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Joe the Photog 04-04-2011 02:47 AM

First one, second one or neither one?
 
Either of these shots scream at you to be uploaded to RP

1.)

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/joethephotog/5586584591/" title="CSX Odd Couple by Joe the Photog, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5029/5586584591_73120bdba5.jpg" width="500" height="323" alt="CSX Odd Couple"></a>

2.)

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/joethephotog/5587467924/" title="CSX Odd Couple (2) by Joe the Photog, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5097/5587467924_4c0a34360d.jpg" width="500" height="326" alt="CSX Odd Couple (2)"></a>

misoisland 04-04-2011 02:58 AM

I like the first one more. What's on the side of the lead unit?

Joe the Photog 04-04-2011 03:07 AM

It's cropped very close to how it was shot. But there is a steel facility there. Not much to work with, actually.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/joethephotog/4633226307/" title="CSX in Cayce on a Sunday by Joe the Photog, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4633226307_89f2c331a9.jpg" width="500" height="311" alt="CSX in Cayce on a Sunday"></a>

Not sure I have a shot similiar to this with the units from today.

Joe the Photog 04-04-2011 03:10 AM

Duh, I'm too tired. I think I misunderstood your question. What's on the side of the lead unit? It's one of their "Diversity" units. Not really sure what it was about, though. I've seen three of them from time to time around Cayce, but this is the first decent shot I've got of one.

stlgevo51 04-04-2011 03:30 AM

I prefer the second. It shows off more of the side of the unit and has the interesting wind sock in it. It's too bad the "D" is covered by those white hood doors.

nikos1 04-04-2011 03:39 AM

Both of em are nice and show the diversity unit. I'd say number 1. As a side note, the other diversity doors are on another AC6000, was amused to see that passing me one day.

Watain 04-04-2011 09:07 AM

I like the first one.

JimThias 04-04-2011 01:40 PM

Third shot is the best composition, but the image appears to be underexposed and over saturated.

troy12n 04-04-2011 04:18 PM

Dont take this the wrong way but im not a fan of any of them and I will tell you why.

1. dont like the composition and the lead unit it too close to the right side of the frame
2. composition decent, but sky is really bad, vignetting
3. terrible light and/or underexposed, plus those bushes obscuring some of the track/truck. If you were about a foot taller you may have been able to overcome that.

I guess shooting at Cayce is difficult to impossible.

coborn35 04-04-2011 04:41 PM

Are you high? How in the hell is that terrible light?

Joe the Photog 04-04-2011 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 134760)
I guess shooting at Cayce is difficult to impossible.

Not impossible. Maddening at times. They closed the crossings and fenced in one side of the yard, so this is about as good as it gets on the south end of the yard. I was standing on the inside of the door to my car. If I still had my Jeep Chrokee, I could stand on top of it and get over the bushes. But I don't, so I can't.

wds 04-04-2011 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 134768)
...I was standing on the inside of the door to my car. If I still had my Jeep Chrokee, I could stand on top of it and get over the bushes. But I don't, so I can't.

Joe, I'm six-two but am not averse at times to jump on the trunk of my car if I think it's warranted, although at 240lbs+ I do have to mind my foot placement to avoid buckling sheet metal! I like the third shot the best myself although as mentioned it may need a touch of lightening (at least the dark tones). The log loads provide visual interest that overcomes the slight distraction of the bushes, in my opinion.

Wayne

troy12n 04-04-2011 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coborn35 (Post 134766)
Are you high? How in the hell is that terrible light?

It's harsh high light which makes the blue look awful.

coborn35 04-04-2011 08:40 PM

There is no harsh light anywhere. The GE has even coverage....

stevenmwelch 04-04-2011 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coborn35 (Post 134785)
There is no harsh light anywhere. The GE has even coverage....

I agree with you Max the light looks pretty good I think Troy might be one of the stereotypical Florida folks and his vision is going bad, LOL

troy12n 04-04-2011 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coborn35 (Post 134785)
There is no harsh light anywhere. The GE has even coverage....

What GE???

Joe the Photog 04-04-2011 11:11 PM

I guess I'm kinda in a rut. Neither shot seemed really inspired to me. Lately I've been all about asking photogs why they wanted a particular shot on RP. I still haven't answered that question about either of these. I was hoping the CMC Steel faux Alco would come out so I could frame it with the GE (that's the lead unit, Troy) and the EMD.

By the way, the third shot (the mother/slug set) is already on RP. I linked it when I misunderstood the question of what was on the side of the GE unit.

troy12n 04-04-2011 11:16 PM

The shot I was referring to RE: lighting was #3 which looks like a GP40 and a slug, not a GE. That's what was confusing me, the lighting was fine in the other 2.

Joe the Photog 04-04-2011 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 134802)
The shot I was referring to RE: lighting was #3 which looks like a GP40 and a slug, not a GE.

That's the aforementioned shot that's already in the database.
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troy12n 04-04-2011 11:20 PM

Somehow that looks a lot better than what you linked.

coborn35 04-04-2011 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 134802)
The shot I was referring to RE: lighting was #3 which looks like a GP40 and a slug, not a GE. That's what was confusing me, the lighting was fine in the other 2.

In your quote you referred to all three, so thats where the misunderstanding was.

troy12n 04-04-2011 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coborn35 (Post 134806)
In your quote you referred to all three, so thats where the misunderstanding was.

I see, you misunderstood me

1 - referring to picture #1
2 - referring to picture #2
3 - referring to picture #3

I guess I could see how maybe that was confusing?

JimThias 04-04-2011 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 134809)
I see, you misunderstood me

1 - referring to picture #1
2 - referring to picture #2
3 - referring to picture #3

I guess I could see how maybe that was confusing?


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coborn35 04-04-2011 11:52 PM

To me, it looked like you were explaining three different points about all three photos.

troy12n 04-05-2011 12:47 AM

I suppose it was possible that I was doing that, except I wasnt. Unless the sky was vignetting in all 3 photos and the lead unit was too close to the right in all 3 photos.

YMMV


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