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nikos1 12-12-2010 11:38 PM

Foamstons not that bad lightwise in the winter, though you will never get light on NB's. The main reason I dont go anymore is that once you have shot one CSX widecab going by the platform/main street, youve shot them all, its even more bland now since some genius decided to cut down the oak trees in front of the depot. im sure it was alot more fun in the days of the leaser lashups and all that but the as stated above, there's a reason I avoid CSX like the plague now. That being said I never did get the bridge shot.
As for the shot itself, its not that hard to solve, you can blame the location for the terrible composition, steps to not fail: Stand on the other side of the pole, shoot the train not the foamer standing in the road, and you got yourself a decent shot.
The original CSX SD50 shot is not that bad, crop some off the top and bottom so it is the correct aspect ration and it has a good chance.

troy12n 12-12-2010 11:44 PM

The second one maybe, the first one, no

JimThias 12-13-2010 02:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Holloran Grade (Post 126397)
Evey thing Loyd said, and clone out that gas main marker or whatever it is on the left side foreground.;)

Left side? Are you dyslexic? :lol: ;-)

Holloran Grade 12-13-2010 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 126415)
Left side? Are you dyslexic? :lol: ;-)

Distracted.

I was also doing something else - which turned out about as bad.

lost bouy 12-13-2010 09:09 PM

Round 3!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5161/...ff95aa752c.jpg
NS 349 at Cary, NC by Lost Bouy, on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5085/...1b9d804795.jpg
Amtrak 74 at Cary, NC by Lost Bouy, on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5125/...ee34178665.jpg
CSX L173-11 at Folkston, GA by Lost Bouy, on Flickr

lost bouy 12-13-2010 09:12 PM

Reworked Folkston Shot.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5244/...db524dbc_z.jpg
Amtrak 91 Silver Star at Folkston, GA by Lost Bouy, on Flickr

troy12n 12-13-2010 09:43 PM

I dont understand why you didnt try to work the station into your shot... If you stand near that grade crossing you can frame the station and not get any of the crossing equipment, road, signal box and other clutter in the way. Looks like you are standing right in front of the railfan platform or bathroom. That's not a very good place to get anything but a boring wedgie. Unless that's what you are after.

I dont think this is going to get on because of high sun too. Might let it go.

ssw9662 12-13-2010 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lost bouy (Post 126456)

The first one has way too much dead space. If you were to retake it with a tighter crop around the engine and the house it could have a shot.

The second one is backlit and unlevel.

The third one is blurry and suffers from high sun. Same with the Amtrak shot you just posted. However, If you could get better lighting at this location you would have a shot at getting one accepted.

JimThias 12-14-2010 05:30 AM

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Originally Posted by lost bouy (Post 126457)

How come those train-mounted flags aren't blowing in the wind as the train moves along? :confused:

































:lol:

JimThias 12-14-2010 05:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ssw9662 (Post 126459)
The second one is backlit and unlevel.

Yeah, he needs to level it like this:

[photoid=348430]

:eek: http://bestsmileys.com/falling/4.gif

lost bouy 12-14-2010 07:49 PM

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=472385000

- Poor Lighting (High Sun): The angle of the sunlight is too high, a common problem in the summer months of year on mid-day shots


http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=870131672

- Poor lighting (Cloudy): Common angle cloudy day shots of common/standard power are generally not accepted.

Joe the Photog 12-14-2010 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lost bouy (Post 126525)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=472385000

- Poor Lighting (High Sun): The angle of the sunlight is too high, a common problem in the summer months of year on mid-day shots


http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=870131672

- Poor lighting (Cloudy): Common angle cloudy day shots of common/standard power are generally not accepted.

Yep. Washed out sky, a grey tint to the black paint, not enough sun on the trucks and an unneeded watermark, too.

Chase55671 12-14-2010 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lost bouy (Post 126525)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=472385000

- Poor Lighting (High Sun): The angle of the sunlight is too high, a common problem in the summer months of year on mid-day shots


http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=870131672

- Poor lighting (Cloudy): Common angle cloudy day shots of common/standard power are generally not accepted.

When I see photos like this, it really makes me feel sorry for the screeners.

All joking aside, would it be too hard for you take a look at what is accepted, then compare it to your rejections? That would give you an idea on what you need to do to get yours accepted.

Chase

JimThias 12-14-2010 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lost bouy (Post 126525)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=870131672

- Poor lighting (Cloudy): Common angle cloudy day shots of common/standard power are generally not accepted.

This picture is evidence that screeners sometimes reject a photo without looking at anything more than the thumbnail. :lol:

Why did you even submit that? Did you miss Loyd's response to it when you posted it earlier in the thread?

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 126392)
it's dark, and there's power lines everywhere. I'd pass on it.

EDIT - after clicking the viewing the full size version - the image quality is horrible, and it's way out of focus. Certainly put this one away.

Loyd L.


bigbassloyd 12-14-2010 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 126530)
This picture is evidence that screeners sometimes reject a photo without looking at anything more than the thumbnail. :lol:

I think you're onto something!

Quote:

Why did you even submit that? Did you miss Loyd's response to it when you posted it earlier in the thread?
Mr. Hicks response gave him hope?

Loyd L.

trainboysd40 12-14-2010 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 126532)

Mr. Hicks response gave him hope?

Loyd L.

Note to self: More less sarcasm, more harshness.

troy12n 12-14-2010 11:16 PM

So does this sum up the feelings?
http://icanhascheezburger.files.word...2921490_rs.jpg

lost bouy 12-17-2010 12:38 PM

Just wanted to see what the would reject for, I admit many things are wrong with that photo.

I think this one has to much clutter?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/...983f616bbb.jpg
CSX Q453-13 at Folkston, GA by Lost Bouy, on Flickr

Don't think this one is really RP.net material

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/...b03ed96c7b.jpg
Amtrak 80 at Selma, NC 2 by Lost Bouy, on Flickr

ssw9662 12-17-2010 01:57 PM

Quote:

I think this one has to much clutter?
Yes, and it's also backlit with distracting shadows.


Quote:

Don't think this one is really RP.net material
This one has a little more potential. Maybe if you waited a second or two and got rid of all the dead space on the left you'd be on to something.

Joe the Photog 12-17-2010 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ssw9662 (Post 126634)
Yes, and it's also backlit with distracting shadows.

And leaning CW.

JimThias 12-17-2010 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ssw9662 (Post 126634)
Yes, and it's also backlit with distracting shadows.

I wouldn't necessarily call it backlit, but more or less bad angle to the train in relation to the sun's angle. If he had taken quite a few steps to the right and focused more on a broader side shot, less of the dark side of the nose would have been emphasized. There are shots added nearly every day with a similar sun angle, but the photographers were more aware to stand at a broader angle to the train to put less emphasis on the shaded nose.

It's not a bad shot by any means, he just needs to be more aware of shadow angles when composing a shot.

lost bouy 12-17-2010 08:33 PM

Thanks for the help. I'm going to get some more shots over the weekend.


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