

In my opinion these images don't correspond to requirements of RP, therefore I simply offer you these references.
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I can't say I see any tell tales of high sun.

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Me neither. The railhead is casting little to no shadow, and the train's shadow off to the side is long. Definitely not high sun, and definitely more worthy of a side view of a well-lit train.
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You can see ithe tains like this under the links:
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/b282/view/309964/?page=0
http://picasaweb.google.com/sergeyak...87022469786450

In my opinion these images don't correspond to requirements of RP, therefore I simply offer you these references.
The second one is what I am talking about, but the wires above it in the trees sort of kill the shot.

Also, I can't search these on Google because I don't write Russian, so thanks for the links.
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