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Sean Mathews 07-15-2019 01:18 PM

CSX 911 and 1776 - Doomed for Rejection
 
Hey all... since this image seems doomed for rejection due to the sun and "clutter" I figured I'd at least share it here so it gets seen because I like it.

https://www.railpictures.net/viewrej...81&key=5609295

KevinM 07-15-2019 01:48 PM

The lighting really doesn't bother me, but the fence is definitely annoying. The docents at the museum are actually pretty nice and have helped me a couple of times in moving fences out of the way temporarily, in order to get an unobstructed shot. It's all a matter of asking for help, particularly when the crowd is light and they could move it for a minute without fear of someone's little kid wandering into a dangerous area.

bigbassloyd 07-15-2019 02:54 PM

The purples, greens, and noise on the wheels, rails, and the underside of the canopy as a result of over editing is more annoying than the fence to me.

Loyd L.

KevinM 07-15-2019 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 195606)
The purples, greens, and noise on the wheels, rails, and the underside of the canopy as a result of over editing is more annoying than the fence to me.

Loyd L.

Thanks Loyd. I was looking at this on my work laptop, which has a crappy, overly bright screen, but the shadows did look overdone. I just didn't want to comment on that based on a questionable display. If it looks overdone to you as well, then I would second the suggestion that the OP back off on the editing. Yes, we want to see some detail on the dark side, but it can definitely be overdone. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. In Lightroom, restoring some degree of realism to it can be as simple as backing the shadows down by -5 or -10.

I'm still not a fan of the fence, especially because I've solved the problem at that site, with the consent and assistance of the staff.

bigbassloyd 07-15-2019 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by KevinM (Post 195607)
Thanks Loyd. I was looking at this on my work laptop, which has a crappy, overly bright screen, but the shadows did look overdone. I just didn't want to comment on that based on a questionable display. If it looks overdone to you as well, then I would second the suggestion that the OP back off on the editing.

Nothing hides from my trio of 24 inchers at work.

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I'm still not a fan of the fence, especially because I've solved the problem at that site, with the consent and assistance of the staff.
I'll probably hate the fence once the shadows are corrected too :)

Loyd L.

miningcamper1 07-16-2019 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 195606)
The purples, greens, and noise on the wheels, rails, and the underside of the canopy as a result of over editing is more annoying than the fence to me.

Loyd L.

Yeah, you can find those artifacts if you really, really take a close look at the photo.
Still, I'll take this one over the soft and the leaning photos that have been accepted recently. :roll:

bigbassloyd 07-16-2019 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by miningcamper1 (Post 195612)
Yeah, you can find those artifacts if you really, really take a close look at the photo.

I can almost see them with my eyes closed on both my work and home monitor. It's about as subtle as the 'boned big boy' edit from a few weeks ago.

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Still, I'll take this one over the soft and the leaning photos that have been accepted recently. :roll:
You mean the drone photos right? 90% of them are soft, and leaning (distorted). :D It used to be that derailments, LTEX (Larry's Truck and Electric), and GAAT (girl around a train) were the biggest problem on here. The bar has fell down considerably.

Loyd L.

KevinM 07-16-2019 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 195613)
It used to be that derailments, LTEX (Larry's Truck and Electric), and GAAT (girl around a train) were the biggest problem on here. The bar has fell down considerably.

Loyd L.

I'll take a pretty GAAT over a soft, leaning, "Look mom, I'm flying!" shot any day. :smile:

[photoid=699262]
To me, a drone is like an ultra-wide zoom. Something to have in the bag for specialized situations, not something for every shot you take. Other people's mileage may vary.

miningcamper1 07-16-2019 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 195613)
GAAT (girl around a train)

LOL!
That immediately reminded me of Railroad Magazine boss Freeman Hubbard's infatuation with those. Especially by one photographer whose name I don't recall at the moment.

EDIT: Virgil Staff, the pin-up guy!

Decapod401 07-17-2019 05:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miningcamper1 (Post 195619)
LOL!
That immediately reminded me of Railroad Magazine boss Freeman Hubbard's infatuation with those. Especially by one photographer whose name I don't recall at the moment.

EDIT: Virgil Staff, the pin-up guy!

AKA Virgil Stiff!

bigbassloyd 07-17-2019 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinM (Post 195614)
I'll take a pretty GAAT over a soft, leaning, "Look mom, I'm flying!" shot any day. :smile:

[photoid=699262]

I'm in agreement there.


Quote:

To me, a drone is like an ultra-wide zoom. Something to have in the bag for specialized situations, not something for every shot you take. Other people's mileage may vary.
I use mine to document scenes that have historical and / or aesthetic importance and cannot be photographed at an appreciable level from the ground. Thankfully I do not use it nearly as often as my 150-600mm lens :D

Loyd L.

MassArt Images 07-18-2019 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 195629)
I'm in agreement there.




I use mine to document scenes that have historical and / or aesthetic importance and cannot be photographed at an appreciable level from the ground. Thankfully I do not use it nearly as often as my 150-600mm lens :D

Loyd L.

I'm surprised you don't have a bumper sticker on your vehicle that says "I luv my Tammy" :-P

bigbassloyd 07-19-2019 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by MassArt Images (Post 195631)
I'm surprised you don't have a bumper sticker on your vehicle that says "I luv my Tammy" :-P

I'd consider marrying it if polygamy were legal here in West Virginia. :D

Loyd L.


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