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MassArt Images 05-25-2017 02:39 PM

Back lit
 
Any other way to process this to make it acceptable? Due to the track direction the sun will never be over your back. Original color shot was rejected too. I know the switching to B/W is one way to get a bad angle shot in. Looking for suggestions.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...21&key=8591391

Joe the Photog 05-25-2017 03:58 PM

Obviously, it's backlit, but the processing seems fine to me. I actually think it's more the nose than the side. It looks like distracting shadows on the nose. For RP, this might be a cloudy day shot or filtered sun day. I like the framing. Is there any way to go wider and show some houses?

MassArt Images 05-25-2017 04:06 PM

It's close to home so I can get a redo. I can take my camera instead of using my iPhone like I did for this shot. I agree, more houses will improve the scene.

miningcamper1 05-25-2017 04:29 PM

Slow days, the Conemaugh Line, and me. Together every time I tried. :sad:

RobJor 05-25-2017 06:31 PM

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I think it is probably a very nice pleasant color shot even if not accepted, not too enthused about the B/W as done. Realizing the line is not too busy but as noted a different type of day or a different time of the day would probably be better.

Bob

Maybe something "like" this.??, ie not that extreme.

JRMDC 05-25-2017 06:43 PM

With a redo you can include the "S" in Seventh.

miningcamper1 05-25-2017 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by RobJor (Post 191312)

Maybe something "like" this.??, ie not that extreme.

I like it, though it's contrasty. Maybe the right screener will too?

How about early mornings in summer here? Should be light on the nose at least.

jac_murphy 05-25-2017 09:00 PM

Needs some CW rotation as well!

-Jacques

MassArt Images 05-25-2017 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobJor (Post 191312)
I think it is probably a very nice pleasant color shot even if not accepted, not too enthused about the B/W as done. Realizing the line is not too busy but as noted a different type of day or a different time of the day would probably be better.

Bob

I did go a little extreme with my color shot. The sun will only line up with the tracks near the Summer Solstice, otherwise the sun always comes from the other side of the tracks


http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...68&key=7847359

Quote:

Originally Posted by miningcamper1 (Post 191311)
Slow days, the Conemaugh Line, and me. Together every time I tried. :sad:

There were four heritage engines through in the last week. Stuck at work or sleeping and missed them all.

JimThias 05-28-2017 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by jac_murphy (Post 191315)
Needs some CW rotation as well!

-Jacques

Agreed. It looks like it was leveled based on the house on the right, without any regard to the lean on the left due to wide angle distortion.

Level in the center, and then fix the sides.

MassArt Images 05-28-2017 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 191309)
Obviously, it's backlit, but the processing seems fine to me. I actually think it's more the nose than the side. It looks like distracting shadows on the nose. For RP, this might be a cloudy day shot or filtered sun day. I like the framing. Is there any way to go wider and show some houses?

Joe,

I saw a green signal when leaving work this foggy morning, so after a stop at the grocery store, I headed down to the spot. I was hoping for more fog to add to the scene but no luck. I did re-position to include more of the street scene. As before, this was shot with my iPhone. So this shot is for you. :-) Don't you feel special...:lol:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...89&key=4405893

Joseph Cermak 05-30-2017 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by MassArt Images (Post 191330)
Joe,

I saw a green signal when leaving work this foggy morning, so after a stop at the grocery store, I headed down to the spot. I was hoping for more fog to add to the scene but no luck. I did re-position to include more of the street scene. As before, this was shot with my iPhone. So this shot is for you. :-) Don't you feel special...:lol:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...89&key=4405893

I think something like this has potential, but the nose/train is too dark for it to work as is. I really like the composition of this version much better.

MassArt Images 05-30-2017 05:06 PM

Tried another shot. Went wider. Still no luck. This is more a Gary Knapp location whet you can control the light via flash. Guess I'll wait for a rain shot

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...31&key=2294983

bigbassloyd 05-30-2017 05:14 PM

Cloudy Day spot.

Loyd L.

Joseph Cermak 05-30-2017 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MassArt Images (Post 191352)
Tried another shot. Went wider. Still no luck. This is more a Gary Knapp location whet you can control the light via flash. Guess I'll wait for a rain shot

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...31&key=2294983

I think the composition in your second shot is much better than this one. I have to agree that it is much too tight on the locomotives.

MassArt Images 05-30-2017 09:17 PM

I have some earlier frames. I wanted to get 8102 better exposed. Regardless I don't think any clear day shot will be accepted unless I can get a heritage unit on the point.

Grewup on the CW 05-31-2017 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 191353)
Cloudy Day spot.

Loyd L.

I like where your going here but lack of experience leaves me asking,

How do you compose/process to overcome the "cloudy day and then common power" rejection?

miningcamper1 05-31-2017 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Grewup on the CW (Post 191374)

How do you compose/process to overcome the "cloudy day and then common power" rejection?

Three ways:

1) Catch heritage
2) Be a High Value Contributor
3) Catch screener in a good mood

:roll:

bigbassloyd 05-31-2017 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grewup on the CW (Post 191374)
I like where your going here but lack of experience leaves me asking,

How do you compose/process to overcome the "cloudy day and then common power" rejection?

Contrary to popular belief, a properly captured and processed cloudy day scene can be quite striking. I'm at work currently, but when I get home I can dig into some of my files for as shot / after editing examples.

Loyd L.

Grewup on the CW 06-05-2017 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 191377)
Contrary to popular belief, a properly captured and processed cloudy day scene can be quite striking. I'm at work currently, but when I get home I can dig into some of my files for as shot / after editing examples.

Loyd L.

I hear/get miningcamper's suggestions, which leaves me relying on something other than myself to get a cloudy day pass on RP. Granted I'm still at the screener's mercy, Lyold, I'm still interested in your thoughts/approach as these conditions are usually the norm for my quick local outings around the area, well, anywhere really. I have tons of pics that I just dont mess with anymore knowing my chances of getting them on RP are slim.

bigbassloyd 06-05-2017 06:25 PM

Don't blow out the sky, and focus on creating interesting compositions (i.e. no down the straight stretch wedgies, etc.).

Loyd L.

Grewup on the CW 06-05-2017 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 191377)
Contrary to popular belief...., but when I get home I can dig into some of my files for as shot / after editing examples.

Loyd L.

Do you still plan to share an editing example?

bigbassloyd 06-06-2017 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Grewup on the CW (Post 191460)
Do you still plan to share an editing example?

I do, but my timetable has been pushed back due to new job commitments.

Loyd L.

Grewup on the CW 06-06-2017 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 191466)
I do, but my timetable has been pushed back due to new job commitments.

Loyd L.

Ok thank you, will keep on eye out.

xBNSFer 06-13-2017 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miningcamper1 (Post 191311)
Slow days, the Conemaugh Line, and me. Together every time I tried. :sad:

As a friend of mine used to say...

"Location, weather, train - now pick any two." :lol:


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