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wheelnrail 05-10-2016 03:50 AM


I dunno, i thought it had a chance. Maybe the image was not as impacting? Was this PAQ warranted, or could it be salvaged? Thank you.

KevinM 05-10-2016 04:03 AM

Hi Carlos,

My immediate reaction is that it is so dark that I can't tell that the silhouette is that of a train. Honestly, those stacks look like billboards until you stare at the image for a few seconds. I am usually a fan of sunset shots. Not so much this time around.

miningcamper1 05-10-2016 01:05 PM

The best silhouette shots have plenty of light beneath the underframes IMO. The rejected stack shot has very little light below the cars.

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RobJor 05-10-2016 04:41 PM

You take some nice shots so I hate second guess but I don't think the sun dead center helps. Not sure if you cropped but at 70mm I would guess you did??? The mowed lawn is not that great of a foreground so if possible I would say wider less crop, (more cars), less foreground, more sky, the sun will appear more distant and take it out of the center. As an add on, depending on original, could crop with full stack at the ends.


By the way I like it, I tend to like shots I consider technically harder and one of, shooting right into even a setting sun in that position is not something that is easy or happens everyday .

Mgoldman 05-10-2016 07:00 PM

First impressions -

1) The high tension tower is not doing you any favors jutting up there - would be nice to have a composition without it.

2) A shot like this might benefit from more symmetry - ie; shooting perpendicular to the scene - vs more of an off angle going away with no start of finish.

3) Train a bit centered top to bottom in the scene.

Not sure what can be "fixed" - though my thoughts would follow two directions -

1) Go much wider to imply the openness of the scene - or the length of the train, or...

2) Crop tight to really "focus" the scene - ei; perhaps, two cars and the sun cropped with more sky and less foreground.


wheelnrail 05-11-2016 02:03 AM

I see what you all mean; and I do need more light is needed on the underside. Oh well, better luck next time. Thanks!

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